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Vote for best one-hit wonder song/band ever !!

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posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 04:18 PM
berlin had several songs that got decent airplay before that top gun song. good songs actually. far better than the top gun junk.

I said Mickey but now, thanks to your mentioning it again I have it stuck in my head.

anyone up for some Biz Markie? Just a friend was his one hit.

How about Mexican Radio by wall of voodoo?

I love the fact that Derek and the Dominos officially had only one hit in Layla, yet the entire album is filled with some of the best songs.

some more goodies:
Dee-Light - Groove is in the Heart (this one came from my wife)
That Four Non Blondes Song. I can never remember the name of it but she sings "what's going on?"

as the work day comes to an end, I will paraphrase another one hit wonder, Right Said Fred, "I'm too sexy for this thread."

posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 04:31 PM
Ha, Ha,
Hey Crakeur yer so fine....

wondered where you been hiding.

thought you were gonna help us take out the EYE?

oh yea, forgot about Sex(I'm a slut) by Berlin

[edit on 25-1-2007 by Jbird]

posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 04:32 PM
back when the buggles were riding the charts with video killed, in NYC, every night on WPIX (no longer in existence) they had the top ten at ten. I would listen to it every night and for weeks the top two songs would flip flop between the buggles and a song by a guy named Rob Hegel. The song was Tommy, Judy and Me. Years later my older sister and I tried finding the song in record stores but it was nowhere to be found. It was, apparently, not much of a hit outside of this radio station. The song was about a dorky guy who loved a slutty girl who was supposedly sleeping with the school stud. By the end of the school the nerdy guy gets the girl and finds out the guy "can't get it up, he's all talk"

With the advent of file sharing and online music I once again started searching for the song, to no avail. About a year ago I tried again and found the song as well as a ton of info on the singer. Seems he was invited onto American Bandstand but was not allowed to sing his song because it was too racy. so he sang some other song, dooming his most likely hit to almost ran status.

here, for your listening pleasure, is the song.

posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 04:40 PM

Originally posted by Jbird
thought you were gonna help us take out the EYE?

without a clue of some sort, y'all will never get the answer

was I the only one who watched that show on VH1 that focussed on getting 80's bands back together? great bands on that show

That dude who sings the song they play every year around new years, the song about two former lovers meeting and the damned sad song ends with "the snow turned into rain" and everyone who hears it is crying even though it plays constantly for about a week.

I eat cannibals by Total Cuelo
Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
AEIOU by Ebn Ozn
Sheesh my memory isn't so totally faded

Eye of the tiger - Survivor
Theme from Ghostbusters - Ray Parker

of course we had the moronic fad songs like Pac Man Fever too but I never understood how those songs sold records.

posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 04:43 PM
Hey C' -

I had some friends from Long Island that loved a NY band
I think named 'The Good Rats' . Ever hear of 'em?

posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 05:27 PM

Originally posted by Crakeur
was I the only one who watched that show on VH1 that focussed on getting 80's bands back together? great bands on that show

I think I saw some of those. Didn't they have Flock of Seagulls, and Tears for Fears?

Or was that one of those 'Where are they Now' shows?

posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 07:26 AM
they did a flock of seagulls episode. also did a Frankie Goes To Hollywood one and a few others. Great show

I've heard of the Good Rats. Not sure if I've ever heard em tho.

posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 09:31 AM
Fine Young Cannibals- "She Drives Me Crazy"
The Pipkins- "Gimmie Dat Ding"

Gimme dat, gimme dat, gimme gimme gimme dat, gimme dat ding, gimme dat. Gimme gimme dat. Gimme dat ding. Gimme gimme dat. Gimme gimme gimmie dat ding.

Bob Dylan, eat your heart out.

posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 05:14 PM
I think that Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen takes the cake without a doubt.

posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 11:34 PM

Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy"

Thomas Dolby - "She Blinded Me With Science"-now I've gone old school

Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart"

Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting" :bash:

Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry Be Happy"

The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star "

Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs out " who..who.who.

posted on Feb, 17 2007 @ 03:56 PM
How about:

Gary Numan - Cars
Focus - Hocus Pocus
Propaganda - Duel
The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Ooh Child
The Knack - My Sharona

to name a few.

posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 02:52 PM
My vote goes to Soft Cell with Tainted Love. I love that song.

posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 02:58 PM
Hey here's a good one.

Drift Away by Dobie Gray. Uncle Cracker just did a remake of it.

Cool tune.

posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 03:46 PM
My Sharona by the Knack.

Shadduppa Your Face by Joe Dolce.

Nuff said.

posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 08:24 PM
Who could forget black betty by Ram Jam, what a steady rockin' song

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 07:29 PM
Give it to me Baby by Rick james

posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 11:43 AM

Originally posted by lombozo
99 Red Balloons by Nena

Nena has had quite a few hits in Europe..

Personally, I have to pull out "Babylon Zoo - Spaceman" - Awesome track, the album it came form "The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes" is my favorite! The track was even awarded with 'hit of the century' in some magazine, or was that MTV.. Anyway, apart from the track (And maybe 1 more from the album), people totally forgot about Babylon Zoo. A pity...

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