National one-hit wonder day?

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Never heard of this, but since music threads are so popular here I thought I'd pass it along...

Just got an email from my AM at one of my CPA networks...claims its national one-hit wonder day and had this list:

1. Los del Río -- "Macarena" (1996)
2. Soft Cell -- "Tainted Love" (1982)
3. Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen" (1982)
4. Right Said Fred -- "I'm Too Sexy" (1992)
5. Toni Basil -- "Mickey" (1982)
6. Baha Men -- "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (2000)
7. Vanilla Ice -- "Ice Ice Baby" (1990)
8. a-ha -- "Take On Me" (1985)
9. Gerardo -- "Rico Suave" (1991)
10. Nena -- "99 Luftballons" (1984)
  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    But that list has several mistakes, A-Ha had more than one hit,as did Nena, who is still putting out music today,which oddly enough I posted in another thread today.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nena
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    The "standard" Billboard definition of a "hit" is a song that has placed in the Top 40 of the 100 Top Pop Singles chart.

    So, some of the artists above may still be active, and even had songs that charted (either positions 41-100, or on different charts). However, I don't recall any of the above artists having another "hit", with the possible exception of a-ha.

    Granted, that definiton of a hit is too restrictive, IMHO. For one thing, it ignores songs that may have been played a lot, but were never released as a single. The biggest one in that category is probably Stairway To Heaven.

    Side note: If you ever noticed, I capitalize EVERY word in song titles. For whatever reason, that is the convention for capitalizing in the industry. Yes, there are exceptions.

    Correct: I Am The Walrus
    Incorrect: I am the Walrus
    Acceptable: Goo, goo, goo, joob!

    Maybe each word is capitalized because there isn't other text attached to it, just audio. To put it another way, even the smallest word gains extra significance.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    "Most American music industry insiders consider a song in the top forty positions of the Billboard Hot 100 to be a hit. Thus, any performer who recorded only one song that reached the Top 40 is, technically, a one-hit wonder. However, the term is more generally applied to musicians best known for only one song."

    Actually found the OPs list is posted at the same source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-hit_wonder
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    One Hit or Not - this one is a beauty of note.

    Nina - you mean Nina Hagin right? What was the group she was with again? I do remember her, don't I?


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    • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      One Hit or Not - this one is a beauty of note.

      Nina - you mean Nina Hagin right? What was the group she was with again? I do remember her, don't I?


      YouTube - Soft Cell - Tainted Love: Video

      That's a great track, marc almond was very talented but never really fulfilled his promise.

      kurt: In the 70's David Essex was a teen idol figure in Britain, similar to David Cassidy and Donny Osmond. He ended up doing a lot of West End musicals. He was also in the Rock film: That'll Be The Day.

      Here's a good song from the mostly forgettable, particularly the make up and outfits and that's the men I'm talking about! from the New Romantic period it's The Human league. Probably their only good song:




      This is a one hit wonder, slightly odd look and no idea what their singing about. 4 Non Blondes:

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi Patrician,

    Nena did 99 Luftballoons. Here's the original German version.


    Nina Hagen is ENTIRELY different. Except that they are both German.

    Nena's voice is more pop oriented. Nina Hagen's is more punk/nasal/scratchy.


    So, you may be thinking what could be more surreal than that?

    I will tell you...

    Nina Hagen singing "opera" on the Merv Griffin Show with Don freakin' Rickles. Yes, there are references to We Are The World and chakras, to name a few.

    Enjoy...


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    lol, classis find Michael.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    OMIGOD guess what was on the Nena page?

    My girlfriend, Boy George!

    Speaking of One Hit Wonders.

    wahoo.


    Oh I do recognize the pop Nena - nice song.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      OMIGOD guess what was on the Nena page?

      My girlfriend, Boy George!

      Speaking of One Hit Wonders.

      wahoo.

      Culture club - Do you really want to hurt me
      Well, Boy George and/or Culture Club actually had several hits, but it is a wonder that they had even one. So I guess that qualifies as a one hit wonder.



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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Well, Boy George and/or Culture Club actually had several hits, but it is a wonder that they had even one. So I guess that qualifies as a one hit wonder.



