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Old 11-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Nobody is debating anything.....I say again....carry on.....
Why not? that's what the forum is for.
I was just simply stating why I included them for a specific reason and not because of reasons someone might include Hendrix or Joplin which you seemed to imply.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Their three original albums sold OK outside of their main base of LA, and most of their singles had strong cult followings but nothing really in the mainstream, and a Retrospective was the one that seriously was the best known album after the fact. Most of the members went onto great success and influence, but back then...
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #113 (permalink)
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yeah screen I saw that....I have no idea what happened??? That other thread was closed anyway. Not sure what is going on, but you and I have become ONE!
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More like Screen Jenkins Slappy 13, kind of sounds better.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Can only be one of you? Man have you ever seen invasion of the body snatchers. There's a pea pod you out there somewhere.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Tipped for greater things, they were first on the dying ship that was Casablanca Records, with this getting close to the Top 40 on Billboard. One of the members left, Casablanca folded, and one album on Boardwalk had the theme to Megaforce to cap off their time in the spotlight. This used to be on WRIF (close to where I live) a lot.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Screen13 I'd like to refute some of your choices but I cant. I think you are the only person that has posted all true one-hit wonders. (and maybe Kelli)

I remember For What Its Worth, very cool song.

I have never heard of 707. But it was a great song.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Why not? that's what the forum is for.
I was just simply stating why I included them for a specific reason and not because of reasons someone might include Hendrix or Joplin which you seemed to imply.
Number 1 I wasn't even DEBATING with you. I agreed with you. I said 'I SAW ANOTHER SITE THAT HAD A DEBATE GOING.' And it was for these three specific artists Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Led Zepplin with explinations as to why they were one-hit wonders.

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JIMI HENDRIX

Decades after his death, “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Crosstown Traffic,” “Hey Joe” and a host of other songs still dominate classic- and album-rock airwaves.

But look it up: None of the above songs, not even the mighty “Purple Haze,” ever made the Billboard Top 40!

Jimi Hendrix’s only Top 40 hit was his dramatic rendition of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower,” which peaked at Number 20 in 1968.

According to the rules of the one-hit wonder game, this makes Jimi Hendrix a genuine one-hit wonder (even Vanilla Fudge, for example, managed a second Top 40 hit)!
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JANIS JOPLIN

Here is another one-hit wonder by an artist you will swear had more chart hits. But “Me and Bobby” McGee” represents Janis Joplin’s only flirtation with the Billboard Top 40.
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LED ZEPPLIN

The band have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, including 111.5 million sales in the United States and they have had all of their original studio albums reach the U.S. Billboard Top 10, with six reaching the number one spot. Led Zeppelin are ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time" and "the biggest band of the 70s".

The band did not release the popular songs from their albums as singles in the US & UK, as they preferred to develop the concept of album-oriented rock.

Because of this fact they can be considered, rather erroneously, a one-hit wonder as Whole Lotta love is their only released single that broke the top ten.
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I didn't imply ANYTHING...these are other's words from a different discussion. Maybe they are implying something? But I'm not.

I wasn't in a debate with you, I told you there were other discussions about it. And in fact I agreed with you. AND the last point was that I didn't care, the way we've been posting songs has been fun and I enjoy how the thread has been going and it's all cool with me. CARRY ON.

Congradulations you just had a debate with someone that presented information that agreed with you ad was never debating with you to begin with.

You wanted it, there ya go.

Anything else you want to agree on?

I think you were trying to be clever with your 'they only released one single in the UK' comment and confused yourself.

Its ok....did this clear it up for you?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #118 (permalink)
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I'm listing them because they only released one single in the UK.

So they are a one hit wonder, nothing to debate about it.

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Nobody is debating anything.....I say again....carry on.....

Why not? that's what the forum is for.
Oh yikes...I see what happened....You sneaky troll! And I fell for it! I'm so stupid.....
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Terry Hall is iconic, but sadly The Coulorfield was the start of his post Specials/Fun Boy Three sporadic chart success. The Colourfield had one fine album back in '85 which included this one UK Top 20 claim to fame.




On an 80's kick in this post, this duo features Rose McDowall who is iconic to a cult of listeners who followed her from UK Pop stardom to recording with Psychic TV, Current 93, Death in June, Boyd Rice, and Into a Circle.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #120 (permalink)
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@slappyjenkins - Ahah, it's okay. The Led Zeppelin thing confused me too at first. I mean I love hearing their songs on the radio as much as the next person but I didn't know enough about them to know they only had one single. I just assumed they had tons of hit songs in multiple countries considering they're always referred to one of the greatest rock bands ever. I guess I learned something today then. xP Heh...

@screen13 - OMG I like that Strawberry Switchblade song but never knew the name of it! Thanks.

Well anyways... This is a one-hit wonder 'cause it's the only single he ever released - it was in the top 5 in the UK & top 40 in the US. So it counts. I'll catch it on the radio now and then & it still stands out as sounding kinda out of place. I think it's the xylophone or whatever, lol.


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