One Hit Wonders

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Your your opinion, what is the biggest one hit wonder you have seen?

    IMO, System of a Down with Chop Suey and Tenatious D with Tribute.

    Und du? :D
  2. Definitely My Sharona.
    Such a one hit wonder I forget who it was by:confused:
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The Knack. Great song.
  4. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Steam, "Na Na Hey Hey, Goodbye."

    For the curious, there's a room at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland dedicated to one-hit wonders.
  5. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    "American Pie", Don McClean. A great song, but I couldn't name another song of his if you held a gun to my head.
  6. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    How about "Vincent"? You know, the one about Van Gogh? That was actually a pretty big song, though not nearly as huge as "Pie."

    I guess that makes McLean a two-hit wonder. A *true* one-hit wonder has no other songs that any sane person can remember the slightest thing about!;)
  7. APouncer


    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    . . . fast as lightning . . .

    And for the Brits out there, 'The Reynolds Girls' - I'd Rather Jack! (Than Fleetwood Mac).
  8. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by the Baha Men. That song will ive in infamy as a jock rock theme played at sports events for perpetuity as will most other jock rock hits.

    "The Macarena" was a one-summer smash hit that also will live in infamy.

    And what about "I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt" by Right Said Fred?

    Then we also have to consider Lou Vega's remake of Prez Parado's "Mambo Number Five."
  9. the divinyls - "i touch myself"
  10. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I forgot another jock rock staple..."Whoomp, There It Is" by Tag Team.
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    One hit wonders... *ahem* Sugar and Spiders were minor hits. Toxicity was a big hit and Aerials is friggin huge right now and has been for a long time.
  12. Exedore


    Nov 15, 2002
    Pasadena, Ca, USA
    A-Ha: Take on Me

    Kriss Kross: Jump Jump
  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Musical Youth: Pass the Dutchie
  14. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Madonna - Borderline
  15. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Incents & pepermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock

    Never Been Any Reason by Head East

    Journey to the Center of your mind by the Amboy Dukes

    I'm not sure who does it but the song Love That Dirty Water oh Boston your my home.
  16. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Got a few more!
    Brandy your a fine girl by The Looking Glass

    Feel the way I Feel by Maxx Webster

    She's A Roller by April Wine
  17. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    My sister has RSF's cd!
  18. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings

    Every time I hear that abomination, My Stomach Lets My Lunch Out.

    Who does that song that goes "It's getting hot in here... so take off all your clothes"? That one also seems destined to one-hit-wonderness.
  19. Presidents of the United States of America:peaches

    That girl that did "Mickey"

    The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star

    Madonna? Whose that?
  20. Johnalex


    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    the worst and stupidest one hit wonder was
    Are You Jimmy Ray-Jimmy Ray