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Old 01-25-2002, 11:55 AM   #21
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I once had somebody refer to U2 as "those one-hit wonders who did the Batman song".
You've GOT to be kidding! Ha ha!!
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:11 PM   #22
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Rick Springfield-Jessie's Girl


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Old 01-25-2002, 12:13 PM   #23
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lmao. That song will always remind me of my freshman year of college.
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:41 PM   #24
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Spinninghead77, Rick Springfield had a whole bunch of hits besides Jessie's Girl: Human Touch, Don't Talk To Strangers, I Get Exited, Rock Of Life, to name a few.


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Fastball--The Way (a song about parents getting fed up and moving to like, FLorida or something)

Lifehoue-Hanging by a moment

The guy who sang "She's so high"

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Old 01-25-2002, 01:24 PM   #26
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I love that cd! ...too bad no one else did....
No! You're not alone, that was a good album (actually called Regretfully Yours) and a great song "Who sucked out the feeling????"

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The guy who sang "She's so high"
Tal Bachman

Also, I think that Vanilla Ice, Sneaker Pimps, and Fastball had more than one hit.

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Um, Fastball scored a couple of times after that on the US charts, with Fire Escape and Out Of My Head.

Lifehouse is creeping back up the charts with Breathing, so don't toss them onto the one-hit wonder pile just yet.



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Fastball--The Way (a song about parents getting fed up and moving to like, FLorida or something)

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The guy who sang "She's so high"

Ditto on all of these for me!

Who does that song that goes "you're...A GOD and I...AM NOT..." Cool song. Sounds like a one-hit wonder.



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I once had somebody refer to U2 as "those one-hit wonders who did the Batman song".

I hope you were drinking something when they said this. This way, you could have sprayed it all over their face in response.

Pride, With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found..., Where the Streets..., Desire, Angel of Harlem, Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than..., Who's Gonna Ride..., Hold Me...Kill Me, Discotheque, Staring at the Sun, and Beautiful Day were all Billboard Top 40 hits in the U.S. for U2 (14 songs total - 6 of which hit the Top 10).

In addition, I Will Follow (re-release), New Years Day, In God's Country, When Love Comes to Town, All I Want Is You, The Fly, Stay, Last Night on Earth, The Sweetest Thing and Stuck in a Moment... all charted in the Billboard Top 100 in the U.S. for U2 (10 additional songs).

Since the definition of a "hit" is making the Hot 100 list in the U.S., U2 are 24-hit wonders.



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Who does that song that goes "you're...A GOD and I...AM NOT..." Cool song. Sounds like a one-hit wonder.
Wasn't that Vertical Horizon? If it was, that wasn't their only hit.

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Wasn't that Vertical Horizon? If it was, that wasn't their only hit.

I tend to think of bands who I only know one good song by as being one hit wonders. I judge a lot of bands that way.



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Old 01-25-2002, 03:20 PM   #33
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Wasn't that Vertical Horizon? If it was, that wasn't their only hit.

That was actually their second hit. The first one was "Everything You Want". Y'know..."he is everything you want, he is everything you need, he is everything inside of you that you wish you could be..." etc.

VH is not too bad. I saw them open for another band last year and at least they can play their own instruments. lol.
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"Low" Cracker
"Bittersweet Symphony" The Verve

I know these bands have had decent followings, but I think these were their only "hits"...
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Old 01-25-2002, 03:40 PM   #35
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You all remember that song about the "Little Black Backpack" by Stroke 9? It was really popular about a year or so ago?

That album was GREAT, and I am very hard to satisfy when it comes to new music. In fact, Little Black Backpack was probably the weakest track on it. It was all very uplifting, positive, rock and roll. I kept waiting for more songs from the album to get really popular on radio, but nothing ever did. One hit wonders for sure.

But still a VERY good album.
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and my favorite 80's one-hit wonder:

'Tenderness' by General Public.
Has that whole English Beat thang going.
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aaah, my guitar loves that song

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there was a band called haircut one hundred?
that is literally where i get my hair cut!
$12 cut for carleton students when you show your student card!!
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Nice song! I wonder whatever happened to the Sneaker Pimps, anyway. *sigh*
I believe they're still around, but they ditched the chick, if you know what I mean. No more female lead singer... I haven't heard anything new by them but I did hear word that they were still afloat, but not really, er... nevermind.

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"Low" Cracker
"Bittersweet Symphony" The Verve

I know these bands have had decent followings, but I think these were their only "hits"...
Nope, Cracker had another hit that got a lot of play: Eurotrash Girl <----- very kewl song.

And the Verve had a string of hits in the UK as well (they were huge there) beginning with Butterfly from their debut Storm in Heaven. Also another hit besides Bittersweet Symphony from Urban Hymns are: Sonnet and The Drugs Don't Work. The Verve's success was high in the UK, but nil in the US.

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