One Hit Wonders

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  1. jakeatolla

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    #5 on that list is one of my all-time favorite songs ever!!
     
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    I love most of those songs. :biggrin1: :tongue:
     
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    I LOVE one-hit wonders! Often I will like them better than the songs by bands with lots of hits (although I like some of those too...)

    My favorites of the list: #'s 4, 5, 7, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, and 50!

    I always think of OMC's "How Bizarre" as a great summertime driving song (to listen to in the car on road trips.)

    And I mentioned Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" in another thread. I also like the songs of the woman who the song is about, Asha Bhosle.
     
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    I like the Knack song thats it
     
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    Well now I know just how much I'm out of it. I recognized only about 20 of them, so for me, it was a list of one-hit-wonder-what-they-were's....:biggrin1:
     
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    Wow, the only one I HAVEN'T heard is #48! I guess we all know how I spend MY time! :biggrin1: Not real familiar with #49 either but I've heard of LA Guns so I'm sure I've heard the song.
     
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    The following tunes have my offical Seal Of Awesomeness:

    Nena - 99 Luftballons (1984)
    Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1982)
    Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares to you (1990)
    Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (1988)
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love (1982)
    Europe - The Final Countdown (1986)
    Eifel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (1999)
    The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)
    Falco - Rock me Amadeus (1985)
    Haddaway - What is love (1993)
    Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
    Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown (1980)
    A-ha - Take on me (1985)
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (1984)
    Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (1974)
    The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (1979)
    Afroman - Because I Got High (2001)
    Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag (2000)
    Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (1998)

    Scarily(maybe for you guys more than myself), 12 of those 19 are from before I was born. :tongue:
     
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    Thanks for reminding me how old I am! :eek: LOL :biggrin1:

    I was listening to Nena, Soft Cell and Frankie Goes to Hollywood when I was in college!

    The oldest song on that list was Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting. And yes, I remember it when it came out! I was elementary-school age at the time but I remember the song from when it was a hit.
     
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    Yuck!!! I'm getting friking old!!!!!! hehehehehe thanks for freshen up my old memory!!!

    I hate this one:

    27. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (1997) <-- remember this one being like 1000 weeks on charts on MTV :mad:

    My favorites:

    9. Meredith Brooks - Bitch
    11. New Radicals - You Get What You Give
    21. Aqua - Barbie Girl
    44. Gerardo - Rico Suave <-- I was on junior high when this one hit the radio!! :cool:

    hehehe... thanks a lot for make me remember such fun times listening those songs!!
     
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    Ugh...this song makes me violent. IMO, the most inanely insipid bag of wank ever recorded.


    This one, I love...haven't heard it in years. Until now. :biggrin1:
     
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    Frankie Goes To Hollywood,Dexy's Midnight Runners,Gary Numan and one or two others in that list aren't one hit wonders.
    The first four FGTH singles went to number 1!
     
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    I've always loved this one hit wonder that did'nt make the list...

    "HOT CHILD IN THE CITY"

    Artist: Nick Gilder



    Danger in the shape of somethin' wild
    Stranger dressed in black, she's a hungry child
    No one knows who she is or what her name is
    I don't know where she came from or what her game is

    (Hot child in the city)
    (Hot child in the city)
    (Runnin' wild and lookin' pretty)
    (Hot child in the city)

    So young to be loose and on her own
    Young boys, they all want to take her home
    She goes downtown, the boys all stop and stare
    When she goes downtown, she walks like she just don't care, care

    (Hot child in the city)
    (Hot child in the city)
    (Runnin' wild and lookin' pretty)
    Yeah
    (Hot child in the city)

    Come on down to my place, baby
    We'll talk about love
    Come on down to my place, woman
    We'll make love!

    Hot child in the city
    (Hot child in the city)
    She's kinda dangerous
    (Hot child in the city)
    Young child
    (Runnin' wild and lookin' pretty)
    Young child, runnin' wild
    (Hot child in the city)
    Hot child in the city
    (Hot child in the city)
    (Hot child in the city)
    (Hot child in the city)
    Hot child in the city
    (Hot child in the city)
    Hot child in the city
    (Hot child in the city)

    YouTube - Hot Child In The City
     
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    Wow, great list....

    Sinead O'Connor- I actually listen to some of her other music- some is great for meditating...

    Had a buddy who had a cat that when Minnie Riperton came on the radio would go into spasms... really funny...

    Lou Bega was quoted as saying he knew he was VERY lucky and planned on riding the Mambo train for every single penny he could get...

    My sons get tickled as I still like Rock Me Amadaues.. (not sure why but...)


    just too many great songs on there...
     
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    This has to be an American chart as several of the artists had many hits in the UK. I saw a similar list once that listed Kylie as a one hit wonder, i nearly fell of the chair in a fit of shocked hysterics.
     
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    Well, I did too. A hell of a lot of the music I listen to was actually around before my age hit double figures. :biggrin1:

    You saw that Barbiegirl was on that list, right? :eek:
     
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    debby boone only had one hit. thank fucking god. "you light up my life".
     
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    They forgot

    Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
     
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    Where is

    Mr. Big - To Be With You

    on that list? Awesome song, awesome band.
     
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