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Old 03-25-09, 03:56 PM
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Name that One Hit Wonder

Found this while I was poking around YouTube and I thought I'd share:



34 "one-hit wonders," although some of the artists had more than one hit. How many can you name? There were only two that stumped me completely and another 4 where I knew the song but couldn't connect it up with the band (although in all 4 cases, as soon as I googled the song, I immediately had one of those "Of course!" moments).
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Old 03-25-09, 04:03 PM
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Quite a few of those are not one-hit wonders, but fun to try and guess them all.
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Quite a few of those are not one-hit wonders, but fun to try and guess them all.
Yeah, I thought

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Loggins and Messina


was a trick question because there is no way they qualify as a one-hit wonder.
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Old 03-25-09, 05:35 PM
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I could not in any way recognize 1, 3, 8, 17, 18, 26, 28, 31, or 32. I only went through it once.
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Spoiler:
1 Dont know (sounds like sinead oconnor nothing compares to you)

2 Steelers Wheel Stuck in the Middle

3 Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

4 Dexy midnight Runners Come On Eileen

5 Blind Melon No Rain (Galaxie and Tones of Home does not make them one hit wonders)

6 Crash test Dummies Hmmm Hmmm

7 lou Bega mambo 5

8 Dont know

9 Knack My Sharona

10 Dee Lite groove Is In the Heart

11 len Steal My Sunshine

12 Men at Work You Can Dance

13 Buster Pointdexter hot Hot Hot

14 Gary Numan Cars

15 A Ha Take on Me

16 dont know

17 dont know

18 dont know

19 Ugly Kid Joe I Hate Everything About You (Cats in Cradle...not one hit wonders)

20 dont know (but its on the tip of my tongue)

21 Faith No More Epic (One hit wonder are you kidding me?????)

22 Dont know

23 Right Said fred I'm Too Sexy

24 EMF Unbelieveable

25 Hooked on A Feeling (dont know the band)

26 Spandau Ballet True

27 Dont Know

28 Divinyls I Touch Myself

29 Spacehog In the Meantime

30 Proclaimers I Would Walk 500 Miles

31 Dont Know

32 Dont know

33 Macarena

34 harvey Danger Flagpole Sitta









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16:
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Big Country — "In a Big Country"
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Old 03-25-09, 06:43 PM
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I have a few I think
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8 Mickey? Toni Basil?
16- Big Country, In a Big Country
22 Your Mama Don't Dance/Loggins and messina
27 Our House/Madness


I know I know 17, I just can't think of it. I heard it all the time on the radio station at work.

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17 - Maria Muldaur "Midnight at the Oasis"
18 - Steam "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
31 - Some Guy "Walking in Memphis"
32 - The Hues Corporation "Rock the Boat"

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1 Dont know (sounds like sinead oconnor nothing compares to you)

2 Steelers Wheel Stuck in the Middle

3 Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

4 Dexy midnight Runners Come On Eileen

5 Blind Melon No Rain (Galaxie and Tones of Home does not make them one hit wonders)

6 Crash test Dummies Hmmm Hmmm

7 lou Bega mambo 5

8 Dont know

9 Knack My Sharona

10 Dee Lite groove Is In the Heart

11 len Steal My Sunshine

12 Men at Work You Can Dance

13 Buster Pointdexter hot Hot Hot

14 Gary Numan Cars

15 A Ha Take on Me

16 dont know

17 dont know

18 dont know

19 Ugly Kid Joe I Hate Everything About You (Cats in Cradle...not one hit wonders)

20 dont know (but its on the tip of my tongue)

21 Faith No More Epic (One hit wonder are you kidding me?????)

22 Dont know

23 Right Said fred I'm Too Sexy

24 EMF Unbelieveable

25 Hooked on A Feeling (dont know the band)

26 Spandau Ballet True

27 Dont Know

28 Divinyls I Touch Myself

29 Spacehog In the Meantime

30 Proclaimers I Would Walk 500 Miles

31 Dont Know

32 Dont know

33 Macarena

34 harvey Danger Flagpole Sitta









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12 is Safety Dance

I would consider Epic a one hit wonder. I guess they had We Care A Lot and maybe Falling to Pieces, but Epic was a huge smash.

btw, I do love FNM.

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20. Modern English/Melt With You
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The only one I can't get is #1. All the rest have already been correctly identified, with the exception of the artists on these...

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25 is Blue Suede - "Hooked On A Feeling"
31 is Marc Cohn - "Walking In Memphis"
33 is Los Del Rio - "Macarena"


I find most of these "One Hit Wonder" things to be fairly subjective. Quite a few of these bands, as has also been mentioned, had more than one hit. Not necessarily all in the US, but in their own countries or others to be sure.
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The only one I can't get is #1.
Sinead O'Connor.
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I love one-hit wonders.

Got 'em all except #16 and #29.
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Knew all except #17,29,34
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Without looking at any of your answers, here's the ones I got on first listen. Please feel free to correct.

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1. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares To You
2.
3. ??? - Break My Stride
4. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
5. Blind Melon - No Rain
6. Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm
7. ??? - Mambo #5
8. Toni Basil - Mickey
9. The Knack - My Sharona
10. ??? - Groove Is In The Heart
11. ??? - Steal My Sunshine
12. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
13. David Johannsen - Hot Hot Hot
14. Gary Numan - Cars
15. Aha - Take On Me
16. Big Country - In A Big Country
17.
18.
19. Ugly Kid Joe - (I Hate) Everything About You
20. ??? - Melt With You
21. ??? - Epic
22. Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance
23. Right Said Fred - I'm So Sexy
24. EMF - Unbelievable
25. ??? - Hooked On a Feelin'
26. Spandau Ballet - True
27. Madness - Our House
28. DiVinyls - I Touch Myself
29.
30. Proclaimers - 500 Miles
31. ??? - Walking In Memphis
32.
33. ??? - Macarena
34.


EDIT:
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I forgot that David Johannsen recorded #13 as Buster Poindexter instead of his real name.


It's amazing how many people think of certain artists as one hit wonders, just because they don't know any of their other songs. For example, Aha has always been huge in Europe, and have lots of hits over there.

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31 - Some Guy "Walking in Memphis"
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