Monday, April 18, 2011

One Hit Wonder

Aah, One Hit Wonders. A musical miracle :) People laugh, but we've had some darn good one hit wonders out there. It's a shame the artists who create them just disappear into thin air. (Sorry if I mention one of your favorites but you still follow them. I know how that feels). It's funny what people consider to be One Hit Wonders. Like, most people say Hanson...and while they aren't making hits, per say, they are still making incredible music. I also looked up a list on wikipedia and bands like Jimmy Eat World and Green Day were mentioned. I also don't even want to mention how many "idol castoffs" were on this list. Uh....anyhoo. Here are some of my favorite one hit wonders. Enjoy!

Black Velvet, Alannah Myles



Closing Time, Semisonic



Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice



99 Red Balloons, Nena



Video Killed the Radio Star, the Buggles



How Do You Talk To An Angel, The Heights


Breakfast at Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something


Also, I was totally convinced that both Ke$ha and Katy Perry would be One Hit Wonders. Sorry, ladies. Enjoy your multiple number one hits.

Do you have a favorite?

3 comments:

Rachel said... Add Reply

LOL, we both picked music as a topic for today.
OH, and that comment you made on my blog, ALMOST put me on a plane to Detroit! :-)
I love The Buggles, Nina, and Alana Miles!
Here are some of my favorite one-hit wonders, or at least I think they're one-hits.
Hanging on a Heart Attack - Device (1986)
Last Night - Az Yet (1996)
Heaven - Solo (1992)
Your Loving Arms - Billie Ray Martin (1996)
Missing - Everything but the Girl (1995) I don't know if they had any more hits other than that, but I like a bunch of their songs.
This Love - The Joytones (1965)
Brother Louie - The Stories (1973)
The Bottle - Gil Scott-Heron

I need to . . . just stop, because you have set me off on a chain of songs and nostalgia. :-)

Anonymous said... Add Reply

I checked some of my favorite One Hit Wonders too. Some of them were so popular, it's hard to believe it was only a one time hit for the artists.
Earth Angel - The Penguins (1955)
True Love - Grace kelly & Bing Crosby (1956)
Rockin Robin - Booby Day (1958)
Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley (1958)
The Book of Love - The Monotones
And of course - Get A Job! The Silhouettes (1958)
See even then we were looking for jobs! :-)

Karen Walker said... Add Reply

Wow, this really shows my age difference (turning 62 this month). I don't know these songs, but there were a ton of one-hit wonders in the 50s and 60s, when I was growing up. Nice to "meet" you on the a-z challenge.
Karen