Gr8at: Famous Songs that Charted Badly in the UK

It’s easy to think that great songs must have topped the charts (or at least like in my last Gr8at post), come pretty close. But whether through lack of promotion, more people buying the album, the band not being well known enough at the time or for any other number of reasons, some singles have had mediocre UK chart placings.  Which of the following most surprised you? Do you have a favourite?

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Line(s) of the Day #Summerof69

summer of 69

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it ’til my fingers bled
Was the summer of sixty-nine

Taken from the Bryan Adams song Summer of ’69, from his fourth album Reckless (1985)