Surprise! The 12 Greatest Hidden Tracks In Music

by (@JordanRuntagh)

6. “Big Yellow Taxi” off Counting Crows’ Hard Candy (2002)

The uber-radio friend version of Joni Mitchell‘s classic was originally found several minutes after the closing track, “Holiday In Spain.” However, it was chosen for the Two Weeks Notice soundtrack, and had backing vocals from none other than Vanessa Carlton overdubbed.

 

5. “I’ll Be There For You” off The Rembrandts’ LP (1995)

Originally recorded as a separate single, this power pop anthem blasted off as the theme song to the mega-popular TV sitcom, Friends. It was a last minute addition to their full length record -so last minute that the album covers had already been printed without the track name included!

 

4. “Bitches Ain’t Sh-t” off Dr. Dre’s The Chronic (1992)

The good doc left this title off of The Chronic when it was first released. But by the time the song found mainstream success in the 21st century, he reinstated its track status on new editions.