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Subject: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 03/09/05 at 10:37 pm

It's a hard choice, but I have to say Bow Wow Wow. 8)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: ADH13 on 03/09/05 at 10:45 pm


I picked 99 Luftballoons

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: zcrito on 03/09/05 at 11:05 pm


Other

The most known and most liked is probably Come On Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners from 1983.

But for tonight, I'll think go with Sausalito Summernights -- Diesel from 1982.  8)


Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 03/10/05 at 5:28 am

Take on Me-A-ha

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: bj26 on 03/10/05 at 7:38 am

Wow, what a flash - soon as I saw Wouldn't it be good by N. Kershaw, I had a flashback of 6th Av. in front of Lowry AFB in Denver back in 85 or 86.  It was all green nice yards and trees and no traffic and that song was playing.  Don't you love flashbacks brought on by a song? :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/05 at 7:50 am

"99 Luftballoons" Nena

But Nena is not a one-hit wonder in Germany.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: ScottHam on 03/10/05 at 7:55 am

Mine would have to be "Let the Music Play"  by Shannon

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: joedeertae on 03/10/05 at 12:56 pm


Other
Come On Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners


My absolute favorite song of ALL TIME!!!
99 Luftballoons from this list.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: rubixgirl on 03/10/05 at 1:02 pm

From Pretty in Pink I chose Wouldn't It Be Good

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: zcrito on 03/10/05 at 1:18 pm


Wow, what a flash - soon as I saw Wouldn't it be good by N. Kershaw, I had a flashback of 6th Av. in front of Lowry AFB in Denver back in 85 or 86.  It was all green nice yards and trees and no traffic and that song was playing.  Don't you love flashbacks brought on by a song? :)



I checked it out

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000033JW/qid=1110481979/sr=2-7/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_7/103-1735941-7776661

And I don't recall ever hearing it before. Was it used in a popular movie at the time?


Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: rubixgirl on 03/10/05 at 2:01 pm



I checked it out

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000033JW/qid=1110481979/sr=2-7/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_7/103-1735941-7776661

And I don't recall ever hearing it before. Was it used in a popular movie at the time?





It is from Pretty in Pink. :D

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/10/05 at 5:57 pm

I went for 'Shake you down' by Gregory Abbott.  8)

Just to note: Nik Kershaw ('Wide boy','I won't let the sun go down on me' . . .), A-ha ('Hunting high and low','The sun always shines on TV','Cry wolf','You are the one' . . .), Eddy Grant ('I don't wanna dance','Gimme hope J'oanna'), Kajagoogoo ('Ooh to be ah','Big apple'), Dexy's Midnight Runners ('Geno') and even Cameo ('Single life') are not one hit wonders.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Dagwood on 03/10/05 at 6:39 pm

Out of those I had to go with Mickey.  It is a great, cheesy song.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: 90s boy on 03/10/05 at 7:38 pm

Nina 99 Lufe Bloones 1984  A ah Take On me 1985 Till Tusday Voices Carrey 1985 Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dane 1988

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Triviamom on 03/10/05 at 8:40 pm

Wouldn't It Be Good is one of my all-time favorite songs, along with:

10, 9, 8 - Face To Face

He Plays Piano In The Dark - Brenda Russell

Tarzan Boy - Baltimora

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Doc Brown on 03/10/05 at 10:55 pm

"What About Me?" is my favorite out of these, but I can think of many that should be on this list:

Stacey Q, "Two Of Hearts"
Sheila E, "The Glamourous Life"
Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me!"
Buster Poindexter, "Hot Hot Hot"
Gary Numan, "Cars"
After The Fire, "Der Komissar"
Johnny Hates Jazz, "Shattered Dreams"
And the very first one-hit-wonder of the 80's:
Buggles, "Video Killed The Radio Star" (well, first on MTV, anyway.)

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 03/11/05 at 5:41 am

Stacey Q had a follow-up hit called "We Connect", which sounded almost identical to "Two Of Hearts".

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Atari on 03/11/05 at 11:06 am

I've been trying to find an mp3 of that Mi-Sex song, as someone else asked me if I had heard it. Now I'm intrigued!

