1 hit wonders

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    I just got done listening to "Nowhere Girl" by B-movie in my truck and came up with this thread. What would you say is your fav 1 hit wonder song? or at least one you really like a lot? I myself am still trying to think which one i like most.
     
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    Betty Davis Eyes
    -Kim Carnes
     
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    Mr. Big - To Be With You

    Even though I have all their albums and there are many better songs than that, the average person only knows Mr. Big for that one acoustic "campfire" song. It is a great song though, written by a sixteen year old. Who is actually the guy in my avatar (when he grew up obviously)
     
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    Off the top of my head, I'd have to say Spirit in the Sky
    by Norman Greenbaum.

    Or Little Green Bag by George Baker Selection
     
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    Major Tom - Peter Schilling
     
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    In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

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    oh man, there are so many. But my fave has to be 99 Red Balloons by Nena...
     
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    What surprises me, is how much people dismiss ONE HIT WONDERS, and yet, they make a huge impact on us.:cool:

    I still love "What is love" from Night at the Roxbury.
     
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    Be mindful of the windshield when listening to it in your car....
     
  10. Barbia Girl ~ Aqua
    Thong Song ~ Sisquo
    Who Let The Dogs Out ~ Baha Men

    those were the first 3 to come to mind
     
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    You were lucky to have been experienced Nena as a one-hit wonder on that side of the pond, imho. :rolleyes:

    Over here, she's never stopped producing widely-heard albums and singles, with her more recent 'retro' albums since 2002 again securing her a series of #1 and #2 positions in the German charts. :1zhelp:

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nena
     
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    Sorry but i would have to disagree and say that "99 Luftballons" scored more than the English version, but thats my own opinion.
     
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    "Spirit In The Sky" which has been covered endlessly by one-hit wonders Norman Greenbaum, Marilyn and Gareth Gates springs to mind ....
     
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    There comming to take Me away Ha!Ha! He!He! by Napolean XIV :dance: Actually there are so many... Snoppy Vs the Red Barron by the Royal Guardsman Cherokee Nation by Linsey sombody Big bad John by Jimmy Dean just to name a few http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/
     
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    It just recently came to my attention that I put this post in the wrong thread. Sorry, senior moment.

    Anyway, more of my favorite 1 Hit Wonders:


    Funkytown by [SIZE=-1]Pseudo Echo (also, Lipps, Inc's too)

    O-o-h Child by The Five Stairsteps. (very old, I know. I think it came out in the 60s) [/SIZE]
     
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    Oh no - too late! You're already going to Hell. :wink:
     
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    "Rock me Amadeus". Falco.

    "She Blinded Me with Science" Thomas Dolby.

    "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" The Gap Band.
     
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    I can't restrict myself to one favorite. There are so many one-hit wonders that I love, but at the top of my list are the following:

    Hey Mickey (Toni Basil)

    I Eat Cannibals (Toto Coelo)

    A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)

    Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band)

    Come On Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners)

    I Want Candy (BowWowWow)

    Take On Me (A-Ha)

    It's Raining Men (The Weather Girls)
     
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