Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for One Hit Wonder


                                                         image credit: last.fm

A one hit wonder is mostly used to describe songs and is a person or group known mainly for a single success. That's not to say they didn't do other things. It's just that their OHW is what most people remember them by.
                                                           image credit: last.fm

I’m, by no means, referring to one hit wonders as derogatory. In fact, I have some OHW's that I love to sing over and over again. And I realize some won't agree with me on a song being a OHW. But that's okay. We can agree to disagree. :D


      OHW's that come to mind:

4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
      The Knack – My Sharona
Soft Cell -- Tainted Love
Toni Basil -- Mickey
Los del Rio – Macarena
      EMF -- Unbelievable
      Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares to you
      Blind Melon – No Rain
      Vanilla Ice -- Ice Ice Baby
      Nena -- 99 Luftballoons


But my absolute fav would be ...Dexy's Midnight Runners -- Come On Eileen.


What songs come to mind when you think of one hit wonders?





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16 comments:

  1. I think of Possum Kingdom by The Toadies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwD5rQ-_d4

    That song brings back so many memories. Btw, have you ever listened to the lyrics to My Sharona..creepy!

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  2. Yep, I think those lyrics are more sexy than creepy :) LOL
    I'll go check out that video you posted.
    Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  3. I'm going to nominate MC Hammer with "Can't touch this."

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  4. Love the ones you mentioned!

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  5. I always think of "Come on Eileen" too!

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  6. Ahhh, I love all of these! The Knack is a great one! But then I really love EMF.
    Great picks!

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  7. i think tainted love was the all time best seller of one time hits

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  8. *Love Come on Eileen! All that '80s music brings back memories!

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    1. I thought the same thing when I was looking them up. :D

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  9. I have to stop when I visit your blog and just be in awe by the photo at the top of your blog! It's breath taking. I would love to walk through there!

    Well, nothing really comes to mind for OHW; I'm sure I have one, I just need to reflect back!

    Thanks for the videos!

    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that pic. It's tranquility at its finest. :(

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