We all are more or less subject to the whims of the radio programmers.
We all grew up listening to Rock and other popular styles of music on the radio ( maybe some from T.V., and of course these days. YOUTUBE).
When we got older and started getting a few bucks in our pockets, we ran to the record store and bought records, based on songs we heard on the radio.
To keep a long story short ( because I have a tendency to make long stories longer), Can you think of a number of songs ( or maybe just one song) that you heard and had to have, so you bought the album?...By the time I was in the workforce ( sometime in 1976) a portoin of my paycheck was left at the record store every week ( a little too much, some weeks)...many of these purchases were made because I heard a great song on radio and had to get it, by this time singles (45s) had become pricey enough to the point where spending $5 for a 10-12 song piece of vinyl was a better investment that spending $2 for a piece of vinyl with 2 songs on it.
Conversely, many songs that were "album tracks" never saw the light of day on radio, but I just love them and always have.
You know there's just way too many of these for me to list them all, but I'll hit the high points.
Songs I didn't really care for that I started to like later on ( the ones that grew on me):
Sunday, Bloody Sunday-U2
Your Smiling Face-James Taylor
What Is Love?- Howard Jones
Songs I used to really like , that I can't stand anymore ( the ones that went stale from being overplayed):
Hollywood Nights- Bob Seger
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Glory Days- Bruce Springsteen