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Old 02-24-2005, 05:36 AM   #46
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imo they would definitely not fall under the 1hitwonder category ... id put them up there with the pixies and sonic youth in terms of how much theyve influenced modern rock
Yes and Herman's hermits had as much influence during the British Invasion as the Beatles and Poison influenced hard rock just as much as Led Zeppelin and Bono's guitar work influenced as many shredders as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:17 AM   #47
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The Knack - My Shrona
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Shakespears Sister - Stay
Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Snow - Informer

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Michael Penn - No Myth
Everything But The Girl - Missing
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On (I'm sure she had other solo hits in Sweden though)
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
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Katrina and the Waves - 'Walking on Sunshine'

oh and 'More To Lose' by Seona Dancing is one of the most fantastic 80s pop songs ever. AND it has Ricky Gervais on vocals!
Who is Ricky Gervais and what band is he on now?

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human league-keep feeling (fascination)
Sorry I disagree. Human League made a bigger hit called "Human" and this to me was their "one-hit song."

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I'd like to add:

Mr. Big - To Be With You
Lisa Loeb - Stay
Ultravox - Vienna
Propaganda - Duel
Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
General Public - Tenderness

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Sorry I disagree. Human League made a bigger hit called "Human" and this to me was their "one-hit song."

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In the U.S., Human was a big hit, but Don't You Want Me was definitely their biggest.

So with three hit singles mentioned already, I guess they don't qualify for this.
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alright i'm back for some more, and after a little reading, you guys were spot on with your critiques of my last songs...

autograph-turn up the radio
aqua-barbie girl
donna lewis-i love you always forever
big country-in a big country
buster poindexter-hot hot hot
carl douglas-kung fu fighting
the cardigans-love fool (though i would like to consider "my favorite game", i don't think it was ever a BIG hit
cat steven-wild world
hary chapin-cats in the cradle
charlie daniels band-devil went down to georgia
corey hart-i wear my sunglasses at night
crash test dummies-mmm mmm mmm mmm
criss cross-jump! jump!
devo-whip it
digital underground-the humpty dance
eagle eye cherry-save tonight
el darbage-who's johnny
english beat-tears of a clown

that's all the more i can think of (and i'm sure i screwed some up, the 80's and older stuff gets a little hazy for me)
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human league-keep feeling (fascination)
the verve-bittersweet symphony
wheatus-teenage dirtbag

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Well, no, actually.

In the UK:

Human League - Don't You Want Me was huge. I lived in the US for a few years too and they were constantly playing it on the radio - and this was 10 years after this song was released. The same applies to their ballad, Human.

I don't know if their 1995 single , Tell Me When, came out in the States, but it was in the top 10 for a fair while here.

The Verve had several hits here - Not only Bittersweet Symphony (which was in the top 40 for just over a year) but also History, Sonnet, The Drugs Don't Work, and Lucky Man.

Wheatus did very well with a fairly bad cover version of Erasure's A Little Respect.
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Oh, and while we're at it (again, this refers to the UK):

Aqua followed up Barbie Girl with another hit Dr Jones.

Crash Test Dummies also had Afternoons and Coffeespoons. It didn't do as well as Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, but I lived in the States when this song was realeased - can't ermember the chart position, but it got a hell of a lot of airplay.

Eagle Eye Cherry did well with Faliing In Love Again.
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Oh, and while we're at it (again, this refers to the UK):

Aqua followed up Barbie Girl with another hit Dr Jones.

Crash Test Dummies also had Afternoons and Coffeespoons. It didn't do as well as Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, but I lived in the States when this song was realeased - can't ermember the chart position, but it got a hell of a lot of airplay.

Eagle Eye Cherry did well with Faliing In Love Again.
Simple Minds were extremely successful over here and because one of the biggest bands of the 1980s.
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cat steven-wild world
hary chapin-cats in the cradle
corey hart-i wear my sunglasses at night
criss cross-jump! jump!
el darbage-who's johnny
english beat-tears of a clown
Cat Stevens has quite a few hits besides Wild World, including Peace Train and Morning Has Broken.

Cat's In The Cradle was his biggest hit by far, but Harry Chapin had a few other minor hits like Taxi.

Corey Hart's biggest hit was actually Never Surrender.

Kriss Kross - I think they had a few other songs, but since I never listened to them, I don't know for sure.

I remember a song from the 80s called Rhythm Of The Night and I believe that was DeBarge as well.

English Beat had a great hit song from the 80s called Save It For Later.


I thought of a few more:

Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Dog's Eye View - Everything Falls Apart (scratch this one - Small Wonders was a radio hit too)
Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
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gary numan-cars: he also did well with Are Friends Electric?

Classing Ultravox as a one hit wonder with Vienna is a load of tripe. If I Was was huge, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes did well, Love's Great Adventure also charted.
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I remember a song from the 80s called Rhythm Of The Night and I believe that was DeBarge as well.

English Beat had a great hit song from the 80s called Save It For Later.
yeah, that was el debarge. that's the bigger hit too, iirc.

same with english beat, save it for later was their big hit over here - the states, that is.

most people are doing this already but anyone who lists songs should state what country they're from so there's no question about locations. i know most people don't put their actual location in their profile.
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