6. 'Here Comes Your Man'
Black Francis wrote "Here Comes Your Man" when he was just 15, but when he finally recorded it with the Pixies, guitarist Joey Santiago added in some surf guitar and the song took on a whole new power, becoming just about the closest thing the Pixies ever came to a mainstream pop tune. MTV played the video a bit and it could have been a hit, but they refused to play it on Arsenio Hall and the mass public never really had a chance to hear it. Had the song taken off, it's easy to imagine the Pixies having a very different career.