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Old 01-25-2002, 07:35 PM   #41
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Favorite one hit wonder songs?

Let me rewind with Peter Schilling's Major Tom Part II. Man, I loved that song.

Other fave one hits include Chumbawumba's Tubthumping, which is a shame. Even though that record kind of sucked the big one, they have some wicked tunes under their belt, you just have to dig. Talk about underrated.

Stereo MC's: Connected (OK, they might get more props in the electronic scene, but they are still considered a one hit wonder band)

The Farm: Groovy Train - bigger in the UK, smaller and practically nonexistant in the US.

Eddie Grant: Electric Avenue (get your 1980's on...)

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So many of these artists mentioned here are anything BUT one hit wonders! Methinks a lot of you are showing an ignorance of the broader musical spectrum!!

Anyway...

Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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Cracker also had the hit song "What the world needs now is another folk singer like I need a hole in my head"

I don't remember the name of the song though.

It hink it was called "What the world needs" maybe.

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Old 01-25-2002, 08:19 PM   #44
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Right Said Fred. I'm Too Sexy for My Cat. because i love cats, and i sing it to my cat a lot. Also, What's New Pussycat by TJ, cause he's wonderful, and i sing that also to my cat, think TJ had some other hits tho. but anyway, someone already had Men Without Hats. I Want My MTV, Dire Straits, did they ever have another hit? If not, then that'll replace ...My Cat since everyone else has that also.

I thought of another one i like a lot and still play, Life in a Northern Town. A lot of these are turning up on different Musaz things, like in the market. Just about everything in the 50s and 60s was one hit wonders, and there was an article that we seem to be back to that on the charts again now.

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ooh

how about babylon zoo's 'Spaceman'?

DEFINITE one hit wonders

and 'star trekking across the universe' by ??

Betty Boo is a one hit wonder

'Joey'- Concrete Blonde

Fairground Attraction 'Perfect'

Big Mountain 'baby i love your way', wait.. that's a cover, so technically they are zero hit wonders

The Committments are another that spring to mind, even though i love to sing Mustang Sally and 'Try a Little Tenderness', i think those 2 songs are covers though, so they almost count down as ZERO hit wonders

Scorpions- Winds of Change

Terence Trent Darby 'Sign Your Name'

or 'pop muzik' by whoever wrote that song

'popcorn' by ??

'axel f' is a classic synth hit

'mission impossible theme' by some guy named lala schirrifin or something

'James Brown Is Dead'- By LA Style

'Last Train To Trancentral' by the KLF, now that was a big hit

and many more!
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dude wind of change wasn't scorpions only hit.

the other song they had that was a hit was "Rock you like a hurricane". they probably had another hit song because they were popular back in the 80's.

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Sneaker Pimps are still around, and yes they ditched the "chick." I see them in the Village Voice playing NYC every once in a while. Here are mine:

Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L.A.
Breeders - Cannonball
Eels - Novacaine for the Soul
EMF - Unbelievable
I Mother Earth - Not Quite Sonic
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now
Letters to Cleo - Here and Now
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Neds Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green
Our Lady Peace - Starseed
Snow - Informer
Soho - Hippie Chick
Soup Dragons - I'm Free
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls (although I think they had another 'hit')

Anyone agree with these???

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A band called Gay Dad had an amazing song out in 1999, which I loved. Now I cant even remember the title.
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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.


Hhhmmmmnn, Guess that I never heard those songs. I was pretty young in the 80's, and very busy with my NKOTB tape's!!

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So many of these artists mentioned here are anything BUT one hit wonders! Methinks a lot of you are showing an ignorance of the broader musical spectrum!!

Anyway...

Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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Blind Melon " No Rain"

Semisonic "Closing Time"


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hmm has anyone here heard of another song by that australian phenomenon yothu yindi?

they did that song treaty which

and their second one was quite catchy but hmm

another australian one hit wonder might be 1927 but us australians live in our own lunchboxes
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Jill Sobule - "I Kissd A Girl"

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Stereo MC's: Connected (OK, they might get more props in the electronic scene, but they are still considered a one hit wonder band)
How well did "Television: Drug Of A Nation" do?
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EXTREME - MORE THAN WORDS
aaah, my guitar loves that song
Actually, tehy had 3 or 4 hits...

Do you remember Hole Hearted or Stop The World or Rest In Peace.

Extreme's "3 Sides To Every Story" is one of the best rock albums ever.
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'popcorn' by ??


"Popcorn" was released by a group called Hot Butter (no, I'm not making this up - I have the 45 rpm vinyl single of it! LOL!).



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Radar Love by The Golden Earrings? I dunno if that was their only hit.
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Radar Love by The Golden Earrings? I dunno if that was their only hit.
They also had "Twilight Zone", didn't they?

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Jill Sobule - "I Kissd A Girl"

How well did "Television: Drug Of A Nation" do?
Television: Drug of a Nation was done by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. Great song, great record. It did quite well on alterna radio stations for a short while, but I think the records as a whole didn't sit too well. They were bombastic and radical and tough to swallow for a lot of people. I think the Television song was the only hit the Disposable Heroes had.

I think The Disposable Heroes also opened for U2 at one time... then again *I think* is the key phrase...

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Sneaker Pimps are still around, and yes they ditched the "chick." I see them in the Village Voice playing NYC every once in a while. Here are mine:

Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L.A.
Breeders - Cannonball
Eels - Novacaine for the Soul
EMF - Unbelievable
I Mother Earth - Not Quite Sonic
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now
Letters to Cleo - Here and Now
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Neds Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green
Our Lady Peace - Starseed
Snow - Informer
Soho - Hippie Chick
Soup Dragons - I'm Free
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls (although I think they had another 'hit')

Anyone agree with these???

I agree absolutely! But I have some thoughts I'd like to elaborate on here just cuz I think there's probably reasons why some of the bands/songs you stated were one-hit wonders...

EMF - that one hit wonder band. I think the reason why they were a one hit wonder band was because they were the bubblegum band of the Manchester scene. Along with the Soup Dragons...

Jesus Jones - a great talent, highly underrated. He got slated as a bubblegum Manchester knockoff unfortunately even though I personally don't think he was.

Soho - the song Hippie Chick bastardized a great riff from the Smiths How Soon is Now, and that pissed a lot of people off. Especially since How Soon Is Now was, for a lot of people in the 80's alternative scene, a definitive song for their day. I love sampling in songs (big electronic music fan here) but I felt the song Hippie Chick relied too heavily on the Smiths' synth riff to reel people into the song. Then as quickly as Soho came, Soho went. A definitive one-hit winder. Good call!

Now Mazzy Star... Truly underrated, with an excellent and unique sound that defined 90's acid rock. It's too bad that Mazzy Star never took off to greater heights although they did have a strong following. Perhaps people at the time who were getting into grunge weren't ready for the reflective mood that Mazzy Star exuded... who knows, but I agree that Fade Into You was a one-hit. I love Mazzy Star and maybe I'm biased, but I hate to pass them off as a one-hit wonder band. They were just too good. They remind me of The Cowboy Junkies in a lot of ways.

Which reminds me... The Cowboy Junkies had that one-hit remake of Lou Reed's Sweet Jane while the rest of the record Trinity Sessions went highly unrecognized...

Ah, the memories!



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