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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
1:47 pm
VH1's One Hit Wonders of the 80's...just my 2 cents worth, again
Has anyone watched the VH1 Top 100 One Hit Wonders of the 80's? I wonder about those who vote these songs on this survey. Once again, I feel some songs are questionable, because they have had another hit or two as well:

Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling) (#8, 1987) - This Philly-based (though formed in New Jersey) hit the Top 40 again in 1988 with its follow-up, "Nightime", peaking at #36. Pretty Poison would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait (#3, 1986) - That same year, the Portland, Oregon-based duo hit the Top 40 again with its follow-up. "Point Of No Return", peaking at #28. They could have been a 3-hit wonder, but they missed the Top 40 in 1988 with "Should I Say Yes?", getting as high as #41. So, technically, Nu Shooz is NOT a one-hit wonder act.

The Outfield - Your Love (#6, 1986) - This British pop trio hit the Top 40 3 more times in the 80's; "All The Love In The World" (#19, 1986), "Since You Been Gone" (#31, 1987), and "Voices Of Babylon" (#21, 1989). And managed a Top 30 hit in 1990 with the #21 hit "For You". The Outfield is NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Til Tuesday - Voices Carry #8, 1985)- This Boston-based band, fronted by Aimee Mann, hit the Top 40 again in 1986 with "What About Love" (#26). Technically, Til Tuesday is NOT considered a one-hit wonder act.

Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid (#9, 1988) - This Bahamas-born singer hit the Top 40 again in 1989, with the #36 hit "Birthday Suit", featured in the movie "Sing". Johnny Kemp is NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Chris DeBurgh - Lady In Red (#1, 1986) - His debut US single, "Don't Pay The Ferryman", hit #34 in 1983 (but hit #44 in the UK). Chris DeBurgh would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (#2, 1986) - Nevil followed "C'est La Vie" up with 2 more Top 20 hit singles in 1987; "Dominoes" (#14), and "Wot's It To Ya" (#10). And another hit in 1989 with "Back On Holiday" (#34). He had one Top 40 hit in the 90's with "Just Like You" (#25, 1991). Robbie Nevil is NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (#3, 1989) - The big sister of Eagle-Eye Cherry ("Save Tonight") had one more Top 10 hit that same year with "Kisses In The Wind", peaking at #8. Neneh Cherry is NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Billy Vera & The Beaters - At This Moment (#79/1981, #1/1982) - Prior to "At This Moment", Vera & The Beaters' "I Can Take Care Of Myself" hit #39 in 1981. So, technically, Billy Vera would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (#2/1983 {Hot 100}, #1/1983 {R&B}) - The son of Motown Records CEO Berry Gordy did manage one more Top 40 hit in 1984 with the "Obscene Phone Caller", peaking at #34. Rockwell would technically NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round {Like A Record} (#11, 1984) - 1986, they had another Top 20 hit with "Brand New Lover", peaking at #15. Dead Or Alive would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (#3, 1983) - This Montreal-based band hit the Top 20 again in 1987 with the quirky "Pop Goes The World", hitting #20. Men Without Hats in NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Animotion - Obsession (#6, 1985) - The band managed another Top 40 hit that same year with the #39 peaked "Let Him Go". In 1989, with 2 different lead singers (Cynthia Rhodes and Paul Engemann), Animotion hit #9 with "Room To Move", which was featured in the Dan Aykroyd-starred film "My Stepmother Is An Alien". Rhodes portrayed the character Penny Johnson in the film "Dirty Dancing", while Engemann was in the band Device, who had only one Top 40 hit with "Hanging On A Heart Attack" (#35, 1986), and another charted single with "Who Says" (#79, 1986). While Device is considered a one-hit wonder act, Animotion is NOT.

Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny (#4, 1982) - They had another Top 40 hit prior to "867/5309", which was "Angel Say No" (#38, 1980). Technically, Tommy Tutone would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

a-ha - Take On Me (#1, 1985) - This Norwegian-based trio had another hit that same year with "The Sun Always Shines On TV", which hit #20. a-ha would NOT be considered a one-hit wonder act.

