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Offline Carrie M

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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2003, 02:09 PM »
Come on Eileen- by Dexy's Midnight Runners.  Just about everyone likes that song.
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2003, 02:13 PM »
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....

Not sure if I'd go as far as to call him that era's Eminem now...   :P  But Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! was definitely a classic and one of the finest soundtrack performances of the time!   ;D

Not sure about some of those others though Josh.  I'm equally confused on a few...

But your last contribution, leads me to my next one hit smash:

The Tootsee Roll by 69 Boyz

To the left, to the left.  To the right, to the right...   :P

Good one Carrie!  But I'm a little surprised you've dropped the ball here and didn't jump on the Vanilla Ice bit with me again!  You must be mellowing in your old age...   :D
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2003, 02:18 PM »
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow

The song's a bigger hit than the band. I've heard this one covered a lot.

Livin' la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

Please God, no more.

Election Day by Arcadia

Okay, technically Duran Duran, but their name ain't on the album cover.

One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head

Actually had to look up this dude's name. Remember Chess? My neither.

Amadeus by Falco

This guy's dead. No chance at redemption here.

I'm Turning Japanese by The Vapors

Everyone's favorite song about masturbation. ...I really think so.
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2003, 02:27 PM »
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Not sure if I'd go as far as to call him that era's Eminem now...    But Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! was definitely a classic and one of the finest soundtrack performances of the time!  

Not sure about some of those others though Josh.  I'm equally confused on a few...


Are you kidding? I was in high school around the time of Vanilla Ice, and he was HUGE for awhile there. Him and MC Hammer. Then, that fateful night on Arsenio Hall, he LITERALLY became a big loser. We all were laughing at him on the school bus the next day, and that year Cool as Ice came out and sunk his career.

The only difference I see between him and Eminem is Eminem hasn't fallen yet. Give him another couple of years.

As for the rest of my list.....if you have Kazaa or Morpheus, go download them. I guarantee that even if you don't know them by name, you've probably heard most of the songs I listed at one point or another.  ;D


And now to more questions.

Didn't Ricky martin have another hit with that stupid "Shake your Bon Bon
 song?  I remember that one used to bug me....and he had another single "She Bangs" that did pretty well.

Falco also had Vienna Calling..... and DER KOMMISAR (which was a huge hit).

Don't you remember?

"Don't turn around...wuh oh,
Der Kommisar's in town...wuh oh....."


Come on....that was a hit.  ;D
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2003, 02:28 PM »
Huh, clearlly I've never listened to the same radio stations as Matt did.  I was unaware that the Bangles were more than eye candy/one hit wonder.  I stand corrected.  

I get the funny feeling there's a chunk of regionality to this stuff too.  69 Boyz?  Who the hell are they?  I swear, the more I go through this thread, the less I know about the absolute garbage you people are familiar with ;)

Bay City Rollers?  Saturday Night?  

Check on The Knack.  Good girls don't.  Probably not high on Billboard, but it received pretty good airplay.  Much better song too.  
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2003, 02:37 PM »
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!!!!

Me thinks some fellas are in violation of Lady Jaye's strictly set rules here...  Patience, my not so young apprentices...   :-*


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Livin' la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

Please God, no more.

Agreed.  Sure seems like that was Ricky's one big hoorah, but the music auditor in me feels the need to point out his several other hits:  The Cup of Life, Nobody Wants to Be Lonely (w/ Aguilera), She Bangs, and the unforgettable super hit Shake Your Bon-Bon!  I'm president of Ricky's Fan Club too, so LMK if you'd like our free weekly newsletters as well John!   8)

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Amadeus by Falco

This guy's dead. No chance at redemption here.

I was inclined to point out his other hit Vienna Calling here, but it only hit #18, so I'll let this one slide...   ;)

My next song:
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

Honorable Mention to:
Supersonic by J.J. Fad   8)


EDIT:  Whoops, looks like Josh already beat me to some of these rebuttals!   :-*
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2003, 02:46 PM »
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EDIT:  Whoops, looks like Josh already beat me to some of these rebuttals!

Sorry, I'm a fountain of stupid knowledge like this, and a fast typist.  ;D

I submit: Rockwell's
"Somebody's Watching Me" (with special Guest Michael Jackson)
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2003, 02:49 PM »
Are you kidding? I was in high school around the time of Vanilla Ice, and he was HUGE for awhile there. Him and MC Hammer.  The only difference I see between him and Eminem is Eminem hasn't fallen yet. Give him another couple of years.

I just don't think they're that comparable since Eminem seems to generally be more respected throughout the rap community, has already had a much longer shelf life, and has had a lot more hit songs, including a couple with Dre...


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Falco also had Vienna Calling..... and DER KOMMISAR (which was a huge hit).

The Der Kommissar song that we're all familiar with was actually sung by After the Fire, which hit #5 back in 1983.  Falco's version never charted here in the States, though he's the one who actually co-wrote this song...


My next one:

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone   :-[   ;D   :-[  It was #1 for TEN weeks back in 1977, after all...  I'm sure Brent knows this one pretty well...   :P
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2003, 03:37 PM »
Vicious Pink - Cccan't you see
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2003, 04:30 PM »
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I just don't think they're that comparable since Eminem seems to generally be more respected throughout the rap community, has already had a much longer shelf life, and has had a lot more hit songs, including a couple with Dre...

I don't know if Eminem is respected by other rappers outside Dr. Dre's circle. I mean, you never hear him "Beefing" with anyone besides pop stars like Britney Spears, Christina Augilera and Moby. I heard he has something against Ja Rule now.....but he's just as big a poster boy as Vanilla Ice ever was.

He's just lasted longer.....that's all I'm giving him.
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2003, 04:38 PM »
After reading the replies to this thread, I'm having some major flashbacks.  ;D

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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2003, 10:38 PM »
That's the whole idea DSJ. Remember my favorite decade ever is the 80's,a nd music being one of the main reasons. So anything to get people talking 80's, where alot of one hit wonders came from, sadly to say.

Ok guys really try to keep it to one band an one song, that way we can give eveyone a chance, but you know some fo the mulitple replies I don't even know so I guess it's ok. Thnaks Jedi Mac for trying to get a lil order around hea.  :-* That was for you. ;)

Ok my next sond is again one of my faves and if I ever hear it on the radio I turn it so loud that everyone turns their heads.

AhaTake on me

I love that song, it's so freaking catchy.
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2003, 10:46 PM »
Hold me now  Thompson Twins (sp?)
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2003, 10:57 PM »
Thanks Morgy, or shoudl I show repeact to my elders and call you sir???  ;D Anyways thanks for reminding me about the Thompson Twins. I just popped in the Wedding singer DVD, it has the song in it's Karaoke section. I am so singing along.

Now I think I'll watch the movie. :D It so reminds me of the 80's!!!!

Another one hit wonder is..........

Sugar Hill Gang: Rapper's Delight
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Re: Name a one hit wonder thread!!!
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2003, 11:13 PM »
You're welcome young missy ;)  Sir is hardly necessary and most would say not warranted.  

My girlfriend of that time loved that song (and I enjoyed it too ;))  

T'Pau was a band around that time too, what was their single?
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