One Hit Wonders!! Know Any?

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One Hit Wonders!! Know Any?

Postby Dunthule » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:18 pm

LOL :lol: I just heard the Flock of Seagulls song "I run" on the radio. It was such a big hit 20+ years ago. That got me wondering whether or not they had any other hits. :?:
I couldn't think of any. Unless I'm wrong (and I may be :) ) that makes them a certified "One Hit Wonder".

What other bands had a huge hit (Top 10), but never had another?
Or they simply faded off the face of the earth after their hit?
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Postby Evenstar_of_Imladris » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:32 pm

The Macarena!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

What a good topic. :)

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Postby lady*of*rohan » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:35 pm

Ya ever heard the song Mambo # 5!

I'm actually listening to it right now.

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Postby Dunthule » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:00 pm

Party foul! ;) Who sang that song LoR? :?:
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Postby lady*of*rohan » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:59 pm

Lou Bega! That was a great song with the trumpets in it!

And call me Rohy I hate LoR. Theres alot of people around here that could be LoR :)

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Postby anacrian » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:52 pm

anyone remembers Jimmy Ray??? "Are you Jimmy Ray" ?? that song was great!
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Postby Evenstar_of_Imladris » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:23 pm

Rohy - you like that song? :shock:

Jimmy Ray!! I loooooved that song! Loved it! :D :D :D

I remember that I was in high school when that song was big. I and a friend of mine were listening to the radio and when that song came on if we were the 10th caller we won tickets to his concert. We were number 9. :rofl:

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Postby venetia » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:43 am

Was "Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez(?) a one off one hit wonder- I thought it might be -
I used to have a 13 minutes extended version - lost in the mists of time..
probably just as welll....
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Postby Im_the_Mary27 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:59 am

Dude I have a two disc set dedicated to one hit wonders, and can you believe Soul Asylum is on there with Runaway Train?!?!?! :Q I loved MiseryInc. which got radio time, I'm sure of it! Can anyone back me up? I know it was junior high but come on....someone has to know...please :?
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Postby Evenstar_of_Imladris » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:38 pm

I've never heard of that song Mary - I think one-hit wonder is for groups that have had only one top 10 hit. Sure, they could have had songs ranking in the top 20, but they could still be a one-hit wonder. :)

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Postby AlatarVinyamar » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:27 pm

"Ah Shut Upa Your Face!" by Joe Dolce.

Kept "Vienna" by Ultravox from ever making Number 1 in the UK. There is no justice.
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Postby Im_the_Mary27 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:02 pm

Evenstar_of_Imladris wrote:I've never heard of that song Mary - I think one-hit wonder is for groups that have had only one top 10 hit. Sure, they could have had songs ranking in the top 20, but they could still be a one-hit wonder. :)

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Thanks for the clarification Imi, I didn't even think that Runaway Train was the only top 10 hit they had. So sad, because they are good :(
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:32 pm

One-hit wonders? I only know a couple..

"Tub Thumper" by Chumbawumba

"Barbie Girl" by Aqua

"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred

I know "The Ketchup Song" was a VERY recent one-hit wonder, but I don't remember who it was by. It didn't get a heck of a lot of circulation, but it was widely talked-about.
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Postby Singingfox73 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:01 am

How about "Walkin' On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves or "Future's So Bright I Got To Wear Shades" by Timbuk3???


Ok, those are both early 80's One Hit Wonders, but then thats what I remember....... :roll:
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Postby lady*of*rohan » Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:06 pm

Yes Imi!

I love the music to that song....the lyrics are kinda stupid but I love the trumpet and stuff!

Theres also the proclaimers with the song I'll be there for you!

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Postby lady*of*rohan » Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:09 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Double post of death!!!!!!!!1
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Postby Didi » Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:08 am

Echo: I can remember a few other "hit"s (though not as big as BG) from Aqua.

I don't know who it came from but I have a strong feeling "Chiwawa!" also was a One Hit... :D
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Postby Calma » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:35 am

In the late '60's...

In the Year 2525 by Yagar (or was it Jagar) and Evans.

It was one hot number. It hit #1 in a matter of weeks and stayed there for a long time before it just plummeted off the charts. I think it holds the record for the quickest rising and quickest falling single on the Billboard charts.
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Postby Pippin4242 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:46 pm

Echo wrote:"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred

I know "The Ketchup Song" was a VERY recent one-hit wonder, but I don't remember who it was by. It didn't get a heck of a lot of circulation, but it was widely talked-about.


Las Ketchup sang The Ketchup Song. I never heard it, but my best friend was raving about it for weeks. :roll:

Didn't Right Said Fred sing 'You're My Mate' a year or so ago? I think I remember seeing it on TOTP the week Dido's 'Hunter' was released. :)

'Stutter Rap' by Morris Minor and the majors. A song I will never forget precisely because one of the singers was so determined not to be a one-hit wonder... :rofl:*

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*He bet he could get a top ten hit somewhere in the world. He wrote a song for Norman Wisdom called 'Big In Albania'. Don't ask. :P
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Postby Dunthule » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:31 pm

Hello All! :)

SingingFox73 .. I beleive Timbuk3 had another hit titled "A Hundred Lovers". At least it was around here around 95-96.

Calma ... In the Year 2525, if man is still alive?.... LOL! :lol:
I haven't heard that song in ages.

Another one hit wonder was the group that sang the song that goes "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey .. Good Bye". Does anyone know the group? :?:
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Postby Singingfox73 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:58 pm

I wasnt sure Dunthule, but I never heard much from that band after "Shades" so....... :roll:

There's always "99 Luft Balloons" by Nena....... :wink:
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Postby Pippin4242 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:48 am

Don’t wink! What does that wink mean? I LIKE that song! :P

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Postby ToshoftheWuffingas » Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:47 am

I remember it as 99 Red Balloons and I liked it too, Gawd help me!

There are masses but here are a few; Fire by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles, Stay by Shakespeares Sister and I Can't stand the Rain by Eruption.
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Postby Dunthule » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:11 pm

Was 99 Red Balloons by Nina??

How about "Love Hurts" by Nazareth?
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Postby Hobbituk » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:28 pm

"Kung Foo Fighting" ...Carl Douglas.

Did he ever do anything else?
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Postby Dunthule » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:05 pm

None that I'm aware of. ;)

That reminds me of Rick Dees singing "Disco Duck".
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Postby Dunthule » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:37 pm

Does anyone remember the group Asia? :?: I think they had more than one hit about 20+ years ago, but I don't remember hearing anything from them after that album.
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Postby salean » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:59 am

Was 'Who let the dogs out?' a one hit wonder? I can't remember whether they did any other songs..... or who it was by come to that......

:P Sal :P
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Postby Dunthule » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:13 pm

salean wrote:Was 'Who let the dogs out?' a one hit wonder? I can't remember whether they did any other songs..... or who it was by come to that......

:P Sal :P



I think you're onto something Sal. I never heard anything else by them. :|
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Postby Evenstar_of_Imladris » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:01 pm

It was by the Baha Men....and I think they had one other song, but it certainly wasn't a hit. :P

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