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Offline Lady Jaye

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Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« on: June 13, 2003, 11:38 AM »
I remember starting one of these at the sucm I think, and figured it needs to be done again!! ;D So name one band and their one hit song!!!!! Try to keep it to only one band per reply so that everyone can name one!!!! And anything that somg meant to you, if anything

The Divinyls: I Touch Myself

Now some of you downunder may say, what I may be talking about, but here in the states that was there one big hit. They may had a following before and after, but it was this song that made them a name here. Anyways I love this song, and wish I could get a copy w/o having to buy the whole album.
"I off one fat Angelino and you throw a hissy fit."
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2003, 11:47 AM »
RamJam  - Black Betty.
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2003, 12:37 PM »
One of the favorites from way back in my youth:

867-5309 by Tommy Tutone   8)


Never heard of yours though Brent!   ::)  I think the one "hit" in question should at least be something that made it into Billboard's Top 10 or so...   :-*  EDIT:  OK, I just looked it up in my Music Bible here at the office, and at least you apparently came pretty close there B.  It hit #18 way back in 1977 (yawn).  But you could at least try to pick one that the rest of the gang (who's not fast approaching 40) can recognize and appreciate also, eh?!?   ;D
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2003, 12:52 PM »
Joan Osborne - One of us
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
CCCP - American Soviets
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2003, 12:55 PM »
That was funny. I didn't recognize the name or song either. Wow are ya that old Morgy??? ;)

Anyways my next artist's song is still one of my faves, no matter what people say about the artist. This was and still is one hell of a dance song, they play it at the clubs everytime I go.

Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby

In fact I still can sing a good portion of the lyrics. :o
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2003, 01:00 PM »
One of the favorites from way back in my youth:

867-5309 by Tommy Tutone   8)


Never heard of yours though Brent!   ::)  I think the one "hit" in question should at least be something that made it into Billboard's Top 10 or so...   :-*  EDIT:  OK, I just looked it up in my Music Bible here at the office, and at least you apparently came pretty close there B.  It hit #18 way back in 1977 (yawn).  But you could at least try to pick one that the rest of the gang (who's not fast approaching 40) can recognize and appreciate also, eh?!?   ;D

Yeah, yeah.  It ain't disco, so don't go crappin' on me punk.  It is played all the stinking time up here for some reason, I probably hear it twice a week on the radio.  Better than Tommy Tutone for heaven's sake.  BTW, the 867 exchange is in the town where my inlaws used to live.  That number exists, in Canada, at least.  

Who sang Eye of the Tiger (from the Rocky movie)?  Would that be more suitable to the age grouping here?  Can Baby Matt provide me with a suitable range of years :-*  Now go vacuum something Matt.

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yup, I'm that old.  Not quite the Bob and Dale show, but not far off (and I swear there's at least one other guy here that's older than me, but can't remember his name). ;)
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2003, 01:03 PM »
Wow are ya that old Morgy??? ;)

Yeah, he's that old and then some!  Well, just about anyways...  But not as OLD as Dale or Bob just yet...   ;)


I'll add another great early MTV video classic in here:

Mickey by Toni Basil

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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2003, 01:08 PM »
Well don't worry Morgy, we all can't be young if we remember actual MTV videos!!! ;D Oh and if there is a video from the song, then it's proably a good indication that we should know it. ;D

ANd JediMac, that is one hell of a classic, love that song.

And I will add the next group and song. They may have some more albums and popular songs, but this is the one that made them explode, and the only one that I remember.

Devo: Whip It
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2003, 01:30 PM »
whip it!  whip it good! da na na na na, bleer bleer.  

Sorry.

Walk like an Egyptian, The Bangles.  I don't remember anything else by them on the radio and certainly nothing else that popular.  I thought that's probably a band Matt loved growing up. :-*
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2003, 01:38 PM »
Brent hates this one.  ;D

Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).
Nena: 99 Luftballons.
M: Pop Musik.

