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r2473
08-09-2010, 03:04 PM
Please, do not cut and paste large lists from the internet. Just post your favorite one hit wonders.

Mine is:

My Sharona - The Knack

10s talk
08-09-2010, 04:40 PM
Don McLean American Pie

flyinghippos101
08-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Michael chang?

Doubles
08-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen...

ronalditop
08-09-2010, 05:37 PM
Simple Minds - Dont you forget about me

SuperFly
08-09-2010, 06:02 PM
Take On Me.

/thread

pmata814
08-09-2010, 06:37 PM
M. Night Shayamalan :)

SempreSami
08-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen...

Geno was a far better song.

Hapless
08-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

NickC
08-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

/thread

fundrazer
08-09-2010, 07:37 PM
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

/thread

But it's not like that song even made him famous(when it came out). I mean isn't it mostly thanks to 4chan/the internet?

Anyways, my contribution Europe "The Final Countdown".

ollinger
08-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Don McLean was a two-hit wonder -- "American Pie" and "Vincent" both reached #1 on national charts.

vsbabolat
08-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Tommy Tutone - Jenny

Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

Big Country - In A Big Country

rufusbgood
08-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Spirit in the Sky

jamesblakefan#1
08-09-2010, 08:36 PM
But it's not like that song even made him famous(when it came out). I mean isn't it mostly thanks to 4chan/the internet?

It was #1 in the UK & the US, he's one of the few British male artists to accomplish that feat. Also was #1 song for the UK in 1987.

Back on topic, some of my favorites are:

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Cassie - Me & U
Skee Lo - I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller

There's plenty more, I'll leave that for the rest.

SlapShot
08-09-2010, 08:37 PM
Take On Me.

/thread

This was the first one that came to mind.

Great tune. Huge hook.

jswinf
08-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Merilee Rush, Angel of the Morning

Bobby Jr
08-10-2010, 07:17 AM
Take On Me.

/thread
Mmmmmmm. No.

"The Sun Always Shines On TV" was massive for them also - reaching #1 in the UK and sold over 4.5 million singles globally. People just always forget about it because "Take On Me" was even more epic.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

/thread
Nor Rick... "Whenever You Need Somebody" was #1 in a number of countries and the album of the same name sold something like 15 million copies! No small feat even in those days. "Together Forever" also reached #1 in a number of countries including US (Billboard charts), Canada and #2 in the UK - was a massive hit. "Take Me to Your Heart" and a few other songs were also pretty popular.

He's also the only male artist to ever have his first eight singles all chart in the UK top 10.

hollywood9826
08-10-2010, 07:59 AM
Some good ones there. Though thanks to internets people only think Astley did that one song. Thanks for clearing that up Bobby Jr.

The biggest one hit wonder that pops into my head is.

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Falloutjr
08-10-2010, 08:17 AM
J-Kwon - Tipsy
Clipse- Grindin'
Barenaked Ladies - One Week

Those are the big 3 I can think of at the moment. I'm a youngin so IDRK :P

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Nor Rick... "Whenever You Need Somebody" was #1 in a number of countries and the album of the same name sold something like 15 million copies! No small feat even in those days. "Together Forever" also reached #1 in a number of countries including US (Billboard charts), Canada and #2 in the UK - was a massive hit. "Take Me to Your Heart" and a few other songs were also pretty popular.

He's also the only male artist to ever have his first eight singles all chart in the UK top 10.

"Cry For Help" was another one that was pretty big here in the US. Mr. Astley's had a pretty nice career for himself.

Dedans Penthouse
08-10-2010, 10:14 AM
60's Sophwith Camel - "Hello, Hello"
70's Mongo Jerry - "In the Summertime"
("if her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal...if her daddy's poor, just do what you feel")

80's The Vapors - "I Think I'm Turning Japanese"
90's The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"
00's Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"

Falloutjr
08-10-2010, 10:17 AM
60's Sophwith Camel - "Hello, Hello"
70's Mongo Jerry - "In the Summertime"
("if her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal...if her daddy's poor, just do what you feel")

80's The Vapors - "I Think I'm Turning Japanese"
90's The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"
00's Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"

Gnarls had a couple of other good songs that were popular actually.

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2010, 10:19 AM
Gnarls had a couple of other good songs that were popular actually.

If you call The Clipse a OHW, GB is definitely a OHW.

hollywood9826
08-10-2010, 10:32 AM
To me they would both be OHW's.

How bout the KnockinBoots song in the 90's. Who sang that, was it Candyman? I think thats another OHW.

Falloutjr
08-10-2010, 10:42 AM
Well if GB would be a OHW, then Devo - Whip It is definitely a OHW, though they are a good band.

hollywood9826
08-10-2010, 10:50 AM
Devo is a good one. Not sure what else they had that was mainstream popular.

Also Rumpshaker by Wrex-n-effect.

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Shaggy - Boombastic
Tag Team - Whoomp! There it is! (featuring Obama in the video)

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/7/2010/06/500x_obamagood.jpg

http://gawker.com/5556281/was-obama-in-the-1993-music-video-for-whoomp-there-it-is

himynameisNIKE
08-10-2010, 11:11 AM
[QUOTE=jamesblakefan#1;4932182]Shaggy - Boombastic
uhhhhhh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4axo9rmJY

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2010, 11:17 AM
[QUOTE=jamesblakefan#1;4932182]Shaggy - Boombastic
uhhhhhh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4axo9rmJY

Sorry had a brain fart. How could I forget about "It Wasn't Me".

Falloutjr
08-10-2010, 11:21 AM
Reel 2 Real - I Like To Move It as well, that just came to me.

