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#21 Posted on 8.7.04 0558.33
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Nada Surf- Popular
Vicki Lawrence- Devil Went Down to Georgia (I think)

I also agree that Billy Ray Cyrus should NOT be on the list. Coulda Been Me was a hit, and there were other songs that charted as well off his debut album.
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#22 Posted on 8.7.04 0648.42
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Vicki Lawrence- Devil Went Down to Georgia (I think)


You're thinking of "The Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia," later made a hit by Reba McEntyre. It certainly qualifies though.

What about whatever band sang that song "Closing Time"

I don't remember LFO having more than one hit, nor Lou Bega or Crash Test Dummies, at least in America.

Sir-Mix-Alot had another hit in the US - Put 'em on the Glass.

I'm thinking of a song that came out around the same time as Nada Surf's Popular, but I can't remember what it is now...I could before I started typing this though.


EDIT: I just rememebered. The Verve Pipe. It was either called The Freshman or Freshman. Only major hit they had, I have the CD, that's about the only song I really dig on it though.


EDIT x 2: Also...Here Comes the Hotsteppa'. I have no idea who sings this, but, I know for a fact it was their only song. I think it is being used in the same Girls Gone Wild infomercials that Petey Pablo's recent "hit" Freak-a-leek is played on. Not that I'd know firsthand or anything...





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#23 Posted on 8.7.04 0730.22
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    Not to nitpick, but Billy Ray Cyrus had quite a few country hits. And Crash Test Dummies charted a few other songs in Canada(I loved "Afternoons & Coffeespoons").

    What about Londonbeat's "I've Been Thinking About You"? Also, I can't remember the band's name, but it was some horrible rap ballad with a chorus that went "She looked like a girl from Abercrombie & Fitch."


In all fairness, SeVen's in Japan, so I don't think he gets the same Crash Test Dummies exposure that we do.
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#24 Posted on 8.7.04 0801.04
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Young MC should be disqualified from one hit wonder status for his 5-star one-two punch follow-up to Bust a Move: Principal's Office and (more importantly) the Pepsi Cool Cans theme.
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#25 Posted on 8.7.04 0812.40
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Snow: Informer

Mr. Big: To Be With You
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#26 Posted on 8.7.04 1013.08
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by Torchslasher
      Vicki Lawrence- Devil Went Down to Georgia (I think)


    You're thinking of "The Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia," later made a hit by Reba McEntyre. It certainly qualifies though.

    What about whatever band sang that song "Closing Time"

    I don't remember LFO having more than one hit, nor Lou Bega or Crash Test Dummies, at least in America.

    Sir-Mix-Alot had another hit in the US - Put 'em on the Glass.

    I'm thinking of a song that came out around the same time as Nada Surf's Popular, but I can't remember what it is now...I could before I started typing this though.


    EDIT: I just rememebered. The Verve Pipe. It was either called The Freshman or Freshman. Only major hit they had, I have the CD, that's about the only song I really dig on it though.


    EDIT x 2: Also...Here Comes the Hotsteppa'. I have no idea who sings this, but, I know for a fact it was their only song. I think it is being used in the same Girls Gone Wild infomercials that Petey Pablo's recent "hit" Freak-a-leek is played on. Not that I'd know firsthand or anything...





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Here Comes the Hotsteppa is Ini Kamoze.

"Closing Time" was Semisonic, who had a minor hit a year or so ago with "Chemistry"
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#27 Posted on 8.7.04 1022.11
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Geggy Tah's in, but the song was "Whoever You Are", I believe.


I worked at the Warner Bros. Studio Store when that song came out, and I remember it played on a CONSTANT loop in the video packages that they played in the store. It grew on me, in only the way a song that's hammered into your head 572 times a day can.

Between that, that song from "Space Jam" with all the rappers, and the GOD DAMN REMBRANDTS, I about damn near jammed a pencil into my ears just so I could have something decent to listen to.

Another of my favorite one hit wonders: "Return of the Mack" by a guy I don't even remember anymore. The first time I heard it (97-98, perhaps?), I knew by the bridge that this guy was destined to be a one hit wonder, and fizzle out by the end of the summer. And I was right.

