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Old 11-29-2012, 10:23 PM   #121 (permalink)
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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.


Edwyn Collins 'A Girl Like You' - YouTube

Edwin Collins has a strong cult following with both his solo works as well as being in another one-hit wonder, Orange Juice. He's released a number of singles that usually registered in the lower reaches of the UK charts, although you can say that "A Girl Like You" was his only US single. I think in The UK, Collins has had a couple of other known singles. Still, even though chart-wise he's been sporadic, like Terry Hall, he's quite an icon.


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Old 11-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #122 (permalink)
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^ Never heard of that one (or Orange Juice) before but I liked it! Very catchy. & I didn't know that about him.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:03 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Since I had to do the research to defend these 3 classic super powers as one-hit wonders, well I'm posting them!


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower - YouTube


Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee - YouTube


Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (1997 Promo) - YouTube
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:35 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Here's a couple more!


Starship - We Built This City - YouTube


A-Ha - Take On Me (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - YouTube
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #125 (permalink)
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In the UK:

Indian Reservation by Don Fardon

The Witch by The Rattles

House of the Rising Sun by Frijid Pink

Classical Gas by Mason Williams

Run Run Run by Jo Jo Gunne

Ernie by Benny Hill

Silver Machine by Hawkwind

In a Broken Dream by Python Lee Jackson

Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs

Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum

Witch Queen of New Orleans by Redbone

Back Street Luv by Curved Air
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Big ears, great selections, I have not heard most of these. But that's why I came to this site, to enjoy and learn more about music.

Anyone else think of Screen13 as some uber music connoisseur. I imagine him sitting inside a mansion at a long dinner table with a laced table cloth studded with diamonds. And his butler comes out with a silver tray and an ipod and gently lays a napkin on Screen's lap. Screen listens to the selections and after he's done he dabs both sides of his mouth with the napkin and says 'Hmm, yes, very good Reginald. I found the '76 quite delectable. The 2012 was not as sophisticated, but it offset the '79 brilliantly.'


No I am not in love with Screen13. I just fantasize about him. That's all.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Some more one-hit wonders in The United States.

Aqua - Barbie Girl

The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good?

Frida - I Know There's Something Going On

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #129 (permalink)
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...but I absolutely love this. Always have. Love it love it LOVE it, gorgeous melody, dark dark DARK lyrics.... It may not even be their only hit, but I love it and am posting it anyway


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Old 05-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #130 (permalink)
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I could sit here babbling off the titles of one hit wonders in pop music for hours, if not weeks, but I'll spare you the suffering.

My all time favorite one hit wonder is from 1966. They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haaa! by Napoleon the XIV has the historic distinction of not only being the first rap song, but technically it's also the first punk song. They always said Napoleon was years ahead of his time and I guess he was.

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