Ultra2HolyGrail
08-10-2010, 11:38 AM
Shaggy - Boombastic
Tag Team - Whoomp! There it is! (featuring Obama in the video)


I don't know if you really believe that is obama but you can see from a mile away his teeth next to his front two are much bigger.


http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/7/2010/06/500x_obamagood.jpg
http://www.illinoisfamily.org/content/img/f32865/Obama.jpg

willdog123
08-10-2010, 11:57 AM
Frank Stallone: Far From Over

Anaconda
08-10-2010, 01:29 PM
"Cry For Help" was another one that was pretty big here in the US. Mr. Astley's had a pretty nice career for himself.

Rick Astley wasn't a one hit wonder. He actually didn't get forced out of the music business (Poor CD and ticket sales etc). He just didn't enjoy the fame.

Slayer_of_Kings
08-10-2010, 03:31 PM
William Devaughn -'Be Thankful for What You've Got'

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2010, 03:36 PM
Rick Astley wasn't a one hit wonder. He actually didn't get forced out of the music business (Poor CD and ticket sales etc). He just didn't enjoy the fame.

He's still around touring and such. I'm a fan of his on Facebook. :p Apparently he's on Twitter as well.

RealityPolice
08-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Big Country - In A Big Country

You may not know this, but Big Country had ten Top 30 singles (many of them Top Ten) in the UK and Ireland, and their first three albums all reached the Top Five there (#1, #1, #3). They broke up in 2005 upon the death of singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, after almost 25 years as a band.

Re: the list: Iron Butterfly.

/in-a-gadda-da-vida, baby

Doubles
08-10-2010, 08:04 PM
Iron Butterfly is so epic. Here's another: Harlold Faltermeyer - Axel F. Oh, and Men Without Hats -Safety Dance...

gopokes
08-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Dave Loggins - "Please Come to Boston."

Rui
08-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Jimmy Eat World : "The Middle"

gopokes
08-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Ratt - "Round and Round"

Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"

Stealer"s Wheel" - "Stuck in the Middle with You"

Falloutjr
08-11-2010, 07:23 AM
Jimmy Eat World =/= OHW

The Authority Song and Let It Happen were great songs, among many others. Great band overall.

SlapShot
08-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Jimmy Eat World =/= OHW

The Authority Song and Let It Happen were great songs, among many others. Great band overall.

The album that The Middle was on had multiple other singles, some that got regular airplay. Sweetness, Bleed American, and A Praise Chorus all had videos and airplay.

On Futures, Pain had some moderate success.

Chase This Light actually charted into the top 5 on the Billboard 200.

Definitely not a OHW.

Power Player
08-11-2010, 11:21 AM
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

/thread

He had more then one hit.

r2473
08-11-2010, 11:36 AM
He had more then one hit.

But he never inhaled.

Andres
08-11-2010, 02:41 PM
We Are the World - USA for Africa.

USA for Africa never released any other single after that!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rui
08-11-2010, 04:50 PM
The album that The Middle was on had multiple other singles, some that got regular airplay. Sweetness, Bleed American, and A Praise Chorus all had videos and airplay.

On Futures, Pain had some moderate success.

Chase This Light actually charted into the top 5 on the Billboard 200.

Definitely not a OHW.

I stand corrected.

Falloutjr
08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses At Night

Old school so I'm not entirely sure, but haven't heard any other song of his brought up on a regular basis.

vsbabolat
08-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses At Night

Old school so I'm not entirely sure, but haven't heard any other song of his brought up on a regular basis.

I thought Corey Hart had another hit with "Never Surrender"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocnrPLKbkD0

LuckyR
08-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music

The Romantics- What I Like About You

T1000
08-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Ratt - "Round and Round"

Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"

Stealer"s Wheel" - "Stuck in the Middle with You"

Ratt are you serious? Ever heard of dance, I want a woman, slip of the lip, way cool junior, back for more. I'm missing some but they are not a one hit wonder

T1000
08-12-2010, 08:11 PM
But it's not like that song even made him famous(when it came out). I mean isn't it mostly thanks to 4chan/the internet?

Anyways, my contribution Europe "The Final Countdown".

Europe also had rock the night, Cherokee, and a couple other songs

T1000
08-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Tommy Tutone - Jenny

Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

Big Country - In A Big Country

Iris also had love is like a rock and if you want to count it play that funky music since he was the lead singer of wild cherry iirc

T1000
08-12-2010, 08:15 PM
Anyway my contribution is lunatic fringe by red rider

mtommer
08-13-2010, 12:50 AM
Men In Hats: "Safety Dance"

Nena: "99 Red Balloons" (although I believe she was more popular in her native Germany)

Gary Numen: "Cars" (at least here in the US)

Frida: "I Know There's Something Going On."

Night Ranger: "Sister Christian" (I can't remember anything else by Night Ranger.)

bezs
08-13-2010, 01:13 AM
Spin Doctors - 2 Princes

MAXXply
08-13-2010, 06:49 PM
That's What I Like About You - The Romantics
Echo Beach - Martha and The Muffins
Get Used To It - Roger Voudouris
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastique Bertrand
Toein' The Line (?) - Rocky Burnette
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
I Shoulda Known Better - Jim Diamond
Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometime (?) - The Corgis
Ship of Fools - World Party
Sing Halleleujah - Dr Alban
Another Night - The Real McCoy
I Wanna Sex You Up - Colour Me Badd
The Right Kind of Love - Jeremy Jordan
Word Up - Cameo
I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman (solo)
Let's Go All The Way - Sly Fox

etc etc...sorry, bored at work...:)

T1000
08-13-2010, 07:08 PM
Men In Hats: "Safety Dance"

Nena: "99 Red Balloons" (although I believe she was more popular in her native Germany)

Gary Numen: "Cars" (at least here in the US)

Frida: "I Know There's Something Going On."

Night Ranger: "Sister Christian" (I can't remember anything else by Night Ranger.)

Night Ranger also has: you can still rock in america, don't tell me you love me, and sentimental street

gopokes
08-13-2010, 09:27 PM
The Romantics also had "Talking in your Sleep."

