Sound Off: Favorite 1-Hit Wonders

July 15th, 2011
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Wow, an actual non-"Where In the Hawaii" post. Amazing right?

So I thought I'd send us into the weekend with an extra hop in our step since many of y'all seem to vibe on the topic of music. How this particular subject (1-Hit Wonders) came about was really quite simple. I was recently updating the playlists on my iPod and kept coming across all these musicians and bands that had a song or two that I really liked but didn't really want to waste precious hard drive space to house their entire albums to. So finally, I just created a playlist called "1-Hit Wonders" and threw um all in there. I won't tell ya everything I got in that playlist because I wanna leave that for you guys to come up with in the comment area below, but here are some of my favorites!


Biz Markie - "Just a Friend"

Yeah, I guess I used to listen to a lot of rap back in the day. Haha!

So how 'bout it? What/Who are your favorite 1-hit wonders???

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22 Responses to “Sound Off: Favorite 1-Hit Wonders”

  1. carokun:

    Happy VHO7V Friday! :)


  2. carokun:

    Guess I'll go with Martika “Toy Soldiers”


  3. Chicken Grease:

    VHO7V 4ddV# to all.

    Ed, how's the baby and wife doing?

    Let's go to Germany (and the '80s :)) for The Grease's picks:

    99 Luftballons - Nena

    Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (RIP)


  4. che:

    I only know one song from Quarter Flash but I don't know the name of the song.

    Tom Hanks directed a movie about a fictional 'one hit wonder' band called the Wonders (in the movie they tried to spell Wonders like Oneders but everyone else pronounce it O-knee-ders). In the movie the fictional band played 2 songs and I liked them both. Don't know the names of the songs but I guess they're a two 2 almost hit wonder because I don't think anyone will know what songs I'm blogging about.


  5. tweetpeep22:

    one of my favorites is "get what you give" by new radicals!!!

    hmm... others include...
    "super woman" lil' mo
    "why don't we fall in love" amerie
    "dont wanne be a playa" big pun
    "love fool" cardigans
    "fill me in" craig david
    "smile" lilly allen
    "stay" lisa loeb and 9 stories (AWESOME)
    "boston" augustana
    "closing time" semisonic
    "smooth criminal" alien ant farm
    "last resort" papa roach
    "touch myself" divinyls (you know i was kid when this song came out, didn't realize it's inappropriateness until much later. my mom thought it was hilarious we used to sing this, my dad... not so much!)


  6. tweetpeep22:

    omg i love "this is how we do it" !!! FN hilarious high school song! :) its the song to listen to on "friday night" although kaneohe peeps lived on the EASTside, lol
    i was also going to mention, "i got a man"...
    "i wish" but idk who it's by... i wish i was a little bit taller, i wish i was a baller...
    "informer" by snow
    "weak" by SWV (they had massive crazy nails)
    "westside" by???
    "crossroards" bone thugs n harmony (i'm sorry but this is their only good song)
    "my boo" ghost town djs?


  7. tweetpeep22:

    @che : GOOD EXAMPLE!!! I love that movie "That Thing You Do" and their title song was great. I bought the soundtrack to that movie! LOL... They did have some pretty good songs. I know what you're talking about! I heart Tom Hanks!!! LOL!

    PS - ONEDERS is a great name.


  8. bB:

    howzit ed, it's been a while.

    hoku - another dumb blond
    candyman - knockin boots
    3rd bass - pop goes the weasel
    sinead o'cooner - nothing compares to you
    big mountain - baby i love your way
    tag team - whoop there it is


  9. Rosette:

    HQ Bruno Mars - Lazy Song


  10. Rosette:

    Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
    Enrique Iglesias


  11. Rosette:

    Shaggy - Angel
    Dangerous ft. Akon


  12. tita leerz:

    OH BABY YOU!!!!!

    Not sure what my fave would be.....


  13. zzzzzz:

    Was Jamestown Massacre have any hits beside "Summer Sun?"

    Quarterflash had at least two-- "Harden My Heart" and "Find Somebody to Love."


  14. zzzzzz:

    Oops, that's "Find Another Fool" by Quarterflash.


  15. che:

    Tweetpeep22, oh "That Thing YOu Do" thanks
    zzzzzz, "Harden My Heart", that's the song.

    Anyone know the song sung by one of the actor's on Starsky & Hutch in the 1970s?


  16. Chicken Grease:

    che: July 18th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Anyone know the song sung by one of the actor's on Starsky & Hutch in the 1970s?

    Hahaha, bB, Candyman Knockin' Boots, good onei:it one-der pic!

    These are all good picks!!! Quarterflash!


  17. Chicken Grease:

    Oh, che, that would be the fabulous David Soul with Don't Give Up On Us Baby something or other. Great karaoke standby, if available.


  18. che:

    Chicken Grease, David Soul and Don't Give Up On Us Baby. Thanks


  19. Coconut Willy:

    "My Sharona" by the Knack


  20. EMM386:

    @Chicken Grease: Didn't Falco have 2 hits? Rock Me Amadeus and Der Kommisar?

    I'll go with:

    Aha "Take On Me"
    Wall Of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
    Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"
    Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science"
    Taco "Putting On The Ritz"
    Foreign Born "Into Your Dream"
    Men Without Hats "Safety Dance"
    Madness "Our House"
    Chumbawumba "Tubthumping"
    Katrina and the Waves "Walking on Sunshine"


  21. zzzzzz:

    How about Spiral Staircase, "More Today Than Yesterday?"


  22. World Wide Ed:

    Sorry, gotta close this thread because of spammers, but I'll try to reply to y'all latahz! :)