I some time get kidded for liking certain tunes because they were "big hits". Most people often look down on a hit tune, thinking that its commercial factor automatically implies that it isn't a song that should be taken seriously, or of high "quality". I don't think commercial success and artistic merit are mutually exclusive. So off the top of my head, here are the tunes that had great commercial success, but if one examines each one very carefully (melody, lyrics, singing, production, etc), one can easily see that each of them is a finely crafted song in its own right. 1. Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" - say whatever you want, but you can never take away from the fact that this song is impeccably sung (and all reports indicated that they used her first take). It has a gorgeous melody, and a strong lyrics that actually made sense with the movie. But the singing definitely took this tune to a higher level very seldom achieved with many songs. Of course people got sick of it because it got played over and over and over again on the radio. That still does not detract from the quality of the tune. 2. The Knack "My Sharona" - One could easily dismiss this one-hit wonder, but damn if all the stars just didn't converge for one brief moment to produce this gem. Again, great lyrics (especially now that we know the actual story on who "Sharona" was and why this tune was written), amazing melody with lots of hooks, and then there is that guitar rift. This song remains as one kick-*** tune. 3. Michael Jackson "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" - Before Micheal Jackson got weird, he was writing great songs with Quincy Jones. For this tune, the amazing singing and production (by Jones) turned this into one of my all-time favorite. It was impossible at that time (and still is) to not move one's feet to this tune. 4. Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street" - One word: "saxophone". Can one instrument make a tune memorable? It sure can, and this song is the perfect example. Although,I can't say that I completely understood the lyrics, though. :) Zz.