Billy Vera and the Beaters - "At this moment" - Awesome song!

gopokes
08-13-2010, 09:35 PM
And who could forget Bourgeois Tagg - "I don't mind at all"

Or Marilyn Martin (in tandem with Phil Collins) singing "Separate Lives"

I still remember that music video...she was awe-inspiring...

Radicalized
08-13-2010, 09:57 PM
Heard on radio recently with guy who can't drive without it on:

Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Gary Numan: Cars

Here in my car I feel safest of all...

MAXXply
08-13-2010, 11:21 PM
The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
(Sending Me) Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
The Rhythm of the Night - Corona
Wild Horses - Gino Vanelli
Wild Wild West - The Escape Club
Winds of Change - The Scorpions
Puttin' on the Ritz - Paco
Movie Star - Harpo
Fade to Grey - Visage
Never Been To Me - Charlene
Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Calling Your Name - Marilyn
I Eat Cannibal - Toto Coelho
I'm Diggin' Your Scene - The Blow Monkeys
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
Beats So Lonely - Charlie Sexton

norbac
08-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Mighty Mighty Bosstones- "The impression that I get"

T1000
08-14-2010, 05:25 AM
Winds of Change - The Scorpions


Rock you like a hurricane
Lonedrive
Big city nights
No one like you
Bad boys running wild
Passion rules the game
Still loving you
Loving you Sunday morning
I'm leaving you

OrangeOne
08-14-2010, 06:04 AM
But it's not like that song even made him famous(when it came out). I mean isn't it mostly thanks to 4chan/the internet?

Surely that's said by someone who likely wasn't even alive at the time.... (To add to the comments above about US & UK, also a massive number 1 in Australia too).

SlapShot
08-14-2010, 08:06 AM
Mighty Mighty Bosstones- "The impression that I get"

The Bosstones only had one "top" hit, but they're still around and they have had many singles that they've released before and since. Actually, the single "The Rascal King" was a top-10 modern rock single.

They got caught up in the summer of ska, along with Reel Big Fish (who are also still around and releasing records).

Don S
08-14-2010, 04:32 PM
Well, Technically, Jimi Hendrix only had one song crack the Billboard top 20 - All Along The Watchtower.

Also, Gino Vanelli had hits with Living Inside Myself and I Just Want To Stop.

The Divinyls had a minor hit with "Pleasure and Pain" about 5 years before I Touch Myself.

The Breeders had one hit with Cannonball

Romeo Void had Never Say Never.

Don S
08-14-2010, 04:39 PM
Please, do not cut and paste large lists from the internet. Just post your favorite one hit wonders.

Mine is:

My Sharona - The Knack

Don't Forget "Baby Talks Dirty" and "Good Girls Don't"

And RIP Doug Fieger

Dedans Penthouse
08-14-2010, 06:03 PM
"Lies" - The Knickerbockers

(considered by some, the best 'Beatle' song not written or recorded by The Beatles)

SempreSami
08-14-2010, 06:33 PM
Don't Forget "Baby Talks Dirty" and "Good Girls Don't"

And RIP Doug Fieger

Their cover of Heartbeat on Get the Knack is also fantastic.

Fifth Set
08-14-2010, 08:02 PM
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star

This one hit wonder had another significance: first video ever played on MTV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJ9AnNz47Y

Trivia: Band members Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes went on to have huge careers after the band, Horn as a producer and Downes as a founder of Asia.

The band did have other hits outside of the U.S., including one of my favorites, Elstree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGOoSdqP1eU).

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iZDnhPtR9B8/SScyRim-drI/AAAAAAAAADA/2HHpQqudmcQ/s400/buggles.jpg

http://graemeharrison.typepad.com/.a/6a010536c6478a970c0112790c9c3628a4-500wi

gopokes
08-14-2010, 08:41 PM
In matters of Hair Band trivia, T1000 has the stuff!

T1000 - Were you a roadie for "Great White" by chance? :)

Speaking of hair bands, how about Extreme - "More than Words"

I'll also take a step back and give a shout out to Bill Haley and the Comets - "Rock Around the Clock" ...and....Our own Eddie Murphy - "Party All the Time".

T1000
08-14-2010, 08:56 PM
In matters of Hair Band trivia, T1000 has the stuff!

T1000 - Were you a roadie for "Great White" by chance? :)

Speaking of hair bands, how about Extreme - "More than Words"

I'll also take a step back and give a shout out to Bill Haley and the Comets - "Rock Around the Clock" ...and....Our own Eddie Murphy - "Party All the Time".

Haha I wish, I'm too young yo have witnessed it all since I'm only 18. Great white is good though couple good songs. And extreme had a couple more good ones hole hearted, rest in peace, and stay with me or something like that can't remember the name

Trinity TC
08-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kyqdNhk9k) - Edison Lighthouse
United We Stand Divided We Fall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB3RBxnn98g&feature=related) - Brotherhood Of Man
My Baby Loves Lovin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL0ijo89E9M&feature=fvw) - White Plains
Beach Baby - First Class

These were British "One Hit Wonder" bands that made it big in North America...except that they were sung by session singer Tony Burrows! The first two vids are from the January 29, 1970 episode of BBC's "Top Of The Pops"...Burrows also appeared that night singing "My Baby Loves Lovin" with White Plains. The guy (Roger Kellaway, who is also in the Brotherhood Of Man video BTW) lip synching this song isn't the original singer...it's the chap on the extreme left...who is doing the lead singing in the first two videos.:)

gopokes
08-15-2010, 09:09 AM
How about Randy Vanwarmer - "Just When I Needed You Most"

Andres
08-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

T1000
08-15-2010, 08:39 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Call me crazy but queen had more than one hit

Don S
08-15-2010, 09:23 PM
One of my all time favorite One hit wonders - Driver's Seat by Sniff & the Tears

viduka0101
08-16-2010, 01:53 AM
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
or
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Don't Do It)

MAXXply
08-16-2010, 04:53 AM
Where Do You Go? (My Lovely) - No Mercy
To Be With You - Mr Big
Informer - Snow
Pop Muzik - "M"
The Only Way Is Up - Yazz (and The Plastic Population)
Finally - CC Peniston
I Like Your Smile - Shanice
Ooh Ahh (Just A little Bit) - Gina G
La Macarena - Los Del Rios
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega

Andres
08-16-2010, 08:50 AM
Call me crazy but queen had more than one hit
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

r2473
08-16-2010, 09:37 AM
Don't Forget "Baby Talks Dirty" and "Good Girls Don't"

And RIP Doug Fieger

Those were hits?

