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Old 08-23-09, 08:42 PM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

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I'm not sure if you're going by Canadian charts or US ones, but if you're going to consider Lunatic Fringe a hit - then you would also have to consider "The Boy Inside The Man" and "Big League" as hits as well - which would kill your "Two-Time One-Hit Wonders" theory.
"No Regrets" the follow up single to "Life Is A Highway" got quite a bit of airplay here in Perth, Australia. Not sure if it was a 'hit' though. It did OK in the States I think.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:30 AM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

Frankie Goes to Hollywood? Relax and Two Tribes were successes.
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Old 08-24-09, 02:14 AM
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood? Relax and Two Tribes were successes.
No no no. Not two hit wonder bands. Oh, nevermind.

But Holly Johnson of FGTH had a minor hit as a solo artist with "Love Train" back in the late 80's.

Also, Starman9000. On what chart was "Here Come's Your Man" a number three hit for the Pixies? I love that song, but surely you're talking about a Modern Rock type chart and not the Billboard 100.
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood? Relax and Two Tribes were successes.
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Old 08-24-09, 02:22 AM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

What about Shaq? There was "(I Know I Got) Skillz" on his solo album, and then "What's up Doc?" with Fu-Schnickens


Everlast: "Jump Around" with House of Pain and "What it's Like" solo.
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Old 08-24-09, 02:50 AM
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What about Shaq? There was "(I Know I Got) Skillz" on his solo album, and then "What's up Doc?" with Fu-Schnickens


Everlast: "Jump Around" with House of Pain and "What it's Like" solo.
Well I can think of two other Shaq songs that got airplay, "Biological Didn't Bother", and "Strait Playin'"

and two more from House Of Pain, "Shamrocks and Shenanigans", and "On Point"
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I guess a-ha in the US chart would be one. Take on Me made it to 1 but Sun Always Shines on TV made it to 20 if that counts at all, otherwise they pretty much vanished.

how did their Bond theme do in the States? chart wise that is.
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Old 08-24-09, 10:26 AM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

This would have been a good reverse sheep question.
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Old 08-24-09, 10:49 AM
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So many come to mind, but none would be right.

Eric Carmen had a hit with The Raspberries: "Go All The Way" in 1972; then went solo and had not one hit, but several.......so that don't count.

John Waite had a (minor) hit in the 70's while with The Babies, then had a #1 hit in 1984 with "Missing You", then went and had a big #1 with "When I See You Smile" while with Bad English........but Bad English had another hit besides.......so that don't count......

Hmmm.....this is hard!
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So many come to mind, but none would be right.

Eric Carmen had a hit with The Raspberries: "Go All The Way" in 1972; then went solo and had not one hit, but several.......so that don't count.

John Waite had a (minor) hit in the 70's while with The Babies, then had a #1 hit in 1984 with "Missing You", then went and had a big #1 with "When I See You Smile" while with Bad English........but Bad English had another hit besides.......so that don't count......

Hmmm.....this is hard!
The Babys had more than one minor hit, but otherwise, you were on to something.
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Old 08-24-09, 02:03 PM
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Everlast: "Jump Around" with House of Pain and "What it's Like" solo.
Everlast also had a top 10 charting hit with "Ends" as well though...and he won a Grammy with Santana on their song "Put Your Lights On"...
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Old 08-24-09, 02:17 PM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

What about someone like Alison Moyet? I know she had a solo hit in the 80's "Invisible" and a hit with Yazoo "Don't Go" .. did she have any other hits either way?
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

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So many come to mind, but none would be right.

Eric Carmen had a hit with The Raspberries: "Go All The Way" in 1972; then went solo and had not one hit, but several.......so that don't count.
Wasn't "I Wanna Be With You" also a pretty big hit for the Raspberries.

Hmmm.....this is hard!
Indeed. Apparently, even the example that made me think of this thread doesn't really qualify.
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

Was "Tennessee" the only Arrested Development hit Dionne Farris sang on? If so, she might fit given her solo hit, "I Know."
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Old 08-24-09, 08:54 PM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

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What about someone like Alison Moyet? I know she had a solo hit in the 80's "Invisible" and a hit with Yazoo "Don't Go" .. did she have any other hits either way?
Not sure about the US buy Yazoo (Yaz) had 5 UK Top 20 hits (three of those went Top Three) and as a solo artist she has nine Top 40 hits (six of those Top Ten) so if UK chart success counts then she is a LONG way from qualifying. :-)

See www.everyhit.com for details.

or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Moyet#Discography
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Old 08-25-09, 01:26 PM
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Indeed. Apparently, even the example that made me think of this thread doesn't really qualify.
But my Limahl/Kajagoogoo example is bulletproof!
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Old 08-25-09, 02:24 PM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

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But my Limahl/Kajagoogoo example is bulletproof!
Depends on which charts count and how high is considered a hit.

From wikipedia:

1983 - "Too Shy" Germany #1; UK #1, Switzerland #2; Sweden #4; Austria #4; Netherlands #5; U.S. #5
1983 - "Ooh to Be Ah" (UK #7)
1983 - "Hang on Now" (UK #13, U.S. #78).
1983 - "Big Apple" (UK #8)
1984 - "The Lion's Mouth" (UK #25)
1984 - "Turn Your Back On Me" (UK #47, U.S. Dance Chart #2)
1985 - "Shouldn't Do That" (as Kaja) (UK #63)
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Old 01-22-19, 09:18 AM
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

John Hendry Blair was a 2 time One Hit Wonder
1963 - as Johnny Cymbal with Mr Bass Man #16
1968 - as Derek with Cinnamon #11
By the way, Derek was his brotherís name.
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Re: Two-time One-hit Wonders

Greg Kihn Band:
Jeopardy
The Breakup Song

They might be considered two-hit wonders.
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Old 01-23-19, 06:53 AM
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I was thinking of Jay Ferguson. Singer/songwriter of Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne.
Spirit -I Got A Line on You
Jo Jo Gunne -Run Run Run
Solo artist - Thunder Island
However, he did have a second single, "Shakedown Cruise", that got play but wasn't a hit.
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I missed this thread the first time around. Glad to see so many good folks championing Tom Cochrane, who is the equal of any American heartland rocker, by quality if not number of hits.
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I missed this thread the first time around. Glad to see so many good folks championing Tom Cochrane, who is the equal of any American heartland rocker, by quality if not number of hits.
Don't Fight It is one my favorite albums of all time.
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Don't Fight It is one my favorite albums of all time.
Good album. It does bother me how he massacres the pronunciation of "Somalia" in the song "White Hot".

If you haven't heard the album, which is unlikely, 1986's Tom Cochrane and Red Rider is probably my favourite album of all time. One classic after another, including the moving, rousing all-time masterpiece "Boy Inside the Man".
Mad Mad World (forgetting about that insufferably overplayed song everyone hates) and Ragged Ass Road are also full of quality music, and I also find his early-career folk album Hang on to Your Resistance first-rate.
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Old 01-28-19, 08:21 AM
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How about Jimmy Page? Not the Zeppelin stuff of course, but solo his only real modest hit was Wasting My Time and with The Firm he had Radioactive. He would actually be a 3-time wonder, if you consider Pride and Joy from Coverdale/Page a hit.

Jason Bonham also fits here, since he played on Page's Outrider album, and had his own "hit" with Wait For You.
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