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Favorite "One Hit Wonder"

Discussion in 'Music' started by jmt, Oct 1, 2004.
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  1. bong
    wasn't Berlin's "No More Words" more of a minor hit? i forget... great song though. "The Metro" was also a minor hit, but was played all the time on Modern Rock radio back in the day.

    as for A Flock of Seagulls, they also had two minor hits, "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "Space Age Love Song" which IMHO is a hundred times better than "I Ran (So Far Away)."

    anyhoo... isn't the ultimate one hit wonder "The Macarena?" [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Camper
    SSG Barry Sadler- Ballad of the Green Berets
    Loren Green-Ringo
    Freda Paine-Band of Gold
    Johnny Paycheck-Take This Job and Shove It
    Falco-Rock Me Amadaus
     
  3. goldenratiophi
    Lipps Inc - "Funkytown"

    Funkytown is one of the greatest songs ever recorded.
     
  4. kontai69
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    Originally Posted by Happy Camper /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Falco-Rock Me Amadaus



    Falco also had Der Kommisar.[​IMG] That song has one of the catchiest bass lines I've heard.

    I cheated and found this site which lists alot of OHWs...
    http://www.twin-music.com/lists/vh1/100onehit.html

    Edit: I noticed that the list above considers Falco as a OHW, although I disagree since Der Kommisar was kind of a popular song.:)
     
  5. tjohnusa
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    Originally Posted by beernutz /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Frank Zappa - Please Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
    Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
    Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
    Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D
    [​IMG]




    ?[​IMG] ......It's one hit wonders dude!

    mine is "One Fine Morning" - Lighthouse
     
  6. Happy Camper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kontai69 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Falco also had Der Kommisar.[​IMG] That song has one of the catchiest bass lines I've heard.

    I cheated and found this site which lists alot of OHWs...
    http://www.twin-music.com/lists/vh1/100onehit.html

    Edit: I noticed that the list above considers Falco as a OHW, although I disagree since Der Kommisar was kind of a popular song.:)




    I'll defer to your experience. This was the only one I heard from them. I have heard songs from others listed, just not popular. May be my age (50).

    And not fair. Yeah, I guess it is. I am pulling off my music but all's fair [​IMG]
    If I have a small view of an artist, please enlighten.

    Napoleon- Funny Farm
    The McCoys- Hang On Sloopy (Ohio's unofficial State Song)
    The Wiggles- Tie Me Kangeroo Down Sport
    Walter Egan- Magnet and Steel
    Vanity Fair- Hitching a Ride
    Taco- Puttin on the Ritz
    Sufaris- Wipe Out
    Frank Wilson- Last Kiss
    Jump in the Saddle- The Curly Shuffle
    Strawberry Alarm Clock- Incense and Peppermints
    Steve Hunter- Sail on Sailor
    Starbuck- Moonlight Feels Right
    R Dean Taylor- Indiana Wants Me
    The Buoys- Timothy
    Ocean- Put Your Hand
    The Okaysions- I'm a Girl Watcher
    1910 Fruitgum Co- 1,2,3 Red Light
    Mistress- China Lake
    Max Frost and the Troopers- The Shape of Things to Come
    Michael Quatro- Rachmannanoff's Prelude
    Max Gronenthal- Get It Straight
    Jigsaw- Sky High
    Bloodrock- DOA
    Brave Belt- Another Way Out
    Bobby Hebb- Sunny
    Vic Venus- Moon Flight (obscure)
    New Riders of the Purple Sage- Up against the wall, you redneck mothers (with due respect to Panama Red)
    The Fools- Life Sucks, Then You Die


    Terry Jacks also did Billy, Don't Be A Hero
    Tony Cary also did First Day of Summer [​IMG]
    Brownsville Station also did The Martian Boogie, Lady
    Golden Earring did Twilight Zone, Are You Receiving Me, Vanilla Queen
    Zager and Evans did In the Year 2525
    Mexican Radio (who did the origional?) I've seen Wall of Voodoo, South Park Mexicans, Authority Zero
    Don McClean also did Vincent and Castles in the Air
    PPL also did Two Lane Highway, Sun Shone Brightly, Pickin to Beat the Devil and a cult classic I'll Fix Your Flat Tire, Merle (If your gonna call the world your home, ya know your gonna have to go out and get stoned, and it's better with a j---t than with a drink, I think)
     
  7. FalconP
    Black -- "Wonderful Life", or maybe two hits with "Everything's Coming Up Roses". I'm extremely impressed by his songwriting: wry sentiments and beautifully bleak imagry. His follow-up album, Are We Having Fun Yet?, was even better, but unfortunately met with zero commercial success.

    Gazebo -- "I Love Chopin". He had a second plug "Lunatic" but it sank.
     
  8. Solitary1
    Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
     
  9. rabidmoose171
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    Frankenstein by Edgar Winter.



    <3 that song. They also did Free Ride though, which was a pretty big hit I spose.
     
  10. TMusic
    The Wiggles- Tie Me Kangeroo Down Sport


    Believe me, the Wiggles have many many hits. We saw them in concert in Columbus Ohio last year. It was like the Beatles for 3 year olds. They are the highest grossing entertainers from Australia - ahead of Nicole Kidman etc etc.
     
  11. Happy Camper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TMusic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    The Wiggles- Tie Me Kangeroo Down Sport


    Believe me, the Wiggles have many many hits. We saw them in concert in Columbus Ohio last year. It was like the Beatles for 3 year olds. They are the highest grossing entertainers from Australia - ahead of Nicole Kidman etc etc.




    I confess to being ignorant on other songs. I ask you to please share the other hits. Like the wheels on the bus goes round and round?
     
  12. Rock&Roll Ninja
    Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World (I dare you to find any guy on the street that can name one other song he's sung).

    Armstrong aside, nobody has mentioned.....

    BOA - Duvet (aka. The 'Serial Experiments: Lain' song)

    Alphaville - Big In Japan. But the song makes about as much sense as watching the last 3 minutes of an episode of 'The Venture Bros.'

    Hank: "..... And then the guy from Labyrinth turned into an Eagle and flew away."
    Dean: "awww ..... I miss all the good stuff."
     
  13. Happy Camper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock&Roll Ninja /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World (I dare you to find any guy on the street that can name one other song he's sung).

    Armstrong aside, nobody has mentioned.....

    BOA - Duvet (aka. The 'Serial Experiments: Lain' song)

    Alphaville - Big In Japan. But the song makes about as much sense as watching the last 3 minutes of an episode of 'The Venture Bros.'

    Hank: "..... And then the guy from Labyrinth turned into an Eagle and flew away."
    Dean: "awww ..... I miss all the good stuff."




    Stardust
    Ain't Misbehavin
    Dream a little dream of me
    When the saints go marching in
    Hello Dolly
     
  14. TMusic
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Happy Camper /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I confess to being ignorant on other songs. I ask you to please share the other hits. Like the wheels on the bus goes round and round?




    Exactly like that. I don't know how many dvds they have produced but they have been at this for 15 years now. They grossed $45 million in 2004. AC/DC grossed $18 million according to this article.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/Entertain...489552573.html

    As far as "hits" that we would think of, they have none. But they appear to be doing pretty well.
     
  15. Happy Camper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TMusic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Exactly like that. I don't know how many dvds they have produced but they have been at this for 15 years now. They grossed $45 million in 2004. AC/DC grossed $18 million according to this article.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/Entertain...489552573.html

    As far as "hits" that we would think of, they have none. But they appear to be doing pretty well.




    Then Barney rules! Just ask Ian St. Ian. [​IMG]
     
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