        Rock on!
        Michael
        LOL - it's like this - they were a hit once -

        sorta same as one hit wonder, yes...

        nobody would ever guess he is a normal looking man - too bad he had so many problems that he imploded. heroin is a horrible thing.

        p.s. always loved devo -
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    Yeah, Nena is Nena KERNER! There IS a kind of CONSPIRACY with her! The publisher of much of her music is AMERICAN. CBS as I recall. Anyway, Most of her music is NOT distributed in the U.S., EVEN though a lot of it is in ENGLISH.

    She is FAR from a one hit wonder. Frankly, I LIKE her. I got like 5 of her albums, and only TWO were available in the US.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    She IS a one hit wonder. At least in the US.

    But I know where you're coming from. It's like when I tell people I'm a Devo fan. The only song they know is Whip It. Then I tell them I have 10 Devo CDs (very incomplete, but it's a start) - they are amazed that they had so much material.

    For the unitiated, Devo was about much more than Whip It. AND they have a new album coming out!!!

    Here's a song that's almost bubblegum.


    Rock on Spuds!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    A lot of people thought Devo was a joke.

    However, they were attending college in the early 70s. Oh yeah, they were students at Kent State in 1970.

    Anyway, their theory of de-evolution (from where they get their name) was becoming more of a reality after the tragic deaths on the campus. Gerald Casale has said it was the defining moment in the formation of Devo.

    The point is that Devo is full of irony, satire, and best of all - they are deceptively subversive.

    At SXSW 2009, Casale said the following...

    "Things are devolved, I don't think there's any argument about that... So de-evolution is arguably real. We were always known for...a healthy disregard for illegitimate authority"
    I think that sums it up nicely.

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Hey - where did these guys ever go? They were good.


    and these? ( I admit I just loved this song)

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    A lot of people thought Devo was a joke.

    However, they were attending college in the early 70s. Oh yeah, they were students at Kent State in 1970.

    Anyway, their theory of de-evolution (from where they get their name) was becoming more of a reality after the tragic deaths on the campus. Gerald Casale has said it was the defining moment in the formation of Devo.

    The point is that Devo is full of irony, satire, and best of all - they are deceptively subversive.

    At SXSW 2009, Casale said the following...

    Quote:
    "Things are devolved, I don't think there's any argument about that... So de-evolution is arguably real. We were always known for...a healthy disregard for illegitimate authority"
    I think that sums it up nicely.
    ... well i was born in ohio and my step father always said i was growing up to be a degenerate (in California) -

    yeh DEVOLVING ALRIGHT! YES -

    i never wore a flower pot on my head although some of the 'beehive' hairdos in highschool could pass!!!! Marge Simpson was in my home room.
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    You may like the full interview then.

    I'm breaking the link up, so the video isn't embedded in the post.

    It's political. I think some others in the Off-Topic would enjoy it. Notice what Gerald is referring to when he says the quoted lines above. Hint: It starts about 46 seconds into it.

    Enjoy.

    http:// www . youtube . com/watch?v=n-aUjcl1ovs&NR=1

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      The industry definition of a hit is a lot different than ours.

      There have been many one hit wonders for whom I have many albums and
      other singles.

      For that matter, I have whole record collections of groups who never even
      had ONE hit.

      Off the top of my hat, Sparks...one of the most underrated groups of all
      time.

      And then there is Wizard, who even though had many hits in the UK such
      as "See My Baby Jive", "Angel Fingers", and "I Wish It Could Be Christmas
      Everyday" never had a hit in the US. IMO, ELO was not the same group
      after Roy Wood left.

      But that's another story for another day.
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    I think this is also a one hit wonder...But not sure:

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Kurt, Tommy James is definitely not a One Hit Wonder.
    They actually had 2 periods of fame, the pop period and the psychodelic period.
    But I'd say David Essex Rock On qualifies.

    Michael, as far as one hit wonders go, there are two different mutually accepted fdefinitions, which is why I posted them.
    I think there is the "official" definition and then there is this>
    "the term is more generally applied to musicians best known for only one song."
    I think the gerneral public uses the second term when discussing one hit wonders.
    Also, you are right, Devo was and is so much more than WHip It.
    I know one, but I think two, members still scores tv shows and movies.
    The Rugrat theme is written by one.


