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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!!
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