I realize "one hit wonder" bands will have written more than just the one song, but they only had one "hit".

Don S
08-16-2010, 05:21 PM
Those were hits?

I realize "one hit wonder" bands will have written more than just the one song, but they only had one "hit".

Yup, I had both of them on 45. Obviously, they didn't climb as high as My Sharona (which was a #1) but Good Girls Don't made it to #11 so that does indeed make it a hit. Baby Talks Dirty made it into the top 40 - around #35 or so.
Some more classics :

Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
Don't Give up On Us Baby - David Soul
Don't Call Us - Sugarloaf
99 Luft Ballons - Nena (although she was huge in Germany - here? not so much)
My personal Favorite 80's song - The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun - Julie Brown (Good luck finding it though, not very PC these days)

r2473
08-16-2010, 05:45 PM
Didn't know The Knack had other songs on the billboard charts.

Brings up an interesting question though......is a hit defined by its position on the billboard charts? If so, you could say a band like The Grateful Dead only had one hit (Touch of Grey)......(I think that is their only song that hit the charts, but I didn't look it up), even though they have many songs that were quite popular / lots of people know / endure.

On the flip side of the debate, I think the other two songs by The Knack were quite forgettable (and forgotten).

Don S
08-16-2010, 06:21 PM
Didn't know The Knack had other songs on the billboard charts.

Brings up an interesting question though......is a hit defined by its position on the billboard charts? If so, you could say a band like The Grateful Dead only had one hit (Touch of Grey)......(I think that is their only song that hit the charts, but I didn't look it up), even though they have many songs that were quite popular / lots of people know / endure.

On the flip side of the debate, I think the other two songs by The Knack were quite forgettable (and forgotten).

I think that a hit is defined by it's billboard position. A song that cracks the top 40 is a hit.
Touch of Grey was the Dead's only hit. They were actually performing that song live well before they ever recorded it.

Not too many guys who were teenagers in the late 70's/early 80's have forgotten the lyrics to Good Girls Don't :)

Same situation applies to the Band Berlin, everyone remembers their hit "Take My Breath Away" (the band broke up because of that song BTW) but they also hit with "No More Words" Teri Nunn still looks great though after all these years.

Bud
08-16-2010, 07:23 PM
Don McLean American Pie

Vincent

A-Ha - Take On Me.

The Sun always Shines on TV

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

Too many hits to list (at least 4 more)

Ratt - "Round and Round"

At least 4 more hits

Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses At Night

Never Surrender

The Romantics- What I Like About You

Talking in your Sleep

Night Ranger: "Sister Christian" (I can't remember anything else by Night Ranger.)

At least 4-5 more hits (Dont tell me you love me, four in the morning, when you close your eyes, sentimental street, etc.)

Night Ranger was HUGE in the 1980's!

Winds of Change - The Scorpions


They had at least 5 hits just on the American charts (no one like you, rock you like a hurricane, still loving you, etc.)

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Lol! Hopefully a joke (at least 40-50 hits)


Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Don't Do It)

Two Tribes was a huge hit (#1 on the UK charts for 9 weeks knocking out the previous record holder Bohemian Rhapsody)


^^Above in bold were definitely not one-hit wonders^^

- - - -

OP should collect all top 10 one hit wonders, create a list, then create a CD containing each for every contributor to this thread ;)

r2473
08-16-2010, 07:43 PM
I think that a hit is defined by it's billboard position. A song that cracks the top 40 is a hit.
Touch of Grey was the Dead's only hit. They were actually performing that song live well before they ever recorded it.

Not too many guys who were teenagers in the late 70's/early 80's have forgotten the lyrics to Good Girls Don't :)

Same situation applies to the Band Berlin, everyone remembers their hit "Take My Breath Away" (the band broke up because of that song BTW) but they also hit with "No More Words" Teri Nunn still looks great though after all these years.

That certainlly makes this game tougher to play (at least if you do it from memory without looking up the band on google to be sure they only had one song to crack into the top 40). Now that I looked up "Good Girls Don't" on the internet, I do recall this one too (maybe I just never knew it was The Knack. I would have been pretty young at the time).

I would be a little uncomfortable calling The Dead a one hit wonder however.

Limpinhitter
08-16-2010, 08:10 PM
Here are a few of my faves. Am I dating myself? LOL!

"Grazin' in the Grass" - Hugh Masakela
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAG9Q9OzUNc

"Vehicle" - The Ides Of March
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBMo8xHGNs

"Itchycoo Park" - The Small Faces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJzcF0v1eOE

"Get it On" - Chase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yev4UNQzxTg

"Funky Nassau" - The Beginning of the End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbiwqJWIyo&feature=fvst

"Tighten Up" - Archie Bell & The Drells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8&feature=related

"Express Yourself" - Charles Wright
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WKen6oWdJ8&feature=related

"The Rapper" - The Jaggerz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fYV3dJp-k4

"Oooo Child" - The Five Stairsteps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVF4r3fLBrU

"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPlGFh6OpQ

"In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc9wIzi96_E

"Venus" - Shocking Blue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DBcbZc3ck

"Get Together" - The Youngbloods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4fWN6VvgKQ

"Soulful Strut" - Young, Holt Unlimted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1XSOzDPik

