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Date: 08/08/08 10:16 AM

71 Responses to 50 One Hit Wonders

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 9:08 am
    Link: 50 One Hit Wonders - You won`t recognize the albums, but you`ll remember the songs. With album cover art and streaming music samples included
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:20 am
    First thing I see?

    "South Florida Sun-Sentinel"

    F*cking Florida!

  3. Profile photo of RayBeaudoin
    RayBeaudoin Male 13-17
    121 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:21 am
    haha opie, it`s always Florida.
  4. Profile photo of __carebear__
    __carebear__ Female 13-17
    688 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:21 am
    Omg I just watched the Phineas and Ferb episode about one hit wonders.
    ...


    Yay! :D

  5. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:23 am

    What is that, a third boob?

    I can`t be the only one that see it...

  6. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:26 am
    I thought we all agreed to burn any memories of the 80`s a long time ago
  7. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:28 am
    I don`t see any third boob.
  8. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Eddie Murphy can sing?
  9. Profile photo of FoodFiend
    FoodFiend Male 13-17
    33 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:29 am
    I see an arm in there that`s not hers. Bottom right-ish.
  10. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Opie,
    I`m pretty sure you need to watch total recall for that.
  11. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:30 am
    Alright, so, I did stop and listen to lunatic fringe
  12. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:31 am
    Aaahh I do see the third arm!! creepy...
  13. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Afternoon Delight
    Starland Vocal band

    F`ing AWESOME. The only reason this song got popular is because it`s about spoinking in the afternoon. WIN!!!

  14. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:35 am
    Oh, oh oh it`s magic you kno-oh-oh...
    Nevah believe it`s not sooooohhhh!!!!
  15. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:35 am

    How about now?

    It just seems to... poke out...

  16. Profile photo of FoodFiend
    FoodFiend Male 13-17
    33 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
    OMG. I`m positive!! The third arm is just to the right of the circle.
  17. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
    Brothers and Sisters. Pump up the volume. dance, dance!!!
  18. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
    @opie,
    Mabey it`s just a really big nipple.
  19. Profile photo of FoodFiend
    FoodFiend Male 13-17
    33 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
    It`s all hairy! Ewwww!
  20. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:36 am
    Food, I thought that was the arm of a chair or something... but it definitely looks like it has.. hairs.
  21. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:37 am
    I think I see a third eye in there too.

    No wonder she didn`t make it big.

  22. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:38 am
    mmmm, hairy nipples...
  23. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:38 am
    an arm of a chair is still an arm, isn`t it?
  24. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:40 am
    99 Luftballons
    Nena

    Another FREEKING AWESOME classic 1 hit wonder.

  25. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:41 am
    hahahahah I see it now!!!
    Maybe she was preggers... and the arm was symbolic of her husband... and the cover art was a representation of an artist`s desire for family regardless of fame or wealth.
    maybe?
  26. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:41 am
    ^although the original German version is better than the one they have here.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:46 am
    Our House
    Madness

    Good one too. I like a bunch of this list.

  28. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:47 am
    YO doesn`t the beat for SOS by Rihanna sound REALLY REALLY similar to "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell?

    Tainted Love

    SOS

  29. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:48 am
    Tainted Love is number 15 btw
  30. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:48 am
    Puttin` on the Ritz
    Taco

    Oh Yeah. I even remember the cover for this one.

  31. Profile photo of bwuch
    bwuch Male 13-17
    290 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:50 am
    just because the are one hit wonders doesn`t mean they weren`t successful. Mark Mothersbaugh of devo has become a very successfull composer fo t.v. shows and movies. and the lead singer of kajagoogoo also sang the theam song for the never ending story. And Toni Basil is a successfull choreographer.
  32. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:53 am
    karenina is because Rihanna stole the beat, just like Timbaland stole the beat from Push It to produce his "The Way I Are".
  33. Profile photo of bwuch
    bwuch Male 13-17
    290 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:54 am
    oh and kareina, is`t called sampling. it hapenes alot. and body rememberice ice baby? And under pressure
  34. Profile photo of bwuch
    bwuch Male 13-17
    290 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:55 am
    * any body
  35. Profile photo of theuhstuf
    theuhstuf Female 70 & Over
    168 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:57 am
    all that music is crap
  36. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:59 am
    Gary Numan a 1 hit wonder? What a drating lie! Numan owns your soul!
  37. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    768 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:00 am
    Under Pressure > Ice Ice Baby
    One time I was at a friend`s party and heard the beat, jumped up and shrieked "Under Pressure!" but alas...
  38. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:05 am
    wow, there were only 2 songs I`ve never heard before. Does that make me old?
  39. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:07 am
    I played hair-metal and despised pop in the 80`s.


    ...But I still knew all these songs.

    ...And Safety Dance rocks.

  40. Profile photo of buttersrules
    buttersrules Male 40-49
    287 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:21 am
    I stopped bothering with this list as soon as I saw that Frankie goes to Hollywood was on it. How can you be considered a one hit wonder when your first 3 singles all went to number one on the UK, and your fourth single reached number 2? I know that `relax` was a hit in the US, I also thought that `power of love` made it into the top 10 in the US as well. I know that all 4 singles were also in top 10 in Australia and, I`m fairly sure New Zealand, with `Relax` reaching number 1 in both countries.

    There are a lot of acts mentioned in the comments here, as one hit wonders. Well, maybe in the US, but in their countries of origin, and elsewhere, they had multiple success. Madness is a great example. I can think of at least 3 madness songs that made the top 10 in Australia. They had 17 top 10 singles in the UK. They hold the record (jointly with UB40) for most weeks in the top 10 for the decade (1980s). Hardly a one hit wonder. And the list goes on...