A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran {So Far Away} (#9, 1982) - This UK-based band, led by brothers Mike & Ali Score, had 2 more songs hitting the Top 30 that same year; "Space Age Love Song" (#30), and "Wishing {If I Had A Photograph Of You} (#26). So, technically, A Flock Of Seagulls in NOT a one-hit wonder act.

Now here's something tricky. For example, Peabo Bryson had only one solo Top 40 hit with "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" (#10, 1984), but hit the Top 10 twice as part of a duo ("Brave New World" with Regina Belle - #1/1992; and "Beauty & The Beast" with Celine Dion - #9/1991), and the Top 20 with Roberta Flack ("Tonight I Celebrate My Love" - #16/1983). Would Peabo Bryson be considered a one-hit wonder as far as solo singles but had a few hits as part of a duo?

Once again, major kudos to the ever accurate Wikipedia!

Current Mood: bored
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
1:02 pm
VH1's One Hit Wonders of the 80's...just my 2 cents worth
Has anyone been keeping up with VH1's One Hit Wonders of the 80's? I watched it last night, listed songs 61-100. On the list, there were legit one-hit wonders and some questionable ones. Here are examples of those questionable ones:

64. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away (#6, 1980): Robbie had another Top 40 hit in that same year with "Hot Rod Hearts", which hit #15.

67. Martika - Toy Soldiers (#1, 1989): Prior to "Toy Soldiers", Martika's debut single, "More Than You Know", hit #18. That same year, she hit #25 with a cover of Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move". VH1 mentioned that Martika's song of the Prince-penned "Love Thy Will Be Done", rated in the lower regions of the Billboard Hot 100. In actually, it hit the Top 10.

72. Swing Out Sister - Breakout (#6 (Hot 100)/#1 (AC), 1986): The UK-based trio hit the Top 40 charts again, with the #31 single "Twilight World" in 1987. "Twilight" also #7 on the Billboard AC charts.

74. Information Society - What's On Your Mind {Pure Energy} (#3 (Hot 100)/#1 Dance, 1988): InSoc (as sometimes they were referred to) had another Top 10 hit that same year with "Running Away" (#9 (Hot 100)/#5 (Dance). In 1990, they hit the Top 30 with "Think" (#28 (Hot 100)/#5 (Dance).

79. Alannah Myles - Black Velvet (#1, 1989): In actually, her debut single was "Love Is" that same year, peaking at #36. It was the follow-up, "Black Velvet", became her first, and only, #1 hit.

80. Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time (#2, 1985): Eddie hit the Top 40 charts again in 1989 with "Put Your Mouth On Me", getting as high as #27.

81. Josie Cotton - Johnny Are You Queer (#38 (Club Play Singles), 1982): Although Josie never had any Top 40 hits, she charted on the Hot 100 twice with "He Could Be The One" (#74 (Hot 100)/#34 (Mainstream Rock), 1982) and a cover of "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" (#82, 1984), which was a Top 40 hit in 1973 for Looking Glass (#33) of "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" fame.

87. Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart (#26, 1988); The follow-up single, "Cryin'", out-charted its predecessor that same year, peaking at #22.

94. Club Nouveau - Lean On Me (#1, 1987); Their follow-up, "Why You Treat Me So Bad", hit #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, which gives Club Nouveau two Top 40 hits.

97. Will To Power - Baby I Love Your Way/Free Bird medley (#1, 1988); They covered another 70's tune, 10cc's "I'm Not In Love", which climbed to #7 in 1991. So, you may say that Will To Power is an 80's one-hit wonder, in actually, they are not technically one.

Anyone willing to give their opinion on this post, do feel free. I love input about what act is considered a one-hit wonder or not.

P.S. - Thank you to Wikipedia!!

Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
8:03 pm
Obscure 80's one-hit wonders (plus a couple from 1979)
This my first ever post in this community, so I thought I could share some lost and obscure 80's that have hit the Top 40, and even those that charted within the Hot 100 only one time.

