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Wonderful One Hit Wonder?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
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So many good one hit wonders to chose from, can you name your favorite(s)?

(One hit can also be counted as one-album wonder, where they had 2-3 hits on the same album and were then never heard from again)





A few that I really liked:
Fine Young Cannibals ( had a good album, that was it)

Katrina and the Waves (Which, now that I think of it, sounds ironic considering Hurricane Katrina last year.) with hte one good song.


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

"Laid" by James.

"Heterosexual Man" by the Odds (actually, the whole album "Bedbugs" is listenable).

"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors.

"I Got You" by Split Enz.

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Breakout - Swing Out Sisters
It's My Life - Talk Talk
Boys Gonna Rock - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
(over the top glam rock video you can see at youtube)

Emotion - Samantha Sang
Disco Night - GQ
St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr
Bang - Gorky Park
Voices Carry - Til Tuesday
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Obsession - Animotion
One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Saturday Night - Whigfield

Who´s fooling who - Double You

Wanna sex you up - Color Me Badd

Jump - Kriss Kross

Gonna make you sweat (everybody dance now) - C C Music Factory

Micke//  wave 



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell.

Absolute classic. I love that song.

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
"Laid" by James.

A fantastic song. This was only a one-hit wonder in the US. James had a long career in the UK with many hit singles and high-charting albums. One of my all-time favourite bands.

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3):
Saturday Night - Whigfield
Wanna sex you up - Color Me Badd
Jump - Kriss Kross

You know this isn't a parody thread, right?  biggrin 

As for me, I'm going to go with 'Walking in Memphis' by Marc Cohn. Strictly not a one-hit wonder in the US, but he never had much chart presence in the UK other than this song. And it's a classic.


User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
It's My Life - Talk Talk
One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head

Talk Talk had a few songs that were good. They're not one hit wonders eventhough barely.
One Night In Bangkok was created for a play in the theaters. I thought the same once, but Murray Head are not a band.


Kay


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

In NA Eiffel 65 with "Blue" The only thing is they had much more success if Europe, and I am still able to get some Eiffel 65 songs from Europe its a shame really they did not do any better in the NA market, instead we have "crap" like rap and that hip hop stuff.  banghead 


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
"I Got You" by Split Enz.

Split Enz were immensely popular in Oz and NZ. "I Got You" was mainstream, but the rest of their stuff was played on alternative stations (like 91X in San Diego (back in the early 80s)).



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7951 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
One hit can also be counted as one-album wonder, where they had 2-3 hits on the same album and were then never heard from again

In this case, I'll throw in 4 Non Blondes' "Bigger, Better, Faster, More".
Gotta love Linda Perry.



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1515 times:

"You Light Up My Life" Debby Boone

"Feelings" Morris Albert

 Big grin



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1514 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
Gotta love Linda Perry.

Even though she can't sing...

'What's Going On' was an alright song.

And here's another fantastic one hit wonder:

'You Get What You Give' by New Radicals. Excellent song, excellent band. Shame they quit after one song.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

This isn´t a parody thread? OMG..

Please mods, delete my post, reply 3 ASAP, hate every song I written down.

Micke//  yuck 



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3):
Saturday Night - Whigfield

Truly horrific...  vomit 

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 6):
Eiffel 65 with "Blue"

Rubbish song, but a brilliant example of how a catchy tune with lyrics written in half a minute by a 5 year old will still become very popular.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
4 Non Blondes'

Ah yes... What's going on.  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Stop the World and Melt with You.

good album by Modern English.


and of course, A-ha. speaks for itself.



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17428 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

"One of us" by Joan Osborne....the songs alright but the album "Relish" was awesome, so are her other four albums Smile

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Rubbish song, but a brilliant example of how a catchy tune with lyrics written in half a minute by a 5 year old will still become very popular.

See also Fergie, Gwen Stefani, and Pussycat Trannies



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User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Vanilla Ice- Ice Ice Baby
Snow- Informer


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting FutureSDPDcop (Reply 15):
Snow- Informer

Is that the song with very quick spoken chorus? If so I remember it, and it was in fact on the very first music cassette I ever owned. Hehe.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Yep, Canadian rapper. Song came out in 93 I think.

User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1441 times:


Here's the music video


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Quoting FutureSDPDcop (Reply 18):

Aye, that's the one. But... he's white!?  Wow!

Thom@s



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Quoting FutureSDPDcop (Reply 18):
Here's the music video

A-lickey-boom-boom-down



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User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 19):
Aye, that's the one. But... he's white!?

 yes 
And he is actually singing about something too. I know what he is singing about.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 20):
A-lickey-boom-boom-down

I hope your singing the song and not talking about what you do behind closed doors.  Wink


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12468 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1427 times:
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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12468 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1421 times:
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 5):
One Night In Bangkok was created for a play in the theaters. I thought the same once, but Murray Head are not a band.

I know, I have the LP.
The song however is credited as being performed by Murray Head.