  41. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:21 am
    Bwuch: I knew what a sampling was, I just didn`t bother to look it up (b/c I also thought it was a little bit dissimilar) and see if Rihanna sampled from Soft Cell. I realized that shortly after. Thanks though!
  42. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:32 am
    Yeah..I totally agree with buttersrules. This is an American list. Everywhere else some of the bands where VERY popular..Madness where HUGE in the UK and are quite rightly recognised for there influence on the British music scene in the 80s.
  43. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:36 am
    Oh and A-ha a 1 hit wonder stateside? WTf..they did the Bond Theme for "The Living Daylights"...

    and there in my mp3 collection...DONT YOU JUDGE ME!!!

  44. Profile photo of jenneh
    jenneh Female 13-17
    460 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Oh, how I hate the 80`s..

    This brought back bad memories of my parents, myself, and a brother and sister all crammed into a squeaky old Ford Taurus without air conditioning with my mother, my poor, tone-deaf mother, singing along to most of these songs, while my father was white knuckling, trying not to swerve off the road in his annoyance...

    Thank you, IAB, for bringing back the memories I have tried to block out after all these years.


    Yes, yes, I do have problems.

  45. Profile photo of 3justme3
    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    bawhaha
    gonna find my baby gonna hold her tight lmao just reminds me of anchor man....
  46. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    America is not the world LOl- Madness, Frankie, Ah-ha and Gary numan for a start had quite a few hits! Madness had tons here.And I`m pretty sure that Devo and nena were very sucessful on the continent.
  47. Profile photo of ambercooper
    ambercooper Female 18-29
    309 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    Wow...I can`t believe I knew 30 of these! In fact Whip it, The Safety Dance, Take on me, and Mickey have been 4 of my fave songs since I was a kid... and I`m only 19!
  48. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    Where is "What I Like About You" by The Romantics? I thought they were the biggest One-Hit Wonder of all time.

    You forgot "Talking In Your Sleep" which was a bigger hit than "What I Like About You" at the time.

    The saddest thing is that I have so many of these records. Madness by Madness (they have the wrong album cover), Killer on the Rampage by Eddie Grant, Rhythm of Youth by Men Without Hats (and hello, doesn`t anyone remember "Pop Goes The World" - they had at least two big hits!)

    This list sucks but I like all the sound samples so that I can listen to them. Never knew "Tarzan Boy" was by Baltimora, for example.

  49. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Oh, yeah, and who knew Michael Sembello was out of the closet? (I think a picture of a naked man having his junk groped on the cover qualifies as out of the closet, don`t you?)
  50. Profile photo of maeb
    maeb Female 13-17
    46 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    I recognised, Tainted Love, Relax, Whip It, Our House, Funkytown, Mickey (sadly), Disco Inferno (again, sadly), Kunfu Fighting,
  51. Profile photo of rubberducki1
    rubberducki1 Female 18-29
    91 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    They are all from the 80s and 70s. Not so cool.

    How about the Macarena. Now thats a One Hit Wonder

  52. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    WTF DEVO IS NOT A ONE HIT WONDER>-0
  53. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Best post in a LONG time! ^_^
  54. Profile photo of BobbyJenkins
    BobbyJenkins Female 18-29
    106 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood had `when two tribes go to war`...so more a two hit wonder really.
  55. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
    263 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    It`s scary that I know every single one of these.
  56. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
    738 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    This was incredibly satisfying.
  57. Profile photo of FrigginMo
    FrigginMo Male 18-29
    266 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Anyone else having problem with the volume? I have two options: on or off, but both of them have zero volume bars. Can`t hear poo. (no, ain`t the speakers.)
  58. Profile photo of phirephoto
    phirephoto Male 30-39
    326 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Eddie Murphy is NOT a one hit wonder! In addition to Party All The Time, he had Boogie In The Butt!
  59. Profile photo of phirephoto
    phirephoto Male 30-39
    326 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    Audio not working for me either. :(
  60. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    NIPPLES!!!!!!!!!
  61. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
    1505 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:37 pm
    To much music.
  62. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 3:44 am
    Sorry, but Fred Astaire owns Taco and his crappy version of Puttin` on the Ritz...
  63. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:07 am
    All of them were old...
    I kno there are still some 1 hit wonders that are like for the 2000`s
    I can name a few actually
  64. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 9:59 am
    Why do they only have songs from the 70`s and 80`s? There were plenty of one-hit wonders in the 90`s and even the 60`s.
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    Androgynous Male 18-29
    758 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Minnie Riperton- Loving you?
    Isn`t that a one hit wonder?

    ...I liked that song.
    D:

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    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:12 am
    i looked at the second album cover
    and i had to close it

    D:

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    AntiHero94 Female 13-17
    66 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    OH YEAH 36!!

    i knew it HAD to be there =D

  68. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    A few of those are songs I never knew existed. Some of them I remember well, and still like. But what the hell, the cheap bastards had a copy of "Break My Stride" from some radio show with the DJ talking in the middle of the song. WHAT? I could have sent them a real copy of it for free. Douchebags.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    Oh, and they`re not all from the 80s. There are 70s in there.
  70. Profile photo of bwuch
    bwuch Male 13-17
    290 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    wait, no macerena?
  71. Profile photo of Lianres
    Lianres Female 13-17
    53 posts
    August 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    I didn`t recognize many of these. Lol.

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