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Subject: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: woops on 06/13/04 at 11:09 pm

My 5:  8)

Toni Basil "Mickey"
Modern English "I Melt With You"
Young MC "Bust A Move"
The Members "Working Girl"
Animotion "Obsession"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: CosmicPrincess on 06/14/04 at 1:22 am

One of my all-time favorites that isn't listed is Quarterflash 'Harden My Heart'; it's so hauntingly beautiful and I could literally listen to it over and over all day long! I also love the cover of that album too, with the spooky looking ghosts standing in the forest.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 06/14/04 at 6:36 am

Take on Me
Too Shy
Big Country
I Melt With You
Mickey

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Bobby on 06/14/04 at 6:41 am

It was a bit tough for me because I reckon about 3 quarters of that list had other hits in other places, so I tried to be as strict as I could and picked . . .

'Breakin' my stride' - Matthew Wilder
'What I am' - Eddie Bricknell and New Bohemians
'Obsession' - Animotion
'Politics of dancing' - Re-flex

Eddy Grant, Kylie Minogue, Martika and T'Pau one hit wonders? Lol.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: PoPCultureGirl on 06/14/04 at 6:45 am

Well there are too many 'others' so I'll just list my top 5 from this list:

1 - The Flirts
2 - When In Rome
3 - Madness
4 - Tommy Tutone
5 - Eddy Grant

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Lanie on 06/14/04 at 7:05 am

1.Modern English "I Melt With You"
2.Madness "Our House"
3.Kajagoogoo "Too Shy"
4.When In Rome "The Promise"
5.The Flirts "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: rubixgirl on 06/14/04 at 8:46 am

Melt With You
Toy Solider
Catch Me I'm Falling
The Promise
Break My Stride

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/14/04 at 9:23 am

Kajagoogoo: Too Shy
When In Rome: The Promise
Re-Flex: The Politics of Dancing
Modern English: I Melt With You
Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen

Don't forget Men Without Hats: Safety Dance.

I don't think Madness belongs on the list.  They were the biggest ska band in the world, and had many hits in Britain.

The Flirts were cool.  They were a producer band.  Some dude, can't remember his name.  There are some funny lyrics on that record.

Quarterflash was a good band.  They were school teachers, utterly unhip, but somehow kind of cool.  The woman's name was Rindy Ross, which I thought was catchy.  They had a few hits actually, another one was "Take Me to Heart."  There was another I can't remember.

Was Pretty Poison's "Catch Me I'm Falling" a cover of the Real Life song, or a different song?

I liked Animotion at first, they seemed like an American Human League.  But they turned out to be way too cheesy.  They had a drummer named "Frenchy," come on!

"I Wanna be a Cowboy" is on my Guilty Pleasures list.

For The Hooters, I preferred "All You Zombies."

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: pennsygirl on 06/14/04 at 9:25 am

My choices:

Toni Basil
Tommy Tutone
Flirts
Eddy Grant
The Hooters (they were bigger than you think, they wrote for a ton of other people, including Cyndi Lauper)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 06/14/04 at 10:07 am

I chose:

I Melt With You - Modern English
The Promise - When In Rome
Cry - Godley & Creme
Too Shy - KajaGooGoo
In A Big Country - Big Country

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Harmonica on 06/14/04 at 10:30 am

8675309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone - I liked a girl named Jenny once and a lot of people thought I liked the song because it reminded me of her, but the song actually reminded me of a A friend of mine who didn't stand a chance with any girl, and for the record still doesn't, but dreamed of calling them up and asking them out and them saying yes.

I melt with you by Modern English - I'm gonna say this to a girl some day and see what she say's in reponse. "Baby I'd stop the world, and  Melt with you"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: ... on 06/14/04 at 11:00 am




Eddy Grant, Kylie Minogue, Martika and T'Paul one hit wonders? Lol.


Kylie Minogue certainly isn't. I'm pretty sure we all know that she had a few hits two years ago from her Fever album, such as "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "Come Into My World", but in the 80s, I'm pretty sure that she had more hits than the "Locomotion" cover.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: zcrito on 06/16/04 at 12:05 am


I wanted to vote for 7 or 8 of them but settled on these five:

Modern English "I Melt With You"
Big Country "In A Big Country"
Madness "Our House"
Swing Out Sister "Break Out"
Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen"

:)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: DJ Midas on 06/16/04 at 11:15 am


Was Pretty Poison's "Catch Me I'm Falling" a cover of the Real Life song, or a different song?


