Quick Question: one hit wonders

Bel-Cam Jos

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The rules? In order to post here, you must know the album where the song was included, unless it was released as a single. But you can post your favorite(s) who only had less-than-15-minutes of song time fame. Or, surprise us by listing (gasp! :eek: ) ANOTHER song they made!

Such as:

Matthew Wilder
Song: "Break My Stride."

Album: I Don't Speak the Language.

Since this will stay online forever (unless the thread gets deleted), we will give them MORE than 15 minutes to be famous. Wow...
 

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I've been listening to "Lovefool" by The Cardigans a lot lately (from the album First Band on the Moon, an album that had a bizzare, yet cool, cover of "Iron Man"). I've always liked the song for some reason. I should go look for that album...
Pretty funny seeing Jim sing it on the Office the other night.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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And you can stretch the definition of ONE-hit wonder, because there are a few bands/singers who had moderate success or another tune after their big hit, too, such as...

Corey Hart

Song: "Never Surrender." (much better song than "Sunglasses at Night," but too serious and not as cheesy as that one)

Album: Boy in the Box (stupid title, IMHO)

Favorite all-time 1HW... hmmm... how 'bout:

Wall of Voodoo

Song: "Mexican Radio."

Album: (checked online cheater! :p ) Call of the West

Maybe?
 

El Chuxter

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I think my favorite one-hit wonder is Jimi Hendrix.

I'm also fond of Frank Zappa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Grateful Dead.
 

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What ? What's wrong with Falco. Love that song. actually have it on a CD in my car as we speak.
Nothing. I was just quoting the exchange between Jimmy Pop and DJ Q-Ball from the Bloodhound Gang song "Mope":

"We gonna drop this next bomb for a money makin' playa that ain't with us no mo."
"Yeah, Notorious B.I.G."
"Hell no, we gonna do this for a gangbanging thug that never seen it comin'."
"Yeah, Tupac Shakur."
"Nah b***h, I'm talkin' 'bout motherf***in' Falco and s**t."
"What? Falco?"​
 

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Falco had a follow-up top 40 hit called "Vienna Calling". Not an official 1-hit wonder!!!

My Fave:

"I Wanna Be a Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry.
According to VH 1 Falco was listed as a one hit wonder since the follow-up tune was in the bottom of the top 40 and died shortly afterward in a car crash. he was also reponsible for the song "Der Kommisar".
 

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Derringer "Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo"

And I know it's against the rules but I can't recall the name of the album (was it the same as the song?? I own a beat-up copy on vinyl that I bought for the cover, but it's in the basement and I ain't going down there for Derringer)
:beard: :ducks: Isobaws&
 

El Chuxter

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My serious answer:

"Come On, Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runner. Sean McLeod O'Doogan's favorite song to listen to while having a pint of Guinness with Seamus O'Doyle.
 

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I've been listening to "Lovefool" by The Cardigans a lot lately (from the album First Band on the Moon, an album that had a bizzare, yet cool, cover of "Iron Man"). I've always liked the song for some reason. I should go look for that album...
Pretty funny seeing Jim sing it on the Office the other night.
I have that album, but I like the album after that much better - Gran Turismo.

FALCO?!

Letters to Cleo
Song: "Here and Now"
Album: "Aurora Gory Alice"

As for listing another song by them, I could go on for days since they continue to be a favorite of mine. And Kay Hanley is smokin'.
Agreed. I have their first three albums. Just noticed now that they had a 4th album that I didn't know about. She married a member of the band, according to allmusic.com.

According to VH 1 Falco was listed as a one hit wonder since the follow-up tune was in the bottom of the top 40 and died shortly afterward in a car crash. he was also reponsible for the song "Der Kommisar".
Yes, but After The Fire was the band that had the big hit with it. There's a definite One Hit Wonder there.

The Tubes: She's a Beauty
The Tubes had a bit of a cult following for a while before that album. I also remember the song "Talk To You Later". "She's A Beauty" brings back memories of the summer of 1983.

One of my favorite one hit wonders is "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears. I had to look up the album title though - Fickle Heart.
 

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Agreed. I have their first three albums. Just noticed now that they had a 4th album that I didn't know about.
I believe its called "Sister", right? I wasn't too terribly impressed with what I heard of it so I never bought it. After "Go!", though, anything would sound like carp. That's gotta be one of my top 5 albums of all time.
 

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I believe its called "Sister", right? I wasn't too terribly impressed with what I heard of it so I never bought it. After "Go!", though, anything would sound like carp. That's gotta be one of my top 5 albums of all time.
After getting "Go" the other day, and listening to it numerous times, I think I have to agree that it is indeed awesome. I just wish I had bought it 10 years ago...

Sister was actually their first album, and later re-released with extra songs. I haven't listened to it in ages, but I was also unimpressed by it.

Their cover of "I Want You TO Want Me" is one of my absolute favorite covers.