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One Hit Wonders

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Celebrate One-Hit Wonder Day [Official Playlist]

If hump day isn’t reason enough for you to celebrate today, how about taking a trip down memory lane for National One-Hit Wonder Day? It’s the one day every year (Sept. 25 to be exact) […]

09/25/2013

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Top 10 Alt Rock One-Hit Wonders

While alt-rock emerged shadows of the mainstream primarily on the basis of breakout album bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, like most other genres of popular music, the sound has more […]

05/01/2013

The Dazz Band - "Let It Whip" (Motown, 1982)

One-Hit Wonders: The Dazz Band’s “Let It Whip”

The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dazz Band[/lastfm] were the sum of two bands that played the clubs of Cleveland during the 1970s. By the early ’80s, they were on Motown, hitting the R&B charts and warming up for […]

02/17/2012

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Sire, 1982)

One-Hit Wonders: Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”

Born of a friendship formed at Leeds Art College, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Soft Cell[/lastfm] was a project for which Marc Almond and David Ball had less-than-top-ten expectations. Imagine their surprise when “Tainted Love” hit the top of the […]

02/15/2012

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One-Hit Wonders: Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen”

A tumultuous band subject to the tumultuous whims of leader Kevin Rowland, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dexy’s Midnight Runners[/lastfm] were a hit many times over in the UK. In the US, however, they’ve never managed to break free […]

02/03/2012

Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy" (EMI, 1983)

One-Hit Wonders: Kajagoogoo And “Too Shy”

With a name like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kajagoogoo[/lastfm], it had to be good. At least once, anyway.

01/27/2012

"Weird Al" Yankovic Says "Eat It" (YouTube)

One-Hit Wonders: “Weird Al” Yankovic And “Eat It”

From the bedroom to the bathroom to the pop Top 20. So went the path traveled by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]“Weird Al” Yankovic[/lastfm] to find his hit, “Eat It.”

01/20/2012

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