Different tune.  Pretty Poison's track is featured in the movie Hiding Out.  They had some minor club hits with "Nightime" and "When I Look Into Your Eyes".

I liked Animotion at first, they seemed like an American Human League.  But they turned out to be way too cheesy.  They had a drummer named "Frenchy," come on!

You don't know how many times I hear people say "Obsession" was done by The Human League.  ::)

Anyway, here's my Top 5 One Hit Wonders of the 80's (In no particular order):

Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy"
When In Rome - "The Promise"
Re-Flex - "The Politics Of Dancing"
King - "Love And Pride"
Anthony & The Camp - "What I Like"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Rio_Rhodes on 06/16/04 at 3:56 pm


So hard to pick just a few out of all those songs!!!! Ah well!

Tommy Tutone- 867-5309/Jenny
Madness- Our House
Re-flex- The Politics of Dancing
When in Rome- The Promise
Kajagoogoo- Too Shy

Rio

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: goldie on 06/18/04 at 2:48 pm

1. "Catch Me, I'm Falling"-Pretty Poison'
2. "Too Shy"-Kajagoogoo
3. "Come On Eileen"-Dexy's Midnight Runner
4. "Politics of Dancing"-Re-Flex
5. "I Wanna Be A Cowboy"-Boys Don't Cry


Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: TimKramar on 06/20/04 at 11:14 pm

Hard choices. I liked most of them. "Come On Eileen" and "Turn Up the Radio" I don't sing. 867-5309 and I Melt with You, I do.

I also like and sing "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: RockFaerie on 06/26/04 at 9:02 pm

Modern English "I Melt With You"
Big Country "In A Big Country"
Godley & Creme "Cry"
Kajagoogoo "Too Shy"
Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Dagwood on 06/26/04 at 9:44 pm

I couldn't pick 5...most of them weren't songs I liked.  I did like Mickey, Toy Soldiers, and And We Danced.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Atari on 06/27/04 at 11:45 am



Quarterflash was a good band.  They were school teachers, utterly unhip, but somehow kind of cool.  The woman's name was Rindy Ross, which I thought was catchy.  They had a few hits actually, another one was "Take Me to Heart."  There was another I can't remember.


Find Another Fool. MTV aired a live in concert clip for this song. It wasn't a big hit, but they did play it quite a bit.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/27/04 at 12:23 pm

Just to let you know, some of these were not one-hit wonders.  Tommy Tutone had another U.S. Top 40 hit with "Angel Say No" and Bad English had another U.S. Top 40 hit with "Possession".  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Doc Brown on 06/27/04 at 5:08 pm


Kajagoogoo: Too Shy
When In Rome: The Promise
Re-Flex: The Politics of Dancing
Modern English: I Melt With You
Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen

Don't forget Men Without Hats: Safety Dance.


Men Without Hats doesn't belong here, either, neither does Quarterflash, Simple Minds, or A-ha. Thanks to "Pop Goes The World", "Self-Control", "Alive And Kicking" & "The Living Daylights", those bands were all TWO-hit wonders.

1. Jan Hammer "Miami Vice"
2. Moving Pictures "What About Me?"
3. M/A/R/R/S "Pump Up The Volume"
4. Johnny Hates Jazz "Shattered Dreams"
5. Tommy Tutone "867-5309"

And lest we forget the Buggles's "Video Killed The Radio Star", the song & clip that launched MTV!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: wagonman76 on 06/29/04 at 11:22 am

Martika had a few hits.  "I Feel The Earth Move" was played quite a bit.  From what Ive heard from others, "More Than You Know" was a hit.  And from her other album "Martikas Kitchen", she had "Love Thy Will Be Done" that was played a lot, though it was early 90s.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: woops on 06/29/04 at 4:02 pm




Men Without Hats doesn't belong here, either, neither does Quarterflash, Simple Minds, or A-ha. Thanks to "Pop Goes The World", "Self-Control", "Alive And Kicking" & "The Living Daylights", those bands were all TWO-hit wonders.



