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Favorite "One Hit Wonder"

Discussion in 'Music' started by jmt, Oct 1, 2004.
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  1. eyeteeth Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MrSiki99
    No Rain - Blind Melon
    Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve




    The Verve had a 2nd hit with 'Lucky Man' I believe.

    Besides I consider a "one hit wonder" to be a band/artist that were generally without redeeming/worthy enough musical qualities, aside from the one hit. The Verve were a very good band with quite a few excellent songs. Blind Melon does have a bit of a cult following which is based on the quality of the songs. I've enjoyed 'Galaxie' very much in the past, which was not a hit BTW.

    Now I have a spontaneous need to hear my favorite The Verve song, 'The Rolling People'. And maybe 'Galaxie' as well [​IMG]
     
  2. rickcr42 Contributor
    summertime blues-blue cheer [​IMG]
     
  3. Jasper994 Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NightStalker
    Wow never realised that made it to the Us, must say it was a good song although by no means their best. Silverchair are huge over here and have had 3 or 4 number one albums that keep winning ARIA's. Just as some info on the side the lead singer is quite publically fighting athritus (sp?) and from memory is married to Natalie Imbruglia (you get any of her stuff over i nthe US?)

    Theres your pointless Australian music trivia for today [​IMG]

    PS: I'd have to second the new radicals: Get what you give... great up lifing song

    cheers
    -jake




    Would you recommend any particular album?
     
  4. mb3k
    ATC - Around the World
     
  5. JES
    "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

    Love this song and I don't know why.

    This is an interesting thread.
     
  6. Thelonious Monk
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    Originally Posted by Jahn /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Baby's Got Back - Six Mix Alot. What can I say, the man's a genius.



    amen.

    and a one hit wonder isn't a good group with only one commercially successful song- if that were the case, Jimi Hendrix would be a prime example of a one-hit wonder. it's a bad group with one cool/funny song.

    sir mix a lot is definitely a one hit wonder. Baby Got Back is the only song anyone knows from him.

    and it's a winner, especially for having the "m-m-me so horny" sample...
     
  7. fordgtlover Contributor
    Silverchair's first album, frogstomp, is really quite immature teenage hard rock (I think they were about 15 at the time). It was quite reminiscent of a lot of 70's rock. With great songs including Tommorrow and Israel's Son.

    By their second album, Freakshow, Silverchairs's songwriting was starting to show signs of maturity and their musical competance had improved considerably. There are sure signs of Pearl Jam and Nirvana's influence on these kids, but they still managed to have a distintive sound and their own song, not just another Seattle sound imitator. With great tracks including Abuse Me and Freak.

    I saw them on their Freakshow tour. I don't think I saw them look at the crowd once, but they certainly knew how to rock.

    Their third album, Neon Ballroom, while still retaining threads of their hard rock teenage angst stye, started showing a level of maturity well beyong their late teen years. This is a well considered and more mature offering. Popular songs included Ana's Song and Anthem

    Diorama was their fourth album. It offered a much more mature and far less angry style of music. With songs such as "Across the night" being more reminiscent of theatrical progressive rock rather than earlier style based on the ubiquitous Seattle sound.

    I kind of lost interest in them after this because Daniel Johns, the lead singer, got sick, married that chick who used to be on some dodgy Australian soap opera and also sings a bit.. that's it , Natalie Imbruglia. And Silverchair's music started moving in all sorts of strange directions.

    Oh well, we have four great albums to remember them by. And all by the time they were 22!!!

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    Originally Posted by Jasper994 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Would you recommend any particular album?



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NightStalker /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Wow never realised that made it to the Us, must say it was a good song although by no means their best. Silverchair are huge over here and have had 3 or 4 number one albums that keep winning ARIA's. Just as some info on the side the lead singer is quite publically fighting athritus (sp?) and from memory is married to Natalie Imbruglia (you get any of her stuff over i nthe US?)

    Theres your pointless Australian music trivia for today [​IMG]

    PS: I'd have to second the new radicals: Get what you give... great up lifing song

    cheers
    -jake




     
  8. MrSomeone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SBomm /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    The Knack - My Sherona



    Thirded.

    I have to mention Chumbawamba - Tubthumping as well.
     
  9. jhendri2
    "Black Betty" - Ram Jam

    One of the best 1hw of all time [​IMG]

    Jim
     
  10. camille
    damn, I can't believe no one has mentioned "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. That song always does it for me! gotta love the parachute pants!!![​IMG]
     
  11. Happy Camper
    I know it was favorite one hit wonder, but you can't give just one so how bout a few

    Children of the Sun- Billy Thorpe
    One Toke Over The Line- Brewer & Shippley
    Lake Shore Drive- Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah
    Never Met A Dog- Vinagar Joe
    The Last Illusion- JF Murphy & Salt
    Pinball- Brian Prothroe
    Avenging Annie- Andy Pratt
    Chevy Van- Sammy Johns
    Isle of Debris- Stu Nunnery
    Killer at 25- Glass Moon
    Riding the Wind- Gulliver
    Hot Summer Nights- Night
    Head Under Water/Sepia's Sister- Shoot
    Back to The Universe- Randy Pie
    Be With Me- Butts Band
    Living In The City- Hookfoot
    Is He Better Than Me- Prism
    Symphonic Slam- Modane Train
    In The Arms of Mary- Chilliwack
    You Gotta Let Go- Ironhorse
    Recognition- Detective
    A Fine, Fine Day- Tony Carey
    Touch My Soul- Michael Fennelly
    Baby Come Back- Billy Rankin
    The Prize- The Blend
    Elmer Fudd- Kill the Wabbit

    OK, I'll quit.
     
  12. Steve_72
    No Rain- Blind Melon
     
  13. jonnyhambone
    'Rumours' - Timex Social Club

    'Sunglasses At Night' - Corey Hart

    'Take On Me' - a-ha

    'You're My Obsession' - Animotion

    'Amy' - Pure Prairie League (pains me to say it 'cuz I love this whole album 'Bustin' Out')
     
  14. fordgtlover Contributor
    Billy Thorpe was one of Australia's most successful Pop and Rock artists of the 1960's and 70's.

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

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Happy Camper /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I know it was favorite one hit wonder, but you can't give just one so how bout a few

    Children of the Sun- Billy Thorpe
    ...




     
  15. FalconP
    "Twist in My Sobriety" -- Tanita Tikaram: it was amazing this song was such a hit considering what a pile of word salad it is.
    "Take My Breath Away" -- from the film Top Gun; the group who performed this song was called Berlin.
    "Falling" (Twin Peaks Theme) -- Julie Cruise
    "One Night in Bangkok" -- Murray Head.
     
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