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

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I actually DO remember that one for some reason.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:50 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

ELP when it meant...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pat Wilson - Bop Girl

staph white pulvules like (Schlafsack), Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:24 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Champaign-"How 'Bout Us"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Al B. Sure!-"Nite and Day"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

MC Miker G & DJ Sven-"Holiday Rap"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

corey hart tries out some falsetto

deez m'uts (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 May 2011 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ I'd the same thought when I saw the movie.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 12:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd forgotten about "Holiday Rap"! lol

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another classic that incredibly didn't make the US Top 40, but was a huge hit everywhere elses: Bronski Beat - "Small Town Boy".

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Jimmy Sommerville

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of Jimmy Somerville:

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't say that I loved it, but it's pretty funny now:

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised these two haven't been mentioned yet:

Lipps Inc. - "Funky Town"

The Vapors - "Turning Japanese"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cameo only had one big hit, but what a song:

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses

Moka, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp:

"Candy" hit 21 (but yeah, not as massive as "Word Up")

I never include them on these lists because I was introduced to them circa Alligator Woman and always think they had more mainstream hits than they actually did.

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another great one: Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Sugarcubes - Birthday

Moka, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love and adore The Sugarcubes but "Birthday" didn't chart anywhere except for the UK indie chart

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Colonel Abrams was a one hit wonder in the UK iirc, awesome song this

immer wieder, ralf & günther (NickB), Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kon Kan - "I Beg Your Pardon"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love and adore The Sugarcubes but "Birthday" didn't chart anywhere except for the UK indie chart

― Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP)

Just checked and you're right... have no idea why I thought it was big in the day. I remember the video got played on Mtv frequently but that was certainly in the post-80s era.

Moka, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also Chris Isaak is surely a 1 hit wonder and "wicked game" was technically released in 1989 but it became a hit until 1990/1991 so I guess we can count that one out too...

Moka, Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, boo

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kon Kan - "I Beg Your Pardon"

oh yes -- the best New Order rip ever.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

will powers : kissing with confidence

or did they have another hit ?

mark e, Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sa-Fire-"Thinking of You"

Not a fave, but def induces some memory waves

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Londonbeat - "I've Been Thinking About You"

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think it charted as high as Say it Say it, but IMO Mind over Matter (From the "Summer School" movie soundtrack) was EG Daily's best single. Might have been a decent hit here in Canada as I do remember hearing it quite a lot. Song is a freakin' time machine.

Q Feel's Orbital Bebop didn't chart much either I guess, though I really want to post it

Kim, Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boris Badenough-"Hey Rocky"

Would only realize years later that it was my first exposure to Trax.

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Londonbeat charted in early '91 in the states.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

;_;

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dead Milkmen-"Punk Rock Girl"

Surely many folks' only exposure to Philly's faves

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Regina-"Baby Love"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

bah I can't add "No More Lies" either

Dreaded Burrito Gang (DJP), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Noel-"Silent Morning"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this only for pop and r & b hits or are alternative and club hits welcome? Mix tape lists would be appreciated.

Oh look, it's Joe Stalin and his fat ugly minions again.... (u s steel), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feels like I always post the same four predictable songs to these threads:

Lotus Eaters - First Picture of You
Swans Way - Soul Train
Furniture - Brilliant Mind
The Mighty Wah! - The Story of the Blues

immer wieder, ralf & günther (NickB), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liz, I remember "Mind Over Matter" and love it too (and saw the movie in the theatre at the time)! But I don't think it was that much of a hit though.

Alfred, I was going to write the same thing about the Kon Kan song!

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brenda Russell-"Piano in the Dark"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good call on "Piano in the Dark."

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will to Power-"Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That one is GROTESQUE.

To their credit, Will to Power recorded several awesome freestyle hits before and after "Baby I Loved Your Way." Remember "Dreamin'," "Say It's Gonna Rain," and "Fading Away"?

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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