My pick from the list would have to be Too Shy.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: SeptGrl80 on 03/11/05 at 12:19 pm

I have so many favorites but I can't even think of them LOL

here's just some of them:

"Waiting For A Star To Fall" - Boy Meets Girl
"Heart & Soul" - T'pau
"Piano In The Dark" - Brenda Russell
"Toy Soldiers" - Martika
"Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
"Neverending Story" - Limahl (also my favorite movie ever)
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Love Plus One" - Haircut 100
"Pass The Dutchie" - Musical Youth
"C'Est La Vie" - Robbie Nevil
"Baby Love" - Regina
"Right On Track" - Breakfast Club

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: KRQPMV21JS on 03/11/05 at 2:57 pm

other.... simple minds - dont you forget aobut me....from the breakfast lcub...my fav. movie of all 80's plus the songs goes with the movie too!!

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 03/11/05 at 3:15 pm

Mickey by Toni Basil. However, Cameo wasn't a one hit wonder. They also had a hit with "Candy".




I have so many favorites but I can't even think of them LOL

here's just some of them:

"Waiting For A Star To Fall" - Boy Meets Girl
"Heart & Soul" - T'pau
"Piano In The Dark" - Brenda Russell
"Toy Soldiers" - Martika
"Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
"Neverending Story" - Limahl (also my favorite movie ever)
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Pass The Dutchie" - Musical Youth
"C'Est La Vie" - Robbie Nevil
"Baby Love" - Regina



I love these songs too.




Stacey Q, "Two Of Hearts"
Sheila E, "The Glamourous Life"
Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me!"
Johnny Hates Jazz, "Shattered Dreams"


Your Pal,
Doc

8)



I also love these songs. However, Stacey Q had another hit with "We Connect" and Sheila E. had another hit with "Love Bizarre".

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: SeptGrl80 on 03/11/05 at 3:23 pm

I forgot to mention that I hate hate HATE the song "Mickey" and if I go the rest of my life without hearing it I'll die a happy happy girl

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Rodog on 03/11/05 at 5:32 pm

Ok, how bout this one hit wonder, "867-5309 / Jenny...thats a good one huh...and "Tainted Love"

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/11/05 at 5:34 pm

Whip It - Devo Although Devo didn't deserve one hit wonderness  8)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Rodog on 03/11/05 at 5:51 pm

How bout another good one, "Come on Eileen" in 1983 by Dexy's Midnight Runners... I love it man...

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/11/05 at 5:54 pm

Come On Eileen is good, but a-ha would be second best.  "Take on Me" is by far their best but their whole debut kicks a**.  8)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/11/05 at 6:22 pm


other.... simple minds - dont you forget aobut me....from the breakfast lcub...my fav. movie of all 80's plus the songs goes with the movie too!!


Simple minds a one hit wonder? In UK they were huge!  :D

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/11/05 at 6:47 pm

I don't think Americans, esp on the west coast, were as into New Wave as Europeans, esp British.  They were more into Hair Metal  :P

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/11/05 at 6:55 pm


I don't think Americans, esp on the west coast, were as into New Wave as Europeans, esp British.  They were more into Hair Metal  :P


I think I was saying this to my girlfriend the other day that music in the 80s for the US and the 80s for the UK, despite having common influences from each side, were probably two different animals altogether.  ;D

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/11/05 at 11:38 pm


I think I was saying this to my girlfriend the other day that music in the 80s for the US and the 80s for the UK, despite having common influences from each side, were probably two different animals altogether.  ;D


Well I think out East the Wave was big, maybe Midwest too, but in places like LA it was about the hair metal.  :P

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/12/05 at 4:33 am


Well I think out East the Wave was big, maybe Midwest too, but in places like LA it was about the hair metal.  :P


I see. I love New Wave and I like some hair rock. :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/12/05 at 10:47 am

Other...s

Nichole - Point Blank~1981

I Could Be Good For You - 707~1980

Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Korgis~1980 (I know they had other hits but as far as I'm aware, this was it for the USA)

Breaking Away - Balance~1980

I Want You Back - Mick Fleetwood~1983

Working Girl - The Members~1984

Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder~1984

I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman~1984

Stay The Night - Benjamin Orr (Late bassist from The Cars)~1986

That's IT....for now :D ;)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: KRQPMV21JS on 03/12/05 at 11:12 am


Other...s

Nichole - Point Blank~1981

I Could Be Good For You - 707~1980

Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Korgis~1980 (I know they had other hits but as far as I'm aware, this was it for the USA)

Breaking Away - Balance~1980

I Want You Back - Mick Fleetwood~1983

Working Girl - The Members~1984

Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder~1984

I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman~1984

Stay The Night - Benjamin Orr (Late bassist from The Cars)~1986

That's IT....for now :D ;)




Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride...now that a really underated song that not often played i loved it that much i know it!

