Flash in the pan

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  1. Nienna

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    You know, all those one hit wonders.......All the music talk made me think of those songs you will always and forever remember because they are one hit wonders. Though we could get a list going of some of the memorable ones.....Like you know, If K-Tel ever needs resources for a disk set (please don't say you don't remember the old K tel commercials LOL)

    1. Ice ice baby- Vanilla Ice
    2. Whip it - Devo
    3. Acky breaky heart -Billy Ray Cyrus
    4. We're not gonna take it - Twisted Sister
    5. Future so Bright I gotta wear shades - Timbuk 3
    6. Epic - Faith no More
    7. I touch myself - the DiVynls
    8. I'm to Sexy - Right said Fred
    9. Don't worry be happy - bobby mcferrin
     
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    Macarena.
     
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    Keep in mind that I really like music of the Seventies and Eighties: there will be much disco and early M-TV songs to follow. Off the top of my head:
    Oh Micky - Toni Basil
    I Love the Night Life - Alicia Bridges
    Afternoon Delight - The Starland Vocal Band
    You Sexy thing - Hot Chocolate
    Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
    Take On Me - A-Ha
    Video Killed the Radio Star - the Buggles
    Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
    Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
    It's Raining Men - the Weather Girls
    Shame Shame Shame - Shirley & Company
    Get Up on Your Feet - Carte Blanche
    Best of My Love - the Emotions
    Shower Me With Your Love - Surface
    Boom Boom Boom - Paul Lekakis
    Shannon - Henry Gross
    Car Wash - Rose Royce
    Telephone Man - Meri Wilson
    I'm not in Love - 10cc
    Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
    Run Joey Run - David Geddes
    Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
    Rocky - Austin Roberts
    Sky High - Jigsaw
    I Eat Cannibals - Toto Coelo
    Voices Carry - Til Tuesday
     
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    Shelter - Lone Justice
    Take on Me - A ha!
    Welcome to the Boom Town - David and David
    Life in a Northern Town - Dream Academy
    I Don't Mind at All - Bourgeois Tag
    Mexican Radio - Wall of VooDoo
    What's Goin' On? - 4 Non Blondes
    Video Killed the Radio Star - Buggles
     
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    Anyone - who's ever won American Idol.
     
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    In a Big Country - Big Country
    Wang Chung - Wang Chung
    Magic - Pilot
    I Ran - Flock of Seagulls
    Hitching A Ride - Vanity Fair
    Cars - Gary Numan
    Hooked On A Feeling (Cover) - Blue Swede
    Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum (Conquistador wasnt really a hit, was it?)
    Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
     
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    I think what /really/ classifies a one-hit wonder is the intensity of the hit -- for a few weeks, you hear it everywhere and can't avoid it. They become incredibly overplayed, and then -- whoosh, it's gone, except for retro shows.

    Like some of these:

    The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
    Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
    Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
    Rico Suave - Gerardo
    Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm - Crash Test Dummies
    99 Luftballons - Nena
    I Melt With You - Modern English
    Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
    I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
    Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
    Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
    Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
    We Are The World - USA For Africa
     
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    Guys, you are not going to believe me, but that album is one of the BEST 80's rock albums ever. SERIOUSLY! Almost every song is a gem.

    (You don't believe me, do you? I can prove it!)

    Love 'Til Tuesday ("Coming Up Close" is the BEST!) and that Dream Academy song too. "Best of My Love" by the Emotions is great. (Love their "Boogie Wonderland" with Earth, Wind, & Fire too)

    Forgot about "Mexican Radio!" Good choice! And "Tarzan Boy!" LOL!

    Some from my quick list (that haven't already been covered)...

    "Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas (silly, I know)
    "Funkytown" Lipps, Inc.
    "Pop Music" M (since someone else mentioned Gary Numan)
    "Shattered Dreams" Johnny Hates Jazz (OK, not their only hit, but close)
    "Amadeus" Falco
    "I Can't Wait" Nu Shooz (yeah, they had another hit too--anyone remember?)
    "I Know" Dionne Farris (great album)
    "What I Am" Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
    "Mary's Prayer" whoever they were...
    "Girlfriend" Matthew Sweet
     
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    "Point of No Return". Both songs were on Poolside. (Do I win a cookie!)

