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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  1. I think of Possum Kingdom by The Toadies

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

  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!!!

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

  4. Love the ones you mentioned!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!


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


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