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/12/05 at 12:30 pm


Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride...now that a really underated song that not often played i loved it that much i know it!


I absolutely agree. I wonder what's he doing now?

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: zcrito on 03/12/05 at 1:47 pm


Other...s

Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Korgis~1980 (I know they had other hits but as far as I'm aware, this was it for the USA)


That's IT....for now :D ;)



Korgis and EGLS. That's a good obscure one. I heard it only twice back in the '80s and it took me years to find out who it was by (pre-internet days)

http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/shopping/144140/amg1921035193_1617.jpg?rm_____DBDJvqfPS

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Dave Brown on 03/12/05 at 4:25 pm

My favourite one hit wonders will have to be Pretty Poison's "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" and Alphaville's "Big In Japan" (they were a one hit wonder with that song in the 80's)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: 1983_new_born on 03/12/05 at 10:57 pm

These are the kind of songs that remain stuck in my head for a while (as they did in many people's in those years) and some of them are:

"Take On Me" ~ A-Ha
"Flashdance - What A Feeling!" ~ Irene Cara
"Maniac" ~ Michael Sembello
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" ~ Denise Williams
"Safety Dance" ~ Men Without Hats
"Don't You Want Me, Baby?" ~ Human League
"Relax" ~ Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Steal Away" ~ Robert Dupree

...plus many more I just cannot think of right away.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Allie Fox on 03/13/05 at 1:06 am

Im glad to see someone finally mention Men Without Hats. :D

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/05 at 7:35 am


Im glad to see someone finally mention Men Without Hats. :D
Great song with a rotten video!

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: bumperskittles on 03/13/05 at 8:35 am

Rock Me Amadeus by Falco was my favorite one hit wonder for sure!!  8)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/13/05 at 9:01 am


Great song with a rotten video!


I love the video, Philip. It makes me laugh so much.  ;D

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/05 at 9:57 am


I love the video, Philip. It makes me laugh so much.  ;D
Yeap, laughable is another word for it.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Alana on 03/13/05 at 3:05 pm

Major Tom- Peter Schilling. Along with Devo and Thomas Dolby, didn't deserve one-hit-wonderness!
Peter also didn't deserve the head-in-ass criticisim that he got for HAVING Major Tom as a song character! When I mean head-in-ass, I mean really time wasting and stupid!

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/13/05 at 4:36 pm


I see. I love New Wave and I like some hair rock. :)


I Love New Wave, can tolerate Bon Jovi, and like Guns N Roses :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 03/13/05 at 6:16 pm


I Love New Wave, can tolerate Bon Jovi, and like Guns N Roses :)


I like a bit of Van Halen, a bit of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Def Leppard. When I'm in the mood, it's great to rock to these.  :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Happy on 03/14/05 at 12:21 am

take me on by a ha! loved the video!

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: SpaceHog on 03/29/05 at 1:08 pm

What is this? with I'll be around

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Dave Brown on 03/30/05 at 1:29 pm


I like a bit of Van Halen, a bit of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Def Leppard. When I'm in the mood, it's great to rock to these.  :)


This post is known as "Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80's". Since when have the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Def Leppard been one hit wonders?

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 03/30/05 at 2:05 pm

"99 Luftballoons"

dont'cha mean RED balloons?

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Dave Brown on 03/30/05 at 2:12 pm


"99 Luftballoons"

dont'cha mean RED balloons?


No that person doesn't mean "99 Red Balloons". Nena's album contains the German version of that song which was called "99 Luftballoons".

