80s "omg I loved that one" one hit wonders mix tape thread

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One of the better Bowie clone vocals.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aldo Nova - "Fantasy"

Darin, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Firm - "Radioactive"

Darin, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

bowie covered one of his songs according to allrovi so i guess that worked out xp

the entire premise of your tweet is incorrect (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

personal fave:

Mary Jane Girls - "In My House"

Darin, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yup -- "Criminal World," one of Let's Dance less onerous album tracks.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

and "Switchin' to Glide" by the Kings as a monster regional hit 'round here that never made it out east. Man, I miss the days of regional hits ...

YES, "The Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide" could be heard every 10 minutes on WLS-AM in 1980-81. Probably my most enduring memory of that song is that it was the first non-Beatles/non-Lennon song WLS played after Lennon was killed (which is to say, about five days after Lennon was killed).

Guy? Guy? It's me, your cousin, Marvin Mann-Dude (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Modern English - "I Melt With You"

Darin, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

rational youth "i want to see the light"

best lost synth pop song ever

ur reading from a season in hell but u don't know what it's abt (missingNO), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Timelords - "Doctorin' the Tardis"

Vernon Locke, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

You guys!!!

Electric Dreams: Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Both of those guys are responsible for numerous hits.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rocky Burnette - Tired of Toein The Line

I hope I'm not the only person who liked this. The video is kinda crepey now

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway...hairbands

Vixen: Edge of a Broken Heart

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that Rocky Burnette song, but I'd never heard it before just now.

Speaking of Rocky...

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL I forgot about that!!!

He looks like the saxophone-on-the-beach guy from the Lost Boys

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno if she had more hits in other places, but "Touch Me" is the only thing I remember Samantha Fox for in the US..

However, youtube just reminded me of "Naughty Girls Need Love Too". Oh well.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok.

Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Total Ceolo - I eat cannibals.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 10:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not sure if this was a hit in the US but it got to No. 5 over here (also big across Europe apparently):

Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 10:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jimmy the Hoover - Tantalise

Cluster the boots (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw I was going to open my posts today with "I Eat Cannibals"

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scritti Politti - Perfect Way

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Madness that in the US, er, Madness was a one hit wonder. But what a wonderful hit!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has Spandau Ballet made an appearance yet?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have that Rocky Burnette song on a 45 at home, amazingly enough.

SteakNique (®2011 Ulillillia) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

SteakNique (®2011 Ulillillia) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has Spandau Ballet made an appearance yet?

Let's hope not!

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

P. sure this was Rainbow's only Top 40 in the US. (It peaked at 40 lol.)

SteakNique (®2011 Ulillillia) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know Deep Purple is hardly a one-hit wonder but it blows my mind that this nearly made the Top Ten in the year of Bruce, Madonna and Prince.

SteakNique (®2011 Ulillillia) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ollie & Jerry - "There's No Stoppin' Us (Theme from 'Breakin')"

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

(actually they had another hit or two... this was the only one to make it to ·1 tho...)

Moka, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would have sworn "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" was a bigger hit.

Yeah, in the US anyway "Dance Hall Days" hit 16 and "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" hit 2 and "Let's Go" hit 9.

Their best song, "Fire In The Twilight" from "The Breakfast Club" soundtrack, wasn't a hit at all ;_;

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 13:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Fire in the Twilight is great.

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, in the US anyway "Dance Hall Days" hit 16 and "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" hit 2 and "Let's Go" hit 9.

To Live and Die in L.A. peaked at #41 and still gets loads recurring airplay despite Everybody Have Fun Tonight being more popular.

Leopard on the Cheetos Bag (MintIce), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd include Benjamin Orr's 'Stay The Night' here but I don't know if that technically counts as a One Hit Wonder because of Orr's vocals on The Cars 'Drive'. Two hit wonder then? Sure.

Leopard on the Cheetos Bag (MintIce), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would count it.

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would too, and it's a better song than "Drive."

There I said it.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Orr-sung Cars singles that hit the Top 40: "Just What I Needed, "Let's Go," "Why Can't I Have You," "You Are The Girl."

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh

I don't think I realized until just now that he sang all of my favorite Cars songs

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ric Ocasek's a one hit wonder too! "Emotion in Motion," remember.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh how come noone has mentioned this one:

Don Henley - Boys of Summer

Moka, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Because Henley had a lot more hit singles?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Orange Juice - Rip it Up

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

They did release several albums and still have some present-day cache, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost I had never that Orange Juice track and it immediately reminded me of Annie's "Me Plus One".

daavid, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

daavid, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink


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