Oh, and Sir Mix-a-lot does NOT belong on this list. He had a slew of hits: "Posse on Broadway", "Buttermilk Biscuits", that classic love ballad "Put 'em on the Glass", etc...
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#28 Posted on 8.7.04 1104.28
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    Originally posted by Teapot
    and, though it pains me to admit it, you could probably call Matthew Sweet a one hit wonder, and therefore you MUST put "Girlfriend" in any such collection (if you grant that premise).


Wasn't "Sick of Myself" from a couple of albums later(100% Fun) a bigger radio hit than "Girlfriend?"
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#29 Posted on 8.7.04 1155.56
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Around 1999, there was Sprung Monkey's "Get em' outta' here" or whatever it was called. Not a HUGE hit, but I was glad when it disappeared from the radio.

From 1993, Animal Bag's "Everybody". Had about a year-long run on some alternative and AOR stations.

1994's "Lucas with the Lid Off" by Lucas? Again, not a HUGE hit, but the alternative stations loved it at the time.

Edit...removed references to "Lem"

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#30 Posted on 8.7.04 1306.23
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Verve Pipe's done because they also had minor hits "Photograph" and "Villans".

Mark Morrison, as I believe Casey Kasem would say, hasn't amounted to diddly-shit since "Return of the Mack". Tack him on if you wish.
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#31 Posted on 8.7.04 1330.01
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Heck..how could we forget one of the biggest OHW's of all time: Mungo Jerry -"In the Summertime"
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#32 Posted on 8.7.04 1340.48
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    Originally posted by Simba
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    Mr. Big: To Be With You


Mr. Big's cover of Cat Stevens' "Wide World", did pretty well, after that, I think.

Other titles that came to mind:
"She's So High" - Tal Bachman
"Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" - Nine Days
"Do You Believe in Me" - Eric Gadd (don't think this ever made it big in the States but was big in Europe and Asia in '98 or '99)
"Boom, Boom, Boom" - Outhere Brothers
"Back to the Hotel" - N2Deep (at least that's the only song i'm familiar with from those guys)

edit:
one more old school oldie:
"Tap the Bottle" - YBT


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#33 Posted on 8.7.04 1357.28
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Let's go old school.
The Knack - My Sharona
The Lemonpipers - My Green Tambourine
Herman Brood - Saturday Night
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy and the Red Baron
Eric Carmen - All By Myself
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#34 Posted on 8.7.04 1424.58
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Let's go old school.
    The Knack - My Sharona
"Good Girls Don't"

    Eric Carmen - All By Myself

The classic "I Wanna Hear it From Your Lips" (or perhaps the more widely known "Hungry Eyes")
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#35 Posted on 8.7.04 1446.39
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Alright, lemme consult my One Hit Wonder playlist...

