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

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Frankie Smith - "Double Dutch Bus"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Roni Griffith - "Desire"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Scandal - "The Warrior"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Vanity 6 - "Nasty Girl"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Weather Girls - "Its Raining Men"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

ebn-ozn - aeiou sometimes y

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Imagination - "Just An Illusion"

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey, wait, Scandal had 5 singles in the Hot 100!

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Forever and ever and ever:

grandavis, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Scandal had 5 singles??!! My bad, I'm only familiar with "The Warrior".

And THIS is the good version of the Jocelyn Brown song:

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

re: Scandal - you've probably heard "Goodbye to You" before, even if you didn't realize who it was by.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Two lesser known Scandal songs that are great:

Captain Hyrax (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is she still married to McEnroe?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

You're right I heard "Goodbye to you"! I checked and it only hit #65 though. There's been plenty of acts listed here who even had more than one top 10, such as Glass Tiger and Corey Hart.
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LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I knew that about Glass Tiger and Corey Hart w/o even looking it up, but I was trying to be non-pedantic at the time.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Surprised "Goodbye to You" charted that low, though. I hear it more often now than even "The Warrior".

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can't believe Corey Hart had nine Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100!

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I didn't realize it was NINE! I only remembered Sunglasses, Never Surrender and I Can't Help Falling in Love With You.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nine? Crikey. I only know Sunglasses and Never Surrender.

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's a mystery to me how anyone could hate jane child's "don't wanna fall in love"

but i still love u johnny forever

j lol (surm), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

You guys don't remember "Boy in the Box"? or "I Am By Your Side"?

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Madonna wannabe E.G. Daily - "Say It, Say It"

Another Miami freestyle station favorite, but, alas, not a Top 40 hit. Neither was the sublime "Just An Illusion."

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

deniece williams "let's hear it for the boy"

no idea if she had more hits or not but whatevs

j lol (surm), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

I remember the album was called Boy in the Box, but I don't remember the song at all. Nor the other one.

it's a mystery to me how anyone could hate jane child's "don't wanna fall in love"

I probably didn't at first, but overexposure at the time didn't help matters. Also, at the same time, I was turning my back on popular music and become a mopey gothy teenager with my mopey gothy teenager friends. Silly now, but important distinction then.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

but Jane Child was totally goth -- lookit the nose ring!

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's actually a good point but i get what yer sayin

j lol (surm), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Omg Al, I do remember "I Am By Your Side"...Corey hart knowledge appears to be wedged deep into the sofa cushions of my subconscious

He had a pretty good singing voice...also v crush worthy

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

okay the video is lololol

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Canadian Emilio Estevez?

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nope, don't remember that at all.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

but it's your new favorite now, right?

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

ALWAYS NEVER SURRENDER

(that reads strangely)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sunglasses is good lolsy fun, though.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

never surrender is great, sunglasses is fun for the shouty-pouty part

I found this one too...rings no bells at all. .Eurasian Eyes?

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Listening to all this Corey Hart stuff is making me think he was kind of an autonomous type in the 80s landscape. The closest parallels would be maybe Springfield (but he was never SERIOUS) and John Waite (but his solo career between Babys and Bad English was really too brief to make a mark). Corey Hart is kind of on his own.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

He was a total pinup boy, which is why, like Springfield, he had time getting cred. But, boy, his attempts at seriousness suuuuucked (Springfield was a better songwriter and musician).

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

*he had a hard time

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm very fond of his last hit, "A Little Love." It actually rocks!

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I actually DO remember that one for some reason.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

(watching the video and thinking "JESUS! Is there ANYONE Kenny Aronoff HASN'T drummed for?")

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that explains why the thing even swings a little...

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

If the Oakey/Moroder collabo and Daryl Hall solo things count, then so do ELP meant Powell instead of Palmer for one album

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

ELP when it meant...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pat Wilson - Bop Girl

staph white pulvules like (Schlafsack), Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm shocked "Just An Illusion" didn't hit the Top 40 in the US. It is such a huge and well-known hit here in Canada (and Europe according to Wiki).

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I only heard it (Just an Illusion) for the first time last year when someone posted it on facebook. Great great song.

I'm assuming you're talking about the song by Imagination, right?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Champaign-"How 'Bout Us"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Al B. Sure!-"Nite and Day"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

MC Miker G & DJ Sven-"Holiday Rap"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 04:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

corey hart tries out some falsetto

deez m'uts (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 May 2011 12:28 (3 years ago) Permalink


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