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Posted: 1/19/2006 5:43:21 PM EDT
Fun to listen to, easy to forget the names. I've been playing around with Napster lately, and I've got an urge to reminise about those flash in the chart type songs. Trouble is, I can barely remember any titles.

So, what are your favorite One-Hit-Wonders?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:52:05 PM EDT
Cheesy, but a great tune.....you'll remember it when you hear it.

I Love You by The Climax Blues Band.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:53:49 PM EDT
It's the Final countdown!!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:53:49 PM EDT
Jenny(867-5309) Tommy Tutone
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:57:52 PM EDT
Rico Suave.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:59:17 PM EDT
From VH-1's Top 100 one hit wonders. YMMV

Sorry for the format but it's a cut and paste


Countdown List: 100. "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas (1974), 99. "No Rain" by Blind Melon (1993), 98. "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q (1986), 97. "Whoomp! There It Is" by Tag Team (1993) , 96. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow (1982), 95. "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley (1968), 94. "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes (1993), 93. "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" by David Soul (1977), 92. "Heart & Soul" by T'Pau (1987), 91. "Electric Avenue" by Eddie Grant (1983), 90. "Don't Want To Fall In Love" by Jane Child (1990), 89. "Achy, Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus (1992), 88. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (1987), 87. "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston (1977), 86. "Bust A Move" by Young MC (1989) , 85. "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum (1970), 84. "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree (1994) , 83. "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats (1983) , 82. "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses (1982), 81. "Just A Friend" by Biz Markie (1990).
80. "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot (1983), 79. "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Taco (1983), 78. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies (1994), 77. "What I Am" by Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians (1989), 76. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart (1986), 75. "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene (1982), 74. "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets (1993), 73. "Convoy" by C.W. McCall (1975), 72. "Maniac" by Michael Sembello (1983), 71. "How Bizarre" by OMC (1997), 70. "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence (1973), 69. "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc. (1980), 68. "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins (1995), 67. "Epic" by Faith No More (1999), 66. "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega (1999), 65. "In My House" by The Mary Jane Girls (1985), 64. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals (1998), 63. "Jump Around" by House Of Pain (1992), 62. "Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk 3 (1986) , 61. "Round And Round" by Ratt (1984).
60. "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection (1976); 59. "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone (1982); 58. "What Is Love?" by Haddaway (1993); 57. "Smokin' In The Boys Room" by Brownsville Station (1973); 56. "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton (1975); 55. "It's Raining Men" by Weather Girls (1982); 54. "Makin' It" by David Naughton (1977); 53. "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell (1984); 52. "Genius Of Love" by Tom Tom Club (1982); 51. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers (1995); 50. "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls (1991); 49. "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson (1976); 48. "True" by Spandau Ballet (1983); 47. "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2" by Gary Glitter (1972); 46. "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin (1988); 45. "Lovefool" by The Cardigans (1996); 44. "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco (1986); 43. "How Do You Talk To An Angel" by The Heights (1992); 42. "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder (1978); and 41. "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1985).
40. "In A Big Country" by Big Country (1983); 39. "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve (1998); 38. "Me & Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul (1972); 37. "I Melt With You" by Modern English (1982); 36. "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors (1980); 35. "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks (1997);
34. "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band (1976); 33. Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn (1979); 32. "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter (1987); 31. "Unbelievable" by EMF (1983); 30. "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks (1974); 29. "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth (1983); 28. "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (1988); 27. "Pop Musik" by M (1979); 26. "Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro (1979); 25. "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo (1983); 24. "Whip It" by Devo (1980); 23. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba (1997); 22. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry (1976); and 21. "Cars" by Gary Numan (1980).20. "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby (1983); 19. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida " by Iron Butterfly (1968); 18. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor (1990); 17. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984); 16. "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (1980); 15. "96 Tears" by ? And The Mysterians (1966); 14. "Groove Is In The Heart" by Deee-Lite (1990); 13. "The Hustle" by Van McCoy (1975); 12. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot (1994); 11. "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone (1977); 10. "99 Luftballoons" by Nena (1984); 9. "Rico Suave" by Gerardo (1991); 8. "Take On Me" by A-Ha (1985); 7. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice (1991); 6. "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men (2000); 5. "Mickey" by Toni Basil (1982); 4. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred (1992); 3. "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners (1983); 2. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (1982); and 1. "The Macarena" by Los Del Rio (1996).


Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:01:08 PM EDT
^ What he said.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:02:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
^ What he said.


+1
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:03:12 PM EDT
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:03:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:04:26 PM EDT
Black Betty by Ram Jam
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:04:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 6:06:16 PM EDT by Pangea]

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.



We must be the only two people in the world that dig this song. Almost all of my mix CDs have Pistols and Pesos on them.

eta, Damn, my meds have my head foggy tonight! Maybe Banditos and Pistols and Pesos isn't the same song?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:07:01 PM EDT
Mungo Jerry

In the summertime.

?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:07:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.



Damn, how could you not like the Refreshments? That's some seriously bad-ass southwestern rock and roll.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:20:50 PM EDT

Damn, how could you not like the Refreshments? That's some seriously bad-ass southwestern rock and roll.



It's not that hard when you're from the northeast.



Maybe Banditos and Pistols and Pesos isn't the same song?



Its the same.

Everybody knows
That the world is full of stupid people
So meet me in the mission at midnight, we'll divy up then.
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
I've got the pistol,
So I'll get the Pesos.

Yeah, that seems fair.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:34:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Black Betty by Ram Jam

+ 10
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:49:29 PM EDT
The Ballad of the Green Beret.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:57:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 6:57:53 PM EDT by rlc]

Originally Posted By RGinIdaho:
Mungo Jerry

In the summertime.

?




when the weather is fine,

you can ........can't remember the rest,

but i'll hear it in my head the rest of the night....

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:02:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rlc:

Originally Posted By RGinIdaho:
Mungo Jerry

In the summertime.

?




when the weather is fine,

you can ........can't remember the rest,

but i'll hear it in my head the rest of the night....




you can reach right up and touch the sky,

you got women, you got women on your mind...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:07:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 7:08:07 PM EDT by geegee]

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
^ What he said.


But spoken with a Kasey Kasem voice.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:09:34 PM EDT
I don't think that Steppenwolf were 1hit wonders.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:44:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 7:46:47 PM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:

We must be the only two people in the world that dig this song.



The last couple posts would seem to disagree.............
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:17:59 PM EDT
Damn you guys are awesom. I tell my wife "If you want to know ANYTHING, you ask the hive mind." She just says we have too much time on our hands.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:21:04 PM EDT
"Take my breath away" - Berlin
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:21:21 PM EDT
I like the site as much as anyone, but this "Hive Mind" shit cracks me up.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:23:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:29:30 PM EDT
The Buggles-Video Killed the Radio Star
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:32:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.



We must be the only two people in the world that dig this song. Almost all of my mix CDs have Pistols and Pesos on them.

eta, Damn, my meds have my head foggy tonight! Maybe Banditos and Pistols and Pesos isn't the same song?



I love that song! I saw them at a club here during the week or so that they were a hit. Great show, they have other good songs too.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:37:28 PM EDT
I thought of a couple more on my way home from work.

There is a song called "Blue Monday" that came out in '99 or so, by a band named Orgy. It was actually a remake of a song by New Order.


Also (and I dont know the band) was the song "You spin me 'round"

"You spin me right 'round baby, right 'round, like a record baby, 'round 'round 'round 'round"

For the love of God, I don't understand my taste in music.

I can go from Metallica and Megadeth, to the Cure, to The Gin Blossoms and Counting Crows, to Cradle of Filth, to Depeche Mode.

But I'd rather get poked in the eye with a sharp stick than listen to a country song.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:40:10 PM EDT
Welcome to the Boomtown - Dave and Dave 1987/1988

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:43:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 8:47:01 PM EDT by luckypunk]
99 Luftballons


Oh, and how'bout

Oaktown's 357
Juicy Gotcha Krazy
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:46:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:47:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz.