"Baby it's You" - Smith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha_EJZAXhwY&feature=related

"More Today than Yesterday" - The Spiral Staircase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45ezAAeMDw

"Everlasting Love" (original version) - Robert Knight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYxZiYFeIc&feature=related

"Green Eyed Lady" - Sugarloaf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_DydKnpDsk&feature=related

"Smiling Faces" - The Undisputed Truth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tm4F-E_Wzc

Bud
08-16-2010, 08:24 PM
I compiled a list a number of years ago and was going to burn a CD with some of my favorites:

- - - - -

Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

Undercover Angel - Alan O'day

Mississippi Queen - Mountain

I want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

Disco Duck - Rick Dees

When the Heart Rules the Mind - GTR

Mickey - Toni Basil

All I need - Jack Wagner

Tarzan Boy - Baltimora

Cars with the Boom - L'Trimm

Baby got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot

Ariel - Dean Friedman

Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth

The Final Countdown - Europe

Rock me Amadeus - Falco

Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

They don't Know - Tracy Ullman

One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head

Macarena - Los Del Rio

Tubthumping - Chumbawumba

Mambo #5 - Lou Bega

Telephone Man - Meri Wilson

Black Betty - Ram Jam

King Tut - Steve Martin

Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe

Turning Japanese - The Vapors

Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo

Puttin on the Ritz - Taco

In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

Pop Muzic - M

Stumblin In - Suzi Quatro

The Hustle - Van Mcoy & The Soul City Symphony

- - - - -

I think all of these qualify

Tina
08-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Bud, From what you are posting, I think you are 10 years older than I am.:)

I compiled a list a number of years ago and was going to burn a CD with some of my favorites:

- - - - -

Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

Undercover Angel - Alan O'day

Mississippi Queen - Mountain

I want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

Disco Duck - Rick Dees

When the Heart Rules the Mind - GTR

Mickey - Toni Basil

All I need - Jack Wagner

Tarzan Boy - Baltimora

Cars with the Boom - L'Trimm

Baby got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot

Ariel - Dean Friedman

Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth

The Final Countdown - Europe

Rock me Amadeus - Falco

Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

They don't Know - Tracy Ullman

One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head

Macarena - Los Del Rio

Tubthumping - Chumbawumba

Mambo #5 - Lou Bega

Telephone Man - Meri Wilson

Black Betty - Ram Jam

King Tut - Steve Martin

Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe

Turning Japanese - The Vapors

Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo

Puttin on the Ritz - Taco

In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

Pop Muzic - M

Stumblin In - Suzi Quatro

The Hustle - Van Mcoy & The Soul City Symphony

- - - - -

I think all of these qualify

Bud
08-16-2010, 08:32 PM
Bud, From what you are posting, I think you are 10 years older than I am.:)

These are songs I recall in my lifetime... listening to most on vinyl and the radio (plus a few on CD)

I'm 42

Tina
08-16-2010, 08:35 PM
These are songs I recall in my lifetime... listening to most on vinyl and the radio (plus a few on CD)

I'm 42

Next question is are you a family man now:)

Yes, I am younger than you are.

FiveO
08-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - Steam

Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane (Rascal Flatts version is a cover of this original)

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn

Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

The Groove - Rodney Franklin (great jazz fusion keyboard cut - Aretha's nephew [I believe] great things were expected from him and pfffft.)

5

gopokes
08-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Midnight Oil - "Beds are Burning" - One of those songs that you love even though it is basically unintelligible. I guess the lead singer was a leading environmental advocate in Australia, and maybe still is.

Bud
08-16-2010, 09:46 PM
Midnight Oil - "Beds are Burning" - One of those songs that you love even though it is basically unintelligible. I guess the lead singer was a leading environmental advocate in Australia, and maybe still is.

They had another big hit called Blue Sky Mine (better tune than Beds are burning, IMO)

You're correct about the Environmental part. Blue Sky Mine also had an environmental slant.

Richard Pur
08-17-2010, 09:45 AM
I compiled a list a number of years ago and was going to burn a CD with some of my favorites:

- - - - -


Mickey - Toni Basil



Most people don't know that Toni Basil was in the movie Easy Rider (with Jack Nicholson) and that movie was from the late 60's. She must have been in her 40's when she put out the video Mickey. Most groups putting videos on MTV back then were very young, especially since "video killed the radio star". : - )

Richard Pur
08-17-2010, 09:55 AM
Same situation applies to the Band Berlin, everyone remembers their hit "Take My Breath Away" (the band broke up because of that song BTW) but they also hit with "No More Words" Teri Nunn still looks great though after all these years.

The album they had in 1985 (?) called Pleasure Victim had a few really good songs on it. Songs I recall are Sex (I'm a...), No More Words, Masquerade, Metro.

gopokes
08-17-2010, 10:19 PM
John Waite - "Missing You"

MAXXply
08-17-2010, 10:22 PM
John Waite - "Missing You"

Didn't he also have the follow-up hit "When I See You Smile" ?

OrangeOne
08-17-2010, 11:57 PM
Didn't he also have the follow-up hit "When I See You Smile" ?

Yup, released with the band "Bad English".

viduka0101
08-18-2010, 05:01 PM
Two Tribes was a huge hit (#1 on the UK charts for 9 weeks knocking out the previous record holder Bohemian Rhapsody)


meh,I knew someone would bring up Two Tribes

gopokes
08-18-2010, 09:12 PM
John Waite sang with Bad English? After his solo career?
How about...
Slade - "Run Run Away"

Trinity TC
08-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Slade also had a hit with the original version of "Cum On Feel The Noize"

Bud
08-20-2010, 01:13 AM
meh,I knew someone would bring up Two Tribes

It was a huge hit in the UK and also big in the US.

