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Old 01-28-2008, 11:58 PM
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heres an idea i just got..

lets play a game called one hit wonders..


STIPULATIONS!~~~


1. you cannot repeat any Hit.

2. Another hit from the same band doesnt count (one hit wonder)

3. lets see truly how many one hit wonders there really are..

4. NO WIKIPEDIA

5. if at all possible. give the info on what the band is doing now (optional)


ill start with we only get what you give by the new radicals
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Hmmm okay - Don't Worry Be Happen by Bobby McFerrin.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:42 AM
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"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors, a great record IMHO, and produced by Queen's drummer Roger Taylor.

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Indian Reservation by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Last seen doing the county fair circuit.
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"U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer
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"U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:38 AM
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Cotton Eye Joe- Rednex.


As far as I know they're still performing and have done other songs, but this song remains their only major British sucess.
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Til Tuesday-Voices Carry..one of my favorite songs.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:14 AM
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"U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer
Actually he had a few hits after that but they weren't as big as Can't Touch This. I think one was called We Pray, or something, and another was for the Adams Family Movie.

How about Tub Thumping by Chumba Wumba. No idea what they're doing now, don't care.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:34 AM
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uhhhh...

Frankenstein?

oh wait, Edgar Winter had some other hits I think.

then I am going to have to go with "What I like about you." by the Romantics At least I think that was their only hit,
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La Macarena by Los Del Rio
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Corey Hart "Sunglasses at Night"

Depending on how well he handled his money, he's probably either running a Napa Valley winery or a mildly sucessful cat grooming service on wheels.

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Old 01-29-2008, 04:00 AM
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In a gada da vida, by Iron Butterfly ( the first rock drum solo ever )
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"U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer
Not a one hit wonder. "Too Legit..." was another one, hit higher on the US charts I believe.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:03 AM
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Not a one hit wonder. "Too Legit..." was another one, hit higher on the US charts I believe.
Oh yeah I forgot that one too.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:53 AM
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How 'bout Tommy Tutones' "867-5309/Jenny"? From 1982.

I "think" that was their only hit.

Would this be considered a "One Hit Wonder"?


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Old 01-29-2008, 10:12 AM
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How 'bout Tommy Tutones' "867-5309/Jenny"? From 1982.

I "think" that was their only hit.

Would this be considered a "One Hit Wonder"?


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Oh yeah, big time. I remember that song.

How about "My Sharona" by The Knack? They were supposed to be huge and then Van Halen I came out and just wiped the slate clean of all the skinny-tie bands.
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How about " Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider. I love that song, especially in the movie Vision quest, always gets the blood pumping. I bought the CD recently just because of this song and I figured as good as that song sounds there has to be a few more cool tunes on there that just never got popular...UMMMMM Yeah I was way off on that. Rest of the album sucks...Trust me on this one!

Although I don't know what they are doing now without breaking a rule and googling it. ; )
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The 99 Luft balloon chick-whats-her-name...?? Karl ?

Kung Fu Fighting... dont- remember- the- guys- name.
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The 99 Luft balloon chick-whats-her-name...?? Karl ?

Kung Fu Fighting... dont- remember- the- guys- name.
Nena for the first, Carl Douglas for the second!
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The 99 Luft balloon chick-whats-her-name...?? Karl ?

Ewww All I remember about 99 luftballoons was Hairy armpits...YUCK!
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:36 PM
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Nena for the first, Carl Douglas for the second!
YES!!! thanks,I still feel like singing those tunes when I'm feeling silly...
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Cotton Eye Joe- Rednex.


As far as I know they're still performing and have done other songs, but this song remains their only major British sucess.
They are still going strong in their native country, Sweden.
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The Tubes- She's a beauty..great song..rest of album is so-so at best.
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"Hocus-Pocus" by Focus & "Black-Betty" by Ram-Jam nowadays it seems like there is a lot more one-hit wonders then what there used to be like "own worst ememy" by Lit & "Sex & Candy" by Marci Playground and no I don't. know what any of these bands are doing today.

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start with we only get what you give by the new radicals
Hahaha as soon as i read the thread name i was singing that song in my head!!!

A song called Help by this band of guys from England known as "the Beatles" dono if anyone ever heard of them personally i think they could of been huge and completely changed the music scene......


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"Big Country" by Big Country, great groove and love the Bagpipe sounding lead guitar.
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Indian Reservation by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Last seen doing the county fair circuit.
Why would this be a one hit wonder. They had tons of hits. Actually "Indian Res" was listed under just "The Raiders"

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The Verve Pipe - Freshman
If you ever see the film RockStar at the end when MArk Whalberg Single Handedly Starts the Grunge movement and he is singing his ballad song "Colorful" thats by the Verve Pipe...Great Song
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Why would this be a one hit wonder. They had tons of hits. Actually "Indian Res" was listed under just "The Raiders"

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Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded on and off for four decades, and with various names and member lineups they released roughly 30 albums and 50 singles of which only one was a Number One Hit. And that song was... Indian Reservation.

Ah-thankyou.

(Sorry, I thought we were just having fun with this thread, didn't know we needed to quote Billboard statistics)



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A song called Help by this band of guys from England known as "the Beatles" dono if anyone ever heard of them personally i think they could of been huge and completely changed the music scene......
Weren't they just a cover band?
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OK, I'm dating myself here but here's a few of my favorites that come to mind One Hit Wonders:

"Do You Know What I Mean" Lee Michaels

"Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison

"I Want Candy" The Strangeloves

"Switching To Glide" The Kings (?) Do I have The Artist Right?

"The Rapper" The Jaggerz

"Ah Leah" Donnie Iris (From the group "The Jaggerz)

"Radar Love" Golden Earring

"Expressway To Your Heart" The Soul Survivors

"Lies" The Knickerbockers

"Something In The Air" Thunderclap Newman

"White Bird" It's A Beautiful Day

"In The Year 2025" Zagger and Evans

"Little Girl" The Syndicate Of Sound

"Girl Don't Come" Sandy Shaw

"96 Tears" ? And The Mysterians

"Fire" Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

"Reflections Of My Life" Marmalade


Go here for more: http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/

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Can't forget Lou Bega. Mambo #5.
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Can't forget Lou Bega. Mambo #5.
....there was no #4, or #6?
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Can't forget Lou Bega. Mambo #5.
But what about his smash hit follow up single which used more or less the same rythmn, beat, melody only just different lyrics.....

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....there was no #4, or #6?
Apparently Mambo's 1-4 weren't very good and he figured he couldn't top #5's success so he didn't bother writing #6.
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The ultimate one hit wonder...


Somebody's watching me by????? Damn I can't remember right now. Pretty sure he is from England though..hmmmmm Falco Maybe?? Not sure
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