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Old 02-23-2005, 09:58 AM   #16
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James: "Laid"
See the other problem is location. James were big in parts of Europe and had many hits there.
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If we're thinking of the same James, didn't he also have a pretty big hit with 'Sit Down' too? The location thing does throw it all out a bit.
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It's not a he, it's a band, but yes 'Sit Down' was very big for them, amongst others.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #19
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ABC - Be Near Me
again, it could be the difference in countries, but abc had several other hits in the early eighties. "poison arrow," "when smokey sings," "how to be a millionaire," "the look of love," etc.
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If one really wants to get silly about this, one only need look at disco. I'm sure there were tons from that fad of an era. I remember my mother having quite a few 45s back then, and I can remember two one-hit wonders off the top of my head:

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown

Don't ask me how I remember that!
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Nope...that's the Spin Doctors. They had two hits, the above song ("Two Princes") and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong".

i was hoping someone would tell me who they were.

no idea what the little miss can't be wrong song is, though.
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Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
The Beatles - Love Me Do
Paul McCartney - The Frog Song
T-Rex - Cosmic Dancer
John Lennon - Imagine
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Oasis - Roll With It
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Rod Stewart - Sailing
The Kinks - Lola
Abba - Waterloo
Spice Girls - Wannabe
The Who - Can't Explain
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby Hard With A Hammer

Seriously though:

Nena - 99 red balloons
rembrandts - i'll be there for you
cutting crew - just died in your arms tonight
john farnham - you're the voice
Norman Greenbaum - spirit in the sky
baltimora - tarzan boy
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again, it could be the difference in countries, but abc had several other hits in the early eighties. "poison arrow," "when smokey sings," "how to be a millionaire," "the look of love," etc.
Same with Jon Secada. He had several more hits (in the U.S. at least) as well in the early 90s.
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Gin Blossoms had another big hit with "Allison Road". "'Til I Hear It From You" (off the Empire Records soundtrack) got some heavy airplay as well.

A-Ha's reach in the U.S. doesn't extend beyond "Take On Me". I understand however, that they are still together and somewhat popular to this day. I believe they represented their country (Sweden??) at the most recent Olympics. There has to be another hit (or two) in there somewhere.
Norway, not Sweden - i used to love A-ha when I was a kid.
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Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
The Beatles - Love Me Do
Paul McCartney - The Frog Song
T-Rex - Cosmic Dancer
John Lennon - Imagine
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Oasis - Roll With It
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Rod Stewart - Sailing
The Kinks - Lola
Abba - Waterloo
The Who - Can't Explain
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
Sure is a real shame these artists couldn't come up with a lasting impression...
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Green Jelly - The Three Little Pigs

Remember that one?
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"The Safety Dance"-Men Without Hats
"Tainted Love"-Soft Cell

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Green Jelly - The Three Little Pigs

Remember that one?
Yes. Very twisted song (but I sure found it amusing when I was a kid ).

And yeah, the Monkees definitely did have some other hits...I should know seeing as my mom's a big Monkees fan.

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"The Safety Dance"-Men Without Hats
"Tainted Love"-Soft Cell

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Two good ones, although Men Without Hats did have another minor hit in the U.S. with Pop Goes The World a few years later...

Heart And Soul - T'pau
Naked Eye - Luscious Jackson
Just A Friend - Biz Markie

Oh, and here's the mother of all one-hit wonders:

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
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Two good ones, although Men Without Hats did have another minor hit in the U.S. with Pop Goes The World a few years later...
Oh, yeah, forgot about that one.

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