    Pat,the guy that wrote Iran From Flock Of Seagulls says he hates that song but still performs it because the people demand it.
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    Sailcat - "Motorcycle Mama"

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    How did we miss this one hit wonder??

    or this one??
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    I loved that Running Bear, Kim. (nice video too)


    Now this is one of my all time childhood favorites. Soooooo beautiful.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    And how about some of these? Not One hit wonders by the official definition as stated several times above, but did the actor ever have another singing hit?

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    Pat, I don't know whats going on, but my thanks button is gone??!!
    So, thanks for Angel Baby.

    One aspect that is usually missing from these music threads is country,so here are a few of my favorites.
    (PS: Sorry for getting off one hit wonders, but these threads always stray, eh?)
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    Wolvertine Mountain- I was really young when thisa came out.
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    Was this the first "answer" recording?

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    This is countrythough I'm not sure why...definitely wasn't country in the same sense of the music coming out in that era.

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    A few from another Johnny, another that I can't rememebr seeing mentioned in our music threads, but one that should be remembered. Ladies and Gentlemen, Johnny Rivers!


    So much blue eyed soul you'd think he was from Motown:



    I think this was his last "hit",in the 70s.
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    The boys from Ohio did their take of Secret Agent Man in 1976. Two years before their debut album came out.

    It may not be for everyone's taste, but give it a chance, there are a couple of really cool hooks in the song.


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    KimW
    Pat, I don't know whats going on, but my thanks button is gone??!!
    So, thanks for Angel Baby.

    One aspect that is usually missing from these music threads is country,so here are a few of my favorites.
    (PS: Sorry for getting off one hit wonders, but these threads always stray, eh?)

    Yee HAW!

    C&W? I am surprised, Kim - you are right no equal represenation heretofor...

    A bit of cross over in the old days with 'Rockabilly' which I like!

    With the thank you button - I have noticed it goes off if you use it too often in the same thread - then it will come back later though - next day or even next time you come back to the thread sometimes.

    It used to be worse when the forum first converted than now, and in fact lately I just have to slam an F5 to refresh and it comes back sometimes.

    Well I am chattering/babbling - tweaking - so good night.

    Take care.

    CYa
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    Time for some Stray CAts - don't ask me why - what has it to do with one hit wonders or country and western - and not even a band i am crazy about - somehow they just belong here right now. 1-2-3-4

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    I'm glad you got the title correct on the first video, even though the Youtube poster didnt! lol
    But in my own personal opinion, the one from Superman was one of the worst songs ever put in a movie. Plus the Superman that most of the clips were from was a terrible Superman movie to begin with
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by shadrokclifford View Post

        we are really using you tube at certain extent, i think we can express our ways with two ways.
        Huh???????

        Can somebody please translate???? :confused::confused::confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          44 posts in this thread and nobodies mentioned these one hit wonders????
          Yes 4 ?.



          Not sure on this one, but hay it's my favorite group so you get it weather it is or not
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

            44 posts in this thread and nobodies mentioned these one hit wonders????
            Yes 4 ?.
            YouTube - The Grateful Dead-Touch of Gray-Shoreline Amphitheatre

            YouTube - jimmy buffett - Margaritaville - Live In Anguilla

            YouTube - Frank Zappa - Valley Girl

            Not sure on this one, but hay it's my favorite group so you get it weather it is or not
            YouTube - Little Feat - Willin'
            Thom, in my neck of the woods,the Dead had many hit tunes including
            "Uncle John's Band" and "Truckin" Yes, "Touch Of Gray" was their biggest
            hit (made number 1 on mainstream rock chart) but they were far from a
            one hit wonder. When Jerry Garcia died, half the country went into
            morning.

            Oh, great song...thanks for reminding me of it.
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              Thom, in my neck of the woods,the Dead had many hit tunes including
              "Uncle John's Band" and "Truckin" Yes, "Touch Of Gray" was their biggest
              hit (made number 1 on mainstream rock chart) but they were far from a
              one hit wonder. When Jerry Garcia died, half the country went into
              morning.

