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Favourite "One Hit Wonder"

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 03:32 AM
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Ok - I suppose this involves a little research, it involves a song by an artist which made them famous - then sizzled out of existence!!! I'm posting one of my favourite one hit wonders!

Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag.



Thx




posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 03:55 AM
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Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)



Wiki


"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie.

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n Central Europe, young people adopted "San Francisco" as an anthem for freedom, and it was widely played during Czechoslovakia's 1968 Prague Spring uprising against Soviet rule.



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 07:01 AM
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Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You


All though, strictly speaking Edwyn Collins wasn't really a one hit wonder as he was also a one hit wonder with his band Orange Juice.

Orange Juice - Rip It Up



4 Non Blondes - What's Up



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Yes - I remember that 4 non blondes!

I remember bopping to this track

Eiffel 65 - Blue



The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony



Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy



Crash Test Dummies - MMM MMM MMM



And who could forget - Right Said Fred - I'm too sexy!



Will post more after!

Thx!



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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I can't get over the fact that this classic has been missed.

I love this song. It's utter crap, but really brings back some quality memories.



MonKey




posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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Ha Ha Ha,
Chesney Hawkes, gee he was terrible!

Toni Basil - Mickey


The fuel for many a teenagers er, well, dreams.

[edit on 5-2-2008 by Freeborn]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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Right Said Fred - I'm too sexy
Toni Basil - Mickey

Awesome examples of one-hit wonders. I love these songs. Let me present my favorite.

The Vapours - Turning Japanese

These guys are hideously aweful, but for some reason, this song is awesome! This has got to be the ultimate one-hit wonder.



[edit on 5-2-2008 by dbates]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 11:32 AM
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Oh man there are so many...I'll start with these:

Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder




The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats



Runaway Train - Soul Asylum





MOre later!



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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Runaway Train rocked!!!

Ok I'm going to get shot for some of these..

Lou Bega - Mambo number 5



Los Del Rio - Macarena



OO OO early highschool favourite!

Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's



HAHA, I loved this in Primary School!

Snow - Informer



Last one for now...

Tag Team - Whoomp there it is!



More later!!

Thx



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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Safety Dance - Quality!

This sold 2 million copies in 1965, video from a little later.

Hedgehoppers Anonymous - It's Good News Week



I know this is a bit serious but....

Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction



This man was born not that far away from where I live.

Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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i like neena
99 luftballoons



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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I liked that Barry Mcuire track! Never heard it before!

Rozalla - Everybody's Free



Not sure if it is a one hit wonder - but I think this track shot him to stardom (i find all his other tracks pretty lame imo)

Ben Lee - Cigs will kill you



Ahhh a classic - I know all the words!

Sire Mix-a-lot - Baby got back



Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway



Hahah going to get shot for this one..

Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart



And a favourite in Primary School

EMF - Unbelievable



Ahhh bringing back memories!

Thx



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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The name of the group escapes me right now, but:

"And I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more!!!"

I love those Scottish twins!



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:47 PM
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The Proclaimers - 500 Miles



They have just had a hit again here in the UK with a charity recording of this.

They had several hits here in the UK in the late 80's.
This was their biggest reaching Number 3 in 1987.

The Proclaimers - Letter From America



[Edit to add vid's]

[edit on 5-2-2008 by Freeborn]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:57 PM
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Question Mark and the Mysterians...


[edit on 5-2-2008 by elevatedone]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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Yes!

Thank you!!



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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I'm enjoying these!!!

A good one is Baz Lurhmans - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)



Thx



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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You Ozzies are responsible for this!

Joe Dolce - Shaddap Ya Face


:shk:


This stopped Vienna by Ultravox getting to number 1. :bnghd:



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 06:27 PM
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This is one of my fav for sure:

CUTTING CREW - ( I Just ) DIED IN YOUR ARMS




posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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Mr Big - To Be With You



Thx



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