Sometimes you can't really judge good art unless it's in hindsight. Since the dawn of time, things that have captured the mainstream's attention have only done so after years and years of development. Though we make look back on some of these songs fondly, you'd be shocked to think of how bad a showing they had right out of the gate.
Though some of these records saw a small amount of success in their time, they were originally just written off as average or just outright bad by the mainstream at large. So, how did they come around to be tolerable again? Well, it could have just been being at the wrong place at the wrong time, or it could have been just lumped in with the more generic pop that populated the radio at the time. Even if some of them were good, they wouldn't get half the attention they deserved if the songs around them were terrible.
Nevertheless, fans have returned to these songs and have found that they actually hold up a lot better than they remember. These songs may have not gotten their fair shake when they were first released, but they've been affecting the music world at large for decades now.
I'm just a junkie for all things media. Whether it's music, movies, TV, or just other reviews, I absolutely adore this stuff. But music was my first love, and I love having the opportunity to share it with you good people.