    For bonus mondo-obscuro points, what was the name of the follow-up album to Poolside?
     
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    I think was something like 'I told you so' ( or some other catch prase in the like) I never was into them, but I had a friend who loves all 80's music, some of it so obscure it boggles my mind.......

    And don't forget Scandal's - The warrior, did they ever have anyother songs? lol
     
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    Hmm, this may take a little research to complete my list, so let me get back to you on.
     
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    I thought this was ones we hated, since he mentioned "Ice Ice Baby". I like "Kung Fu Fighting".
     
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    I don't know how big of a hit it was, but Scandal had a song called Goodbye to You before The Warrior; I've seen the video.

    A few more:
    Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
    They Don't Know About Us - Tracey Ullman
    Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox
    The Neverending Story - Limahl
    Der Kommissar - After The Fire
    Groove is in the Heart - Deee-lite
    Turning Japanese - the Vapours
    Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
    Valley Girl - Moon Unit Zappa
    I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
    Never Say Never - Romeo Void
    Shaddupa You Face - Joe Dolce
    The Promise - When in Rome
    Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe
    Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
    Puttin' On the Ritz - Taco
    Seasons In the Sun - Terry Jacks
    O-o-h Child - the Five Stairsteps
    One Tin Soldier - Coven
    I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
    Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
    Major Tom - Peter Schilling
    What the World Needs Now Is Love - Tom Clay
    Precious and Few - Climax
    Get It On - T. Rex
    The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence

    I had intended to list about five, but as I started typing others started coming to mind.
     
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    Um...no. :evilgrin:
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    For bonus mondo-obscuro points, what was the name of the follow-up album to Poolside?[/quote]
    REALLY good guess, Nienna&#33; It&#39;s the Princely-named Told U So and it isn&#39;t so awfully bad, really. Not as enjoyable as the percussion overkill that is Poolside, but it has a moment or two (might have to dig those out this weekend...).

    Hey, Dr.Rock&#33; I think they were from PORTLAND&#33; :evilgrin:

    Never heard of "Shaddupa You Face," but it certainly sounds great... :eyes:

    No cookie, mindseye, but you could be the proud owner of a copy of either of these mindless-pop artifacts if you were so inclined...
     
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    Ugly kid Joe had others that were played. They redid Cats in the Craddle, albeit not played quite as much as Hate everything.........

    And I dunno if you call him flash in the pan? but what about Mr. MC Hammer himself and his "hammer time"??
     
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    Valley Girl - Moon Unit Zappa
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    I believe Valley Girl was actually a Frank Zappa song that Moon Unit just did the Valley Girl voice for
     
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    Frank wrote it, but Moon is listed as the artist. Think of songs like Nothing Compares 2 U: Prince wrote the song, but the world considers it a Sinéad O&#39;Connor song (speaking of one-hit wonders...). I have the 45 of Valley Girl: the sleeve shows Moon with her arms around Daddy.
     
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    Living in Oblivion - Anything Box
    Pure and Simple - Lightening Seeds
    Groove is in the heart - Dee Lite
    Toy Soldiers - Martina?
    The Rain - Oran Juice Jones
    Joey - Concrete Blond
    Heart and Soul - T&#39;pau
    Rumors - Club Nouveau
    Wild Wild West - Escape Club
    I saw him standing there - Tiffany
    Funkytown - Lipp, Inc
     
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    I haven&#39;t thought about (or heard) that song in forever. My big memory of it is being drunk out of my mind at a club (when I was in college) and thinking that the girlfriend of my poly sci instructor (they were there too) had the hots for me. I remember trying to be cool and flirty and funny and hip (my patented routine) and her smiling a lot and talking to me--in hindsight out of pure amusement, I&#39;m sure.

    I&#39;m told that I was an entertaining drunk. :eyes:

    Is it me or did that song go on forever? Can&#39;t even conjure the melody now.
     
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    Wow, when I think of Tiffany I think of " I think we&#39;re alone now" she did more than one song??? LOL
     
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