1000 Mona Lisas - You Oughta Know
Afroman - Because I Got High
After The Fire - Der Kommissar
At The Drive-In - One Armed Scissor (well, they broke up right after...)
ATC - Around The World (La La La La La)
Athenaeum - What I Didn't Know
B.T.K. - Peppyrock
Bad Ronald - Let's Begin (Shoot The Shit)
Bare Jr. - You Blew Me Off
Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Black Lab - Wash It Away
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot
Citizen King - Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)
Cool Breeze - Watch For The Hook
Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
Course Of Nature - Caught In The Sun
Custom - Hey Mister
Daddy Freddy - Daddy Freddy's In Town
Dangerman - Let's Make A Deal
DDT - Walkabout
Deadeye Dick - New Age Girl
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Dionne Farris - I Know
Dog's Eye View - Everything Falls Apart
Dovetail Joint - Level On The Inside
Dynamite Hack - Boyz-N-The Hood
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight (though he's big in Europe)
Everything - Hooch
For Squirrels - Mighty KC (they died but it COUNTS)
Forest For The Trees - Dream
Geggy Tah - Wherever You Are
Gerardo - Rico Suave
God Lives Underwater - From Your Mouth
Haddaway - What Is Love
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
Hum - Stars
Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
Jennifer Paige - Crush
Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Do Right
Jimmy Ray - Are You Jimmy Ray
Jordy Birch - Moola Moola
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Kicking Harold - Kill You
King Missile - Detachable Penis
KLF - 3 AM Eternal
Len - Steal My Sunshine
Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
Little T & One Track Mike - Shaniqua
Lucas - Lucas With The Lid Off
M - Pop Muzik
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume
Marvelous 3 - Freak Of The Week
Menswear - Daydreamer
Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
Modern English - I Melt With You
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
Nada Surf - Popular
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
Nine Days - Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)
OPM - Heaven Is A Halfpipe (If I Die)
Papa Vegas - Bombshell
Pluto - Goodbye Girl
Positive K - I Got A Man
Pras - Ghetto Superstar
Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
Quad City DJ's - Come On Ride The Train
Rammstein - Du Hast
Rednex - Cotton-Eyed Joe
Reel 2 Reel - I Like To Move It
Republica - Ready To Go
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Rubber - Sunshine
Scatman John - Scat Man
School Of Fish - Three Strange Days
See Spot Run - Weightless
Seven And The Sun - Walk With Me
Shawn Mullins - Lullaby
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Smoother - East Side
Space Monkeys - Sugar Cane
Splender - I Think God Can Explain
Sporty Thievz - No Pigeons
Spy - Baby
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
Staggered Crossing - Further Again
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Swirl 360 - Hey Now Now
Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
Tal Bachman - She's So High
Talk Show - Hello Hello
TaxiRide - Get Set
The Age Of Electric - Remote Control
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
The Farm - Groovy Train
The Flys - Got You (Where I Want You)
The Folk Implosion - Natural One
The Full Nine - Not Over
The Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
The La's - There She Goes
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Rentals - Friends Of P
The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
The Wiseguys - Start The Commotion
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Tin Star - Head
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309 (Jenny)
Trik Turner - Friends And Family
Trinket - Boom
Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You
Urban Dance Squad - Deeper Shade Of Soul
US3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Voice Of The Beehive - Scary Kisses
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Wax - California
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
White Town - Your Woman
White Trash - Apple Pie
Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker
Young Black Teenagers - Tap The Bottle
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#36 Posted on 8.7.04 1500.25
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I'd omit a few:
God Lives Underwater- "From your mouth".
Their 1995 hit "No More Love" was bigger. If you're not familiar with the tune, you've probably heard it used as background music, somewhere. Alot of companies/commericals would use it as their obligatory "background music for internet stuff", circa 95 or 96.


Ugly Kid Joe- "Everything about you"
They had two other follow-up hits that got substantial airplay. "Neighbor" and "So Damn Cool".

Wang Chung- "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Their earlier tune, "Dance Hall Days" was rather popular. Not as wildly popular as "Have Fun Tonight", but still noteworthy.
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#37 Posted on 8.7.04 1651.29
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    All I have to say is "Dizz Knee Land" - Dada.


That song wasn't so great, but the rest of the album was really good.
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#38 Posted on 8.7.04 1745.12
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A few notes from previous posts:

New Radicals had a minor hit with "Someday We'll Know"

Ugly Kid Joe had a hit with their atrocious cover of "Cat's In The Cradle."

"Dizz Knee Land" ruled.
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#39 Posted on 8.7.04 1833.54
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I'm not going to refute all the possibilities in that list, but At the Drive-In DID hit radio with "Invalid Litter Dept." (although I'm not sure of the timing).

Oh, who am I kidding.
* Harvey Danger: "Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo"
* Jimmie's Chicken Shack: "High", "Dropping Anchor"
* Marvelous 3: "Sugarbuzz"

Tin Star does NOT get the dap they deserve, either.
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#40 Posted on 8.7.04 1914.10
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    Originally posted by Feely
    Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
    Gerardo - Rico Suave


Thank you. I was going to have to shoot someone if we had gone this far with no mention of either of these two.

However...

    Originally posted by Feely
    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell


They had a minor hit with "Put a Lid on It" - or at least it got local play where I was for a few months. (I remember a few requests for it.)

(EDIT: Oops, I'm a bad reader.)

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