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: KRQPMV21JS on 03/30/05 at 2:19 pm


These are the kind of songs that remain stuck in my head for a while (as they did in many people's in those years) and some of them are:

"Take On Me" ~ A-Ha
"Flashdance - What A Feeling!" ~ Irene Cara
"Maniac" ~ Michael Sembello
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" ~ Denise Williams
"Safety Dance" ~ Men Without Hats
"Don't You Want Me, Baby?" ~ Human League
"Relax" ~ Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Steal Away" ~ Robert Dupree

...plus many more I just cannot think of right away.


SAFETY DANCE!!!!!....

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/05 at 3:06 pm


This post is known as "Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80's". Since when have the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Def Leppard been one hit wonders?
Remember please we are dealing with a worldwide affair with the Internet here, and everyone here comes from all parts of the world.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/05 at 3:07 pm


No that person doesn't mean "99 Red Balloons". Nena's album contains the German version of that song which was called "99 Luftballoons".
The last time I heard Nena's hit, it was sound in German with that very same title.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: ShortCake on 03/30/05 at 5:34 pm

99 Luftballoons- Nena
for me ...

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: joedeertae on 04/01/05 at 3:35 pm


The last time I heard Nena's hit, it was sound in German with that very same title.

I've got both on my computer. 99 Luftaballoons (original German version) and 99 Red Balloons (English version).
They are both GREAT! (IMO)  ;)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/27/06 at 11:19 pm

Come Day O-Night Eh - Bamboo
Video Kids - Prototype
Desire - Roni Griffith*
Open Your Eyes - Lords of the New Church*

* Not 100% certain on the OHW status of these, so please correct me if I am wrong

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/27/06 at 11:23 pm

"Electric Avenue"  by Eddie Grant

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/28/06 at 12:02 am


Im glad to see someone finally mention Men Without Hats. :D


Men Without Hats had several hits that never made it out of Canada


"Electric Avenue"  by Eddie Grant


Eddy Grant had two other hits in Canada with "I Don't Wanna Dance" and "Romancing the Stone", both which reached the Canadian Top 40 :)

He had extended UK success in 1988 with a song called "Gimme Hope Joanna" 

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/28/06 at 12:04 am

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Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/28/06 at 12:06 am



Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder~1984
I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman~1984


Matthew Wilder had another US Top 40 hit called "The Kid's American" and a minor hit called "Bouncing Off the Walls"

Dan Hartman had a Top 40 hit in 1979 called "Instant Replay".  He also had two other 80's Top 40 hits with "We Are the Young" and "Second Nature" and a bunch of minor hits in the very early 80's :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: woops on 05/28/06 at 12:31 am

The Monroes "What Do All The People Know"

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: rich1981 on 05/28/06 at 12:36 am

99 Luftballons - Nena

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: robby76 on 05/28/06 at 12:44 am

I had to go for Nik Kershaw as I love all his stuff. He was huge in the UK. I loved "Human Racing".

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/28/06 at 12:46 am


I had to go for Nik Kershaw as I love all his stuff. He was huge in the UK. I loved "Human Racing".


He had a few others here in Canada as well.  I liked "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "The Riddle" :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: FaultyDog on 05/28/06 at 1:42 am

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Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/28/06 at 9:23 am


Prior to "I Don't Wanna Dance", his songs "My Turn To Love You" and "Do You Feel My Love" reached Dutch Top 40 (#15 and #12 respectively).


Ah yes.  I'd forgotten he was around in the late 70's/very early 80's :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 05/29/06 at 7:27 pm

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Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/29/06 at 8:12 pm

Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue." Also, there's Irene Cara, who only had two hits ("Fame" and "What a Feeling"), but whom I really love.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/29/06 at 8:31 pm


Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue." Also, there's Irene Cara, who only had two hits ("Fame" and "What a Feeling"), but whom I really love.


Irene Cara had 8 hits, 6 which were Top 40 :)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Brendan McClelland on 06/16/06 at 9:46 am

Mine would have to be "Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voodoo although it didn't make it to the Top 40. The song sounds better on WOV's Call of the West album than it does in it's music video.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 06/16/06 at 1:37 pm

First- Eddy Grant had many hits- Electric Avenue, Romancing the Stone, I Don't Wanna Dance, War Party, and Boys In the Street, among others. Technically NOT a one-hit wonder.
(I have his "The Killer At His Best- Greatest Hits" tape.)

