Underdogs Don't Get Forgotten

  Classes are almost over and we get to stuff our stomachs with food when we go see our families for Thanksgiving. But, who remembers how important Thanksgiving used to be? Throughout the years, retail has slowly lowered importance on this holiday, almost skipping over it and jumped straight to Christmas after Halloween. Just like this almost forgotten holiday I'm going to focus on some songs that should've gotten more attention. (There's no specific order for these.)

Maroon 5 - Stutter



  Why there's no music video to this song, I will never know. This gem was hidden away in Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" album. It's a slower rhythm compared to "Sugar". But, it goes to show their musical style has changed very little, aside from Adam's voice getting a bit higher with each new album. It's performed well live, but a music video could've given the song the push it needed to become another hit single.

Paramore - Hate to See Your Heart Break



  The loss of the Farro brothers is a huge deal breaker for some Paramore fans. Yet, this song puts Hayley's mature vocals at full attention, alongside Joy Williams, singer of The Civil Wars. The last time Hayley's vocals were accompanied by minimum instrumental background was in hit single, "The Only Exception." Yet, there's a huge difference from then to now.  

New Politics - Give Me Hope



  This band's already on their third album and have yet to disappoint me. "Give Me Hope" is one of the ten tracks from their first album, "New Politics." "Yeah Yeah Yeah" brought them attention and fans. The music seems to be heavily inspired by bands such as the Beastie Boys, which I dig. Had their record label chosen "Give Me Hope" as the second single of their first album, it would've continued the edgy attitude that is New Politics as well connected all those music videos better with "Harlem."

Hollywood Undead - War Child



  They came in and conquered the masses. Although they have released 5 singles off their most recent album "Day of the Dead", the song "War Child" was not amongst them. This song can get a crowd pumped up or works perfectly for a little energy boost. Either way, this song NEEDS more play time.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Medicine



  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals broke into mainstream music with "Paris (Ooh La La)." Having been around for years, it was the blues rock angle that caught everyone's attention. Their self-titled album released in 2010. "Paris (Ooh La La)" came to be the only commercial success from that album and the high point of their musical career (so far). Even though Grace Potter has gone to do a solo performance in the mean time, that should not dissuade people from listening to the album. "Medicine" is another great track that has a similar blues rock style. Fun fact: the self-titled album was originally going to be called "Medicine." Who knows, if they had stuck with that title, maybe "Medicine" would've gotten a music video as well. 

My Chemical Romance - Desolation Row



  How times have changed. This was long after MCR had wrapped up "The Black Parade." Superhero movies still weren't breaking box office records, but they had already begun to make a bigger appearance on the big screen. "Watchmen" was the movie where this stand alone single would give MCR fans the hope of another album, although it would be another year before "Danger Days" would be released. Desolation Row embodied punk rock attitude (and became my inspiration for rock fashion). For MCR fans, "Desolation Row" is the transition that pulled the band from "The Black Parade" and into "Danger Days." Watch "Teenagers" then "Desolation Row" and finally "Na Na Na." The musical transition is practically flawless.

  And there you have it. Those are just some of the few songs that deserved more attention. If you have a favorite unpopular song that didn't wind up on this list, then hit us up on Twitter or comment below and we'll comment back. Till next semester 'Runners. 

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