Ben42
08-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me

gopokes
08-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Dead or Alive also had "Brand New Lover" -

How about Yes - "Owner of a lonely heart"

ronalditop
08-20-2010, 07:38 PM
Creed - "With arms wide open"

MAXXply
08-20-2010, 11:51 PM
"I Know What Boys Like" - The Waitresses, c.1981(?)
"Rockit" - Herbie Hancock
"Strange Apparatus" - Godley and Creme
"Hey Lord" - Graham Parker and The Noise
"Baby Come Back" - that 70s band that included The Bold and the Beautiful's star Ron Moss...

Bud
08-21-2010, 04:03 PM
Dead or Alive also had "Brand New Lover" -

How about Yes - "Owner of a lonely heart"

Yes had a bunch of hits... even before their 80's 'comeback' (Leave It was another hit from that album)

Roundabout, Long Distance Runaround, etc. hits from the 70's

gopokes
08-21-2010, 08:24 PM
How about Poco - "Crazy Love"

T1000
08-21-2010, 08:30 PM
"I Know What Boys Like" - The Waitresses, c.1981(?)
"Rockit" - Herbie Hancock
"Strange Apparatus" - Godley and Creme
"Hey Lord" - Graham Parker and The Noise
"Baby Come Back" - that 70s band that included The Bold and the Beautiful's star Ron Moss...

I think you are thinking of Player

Dead or Alive also had "Brand New Lover" -

How about Yes - "Owner of a lonely heart"

Yes also had "It Can Happen" "Leave It" and "I've seen all good people"

der kommisar - after the fire
your Love - outfield
walking on sunshine - katrina and the waves
take on me - a-ha
hot hot hot - buster poindexter and his banshees
All right now - free
na na hey hey kiss him goodbye - steam
mr. big stuff - jean knight
unbelievable - emf
frampton comes alive - peter frampton he never really did anything before or after that album
through the fire and flames - dragonforce
st. elmos fire - john parr
broken wings - mr mister

Bud
08-22-2010, 07:43 AM
I believe Can't Find my way Home was their only hit :confused:

vsbabolat
08-22-2010, 07:55 AM
Iris also had love is like a rock and if you want to count it play that funky music since he was the lead singer of wild cherry iirc

Rob Parissi was lead vocals on "Play That Funky Music".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe1ScoePqVA

Here is Donnie on "Ah Leah"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5Arbm47IQ

vsbabolat
08-22-2010, 07:57 AM
Anyway my contribution is lunatic fringe by red rider

TOM COCHRANE was lead vocals with Red Rider and he had a hit with Life Is A Highway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPbL4yA7ik&feature=PlayList&p=CE770E647B78111F&index=0&playnext=1.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VTfVawW9TQ&feature=av2n

vsbabolat
08-22-2010, 05:20 PM
Mazzy Starr - Fade Into You

The Breeders - Cannon Ball

Dee Lite - Groove is in the Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4D1HSL7P98&feature=related

gopokes
08-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Peter Schilling - "Major Tom"

Hapless
08-28-2010, 04:15 PM
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - Steam

Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane (Rascal Flatts version is a cover of this original)

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn

Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

The Groove - Rodney Franklin (great jazz fusion keyboard cut - Aretha's nephew [I believe] great things were expected from him and pfffft.)

5

Alannah Myles had a bunch of major hits here in Canada spread over two albums, including "Love Is", "Black Velvet", and "Song Instead of a Kiss". As a bit of trivia, she also had an affair with Robert Plant when they toured together in the early 90s (he had a line about her and a velvet glove in the song "29 Palms")

Tom Cochrane is also in no way a one-hit wonder in Canada. He's been popular for 25-odd years, with about a dozen songs that still get regular airplay (including his Red Rider days).

aceX
08-28-2010, 04:19 PM
How Bizarre - OMC

The singer died recently :(

Bud
08-28-2010, 05:41 PM
How Bizarre - OMC

The singer died recently :(

Reminded me of another 80's group OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

I think their only hit was If you Leave

Limpinhitter
08-28-2010, 07:21 PM
"I Know What Boys Like" - The Waitresses, c.1981(?)
"Rockit" - Herbie Hancock
"Strange Apparatus" - Godley and Creme
"Hey Lord" - Graham Parker and The Noise
"Baby Come Back" - that 70s band that included The Bold and the Beautiful's star Ron Moss...

Herbie Hancock was a 1 hit wonder? Ever heard of:
Maiden Voyage
Chameleon
Watermelon Man
Cantaloupe Island
Never mind his groundbreaking work with Miles Davis, VSOP and The Headhunters.

The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
(Sending Me) Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
The Rhythm of the Night - Corona
Wild Horses - Gino Vanelli
Wild Wild West - The Escape Club
Winds of Change - The Scorpions
Puttin' on the Ritz - Paco
Movie Star - Harpo
Fade to Grey - Visage
Never Been To Me - Charlene
Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Calling Your Name - Marilyn
I Eat Cannibal - Toto Coelho
I'm Diggin' Your Scene - The Blow Monkeys
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
Beats So Lonely - Charlie Sexton

Gino Vanelli, a one hit wonder?!? Good grief! How about:
I just Wanna Stop
Living Inside Myself
People Gotta Move
Love of My Life
Wheels of Life

gopokes
08-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Martika - "Toy Soldiers"

Awful song...

RealityPolice
08-30-2010, 12:16 AM
I compiled a list a number of years ago and was going to burn a CD with some of my favorites:

...

In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

...

I think all of these qualify

I think this one might have to be the champ. Not only did it reach #1 on both sides of the pond, but Z & E were out of the music business altogether two years later, and most of the (many) artists who have covered "2525" have never had any hits either. :)

tennis_balla
08-30-2010, 02:26 AM
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

jerriy
08-30-2010, 02:37 AM
Some good ones there. Though thanks to internets people only think Astley did that one song. Thanks for clearing that up Bobby Jr.I agree. Many of the examples here are wrong.

