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11 rock and pop anthems that never made the charts

11 rock and pop anthems that never made the charts

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What are the most famous singles never to have made the UK chart? The death this week of the Australian singer Helen Reddy prompted much discussion of her 1972 feminist anthem I Am Woman.Dame Jenni Murray even chose it as her exit music on her final edition of Woman's Hour on Thursday. The opening couplet goes: "I am woman, hear me roar / In numbers too big to ignore."The irony is that UK record-buyers did ignore the song, which sold so poorly it never made it into the chart. Dame Jenni Murray signs off with feminist anthemA US number one, it totally flopped in the UK, both on its original release and again in 1975, when it was re-released in an attempt to capitalise on Reddy's top five success with Angie Baby.It's not the only ...