              Oh, great song...thanks for reminding me of it.
              Same around here Steve.
              But even though I hate to do it, getting technical, they only had 1 nation wide hit, Touch of Gray.
              Same with Zappa.
              Here his hits where (to name a few) Valley Girl, Disco Boy, Bobby Brown, Yellow Snow. Nation wide, Valley Girl:confused:
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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

                Same around here Steve.
                But even though I hate to do it, getting technical, they only had 1 nation wide hit, Touch of Gray.
                Same with Zappa.
                Here his hits where (to name a few) Valley Girl, Disco Boy, Bobby Brown, Yellow Snow. Nation wide, Valley Girl:confused:
                Yeah, Zappa's another one who's hard to call a one hit wonder.

                Shame when you think about it. I mean like, what were these people thinking?
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                • Profile picture of the author ThomM
                  Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                  Yeah, Zappa's another one who's hard to call a one hit wonder.

                  Shame when you think about it. I mean like, what were these people thinking?
                  Well look at ELP and Pink Floyd how many so called hits did they have?

                  Not to get off topic:rolleyes:
                  But knowing Little Feat is my favorite group, listen to these guys.
                  I've got 2 of their cd's and it's hard to believe how close to Feat they are.
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                  Not sure if this tune In A Godda Da Vida got much air play, but all of us owned the album back then. (Might take a while to load )


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                  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                    Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

                    Not sure if this tune In A Godda Da Vida got much air play, but all of us owned the album back then. (Might take a while to load )

                    YouTube - IRON BUTTERFLY

                    KJ
                    Good heavens, this is the rock and roll national anthem.

                    You didn't need a chart to know how big this sucker was.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
                      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                      Good heavens, this is the rock and roll national anthem.

                      You didn't need a chart to know how big this sucker was.
                      I hear ya on that...that was one of those albums I played 'til the grooves met in the middle.

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                    • Profile picture of the author lcombs
                      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                      Good heavens, this is the rock and roll national anthem.

                      You didn't need a chart to know how big this sucker was.
                      OK. Here's a bit of trivia...

                      What does "Inna Godda Da Vida" mean and where did it come from?
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                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                        Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

                        OK. Here's a bit of trivia...

                        What does "Inna Godda Da Vida" mean and where did it come from?
                        The actual answer is, nobody knows for sure.

                        There are many theories and stories as to what it means with the most
                        common one being the story about lead singer Doug Ingle being stoned
                        out of his mind and mumbling something about the Garden of Eden.

                        But truth is, all the stories, I mean ALL of them, are just speculation.

                        That's the factual answer regardless of what anybody has been lead to
                        believe by "authoritative" sources as nobody in the band has ever come
                        out and publicly stated what the title stands for.
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                    Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

                    Not sure if this tune In A Godda Da Vida got much air play, but all of us owned the album back then. (Might take a while to load )

                    YouTube - IRON BUTTERFLY

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                    I got to see them back in the day at a place called the Colonie Coliseum Theater Starlite once drew showbiz's biggest acts -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY:2975:. The place was a theater in the round with a revolving stage in the center.
                    The last row of the place was 52 feet from the edge of the stage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Here's one hit that broke into Billboards Top 40 that you probably didn't think of...

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    lol, how ironic, I was thumbing through a box of my lps and both this and the second Iron Butterfly lps were in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Too bad YouTube has that 10 minute limit on videos. If I remember correctly, it's 17:05 long. The single edit is either 2:56 or 3:56; that one may have charted. But it's notthe same when the single is shorter than the full-length drum solo.

    93.5 WOZZ, a local station, has played the full length version every Saturday night at 9:00pm for many years.

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    Heres one you dont here often but it was a minor hit

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    I might get some argument on this one, but I call it a one hit wonder.

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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

      How about "Alright Now" by Free?

      YouTube - Free - All Right Now
      Free wasn't a one hit wonder. Can you tell me who the singer went on to be with though?



