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Favorite One Hit Wonders

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by joespoolhall, Jul 6, 2020.

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    Some OHWs are destined to be that way and others turn out that way for any number of reasons. It might be a novelty song, poor marketing, management or who knows what. Let us know who yours is and why.
    I know as the thread moves along, I'll think of more, but the first one I think of is Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Save Tonite." I think it's a well written tune and the video is killer. He plays 10-12 different characters throughout. If you haven't seen it, pull it up on youtube. Very entertaining.
     
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    Soooo many ...

    I'll open with "Mississippi Queen."
     
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    Yes, our good friend Felix Pappalardi (how that movie ends :eek: ). I'll see your Mountain, and raise with Der Kommissar (After The Fire).
     
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    not a favorite, but a classic one hit wonder is "Mickey" by Toni Basil

    from the 90's - Alternative

    Local H - Bound for the Floor
    Meat Puppets - Backwater
    Seven May Three - Cumbersome
    Dinsosaur Jr - Feel the Pain
    Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
    AFI - Girl's not Grey
    Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like you
    Eve 6 - Inside Out
    Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
    Butthole Surfers - Pepper
    Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    L7 - Pretend that we're dead
    Republica - Ready to go
    Blur - Song 2
     
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    "Play that Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

    does "Layla" by Derek and the Dominoes count? They did have radio airplay with a couple other songs

    Lots of disco one hit wonders
     
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    I think Bell Bottom Blues alone knocks Derek and the Dominoes off that ignominious perch.
     
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    What I've found entertaining is that a lot of these OHWs have some pretty good cover renditions.
     
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    If OHWs had a hall of fame, this one would be in there for idiosy.
    Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles. The first video ever played on MTV.
     
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    Come on Eileen....Dexys midnight runners. Tbh. Had to google the band
     
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    The drummer really sets the tone here.

     
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    How about that one-hit classic from ? and the Mysterions ... "96 Tears."

    And Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky."
     
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    Not surprising.
     
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    Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny

     
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    My song! :)

    Yeah, they gave me a 45 of it for my b'day when it was popular. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Source of the old joke...
    At the club last night, when they played "Jump", I jumped...
    When they played "Shout", I shouted...
    When they played "Come on Eileen", I was escorted from the property.
     
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    To this very day, Norman Greenbaum has lived comfortably off of the royalties from that one song. I find that amazing.
     
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