Goddamn I hate that song.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:48:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:48:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I thought of a couple more on my way home from work.

There is a song called "Blue Monday" that came out in '99 or so, by a band named Orgy. It was actually a remake of a song by New Order.


Also (and I dont know the band) was the song "You spin me 'round"

"You spin me right 'round baby, right 'round, like a record baby, 'round 'round 'round 'round"

For the love of God, I don't understand my taste in music.

I can go from Metallica and Megadeth, to the Cure, to The Gin Blossoms and Counting Crows, to Cradle of Filth, to Depeche Mode.

But I'd rather get poked in the eye with a sharp stick than listen to a country song.



That's Dead Or Alive that sings that song.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:49:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By 89grand:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz.



Goddamn I hate that song.



I bet it's stuck in your head now, isn't it?



Yes, thanks a lot man.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:57:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
If I took you to a couple of nightclubs around here (and you saw the waves of cowgirls in their pocketless Wranglers) Country Music might become one of your favorites.



I've been to a couple "Country and Western" clubs around here. Seriously, I've tried, and for just that reason. But I just cant get into the goat-rapin' music.

Now, thin one time I unknowingly went to a Goth club................. that was an experience.
I'm a Meat-n'-Potatoes, baggy shorts and T-shirt kinda guy- I always have been. I went to this place in Harrisburg called "The Vault" with a buddy of mine once. EVERYONE in the place looked like they havent been outside in a month, and hadn't eaten meat in a year.
Ended up hooking up with this vampire Goth chick.
Wasn't a bad time at the club, I just stuck out like........... Well, like a 6' tall 210 pound High School Football Player/Wrestler in a room full of Norwegian Vegetarians.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:00:48 PM EDT
taggity
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:53:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sumo2000:

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.



We must be the only two people in the world that dig this song. Almost all of my mix CDs have Pistols and Pesos on them.

eta, Damn, my meds have my head foggy tonight! Maybe Banditos and Pistols and Pesos isn't the same song?



I love that song! I saw them at a club here during the week or so that they were a hit. Great show, they have other good songs too.



They have some kick-ass live shows. Steve Larson from Dead Hot Workshop replaced Brian Blush on guitar. www.azpeacemakers.com
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:02:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
I was just listening to mine on my way to work.
"Banditos" by The Refreshments. It came out on a cd titled "Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy" in 1996.
I bought the cd, but sadly it turns out the only song I liked was Banditos.

The Refreshments also did the theme song for King of the Hill.



We must be the only two people in the world that dig this song. Almost all of my mix CDs have Pistols and Pesos on them.

eta, Damn, my meds have my head foggy tonight! Maybe Banditos and Pistols and Pesos isn't the same song?




Another fan here. I like the whole album...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:09:49 AM EDT
How about "Walk Like An Egyptian"? Those girls were hot, but I can't think of another song they made.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:17:41 AM EDT
After watching Anchorman - Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

and Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the middle with you
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:20:05 AM EDT
Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:25:13 AM EDT
Drops of Jupitor....I think by some weird group. Good song.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:46:25 AM EDT
No one mentioned My Sharona by The Knack!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:56:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 10mmFan

Drops of Jupitor....I think by some weird group. Good song.
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That would be Train

Jb
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:59:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 8:08:34 AM EDT by Q3131A]

Originally Posted By GoGop:
"Take my breath away" - Berlin



Berlin had several hits on multiple albums. Masquerade, The Metro, You Don't Know and No More Words.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:01:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
17. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984)



Twisted Sister had other Top 10 songs including "Be cruel to your school" - No a one hit wonder.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:03:10 AM EDT
The ultimate One Hit Wonder:

"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors (1980);
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:03:14 AM EDT
Couple of 60's oldies that I remember, but were not on the top 100 list:

"Pushin' Too Hard", The Seeds

"Silence is Golden", Tremeloes
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