Some of those weren't one hit wonders at all. It's just that thanks to MTV reruns, Internet and so forth they RETROACTIVELY become famous for one of their hits.

hawk eye
08-30-2010, 06:48 AM
The eighties had the greatest one hit wonders with all the kitsch video's.

how about this one:

laura branigan - self control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRzIDvb7QPY&feature=related



There are many, but this one beats them all i guess:

Gazebo - I like Chopin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grGjD1rTNyg&p=5A33D0BA3E480A99&playnext=1&index=6

hawk eye
08-30-2010, 07:11 AM
Sorry, still can be topped by the next vids

vintage (euro) eighties OHW-stuff, I lol when i watched those again

This one, with Bjorn Borg behind the piano (he certainly knew his languages)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C07uOukxxls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc197716Qro

Bud
08-30-2010, 11:31 AM
The eighties had the greatest one hit wonders with all the kitsch video's.

how about this one:

laura branigan - self control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRzIDvb7QPY&feature=related



There are many, but this one beats them all i guess:

Gazebo - I like Chopin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grGjD1rTNyg&p=5A33D0BA3E480A99&playnext=1&index=6

Laura Branigan was huge here in the states and had a number of big hits...

Gloria
Solitaire

Branigan rode that wave of great female rockers in the early 80's like Pat Benatar, Sheena Easton, Joan Jett, etc.

Bud
08-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas?
Stars on 45 - Stars on 45 Medley
Joey Scarbury - Theme From "Greatest American Hero"
Marty Balin (solo) - Hearts
Buckner and Garcia - Pac Man Fever
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics
Karla Bonoff - Personally
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching me
Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride
Ollie & Jerry - Breakin... There's No Stopping Us

- - -

Just listened to part of Hooked on Classics again for the first time in 25 years... forgot how good this stuff was :)

Here's the original radio played mix from 1981:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOntG5vRVMs

hawk eye
08-30-2010, 01:50 PM
Laura Branigan was huge here in the states and had a number of big hits...

Gloria
Solitaire

Branigan rode that wave of great female rockers in the early 80's like Pat Benatar, Sheena Easton, Joan Jett, etc.

Ok, over here in Europe 'self control' quite a hit, but i don't remember the other ones. Maybe when i here they sound somehow familiar.

decades
08-30-2010, 02:14 PM
mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmm - crash test dummies.

decades
08-30-2010, 02:22 PM
I think this one might have to be the champ. Not only did it reach #1 on both sides of the pond, but Z & E were out of the music business altogether two years later, and most of the (many) artists who have covered "2525" have never had any hits either. :)

bringing back the memories!

Limpinhitter
08-30-2010, 02:31 PM
Here are a few of my faves. Am I dating myself? LOL!

"Grazin' in the Grass" - Hugh Masakela
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAG9Q9OzUNc

"Vehicle" - The Ides Of March
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBMo8xHGNs

"Itchycoo Park" - The Small Faces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJzcF0v1eOE

"Get it On" - Chase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yev4UNQzxTg

"Funky Nassau" - The Beginning of the End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbiwqJWIyo&feature=fvst

"Tighten Up" - Archie Bell & The Drells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8&feature=related

"Express Yourself" - Charles Wright
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WKen6oWdJ8&feature=related

"The Rapper" - The Jaggerz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fYV3dJp-k4

"Oooo Child" - The Five Stairsteps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVF4r3fLBrU

"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPlGFh6OpQ

"In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc9wIzi96_E

"Venus" - Shocking Blue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DBcbZc3ck

"Get Together" - The Youngbloods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4fWN6VvgKQ

"Soulful Strut" - Young, Holt Unlimted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1XSOzDPik

"Baby it's You" - Smith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha_EJZAXhwY&feature=related

"More Today than Yesterday" - The Spiral Staircase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45ezAAeMDw

"Everlasting Love" (original version) - Robert Knight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYxZiYFeIc&feature=related

"Green Eyed Lady" - Sugarloaf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_DydKnpDsk&feature=related

"Smiling Faces" - The Undisputed Truth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tm4F-E_Wzc

OK, I interpreted "greatest 1HW's as the best music, not the highest rating in the charts. With that in mind, I painstakingly compiled a list of some seriously timeless music, and no one has commented on it. I even provided a YouTube link in case you don't know the songs. But, I'M NOT FEELING THE LOVE, OR THE HATE (as the case may be). So, I'm bumping my list to see if anyone has any opinions about these hits as the "greatest" in terms of the composition, arrangement and performance of the songs themselves!

PS: Also, I listed these from memory. If anyone knows of another top 40 charting hit by any of these artists, speak up!

PPS: If you haven't figured it out, yes, I'm a freak for the big band sound!

Sidd Finch
08-31-2010, 06:02 AM
Edie Brickell was around briefly with "What I am"....then she married Paul Simon and I never heard anything about her again

aimr75
08-31-2010, 06:06 AM
havent read through this thread, but how about Europe, final countdown ;)

SempreSami
08-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Reminded me of another 80's group OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

I think their only hit was If you Leave

What? Haven't you heard Enola Gay or Messages?

decades
08-31-2010, 04:08 PM
OK, I interpreted "greatest 1HW's as the best music, not the highest rating in the charts. With that in mind, I painstakingly compiled a list of some seriously timeless music, and no one has commented on it. I even provided a YouTube link in case you don't know the songs. But, I'M NOT FEELING THE LOVE, OR THE HATE (as the case may be). So, I'm bumping my list to see if anyone has any opinions about these hits as the "greatest" in terms of the composition, arrangement and performance of the songs themselves!

PS: Also, I listed these from memory. If anyone knows of another top 40 charting hit by any of these artists, speak up!

PPS: If you haven't figured it out, yes, I'm a freak for the big band sound!

you must be around 50. :)

Bud
08-31-2010, 09:00 PM
What? Haven't you heard Enola Gay or Messages?

Were they hits? Don't recall them here in the US.

gopokes
09-01-2010, 08:06 PM
Edie had the hit "Circle" also.

