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27 Responses to Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders Of The 1980s

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2013 at 9:51 am
    Link: Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders Of The 1980s - Who says cheesy has to be bad?
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:04 am
    At 8:40, this video is too long for me to watch right now. But the cover image is Devo, so I can object immediately without even watching it. If Devo was a "one-hit wonder" (Whip It) then is the video saying "Freedom of Choice" "Girl U Want" and "Gut Feeling" weren`t hits? Then why do I keep hearing them on the radio even 30 years later, and not just on the 80`s station, but the regular Modern Rock station?

    Devo also had minor hits with covers of "Satisfaction" and "Working in a Coal Mine" and there was also one I really liked called "Through Being Cool" that was featured in the film "Heavy Metal"
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    1234 Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:05 am
    LandoGriffin they explain that in the opening sentence.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:17 am
    Fair enough - I still disagree with the assertion that Devo are "strongly associated" with only one major hit song, as the video says (but not in the opening sentence, not until 0:40 into the video). My 5-year-old kid would agree, as he plays "Girl U Want" in his Rock Band video game and knows it equally as well as Whip It. When the video finally gets to Devo, she states "Their One Smash"

    I object to that assertion.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:27 am
    Tarzan Boy and Funkytown are good songs! Cheesy? Um, yeah :-)

    No: Electric Avenue is in Washington DC and Funkytown is a suburb of New York City...
    (A question asked in the video...)
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:42 am
    The Safety Dance will always be the single greatest dance song in history. I stood by that the first time I heard it as a child. I stand by that now as a 32 year old and I will stand by that when I am 80.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 10:53 am
    I feel I should clarify why the Safety Dance is the best dance song in history.

    Because NOBODY can look cool while dancing to it. Try it. I dare you.
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 11:43 am
    Never gonna give you up FTW.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Some of these aren`t cheezy. They`re either just catchy pop songs or songs with an eccentric touch.

    Devo`s best song? "Jocko Homo."

    "Funkytown" -- Something about it that transcends the genre.

    Where are The Bloodless Pharaohs?
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 11:56 am
    He wasn`t a one hit wonder, but David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo is one of the best 80`s videos of all time.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    555 I have every one of those songs on a playlist. That said, I don` think it has to be a 1 - hit - wonder to be cheezy. Starship did that awful "We Built This City On Rock & Roll" song in the `80s. Cheezy but far from their only song. Their only song in the `80s though, they hadn`t had a hit since the `60s.

    Here`s my pick for Cheezyest - My Ange Is The Centerfold
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    "angeL"
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Actually... I, uh... thought that the song "Whip it!" was about, uh... Jerking off... really hard... To relieve social axiety, uh... You know...? *clear throat*

    How do they have Thomas Dolby on there, who worked on other peoples` compositions, and not Ray Parker ?
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Thomas Dolby also had "Cars".
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    What about "Jenny Jenny"?

    Also known as "867-5309"
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    @RobSwindol: `Cars` was by Gary Numan And isn`t cheesy at all!

    `Metal` also by Gary Numan is even better!

    Thomas Dolby had a second hit with Hyperactive At least I like it!

    Anyhow, these aren`t "one hit wonder" songs...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    Jenny Jenny
    & Centerfold

    Are both UBER-CHEESY :-)
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Oh, I can`t believe I forgot Uncontrollable Urge! Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah YEAH!
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    canda1985 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock `N` Roll
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    bex753 Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    frankie goes to hollywood, one hit wonders?
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    bex753 Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    He can dance if he wants to. He can leave his friends behind. Cause his friends don`t dance and if they don`t dance then they’re no friends of mine
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    October 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    nice. could have done w/out the ironic hipster chick narrating, though.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2013 at 1:49 am
    These internet lists are fecking pooe
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood - a one hit wonder??
    WTF?
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2013 at 1:51 am
    5Cats
    Eddy Grant sang Electric Avenue
    Electric Avenue is in Birmingham UK where he was brought up
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2013 at 6:58 am
    boys, boys, boys from Sabrina with nip slip...
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    mytbozak Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2013 at 8:59 am
    um, THANK YOU mr atari
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    O_o @ferdyfred: Well I`ll be! I thought it was about "Alphabet Town" in Washington DC, a horrible ghetto filled with violence and crime.

    Colour me wrong, eh?

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