Simple Minds also had "Sanctify Yourself" & "Promise You A Miracle".  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: BlaznFattyz on 06/30/04 at 9:34 am

tin tin duffy's song: "Kiss me" was pretty good, and Call of the west's song: "Mexican radio" is a fun song.

many of the artists listed were not one hit wonders by the way. 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Aimee on 06/30/04 at 3:25 pm

Animotion, OBSESSION, I LOVE THAT SONG!!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/30/04 at 5:48 pm




Men Without Hats doesn't belong here, either, neither does Quarterflash, Simple Minds, or A-ha. Thanks to "Pop Goes The World", "Self-Control", "Alive And Kicking" & "The Living Daylights", those bands were all TWO-hit wonders.

1. Jan Hammer "Miami Vice"
2. Moving Pictures "What About Me?"
3. M/A/R/R/S "Pump Up The Volume"
4. Johnny Hates Jazz "Shattered Dreams"
5. Tommy Tutone "867-5309"

And lest we forget the Buggles's "Video Killed The Radio Star", the song & clip that launched MTV!


Oh yeah, "Pop Goes the World," I stand corrected.  Actually, that would earn a place on my "guilty pleasures" list!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Doc Brown on 06/30/04 at 11:02 pm


tin tin duffy's song: "Kiss me" was pretty good, and Call of the west's song: "Mexican radio" is a fun song.

many of the artists listed were not one hit wonders by the way. 


I never heard "Kiss Me", but you JFTR, "Mexican Radio" was recorded by Wall Of Voodoo. Does anyone remember a song called "Gimme Hope, Johanna", or who recorded it? I think it was an anti-apartheid song from 88/89 "Johanna" being a reference to Johannesburg. Tonight I was in a store and heard Freida's lone hit, "There's Something Going On" from 1982. I guess if she wanted more hits, she should've stuck with Phil Collins as her producer! Let's see what other OHW's we can name!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: BlaznFattyz on 07/01/04 at 12:43 am

its an 80's song that is made from a quote in the bible.  Kiss me with your mouth, your love is better than wine, but wine is all i have, will your love ever be mine....   if you never heard of it, you should check it out.  great tune.  ya i meant wall of voodoo.  call of the west was the name of the album.  ::)



I never heard "Kiss Me", but you JFTR, "Mexican Radio" was recorded by Wall Of Voodoo. Does anyone remember a song called "Gimme Hope, Johanna", or who recorded it? I think it was an anti-apartheid song from 88/89 "Johanna" being a reference to Johannesburg. Tonight I was in a store and heard Freida's lone hit, "There's Something Going On" from 1982. I guess if she wanted more hits, she should've stuck with Phil Collins as her producer! Let's see what other OHW's we can name!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/01/04 at 2:25 am


its an 80's song that is made from a quote in the bible.  Kiss me with your mouth, your love is better than wine, but wine is all i have, will your love ever be mine....   if you never heard of it, you should check it out.  great tune.  ya i meant wall of voodoo.  call of the west was the name of the album.   ::)



I like Stephen Duffy/Tin Tin.  You must know he was in Duran Duran before the band broke big.  He split because he thought the band had no future.  D'oh!!
You might have told me this before, but what CD can I find Duffy's "Wednesday Jones" on?

Once and for all, Soft Cell was not a one hit wonder.  Yes, in America they had one hit, but in the UK they had lots.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: karen on 07/01/04 at 3:31 am

I only picked 3 because, as Bobby says, lots of the others, though I like them, aren't one hit wonders here.

I picked Obsession by Animotion, Matthew Wilder's Break My Stride and I eat Cannibals by Toto Ceolo (as they were known here)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 07/02/04 at 9:20 am




Does anyone remember a song called "Gimme Hope, Johanna", or who recorded it? I think it was an anti-apartheid song from 88/89 "Johanna" being a reference to Johannesburg.


"Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is by Eddy Grant. One of his best songs.

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: BlaznFattyz on 07/03/04 at 10:24 am

how could i forget, Musical Youth "pass the dutchie"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/03/04 at 12:10 pm

I picked Mickey, Jenny/867-5309, Electric Avenue (even though Eddy Grant wasn't a one-hit wonder), Break my Stride, and (yes, I had to), I Wanna Be a Cowboy.  :-[  I can't help it I like that song-so sue me.


The two that werent on the list were The Safety Dance-Men Without Hats and (if I realized this before I voted, I would have voted for) Tainted Love-Soft Cell.