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25 Mirrodie : Funny thing is I can't remeber how that song went, and yet it was their smash. But they had two other GREAT songs, "Someday We'll Know" and "Mother W
26 Andz : Haddaway - What is love? baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more....
27 IFEMaster : Their album is completely brilliant from start to finish, and I agree that the one-hit wonder isn't the best song on the album. Incidentally, Gregg A
28 FutureSDPDcop : Opening song to "Night At the Roxbury"
29 IFEMaster : Classic movie from a classic SNL skit, of which the one featuring Jim Carrey was without doubt the best:
30 Post contains images Thom@s : They play it at least once every day on the radio channel I occasionally have on. Getting kinda tired of it... No, I think it was an example of succe
31 Post contains images MaverickM11 : No, just an example of lyrics written by a five year old.
32 Superfly : Wow, that's never been played on the radio hear sense 1985 when it was a hit. Sounds like music radio in Norway is better than here.
33 Thom@s : The channel I have on only have about 3 CDs to choose from. One from the 80s, one with the latest pop rubbish, and one with country songs which they
34 Post contains images Superfly : ..or buy an 8track player.
35 Andz : one of the radio stations I listen to guarantees no repeats between 6am and 6pm.
36 TSS : Yep. The song came out several months before the video, and the general public's reaction was exactly the same as yours. Snow was lumped in the same
37 Post contains images NoUFO : Ah, huh? It's ok not to like her voice, but she actually can sing. That would be 'What's up' you uncivilized, thumb-sucking philistines.
38 Post contains images Thom@s : Argh! I have failed my purpose in life! It's been so many years since I even thought about that song... Thom@s
39 Superfly : Ok I pulled up some home made mixed cassette tapes I've made of great hits from the 1980s. Tender Love - Force MDs Something About You - Level 42 I Ca
40 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : "Fire" - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968) Good Day Russell
41 ThePRGuy : Isn't that Lew's all time favourite? :P Thanks Alex
42 Bwest : Level 42 was / is quite well known overhere. I loved the new radicals, knew the cd almost by heart... Wasn't there some controversy around Gregg Alex
43 Andz : Obe of my all time favourite bands, I have several of their albums on vinyl and CD. Level 42 were huge here in their heyday.
44 Post contains images EWS : Damn and i thought everyone forgot about that video! Lew
45 EWS : Chesney Hawkes! (Anogram: Cheesey Wanks) What a legend! Lew
46 EWRCabincrew : They had a few hits. I guess it all boils down to what type of music you listen to and where. Romeo Void had a few hits that circulated on college an
47 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : "A Night at the Roxbury" was on last night. Good Day Russell
48 Post contains images AirTran737 : [Edited 2007-03-11 20:58:30]
49 Post contains images Rammstein : I agree with Thom@s: I'm not a dance fan, but they were nothing compared to Benny Benassi's and Gigi D'Agostino's productions. Oh, by the way: Signed
50 Theredbaron : Nobody will ever top this 2: Peter Frampton on Frampton comes alive..... Quiet Riot on Mental helath (come and feel the noise) But multiplatimun one h
51 Post contains images Thom@s : Yeah.. and you aswell after that... Thom@s
52 TSS : Nooooooooo!!! Grrrrr, now that stupid song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Okay, I'll see your "Let The Music Play" and raise you a
53 EWRCabincrew : In Spanish, even.
54 Mirrodie : "Take Me On" who sang that again?[Edited 2007-03-12 03:57:10]
55 NWOrientDC10 : Are you thinking of "Take on Me"?
56 NWOrientDC10 : A-ha sang "Take on Me" I think it was released in 1985.
57 Post contains links Zippyjet : Very good but, the original version one ups Soft Cell's only hit. Originially from 1964 by Gloria Jones. Here's a link so you can hear it. http://www
58 Post contains images Thom@s : And what a music video... Thom@s
59 Marcus : Connection (or connected) by Elastica Cannonball by The Breeders Cult of Personality by Living Color
60 1stfl94 : Surprised no one's mentioned Black Box- Ride on Time yet
61 EWRCabincrew : Here's a good site for OHWs. Deee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart" was a good one. Greast dance hit, too.
62 CastleIsland : Just watched that viddy last night. Classic. Caused a nice bit of controversy in 1970 because of a nice Jewish boy singing about Jesus. Who stole the
63 Post contains images Superfly : YES! I LOVE THAT ALBUM! LET THE MUSIC PLAY, HE WON'T GET AWAY!!!!!!
64 Fsgay : Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway (though, interestingly, Rascal Flatts had more success with this track than he did)
65 Post contains images Metroliner : japanese boy by aneka... what a tune! very... errr... phat. the final countdown by europe - who are incidentally an extremely competent and talented a
66 Mirrodie : "What if God Was One of Us" and my wife mentioned "Never gonna Give you up" Rick Astley
67 Post contains images Superfly : Rick Astley was a two hit wonder. Don't you remember 'Together Forever'?
68 Mirrodie : Lipps, Inc. "Funkytown" Devo "Whip it Good"
69 ShyFlyer : Most likely because the Rascal Flatts version is on the Cars soundtrack. Cochrane's version was much better.
70 N229NW : So many to choose from. Two just popped into my head. Bonnie Tyler: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Had a couple other hits, but never compared to this
71 EWS : I was thinking about this earlier, another one hit wonder: Chumbawamba - Tubthumping Lew
72 Bwest : Chumbawumba had been out of the picture for a few years, but lately they're getting some airplay again overhere. They even had a song about ebay and a
73 Metroliner : kim wilde - kids in america?? toni
74 Superfly : I Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warens
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