How about Spandau Ballet with "True" -

MAXXply
09-03-2010, 06:47 AM
"Pretty in Pink" - Psychadelic Furs
This, and other songs from the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald songbook just take me back no matter where I am when the song comes on (showing my age now:roll:)

SempreSami
09-03-2010, 07:14 AM
Were they hits? Don't recall them here in the US.

Enola Gay's their most well known track here.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55nw_omd-enola-gay_music

Andres
09-03-2010, 02:08 PM
The Beatles - She Loves You

gopokes
09-05-2010, 06:46 PM
Actually, The Beatles did pretty well here in the states with "Polythene Pam" -

How about Madness - "Our house"

Bud
09-05-2010, 08:38 PM
Edie had the hit "Circle" also.

How about Spandau Ballet with "True" -

Spandau Ballet also had a hit called Gold (which was a better song, IMO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSq8ZBdSxNU

The single True hit #1 in the UK (#4 in the US)
The single Gold hit #2 in the UK (#29 in the US)

Limpinhitter
09-17-2010, 11:40 AM
you must be around 50. :)

I used to be!

borg number one
09-17-2010, 12:02 PM
This one came to mind for me. Yet, looking into it further, it looks like this band did have one more big hit song a few years before this one.

867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBHJqtgo8RA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tutone

Tommy Tutone is a power pop-rock band, best known for its 1982 hit "867-5309/Jenny", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it is usually referred to as a San Francisco band, it was actually based in Willits, California, at the time that "Jenny" was released. The song became so popular that people in the United States to this day dial this telephone number and ask for Jenny as a prank. Regarding the famous number, "We had people threatening to sue us. It was the Buffalo Chief of Police's daughter's number in New York," said frontman Tommy Heath. Although the band is frequently remembered as a one-hit wonder, it had another top-40 hit on the Hot 100 with "Angel Say No" in 1980, predating "Jenny" by a couple of years.

A common misconception is that Tommy Tutone is the name of the lead singer; it is actually the name of the band. Tommy Heath is the lead singer. The name of the band developed from its original name, Tommy and the Tu-tones, to merely Tommy Tutone.

r2473
09-17-2010, 12:08 PM
The eighties had the greatest one hit wonders with all the kitsch video's.

how about this one:

laura branigan - self control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRzIDvb7QPY&feature=related



There are many, but this one beats them all i guess:

Gazebo - I like Chopin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grGjD1rTNyg&p=5A33D0BA3E480A99&playnext=1&index=6



Sorry, still can be topped by the next vids

vintage (euro) eighties OHW-stuff, I lol when i watched those again

This one, with Bjorn Borg behind the piano (he certainly knew his languages)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C07uOukxxls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc197716Qro

This is the best video. Period. Billy Squier "Rock me Tonite" (he is best known for the song "The Stroke" of course):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0j7sModCI&feature=player_embedded

Honorable mention goes to Judas Priest "Hot Rockin":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki3TpFZY7cU&feature=player_embedded

r2473
09-17-2010, 12:18 PM
The best of all time is:

Richard Harris - Macarthur Park

"Someone left the cake out in the rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su3JdzUUuH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amzJDSsC2IA

jerriy
09-17-2010, 12:39 PM
Laura Branigan was huge here in the states and had a number of big hits...

Gloria
Solitaire

Branigan rode that wave of great female rockers in the early 80's like Pat Benatar, Sheena Easton, Joan Jett, etc.Agreed.

Hawkeye was wrong in characterizing Branigan as a one hit wonder - her career was short but still it wasn't a single flash in the pan.

And imho a three, four, five hit wonder just isn't the same thing as an authentic one hit wonder in the likes of Final countdown and Macarena

dParis
09-17-2010, 12:49 PM
The best of all time is:

Richard Harris - Macarthur Park

"Someone left the cake out in the rain"

Very nice. Though this performance of MP is Mr. Harris' magnum opus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCjcax_DGAI

shwetty[tennis]balls
09-17-2010, 11:03 PM
One hit wonders...let me see...Andy Roddick- U.S. Open

cho1220
09-18-2010, 03:38 PM
Tipsy by Jkwon. This is an ez choice.

Giggs The Red Devil
09-18-2010, 04:42 PM
Rialto - Monday Morning 5:19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eyN2I-TlyA

scotus
09-18-2010, 06:11 PM
"You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone

10 weeks at #1 in the 70's.

Andres
09-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Mr.Brightside
09-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Please, do not cut and paste large lists from the internet. Just post your favorite one hit wonders.

Mine is:

My Sharona - The Knack

I saw the thread title, thought of this song, went to post, but you beat me to it. By a lot.

Arzon
09-21-2010, 04:42 PM
A few of my favs:
Piano man- Billy Joel
Free Fallin- Tom Petty
Bad Day- Daniel Powter

Mr.Brightside
09-22-2010, 12:50 AM
A few of my favs:
Piano man- Billy Joel
Free Fallin- Tom Petty
Bad Day- Daniel Powter

Billy Joel is most definitely not a one-hit wonder.

shwetty[tennis]balls
09-22-2010, 08:52 PM
Billy Joel is most definitely not a one-hit wonder.
Neither is Tom Petty!

TennisKid1
09-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Take on Me. Great song and music video!

JasonPlaysTennis
09-23-2010, 06:02 AM
I don't know if this has been posted yet, but this is the ULTIMATE one hit wonder. The guy holds the UK record for shortest time on the top 10 list at 9 seconds (peaking at No. 10)

Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7_3n7xyDg

Richard Pur
09-23-2010, 10:25 AM
One of my favorites is Cars by Gary Numan. Another good one is Major Tom by Peter Schilling.

jhick
09-23-2010, 10:54 AM
A few more 80's one hit wonders:

David & David - Welcome to the Boomtown
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Falco - Rock me Amadeus
Murray Head - One night in Bangkok