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Def Leppard on 07/03/04 at 12:27 pm

How come def Leppard ain't up on that pole! THEY WERE THE MOST POPULAR BAND EVER IN HISTORY WORLD WIDE!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/03/04 at 12:55 pm


How come def Leppard ain't up on that pole! THEY WERE THE MOST POPULAR BAND EVER IN HISTORY WORLD WIDE!



You have seem to have not noticed the title of this poll-ONE HIT WONDERS! I think def Leppard had more then just one hit.



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: scoobydude on 07/05/04 at 7:07 pm

I dug "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco when it came out... mostly because I had been watching "Young Frankenstein" over and over and it was cool to have a new spin on the song.  Also, "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco.  "You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party" could qualify in terms of radio play, but I guess that gets knocked out because the whole album was a hit?

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/06/04 at 10:12 pm

"Right On Track" by The Breakfast Club
"Let's Go All The Way" by Sly Fox
"Montego Bay" by Amazulu
"Tender Love" by Force MD's
"Fascinated" by Company B
"I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman
"Obsession" by Animotion
"Something About You" by Level 42
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc
"Der Komissar" by ATF
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
"Wouldn't It Be Good" by Nik Kershaw
"Let The Music Play" by Shannon
"Perfect Way" by Scritti Politti
"Rumours" by Timex Social Club
"Say It,Say It" by EG Daly
"Toy Soldiers" by Martika
"Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"Theme From S'Express" by S'Express
"Bust A Move" by Young MC

...i guess i have a few  :)


Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: zcrito on 07/06/04 at 10:53 pm


"Right On Track" by The Breakfast Club
"Let's Go All The Way" by Sly Fox
"Montego Bay" by Amazulu
"Tender Love" by Force MD's
"Fascinated" by Company B
"I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman
"Obsession" by Animotion
"Something About You" by Level 42
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc
"Der Komissar" by ATF
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
"Wouldn't It Be Good" by Nik Kershaw
"Let The Music Play" by Shannon
"Perfect Way" by Scritti Politti
"Rumours" by Timex Social Club
"Say It,Say It" by EG Daly
"Toy Soldiers" by Martika
"Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"Theme From S'Express" by S'Express
"Bust A Move" by Young MC

...i guess i have a few  :)


Great list. ;)
Let's see, for my favorites in your list, I'll go with

"Something About You" by Level 42
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles
"Perfect Way" by Scritti Politti
"Rumours" by Timex Social Club

If I'm in my car and they come on the radio, the station doesn't change and the volume goes up. 8)

:) ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/06/04 at 10:59 pm




Great list. ;)
Let's see, for my favorites in your list, I'll go with

"Something About You" by Level 42
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles
"Perfect Way" by Scritti Politti
"Rumours" by Timex Social Club

If I'm in my car and they come on the radio, the station doesn't change and the volume goes up. 8)

:) ;D



*cries* if only they came on more often lol

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: scoobydude on 07/07/04 at 8:49 pm

Level 42 also had "Lessons In Love" and you gotta throw in "Night and Day" by Al B. Sure

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: zcrito on 07/07/04 at 9:07 pm


Level 42 also had "Lessons In Love" and you gotta throw in "Night and Day" by Al B. Sure


Al B. (not OUR AL-B) may not really be a one hit wonder. He had another song in 1988, which is the only song I like by him "Off On Your Own (Girl)".
:)


Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: migi on 07/08/04 at 1:26 am

I'm a bit pissed off. Why don't you all check the artist's history before claiming One-Hit-Wonder.
A-ha had at least 5 hits and they've also made a comeback a couple years ago. Maddness had about 5 hits. TPau had a huge another hit called China in your hand in '87. Kylie surely had about 10 hits in uk during 87-91.
Live and learn.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: jenx on 07/08/04 at 8:12 am

:D :D  99 Red Balloons by Nina anyone??  German version was just as cool. 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: karen on 07/08/04 at 11:36 am


I'm a bit pissed off. Why don't you all check the artist's history before claiming One-Hit-Wonder.
A-ha had at least 5 hits and they've also made a comeback a couple years ago. Maddness had about 5 hits. TPau had a huge another hit called China in your hand in '87. Kylie surely had about 10 hits in uk during 87-91.
Live and learn.


