1. Not for us or our sound

  2. No room

  3. No label support

  4. Want to give record the best shot so we will have to wait till when we have more room

  5. No local sales

  6. No national action

  7. Considering...

  8. Watching and waiting

  9. Wrong image

  10. It's not modal

  11. Needs another copy

  12. Poor reaction to feature

  13. The jocks don't like it

  14. No phone reaction

  15. We played the import

  16. We're gonna wait and see what the competition does

  17. Will wait for the single

  18. The record's not in the stores yet

  19. Need approval from Atlanta

  20. I like it but the P.D. doesn't

  21. It was vetoed in the music meeting

  22. Too hard

  23. Too soft

  24. It's wimpy

  25. Not as good as the last LP

  26. It needs to be relistened to

  27. Sounds too disco-ish

  28. Sounds too pop

  29. We didn't get the co-promotion

  30. Trade #'s don't merit airplay

  31. Sounds like everything else

  32. It's not a good record

  33. I don't like it

  34. Too warped or it came in broken

  35. Ding in the vinyl on that track

  36. Wrong LP in the jacket

  37. Saving room for new releases scheduled

  38. Going into the book

  39. Too many women

  40. We don't have the album yet

  41. No tip sheet advertising

  42. Nothing hits me

  43. Don't like the mix

  44. Not enough guitar

  45. Too many strings

  46. Overproduced

  47. Underproduced

  48. Don't like the cover artwork

  49. This particular cut is not consistent with the rest of the album

  50. Our listeners won't be able to relate

  51. Too rhythm oriented

  52. Need more copies for each jock

  53. Can't play too many singles

  54. That music only works in the big markets

Source: Sheet circulated within industry during the '80s