The Most Underrated Songs Ever... According To You

4 December 2014, 13:04 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

Mike and the Mechanics

We asked our Facebook fans to tell us which songs they think aren’t given enough appreciation. Listen to the top ten.

We asked our Facebook fans to tell us which songs they think aren’t given enough appreciation. Take a look (and listen) through the top ten:

The Living Years - Mike And The Mechanics (chosen by Tracy Gough)

The Living Years was released in 1988 and went on to reach number two in the UK. Paul Carrack, who has an increidble voice, sings lead vocals on the track.

Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe (chosen by Stan D Ellmore)

‘Long After Tonight Is All Over was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and it became famous as one of the "3 before 8" songs that was played at Northern soul venue, Wigan Casino.

You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman (chosen by William Jones)

'You Know How to Love Me' was released on Hyman's fourth studio album of the same name, released in 1979. The single was released towards the end of the disco era and was one of Hyman's most successful releases.

I'm Still Standing - Elton John (chosen by Max Chapman)

Taken from John’s 1983 album, Too Low for Zero, the song was a hit across the world, reaching number four in the UK and number 12 in the US. 

Bright Side Of The Road - Van Morrison (chosen by Becky Middleton)

‘Bright Side of the Road’ is taken from Morrison’s 1979 album Into the Music. It reached number 63 in the UK and just outside the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA at number 110.

Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello (chosen by Helen Coyne)

‘Oliver's Army’ appeared on the album Armed Forces in 1979. It remains Costello’s most successful single, having spent four weeks at number two in the UK singles chart.

Take Me In Your Arms (& Love Me) - The Flirtations (chosen by Peter John)

Recorded by the Flirtations in 1971, ‘Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me’ was originally recorded Gladys Knight & the Pips.

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke (chosen by Karen Greer)

Released in December 1964, the song was inspired by various personal events in Cooke's life, most prominently an event in which he and his entourage were turned away from a whites only motel in Louisiana. It reached number nine on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart.

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller (chosen by Rachel Lovelock)

Weller's version of ‘You Do Something To Me’ was Weller’s second consecutive Top 10 single, reaching number nine in the UK.

A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (chosen by Lisa Falco) 

Released 12 May 1967, the song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for six weeks. It is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Because The Night - Patti Smith (chosen by Dom Boyle)

‘Because the Night’ was written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen and was first released in 1978 as a single from the Patti Smith Group album Easter.

It reached number five #5 in the UK and remains one of Smith’s best known songs.

What song do you think is underrated? Let us know by leaving a comment below.