Try reading the top of the poll which states these were one hit wonders in the US.  Similarly I suspect if you (or I) were to post a one hit wonder poll all the americans here would be saying the exact same thing about some band or other

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 07/08/04 at 11:41 am




Try reading the top of the poll which states these were one hit wonders in the US.  Similarly I suspect if you (or I) were to post a one hit wonder poll all the americans here would be saying the exact same thing about some band or other


Yeah, it would depend on what country you're in. What might be a one-hit wonder in the US might not be one in the UK (e.g. Soft Cell, KajaGooGoo, T'Pau, etc.) For me, personally...I'm more aware of the UK hits than the US ones! :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Bobby on 07/08/04 at 5:34 pm

Godley and Creme had a hit called 'Under your thumb' and The Hooters also had a top 30 hit in Britain called 'Satellite' which is a wonderful song.

Just modified to add that I love Eddy Grant's 'Gimme hope Jo'anna'.  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: prettypete on 07/10/04 at 6:03 pm

other. Nikki-Notice Me. I remember seeing the video on vh1 and thought it was cool. i bought the cd and to this day haven't heard any other song off of it!!!!

Synch w/ Jimmy Harnen-Where Are You Now?. This one hit the charts twice. Back in the early eighties then top 40 later on (1988?)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/12/04 at 11:07 pm

just thought of another one to add to my long list of faves..."Oh Girl" by Boy Meets Girl
hang on..they're a two-hit wonder..just remembered "Waiting For a Star To Fall"  ???

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: prettypete on 07/17/04 at 12:03 am

"The Models-Out of Mind Out Of Sight"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: StarskyHutch76 on 07/18/04 at 9:59 pm

Autograph

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Rush on 07/18/04 at 10:00 pm

Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere

"867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone
"99 Luftballons" by Nena, anti-nuclear protest song popular in both the German original and English translation ("99 Red Balloons")
"Atmosphere" by Russ Abbot
"Birdy Song" by The Tweets
"Car 67" by Driver 67
"Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins
"First Time" by Robin Beck
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins (had numerous hits in the USA)
"It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls
"I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene
"Japanese Boy" by Aneka
"Just what I always wanted" by Mari Wilson
"Move Closer" by Phyllis Nelson
"Oh Superman" by Laurie Anderson
"Oldest Swinger in Town" by Fred Wedlock
"Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag" by Pigbag
"Pump Up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S
"Save Your Love" by Rene and Renato
"Shaddap You Face" by Joe Dolce Music Theatre
"Spirit in the Sky" by Doctor & The Medics, song was a two-time one-hit wonder
"Stars on 45" by Stars on 45
"There's No One Quite Like Grandma" by St. Winifred's School Choir
"Together We Are Beautiful" by Fern Kinney
"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin
"Walking In The Air" (the Snowman theme) by Aled Jones
"Wonderful Life" by Black

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: zcrito on 07/18/04 at 10:07 pm


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere
...

"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins (had numerous hits in the USA)
...


Kenny Loggins is a one hit wonder in the UK? ???
They don't know what the heck they've been missing.

Here's a hint...
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php/topic,787.0.html

(Hey, I created that music poll !  :o)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/18/04 at 10:27 pm

I picked "Too Shy".....BTW, Autograph had another hit called "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Isn't Me"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: karen on 07/19/04 at 5:29 am


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere



"Just what I always wanted" by Mari Wilson



Thought she had at least one more 'hit' (but I could be wrong it has been known)


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere

"Oldest Swinger in Town" by Fred Wedlock


ALthough not chart hits this guy was (is?) still touring the pubs and clubs.  He was a regular every year at my dad sports and social club.  Luckily I always managed to avoid it.


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere


"Save Your Love" by Rene and Renato

Another one I thought released at least one more song after this. (but see my previous comment under Mari Wilson!)


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere




"There's No One Quite Like Grandma" by St. Winifred's School Choir


Aren't these the ones who sang "I'm only a poor little sparrow"?  and also sang the "alley alley-o" bit and the chorus on Matchstalk Men by two blokes
(again see my comment under Mari Wilson)


Here is a list of UK one hit wonders, as you can see there are a number of groups here that are not listed that are considered one hit wonders elsewhere


"Walking In The Air" (the Snowman theme) by Aled Jones



Thought he also did "Oh, For the Wings of a Dove" and possibly some other stuff of a similar ilk.