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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2003, 01:46 PM »
Ok, I have a few corrections.

1. Vanilla Ice was NOT a one hit wonder.  Ice Ice Baby may have been the only single you heard, but he did have a few platinum hits before he went the way of the Dodo. One was "Play that Funky Music". Another popular track was Havin a Roni, and WHO could forget the theme song from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2....NINJA RAP!!! He was the Eminem of his day....

V.I.P is in the hizzy.

2. Joan Osbourne had another big radio hit...."Right hand Man" before "One of us". So technically....she's a 2 hit wonder.


I nominate these one hit wonders:

Lou Bega "Mambo Number 5"
Skee Lo "I wish I was taller"

Better than Ezra "Good"

Blind Melon "No Rain"

Green Jelly "Three little Pigs"

Wheatus "Teenage Dirtbag"

Seattle's Own Harvey Danger with "Flagpole Sitta" (Even though they had 2 good albums, that was the only hit)

Sisqo and that damn "Thong Song" (Yes, I realize he had hits with Dru Hill, but they don't count)

Last but not least....

Len with "Steal My Sunshine"

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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2003, 01:49 PM »
Yeah, yeah.  It ain't disco, so don't go crappin' on me punk.

Speaking of which, how 'bout If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman    I'm sure that's one of your personal faves, right B?   :-*

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Who sang Eye of the Tiger (from the Rocky movie)?  Would that be more suitable to the age grouping here?

Nope, that one sure ain't gonna work Brent.  Didn't you watch Rocky IV too?  Survivor sings the #2 smash hit Burning Heart in that one!   :P  Then they've also got I Can't Hold Back, High On You, and The Search Is Over.  Get with the Survivor program man!  I'm president of their Fan Club and could hook you up with a free subscription to our weekly newsletter if you'd like.  Catch you up on them a little.  Just LMK...   ;)


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Can Baby Matt provide me with a suitable range of years  :-*

Any really would do fine.  Just keep it mainstream, and not any of that bizzaro stuff you Canuckleheads (only) listen too!   :-*

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Now go vacuum something Matt.

Now that's just mean.  I'm going to remember that one B!   >:(


OK, one more contribution here.  The all-time biggest one hit wonder:

Macarena by Los Del Rio   ;D
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2003, 01:54 PM »
Macarena reminded me of another one.

Tag Team, Back again...Check it to wreck it, let's begin
Party on Party people let me hear some noise
DC's in the house, jump jump, rejoice
Cause there's a party over here, a party over there
So waive your hands in the air and shake your derrier
These three words when you're gettin busy.....

WHOOOMP, There it is!


(by the way...they are the only one hit wonder I know that spawned an imitation one hit wonder)

WHOOOT, There it is.



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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2003, 01:55 PM »
Sorry about that vacuum comment, TBM, really, I am ;D :-*

Now, how about addressing those that Josh posted.   ???
They have me more than a bit confused.  

Don't remember the disco song you listed, can't even hum it in my head.  

I DO know the songs in Dale's list.  I wonder why ;)

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, they was fast as lightning...

Really cool memories of Christmas morning and getting my Kung Fu grip vintage (not then) GI Joe commander with life-like hair (who I still have).  I love the MOtt's Clamato juice commercial that uses it. ;D
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2003, 02:05 PM »
Walk like an Egyptian, The Bangles.  I don't remember anything else by them on the radio and certainly nothing else that popular.

Damn Brent, you really suck at this game dude.  Next thing you'll be listing a Beatles or Elvis song in here...   ::)  Ever heard of Billboard #2 Manic Monday or #1 Eternal Flame (among several others)?  Sheesh.  You old timers...   :-X

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 I thought that's probably a band Matt loved growing up. :-*

Oh, indeed.  Meesa like some Susanna Hoffs!  Muy delicioso!   8)

My next contribution:

My Sharona by The Knack   8)