Nolan Thomas - "Yo Little Brother" (1984, #57) http://www.sendspace.com/file/1gnqfe

Tycoon - "Such A Woman" (1979, #26) http://www.sendspace.com/file/dqgj53

Vandenberg - "Burning Heart" (1983, #39) http://www.sendspace.com/file/iik279

Andy Taylor - "Take It Easy" (1987, #24) http://www.sendspace.com/file/qdoh69

Charlie - "It's Inevitable" (1983, #37) http://www.sendspace.com/file/uneg9h

Benjamin Orr - "Stay The Night" (1986, #24) http://www.sendspace.com/file/ica0w5

Diesel - "Sausalito Summernight" (1981, #25) http://www.sendspace.com/file/dftpjn

Face To Face - "10-9-8" (1982, #38) http://www.sendspace.com/file/vdb065

The Kings - "Switchin' To Glide/This Beat Goes On" (1980, #43) http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqkh5n

Blue Mercedes - "I Want To Be Your Property" (1988, #66) http://www.sendspace.com/file/ocurip

Saga - "On The Loose" (1983, #26) http://www.sendspace.com/file/kj0myr

Agnetha Faltskog (Anni-Frid of ABBA) - "Can't Shake Loose" (1983, #29) http://www.sendspace.com/file/xi8pgp

Balance - "Breaking Away" (1981, #22) http://www.sendspace.com/file/ldfeon

Device - "Hanging On A Heart Attack" (1986, #35) http://www.sendspace.com/file/sa01y0

Scarlett & Black - "You Don't Know" (1988, #20) http://www.sendspace.com/file/3fn2px

JoBoxers - "Just Got Lucky" (1983, #36) http://www.sendspace.com/file/o2tm72

Honeymoon Suite - "Feel It Again"* (1986, #34) http://www.sendspace.com/file/4scs59

* Although Honeymoon Suite charted 3 times in the Hot 100 with "New Girl Now" (1984, #54), "What Does It Take" (1986, #52), and "Love Changes Everything" (1988, #91), "Feel It Again" was the only song to hit the Top 40, so as far as US Top 40 hits go, Honeymoon Suite would be considered technically a one-hit wonder.

Thank you, Wikipedia!!

Current Mood: productive
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
7:09 pm
I'm sorry to post so much, but this is driving me crazy
I am looking for a song that,

was a flash in the pan song from the late 90's, early 90's
was sung by a female duo or group
the vocals sounded like wilson phillips
when the DJ played it on the radio, he said it was huge in LA
the beginning had a plane taking off

it is not Chesney awks or The Corrs
I think the name of the band had a number in it.

This is the last time I post about this, I promise.
11:39 am
Obviously I'm on crack...
becasue, for the life of me,
I can't find this song.
Monday, January 29th, 2007
6:44 pm
a song from the 90's
It was a ballad with the these lines throughout the song,

"Do you remember."

"when we fell in love"

"wipe the tears away"
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
9:46 pm
I am looking for a song from the early 90's
I have this song in my head that was a major one hit wonder in the early 90's.
I don't remember the name, but it was by a band (or female duo) with a female singer.
I think I remember the DJ saying that it was HUGE in LA.
The only song that I can kind of compare the beat of the song is "The Animal Song" by Savage Garden.

The beginning of the song was kind of an ascending air sound.

sorry, I hope that someone can help me, it was a great song.
Saturday, July 15th, 2006
1:38 am
I believe this is actually a dead forum but I just wanted to try to stir any conversation at all. Does anyone want to say things about Lit, Stroke 9, Emilia, Candlebox, or Caroline's Spine? This would be a fun place to begin.
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
1:23 am
One-hit wonder request
I am looking for a song by a band called Roman Holiday (or perhaps they spelled it Holliday.) The name of the song is just "Holiday" and it was released in 1987. Whenever I Google it, I'm only getting info on Audrey Hepburn.

I LOVED this song when it was out (it was released my first year in college, so lots of fond memories.) If any of you have heard it, have any information, or even a link/download, I'd be much appreciative.