I also considered whether Dr and the Medics had any more chart success.  Probably not, they always seemed embarrassed singing 'that' song when I saw them in concert afterwards.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: prettypete on 07/21/04 at 3:47 am


I dug "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco when it came out... mostly because I had been watching "Young Frankenstein" over and over and it was cool to have a new spin on the song.  Also, "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco.  "You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party" could qualify in terms of radio play, but I guess that gets knocked out because the whole album was a hit?

Falco had another hit called "Vienna Calling". The radio version was stated as the '86 Edit on the 45 I remember.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: prettypete on 07/21/04 at 3:54 am


I only picked 3 because, as Bobby says, lots of the others, though I like them, aren't one hit wonders here.

I picked Obsession by Animotion, Matthew Wilder's Break My Stride and I eat Cannibals by Toto Ceolo (as they were known here)

I think Animotion may have had another hit here also. They had a hit back in 89' with "Room to Move" with a different lead singer. Actually their 2nd top 40 here was a song called "Let Him Go", right after "obsession".

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/23/04 at 10:51 pm

I picked

Mickey
Catch Me I'm Falling
Break My Stride
I Melt With You
Heart and Soul

However, if I had a sixth choice, The Promise would be on the list

I'm sorry but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.....

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/23/04 at 10:54 pm


"Right On Track" by The Breakfast Club
"Let's Go All The Way" by Sly Fox
"Montego Bay" by Amazulu
"Tender Love" by Force MD's
"Fascinated" by Company B
"I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman
"Obsession" by Animotion
"Something About You" by Level 42
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc
"Der Komissar" by ATF
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
"Wouldn't It Be Good" by Nik Kershaw
"Let The Music Play" by Shannon
"Perfect Way" by Scritti Politti
"Rumours" by Timex Social Club
"Say It,Say It" by EG Daly
"Toy Soldiers" by Martika
"Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"Theme From S'Express" by S'Express
"Bust A Move" by Young MC

...i guess i have a few  :)





'"Something About You"
"Wishing Well"
"Fascinated"
"Say it, Say it"
"Let's Go All The Way"

Great list!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Atari on 07/24/04 at 12:30 am


I picked "Too Shy".....BTW, Autograph had another hit called "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Isn't Me"


They had a few other minor hits. "Nineteen and Non-Stop", "She Never Looked That Good For Me", and "That's The Stuff" hit the charts, but never went as high as "Turn Up The Radio" obviously.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/24/04 at 11:40 am

Berlin wasn't a one-hit wonder.

They also had "No More Words" and another one that I forget the title. (I am a man, I am a goddess, etc) were some of the words.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 07/24/04 at 12:29 pm


Berlin wasn't a one-hit wonder.

They also had "No More Words" and another one that I forget the title. (I am a man, I am a goddess, etc) were some of the words.


The song is called, "Sex (I'm A...)" :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/24/04 at 12:53 pm

Thanks for the title, A.V.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: GREEN67 on 11/09/05 at 12:12 am

8) I gotta say Edie Brikell..What I Am...I really like her "Hippie" kinda Janis thing going on....Rumor I heard was that she got on stage after a dare and SEV drinks and...WA-LA...shes a star....................COOL>>

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: _adam_ on 11/10/05 at 4:36 am

Where is :
Giuffria-call to the heart
Cutting crew-I just died in your arms tonight
Kathrina and waves-Walking on sunshine

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: The_Plague on 11/10/05 at 6:24 am

A-Ha - Take On Me
Big Country - In A Big Country
Van Stephenson - No Secrets
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
The Hooters - And We Danced

BTW
Although it mgiht be hard to believe but Kylie is actually still really big in Australia and despite her 80's hit, didn't actually get a Grammy till the new millenium, I dont like her music AT ALL but I admire her art of re-inventing herself over and over again.
Even if the mid 90's re-invention did kinda suck arse.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: mrgazpacho on 11/10/05 at 7:51 am

No, that was her arse sucking her hotpants in! :D (cue Roy and HG talking about "hungry-bum" syndrome ;) )

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: jlp937 on 11/10/05 at 5:10 pm

OKay I have to say all of them!  They were each unique in their own way!  Totally awesome!  I wish that there was an album available that was full of 80's one hit wonders!! 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MC on 11/10/05 at 5:45 pm

I like all the ones listed. Also- "Children of the Sun" by Billy Thorpe. I also like Sweet's "Ball Room Blitz" but I think that was the 70's.