Second- my personal vote for fave 1-Hit Wonder Of the '80s is a 3-Way Tie:

'Turning Japanese'- The Vapors
'Lunatic Fringe'- Red Ryder
'The Curly Shuffle'- Jump 'n The Saddle Gang

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Kryllith on 06/16/06 at 1:41 pm

Blah! a-ha isn't a one hit wonder, even by US standards, although granted they might as well be since most people only seem to know "Take on Me". "The Sun Always Shines on TV" placed #20 on Billboard's top 40. "Cry Wolf" reached #50 on the top 100, though since most radio stations seem more interested in the top 40, I guess that wouldn't make it a hit. That said, my favorite one-hit-wonder based on the Billboard top 40 would be When in Rome, since only "The Promise" charted. They did have a couple other songs ranked but only on club/dance charts but the only other song they had to chart national radio airplay was "Heaven Knows" and that only reached #95.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: Ebontyne on 06/16/06 at 1:44 pm

If I had to pick one '80s one-hit wonder as my favourite, it would be "Life in a Northern Town" by Dream Academy. There's something about this '80s melancholic, working-class, industrial, northern English type ethos that I find very evocative. If you don't exactly what I mean by that, then listen to the song! ;)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 06/16/06 at 2:42 pm


'Lunatic Fringe'- Red Ryder


Red Rider had well over a dozen great hits that America never saw  :\'(

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 06/16/06 at 2:47 pm


Red Rider had well over a dozen great hits that America never saw  :\'(


Did they do a song called "Rock Me"?

-Went something like, "Rock me, 'til I can't think. Move me, move me, 'til I'm out on the brink"?

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 06/16/06 at 4:02 pm


Did they do a song called "Rock Me"?

-Went something like, "Rock me, 'til I can't think. Move me, move me, 'til I'm out on the brink"?


Yeah, that was called "Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)"

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 06/16/06 at 4:38 pm

Amazing! I only heard that song once, back in '83 or '84, and I never heard it or saw of it again.
I rather liked it.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: searching1980s on 06/19/06 at 11:24 am

Because I was listening to a college station I have never been sure since what was really a hit and what was just a local favorite, but from your list alone there are too many -- any from the posts most of them aren't really one hit wonders. 

Did the Nails have anything other than 88 Lines about 44 Women? 
Did Paul Hardcastle hit with 19? 
The Flying Lizards hit with Money? 
Turning Japanese by the Vapors is a strong contender. 
I Eat Cannibals by Total Coelo?
Never Say Never, Romeo Void?
Let's Go All the Way, Sly Fox?

Wall of Voodoo, Saved by Zero, Too Shy -- these are on my "80s Cliches" playlist.  Never thought of them as one-hit wonders.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 06/19/06 at 11:39 am

You have a few good ones there, but I must disagree w/your statement of no real 'one-hit wonders' being on here.

I mentioned Jump 'n the Saddle Gang's 'The Curly Shuffle'. Has there ever been anything else by them?
The Vapors's 'Turning Japanese' is indeed another strong contender.
Or, how about 'Somebody's Watching Me', by Rockwell?
(Although technically, he was a 2 hit wonder, since he also scored with 'Obscene Phone Caller'.)

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: searching1980s on 06/19/06 at 2:46 pm


You have a few good ones there, but I must disagree w/your statement of no real 'one-hit wonders' being on here.

I mentioned Jump 'n the Saddle Gang's 'The Curly Shuffle'. Has there ever been anything else by them?
The Vapors's 'Turning Japanese' is indeed another strong contender.
Or, how about 'Somebody's Watching Me', by Rockwell?
(Although technically, he was a 2 hit wonder, since he also scored with 'Obscene Phone Caller'.)


That's just it -- one hit here might have been a string of hits on the other coast or in Europe and who knows?  Never heard of Jump 'n et. al. but had forgotten Rockwell -- I liked that one and it probably belongs on the cliches playlist.

Subject: Re: Favourite One Hit Wonder Of The 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 06/19/06 at 5:32 pm

Here are some more I found, when riffling through my cassettes:

The Honeythief- Hipsway
U Make Me Sick (But I Luv U)- Mucky Pup
See You In Hell- Grim Reaper (I doubt these guys got very far- the concept of a Metal Meat Loaf is a tad bit much, to bear.)
Jam On It- Newcleus

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