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      • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        Free wasn't a one hit wonder. Can you tell me who the singer went on to be with though?
        Kim, You mean "The Voice"? (That was the knickname some LA disc jockeys gave him)


        Here's a reletively obscure band that was the house band at a friend of mine's collage in NY back in the '70s. He took me to see them play once when they came to DC.



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        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        Free wasn't a one hit wonder. Can you tell me who the singer went on to be with though?
        The guy who stuck a "d" in the middle of a perfectly good last name. Are you kidding me?

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        • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
          Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

          The guy who stuck a "d" in the middle of a perfectly good last name. Are you kidding me?

          John
          That made me laugh out loud.

          I take it you two aren't related...

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    don't forget biz markee. ase east, anyone?
    OH BABY YOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      I remember both well.

      Michael, know what pisses me off to no end?

      Before Stories had their big hit with Brother Louie, they had a great song
      in 1972 called "I'm Coming Home" Look it up in your Joel Washburn book. I
      think it hit number 40 or 39 on the Billboard charts.

      I can't find that song anywhere other than the frizzbe I have sitting
      downstairs in my basement.

      It's probably been 30 years since I've heard it too. I may have to hit
      Amazon and see if they have it on a download.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I have already posted Tommy James had many hits and three distinct career cyles.
    1: Early Tommy James (and the shondells)
    Mony Mony
    Hanky Panky
    I Think We're Alone Now
    2: Psychedelic Tommy James (andthe shondells)
    Crystal Blue Pursasion
    Crimson And Clover

    3: Solo Tommy James
    Sweet Cherry Wine
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    How about...

    YouTube - The Band - The Weight (Live-1970)

    Like The Dead, a great band that didn't really do well on the charts.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I remember Starbuck and The Stories too,and there is a storie behind the Stories but for the life of me I can't remember it at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi Kim,

    As usual, I will let others answer, but three bands come to mind instantly.
    ---> Bad Company, The Firm, and Queen
    Read between the lines if you don't plan on guessing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    The only thing about the Stories I can think of is that at least one of the guys used to be in the Left Banke.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I should request Michael O wait at least 15 minutes before answering from now on! lol

    If you don't see Michaels answers,which are all correct, anyone else know?
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    KJ, I believe the Starland Vocal Band was a local to the DC area band....Southern MD maybe? I do know Afternoon Delight was all over the DC area stations.
    By the way,if you were in the DC area in the 60s/70s/80, did you ever listen to whfs?
    Cerph or Weasel?
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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      KJ, I believe the Starland Vocal Band was a local to the DC area band....Southern MD maybe? I do know Afternoon Delight was all over the DC area stations.
      By the way,if you were in the DC area in the 60s/70s/80, did you ever listen to whfs?
      Cerph or Weasel?
      Kim,

      They came out of New York before they hit the DC scene.

      Yea WHFS would do the coolest things for its' audience. When the Allmand Bros Band came out with their Brothers and Sisters album they played the whole thing starting at midnight with no interruptions. I loved that station.

      They were out of Bethesda MD, and one night they had an old time blues legend on there whose name escapes me right now, and he did a promo for the station in his thick Black southern accent where he pronounced Bethesda as Bethada, and ended with "And now, let's have some fun.' They played that promo for quite some time. I've never forgotten that. It sounded so cool.

      Do you remember WEAM, it was the top AM R&R station and then one Monday morning it came on the air as a strictly Motown type station that only played Black artists. It was quite a shock to us White boys as the playlist was not what we were used to. This was before FM radio became big.

      How about this jingle..."Twelve six O, and 101, WWDC" (you have to add the tune ). Does that ring a bell?

      Mary Chapin Carpenter was a DC girl. Pretty good, too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Starland Vocal Band was connected to John Denver in some way, can't remember how offhand. Maybe it was a record label, or being friends or something like that.

    Afternoon Delight went to #1, and was one of my favorites as a kid. I believe they won a Grammy for best new artist - the one award that has been the kiss off death for many a band.

    Here's one from about 1978...

    By the way, Nick Gilder used to be in Sweeny Todd, the same band that the more successful Bryan Adams used to be in, too.

    Rock on!
    Michael

    p.s. Thanks for the compliment, Kim. Like I said, I drive my friends and family nuts with this stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Kurt already posted a couple of my favorite one hit wonders, Spirit in the Sky and Rock On.