Subject: The Hooters

Written By: MC on 11/10/05 at 5:49 pm

The Hooters had "All you Zombies" and "Where do the Children Go" which are two of my favorite all time hits. The Kings had a one-hit good one but I can't remember the name. Very good tune though.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MC on 11/10/05 at 5:55 pm

Yeah- Switchin to Glide is a good tune. Man I haven't heard that in a long time. Thanks for the info. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Class of 84 on 11/11/05 at 10:53 pm

Didn't read all of the posts, but one of my favorites was "Modern day delilah" by Van Stevenson? 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/11/05 at 10:58 pm


Didn't read all of the posts, but one of my favorites was "Modern day delilah" by Van Stevenson? 

I dunno, was it?  "Modern Day Delilah" was a good one! 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: woops on 11/12/05 at 1:50 am

The Monroes "What Do All The People Know"  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Southern Image on 11/15/05 at 12:26 pm

Madness-"Our House"
Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen" 
Eddy Grant "Electric Avenue"
Re-Flex "The Politics Of Dancing"
Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be A Cowboy"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: whistledog on 02/20/09 at 11:32 pm

Just because I like to be difficult :D

Swing Out Sister
1987 - Breakout
1987 - Surrender
1987 - Twilight World
1987 - Fooled By A Smile
1989 - You on My Mind
1989 - Where in the World
1989 - Waiting Game
1989 - Forever Blue
1992 - Am I the Same Girl?
1992 - Notgonnachange
1994 - La La Means I Love You


Men Without Hats
1983 - The Safety Dance
1983 - I Like
1984 - Where Do the Boys Go
1987 - Pop Goes the World
1988 - Moonbeam
1989 - Hey Men
1990 - In the 21st Century
1991 - Sideways


Bad English
1989 - Forget Me Not
1989 - When I See You Smile
1990 - Price of Love
1990 - Posession
1990 - Heaven is A Four Letter Word
1991 - Straight to Your Heart
1992 - The Time All Alone With You


Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
1988 - What I Am
1988 - Circle
1990 - Mama Help Me
1994 - Good Times


Eddy Grant
1979 - Living on the Front Line
1980 - Do You Feel My Love
1981 - Can't Get Enough of You
1981 - I Love You, Yes I Love You
1982 - I Don't Wanna Dance
1983 - Electric Avenue
1983 - War Party
1983 - Til I Can't Take Love No More
1984 - Romancing the Stone
1984 - Boys in the Street
1988 - Gimme Hope Jo'anna
1988 - Harmless Piece of Fun
1988 - Put A Hold on It
1989 - Walking on Sunshine
2001 - Electric Avenue <Remix>
2001 - Walking on Sunshine <remix>


T'Pau
1987 - Heart and Soul
1987 - China in Your Hand
1988 - Valentine
1988 - Sex Talk
1988 - I Will Be With You
1988 - Secret Garden
1988 - Road to Our Dream
1989 - Only the Lonely
1991 - Whenever You Need Me
1991 - Walk on Air
1993 - Valentine <remix>

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Kryllith on 02/23/09 at 11:19 am


Just because I like to be difficult :D


I just think you like to regress much if you're pulling up a thread from 3+ years ago. Of course, you're doing it in a thread about the 80s, so I guess I can't really complain.  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Midas on 02/23/09 at 12:40 pm


I just think you like to regress much if you're pulling up a thread from 3+ years ago. Of course, you're doing it in a thread about the 80s, so I guess I can't really complain.  :D


Nah, he just wants people to acknowledge Canada :D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: whistledog on 02/23/09 at 8:24 pm

I saw a guest viewing this thread.  I had time to kill, so I figured why not LOL
Realistically though, I just want to piss off those random members and guests who come into threads and are all like "that's not a hit because I don't remember it"

I used to get certain (now banned) members all riled up when I'd debate them on what they thought was or wasn't a hit.  I just like to be difficult ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/24/09 at 7:17 pm

I voted for...

Melt With You
The Promise
Heart and Soul
Bust a Move
and When I See You Smile.

I know "Smile" is totally cheesy..but (gulp) it reminds me of my husband.  There I admitted it.  I love that song! 

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: Howard on 06/11/16 at 12:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291ET6Py6H8
Captain Sensible- Happy Talk

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's One Hit Wonders

Written By: whistledog on 06/12/16 at 12:15 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291ET6Py6H8
Captain Sensible- Happy Talk


He had other popular hits in his native UK.  He had no hits in North Anerica

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