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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2014, 08:49:34 PM »
Great song by an obscure Houston band.
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« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2015, 04:21:46 PM »
  Maybe not my favorite , but It is personal . The guitar player and member of the band is my nephew Rob.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2015, 10:31:22 PM »
David...the Beatles? Never heard of them, must have been a British Band. One hit .....hmmmmm...(one hit) wonders never cease......send us a copy to the boys in the states so we can take a listen.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2015, 11:33:34 PM »
The Beetles were just a one decade wonder.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2015, 11:52:11 PM »
The Beetles were just a one decade wonder.

And not even that. I was doing sound for a play and the director asked me to put together an opening piece playing 10 to 20 seconds of a top 10 popular hit from each decade starting in 2010 and going backward to 1880 ending with a wax drum recording of "Sweet Marie." One of the two times the critic ever included sound design in their review of the play. Anyway, in compiling that musical jaunt through history, to my surprise I discovered the Beatles had no hit in 1960 or 1970. Love Me Do in England in '62 and their breakout in the states in '64 through the shoeless Paul on the cover of Abbey Road in '69, their last group work before they broke up in early '70. Their whole career as a group took place in live time for me. Seemed they were around a lot longer than they were but I got to say, I really don't remember much of anything from the '60s . . .  ;)

So, what, a half-decade wonder?
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2015, 06:16:18 PM »
I think somebody here might have more to say about "The Beatles".
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2015, 02:42:53 PM »
I was there in the '60s and didn't care for the Beatles back then. But as I got older I've come to enjoy their later stuff. Even enjoyed Ringo Starr's career post Beatles. Love his 1974 No No song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCSjKXEy65g





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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2015, 04:00:29 PM »
There are so many options that I don't know where to start! The two that stick with me are 4 Non Blondes - What's Up? and Nena - 99 Red balloons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc - 4 Non Blondes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfPTC7-wCL8 - Nena

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2015, 09:53:43 PM »
Quite a few to choose from, but off the top of my head here are two:


Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
https://youtu.be/nDzmJuXAgD8


Watchmen - Stereo
https://youtu.be/9hlwcFGqVK0



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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #84 on: October 17, 2015, 10:54:09 PM »
Primitive Radio Gods - "Standing Outside a Broken Phonebooth With Money In my Hand"  8)

http://www.videodetective.com/music/standing-outside-a-broken-phone-booth-with-money-in-my-hands/730450
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2016, 12:29:02 PM »
I just went through this entire topic and...where is:

867-5309 / Jenny (1981) by Tommy Tutone
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ON56AKnqbog


A few more that I kind of like that haven't made it to this list yet:

Take On Me (1985) by A-Ha
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

Kung Fu Fighting (1974) by Carl Douglas
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0

Rock And Roll (1972) by Gary Glitter
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NpAYBsWcLuM

The Night the Lights went out in Georgia (1973) by Vicki Lawrence
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ukhfhUHtD0g

Afternoon Delight (1976) by the Starland Vocal Band
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QEupNTQm-lA

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