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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Right... Paul Carrick was that guy who played keyboard with Roger Waters and did a song while Roger sat at a table and drank wine.
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Luis Quinones... no, wait

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Jay Ferguson - Thunder Island
    Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    The Houston Astros

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    The Ballad of Jayne - L.A. Guns


    L.A. Guns had some good rockers that did well chart wise, albeit not as good as "Jayne".
    "Never Enough" and "Kiss My Love Goodbye" also did well.

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    Luis Quinones...
    You mean his rendition of the MC Hammer song...Have You Seen Her?

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Safety Dance---Men Without Hats

    I know it was a stupid song but it had a good beat and it was easy to dance to.
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Right... Paul Carrick was that guy who played keyboard with Roger Waters and did a song while Roger sat at a table and drank wine.


    Paul Carrick - Don't Shed a Tear

    Cab fare to nowhere is what you are
    A white line to an exit sign is what you are
    Oh but I saw in you, now I see through

    CHORUS:

    Don't shed a tear for me, my life won't end without you
    Long as the night will be, the sun will rise without you
    A locked door on a candy store is what you are
    A slim chance in tight pants is what you are
    All that I loved you for, I want it more

    CHORUS

    You ain't giving what I'm not taking
    I'm not missing what we ain't making
    Oh but I saw in you, now I see through

    CHORUS TWO TIMES

    Don't shed no tears,
    I don't need , I don't need
    I don't need a thing



    Such a good breakup song.
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield
    Rick Springfield was not a one-hit wonder -- far from it. He hit the charts with a number of songs in the early-to-mid 80's, including "Human Touch", "Don't Talk to Strangers", the unfortunate "Bop 'til You Drop", and my personal fave "Love Somebody".

    My own one-hit-wonder list includes:"

    Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    99 Luftbaloons (in the original Deutch) - Nena
    Crash - The Primitives
    Prime Mover - Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction (I don't know if this even qualifies as a "hit")
    Song 2 - Blur (mandatory kickoff music at every NFL game)
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Song 2 - Blur (mandatory kickoff music at every NFL game)
    Oh, now I take issue with this one...Blur is an amazing band, they've been around for at least 15 years (and still going strong) and have seven albums to their credit. They are one of the most respected bands in Europe. Their members spawned Gorillaz as well as a couple of very interesting side projects. Here in America, yes that was their biggest hit and it kind of gets to me that it's what they're known for...but even here that's not the ONLY thing they're known for, they have a lot of fans and I daresay some other hit songs too. Girls & Boys, There's No Other Way...uh, these are well-known songs, right? I think?
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Quote Originally Posted by dman
    The Ballad of Jayne - L.A. Guns


    L.A. Guns had some good rockers that did well chart wise, albeit not as good as "Jayne".
    "Never Enough" and "Kiss My Love Goodbye" also did well.

    Yeah, I don't know how to consider the metal/hair band that had the obligatory ballad that charted well. I was into that genre of music at the time, so from my POV then they are definitely not one-hit wonders. But I can certainly understand and those who consider them such.
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    Oh, now I take issue with this one...Blur is an amazing band, they've been around for at least 15 years (and still going strong) and have seven albums to their credit. They are one of the most respected bands in Europe. Their members spawned Gorillaz as well as a couple of very interesting side projects. Here in America, yes that was their biggest hit and it kind of gets to me that it's what they're known for...but even here that's not the ONLY thing they're known for, they have a lot of fans and I daresay some other hit songs too. Girls & Boys, There's No Other Way...uh, these are well-known songs, right? I think?
    Ah, but Song 2 is the only song that charted in the U.S., hence the "one-hit wonder" title.

    This principle can also be applied to decent bands like L.A. Guns (who made good music, but only produced one "hit") and incredible artists like Michael Penn ("No Myth" was one of his only hits, but probably the worst song on his "March" album).

    We're talking strictly charted hits, here.
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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Technically....Jimi Hendrix was a 1 hit wonder........... how sad is that.

    But you are not going to put him and Tommy James and the Shondels....or Paul revere and the Raiders in the same category. Even though the latter 2 had more "Hits"

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    Now don't be dissing Draggin the Line.

    You want a 1- hit wonder?

    Box Tops - The Letter (unless you consider Neon Rainbow a hit too)

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    Re: Your favorite one-hit wonders, please...

    some of my favorites

    In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry
    Spirit in the Sky-Norman Greenbaum
    Ooh ooh Child-5 Stairsteps
    Looking Glass-Brandy
    Popcorn-Hot Butter
    Hot Rod Lincoln-Commander Cody...
    Seasons in the Sun-Terry Jacks
    Feelings-Morris Albert
    Driver's Seat-Sniff n the Tears
    Born to be Alive-Patrick Hernandez
    Sausalito Summernight-Diesel
    Whirly Girl-Oxo
    Beat's So Lonely-Charley Sexton (had a couple other good songs but not big on the charts)
    I Don't Mind at All-Bourgeois Tagg
    Get Here-Oleta Adams
    Pure-Lightning Seeds
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