After reading the obscure songs that could be hits thread today, I started thinking about the stories you hear of record companies rejecting albums and asking for a hit or single. So this thread is to discuss those situations , if the song was a hit ,did the song add or take away from the album.
I’ll start , Mr E’s Beautiful Blues , E battled against this so much, the compromise was to add it as a hidden track at the end of the album. I’m kinda on team Record Execs here, this just has such a commercial sound, was a pretty big hit by Eels standards. I’d even say the upbeat feel of the song fits in pretty nice with Daiseys of the Galaxy.