Current Mood: needful
Saturday, July 16th, 2005
9:18 pm
This one's a surprise:
Among the one hit wonders of 1980 that I heard about today on MuchMoreMusic: Devo. Apparently Whip it was their only hit.

I still remember then performing their version of Satisfaction on Saturday Night Live in the late 1970s.

I know the main movers in the group still do movie and TV scores now.

Current Mood: surprised
9:41 am
"I touch myself"
Man, this LJ has been silent for almost 5 months! Let's see if I can fix that a little:

Some of us 80s and 90s music listeners will remember the Divynls (even that name would be outdated now!). They had all of one hit, and a scandalous one at the time: I touch myself, a not-subtle song about masturbation.

It made a commotion at the time, but they disappeared after.

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
2:28 am
I'm new, from Knoxville, TN. 36 years old, so I have vivid and wonderful memories of all the great (and not so great) 80's bands.

Blow Monkeys "Digging Your Scene" is one of my favorite obscure one-hit-wonders. It was a cool song. :-)

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
1:56 am
Hey Everybody,

I am Tiffany. I just joined this community tonight and am already loving it. I love this group from teh 1980's called Boomerang. Anyone else familiar with them? Perri Lister (Billy Idol's ex and mother of his child, William) was the lead singer of the all girl bad. My favorite song of theirs is "Money, Men and Makeup."

I am also thrilled to see Jane Wiedlin making a comeback - she was a one hit wonder and sang the song "Fur." SHe's an ex go go who is currently on the "Surreal Life."

80's new wave is my favorite genre of music, but also hair bands of the 80's and current alternative music also are appealing to me.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to everyone!


Current Mood: tired
Saturday, February 12th, 2005
8:52 pm
bystander to musical history
... watching the Live Aid DVD set... just now, George Michael came out to duet on "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", which of course was an awesome duet.

also introduced, since WHAM! were still together in 1985, was Andrew Ridgeley. while George was stage center, Andrew was wayyyyyyyy in back, with Elton's backup singers (does that song even have a part for backup singers?), sharing a microphone... with Kiki Dee.

if there was a moment that pretty much predicted their respective career paths, that may have been it!
Friday, September 10th, 2004
9:08 am
A musical hypothesis
... considering it features gunplay, crooked cops, a "ho" and people driving trucks around, can "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence (or the Reba McEntire version) be considered not only a country-western song, but also gangsta? discuss.

(cross-posted to my personal journal)
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
11:18 pm
I'm amazed how the MuchMoreMusic channel has evolved from being a station for more contemporary music videos to the Canadian repository of VH1 shows and content... but today they had an interesting show: the top 20 one-hit wonders of the 1990s.

Big surprise, Vanilla Ice made the list - but so did Blind Melon. Remember the story about the lead singer being killed in a motorcycle accident? Well, when you think of it, that doesn't make sense... he was really blind. A blind man on a motorcycle makes no sense. He actually OD'd.

Some others on the list: Aqua (Barbie Girl was their only hit), Gerardo (Rico Suave was it for him, but he went on to be an A/R guy at his recording studio), and the DiVinyls (I touch myself).

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
12:36 pm
Getting the most out of that one hit!
I thought of this a while ago, but just pushed myself to post about it:

Joan Osbourne to my knowledge only had one hit: What if God Was One of Us. That single hit now gets weekly boosts as the theme for the TV show Joan of Arcadia.

Apparently she was also a singer for the Funk Brothers at the Montreal Jazz Fest this year. I haven't heard great reviews for her performance though...

Current Mood: amused
Friday, March 19th, 2004
9:02 am
Fancy, anyone?
Does anyone here like Fancy? The German disco-esque New Waver who did songs like "Flames Of Love", "Slice Me Nice", "Bolero", and "After Midnight"?


Current Mood: curious
Saturday, February 28th, 2004
4:25 pm
The Heights
"How Do You Talk to An Angel"--The Heights

oh and Jamie Walters
"Hold On"

Current Mood: tired
Monday, January 26th, 2004
4:12 pm
happy birthday to Andrew Ridgeley.

aka the dude in the community icon.
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