Sunday, July 27, 2008

One Hit Wonders

You just gotta love the 80's - well you do if you are my age lol. I am not sure if it had more one hit wonders (1HW) than any other era but it sure had a few.

These are some of my 'favorites':
  • Joey Scarbury - Believe It or Not
  • Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
  • Charlene - I've Never Been to Me (aaargh my ears still hurt to think of this one)
  • Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
  • Toni Basil - Mickey
  • Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  • Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
  • Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz
  • Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
  • Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
  • Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny
  • Moving Pictures - What About Me
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
  • After the Fire - Der Kommissar
  • Big Country - In a Big Country
  • Nena - 99 Luftballons (do we count the translated "99 Red Balloons" and remove it from the 1HW List?)
  • Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
  • Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
  • Limahl - Never Ending Story
  • Harold Faltermeyer - Axl F
  • Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  • Doctor & the Medics - Spirit in the Sky
  • Boys Don't Cry - I Wanna Be a Cowboy
  • Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way
  • Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (and you can count the Corey Hart version as another 1HW)
  • Patrick Swayze & Wendy Fraser - She's Like the Wind
  • Buster Poindexter - Hot, Hot, Hot
  • Club Nouveau - Lean on Me
  • Climie Fisher - Love Changes (Everything)

Anything you want to add, any fabulously wonderful 1 HW that you want to share????


Anonymous said...

Ok, can we set the record straight... Dexy's Midnight Runners were not one hit wonders. I know all their songs inside out Grrrr...Frankie goes to hollywood I have heaps of (well ok 4)

I think Tainted Love has been done by every one including Pussycat Dolls... I loved most of these Josef absolutely adores 80's music. The more Glam the better.

kyles said...

oh mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind hey mickey!!! hey mickey!!! oh i learned to rollerskate to this one and used to sing it to my brtoher when he was little...he hates it too, i don't understand why????

pita-woman said...

Love the 80's music!! And have quite a collection of 80's stuff.
I've got a lot of these 1HW's on cd, but I admit, there are a few there I don't think I ever heard before.
Never could stand the 99 luftballoons song, the Hey Micki song, or I want candy.
I thought Harold Faltermeyer & Twisted Sister had other hits??