    I was going to say Donnie Iris Ah Leah!, then I remembered he had Love is Like a Rock, which was actually a bigger hit.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Billy Thorpe had more than one single, but I'm pretty sure this is the only one that was a hit or is remembered.


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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      Billy Thorpe had more than one single, but I'm pretty sure this is the only one that was a hit or is remembered.

      YouTube - CHILDREN OF THE SUN - Billy Thorpe

      John
      Someone posted a song or video by that name earlier and it made me go looking for this. Apparently he was much bigger everywhere but the states. WHile researching I found out her was dead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Donnie Iris was a member of the Jaggerz, as far as I know, they WERE a one hit wonder...


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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    They were rappin before rappin was cool!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    This song holds the record for the #1 song title, on a technicality. Before this, the longest was Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. Like I said, this one beat it on a technicality. I'll post the video and see if I can find it online so I don't have to type it all out...


    Rock on!
    Michael

    p.s. Here's the full title on the US single...

    Medley: "Intro" / "Venus" / "Sugar, Sugar" / "No Reply" / "I'll Be Back" / "Drive My Car" / "Do You Want to Know a Secret" / "We Can Work It Out" / "I Should Have Known Better" / "Nowhere Man" / "You're Going to Lose That Girl" / "Stars on 45"
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    I went to a party at Cerphs house once. And of course weasel was there too, they were the two DJs I really liked .
    Wasnt 1260 AM and the 101 FM?
    Now this was the 80s, but I remember the Greaseman geting his start to national fame at DC101. But to me he was more of a Stern wannabe,because it was in DC that Stern really took off.
    But yes, hfs defined the music scene in DC for years.... there still is a HFS but but the music scene has changed so much its almost blasphemy to call it that.
    No video, sorry!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHFS_(historic)

    Edit: I was wrong, I read that page completely and found out hfs in any variation is no more.
    If you lived in the DC area lates 60s/70s/80s the article might make you a bit nostalgic.
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    I still say Missipppi Queen was the inspiration for Stevens song with the cowbell.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Did someone say cowbell?

    More Cowbell

    (looks like NBC had it yanked from YouTube)

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    classic clip, thanks!
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    This thread is so awesome it needed to be revived!
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    • Profile picture of the author OhSusanna
      I love this thread! I love the Starland Vocal Band.

      Donnie Iris is a Pittsburgher as am I. He is also know as "King Cool." He still plays in the area.

      It's funny as I read through the thread I am realizing that a lot of these are on my iPhone. When I am golfing we friends someone always brings up one of these random songs. I will download them on the spot. It definitely elevates our game or at least mine

      Okay this HAS to be a one his wonder as well. I'm not sure we have heard from Player since..haha
      YouTube - ‪Player - Baby Come Back‬‏
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    Originally Posted by Doug English View Post

    Never heard of this, but since music threads are so popular here I thought I'd pass it along...

    Just got an email from my AM at one of my CPA networks...claims its national one-hit wonder day and had this list:

    1. Los del Río -- "Macarena" (1996)
    2. Soft Cell -- "Tainted Love" (1982)
    3. Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen" (1982)
    4. Right Said Fred -- "I'm Too Sexy" (1992)
    5. Toni Basil -- "Mickey" (1982)
    6. Baha Men -- "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (2000)
    7. Vanilla Ice -- "Ice Ice Baby" (1990)
    8. a-ha -- "Take On Me" (1985)
    9. Gerardo -- "Rico Suave" (1991)
    10. Nena -- "99 Luftballons" (1984)
    But if you look at UK charts, yu will see some of these longer careers
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    National, but not necessarily International one hit wonders
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Don't beat yourself up too much.

























    Save that for the rest of us!
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    Oooh I remember most of those songs, liked the Vanilla Ice rendition on Glee
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    This song has one of the most politically incorrect lyrics of all time: "have a drink...have a drive"...

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill


    Not sure if this one made it to the top 40, but it was a big hit where I lived:


    Anyone remember Gimme Dat Ding? Who did that? The Pushkins or something like that, I think.
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