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Old 11-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Steal My Sunshine by LEN.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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You're not lame. That song is fucking awesome!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Haha, yeah! I bought that album when it came out because I loved that song. Unfortunately every other track aside from the single is terrible.
Yeah true. I can't even remember any of the other song names on that album.. Haha. But that's usually the case with one-hit wonders. There are some exceptions though - There She Goes by the La's was their only hit but the whole album is definitely worth a listen. Just to name one off the top of my head... xP
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
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You're not lame. That song is fucking awesome!
It really is, it takes me back to when I watched way too much MTV as a kid, and I remember hating it at first. It just grew on me, and to this day I love the song. It makes me light up every time I hear it on the radio at work. It's sooooo 90s.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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oh, the 90s and MTV:

and before Yo Gabba Gabba (worst rap ever)
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
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^ Ha, well I'm glad to have reminded you of it! I find that one hit wonders are really hard to remember the song/band names sometimes just because they show up and disappear and we never hear from them again. I guess for that reason a lot of people find it easy to associate specific memories with them...

edit: oh and yeah I would definitely say Blur and the Verve were one-hit wonders over here... They were both huge in the UK though. Same with Oasis, but I'd have a harder time considering them a one-hit wonder in the US just because Wonderwall AND Champagne Supernova were pretty popular...and maybe a few of their other songs. They're probably the most tricky to place because Americans see them either as a one-hit wonder or a beatles cover band, but in the UK you kind of can't escape hearing the names Liam and Noel Gallagher. xD
One of my all time favorite "Legend in The UK/One-Hit in The US" songwriters is Marc Bolan, who's only known Stateside for "Get It On" AKA on the US Top 40 as "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," but known in The UK and other places for his mountain of great music. Sadly, Powerstation's Loud as the 80's Can Get cover is better known where I'm at...

From my day, I can vote for a lot of similar musicians. Talk Talk are only known in The US by 80's music fans for "It's My Life," although the cover by No Doubt (which is not in my favorites) took over. Talk Talk's better work, especially the Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, have to be fully explained by me in order to show that they were beyond very good Synth Pop.

Many great "Garage Bands" of The 60's get my vote - The Standells, The Seeds, Count Five, and many more (You could consider The 13'th Floor Elevators' "You're Gonna Miss Me" a one-hit, even though it's best known Retro-wise. It almost made the Top 40 on original release, although it was a Top 10 in some Texas cities, Detroit, and I think even San Francisco). The Music Machine, one of the most adventurous bands of that time, had a big one-hit with "Talk Talk," certainly not to be confused with "Talk Talk" by Talk Talk (ha ha!).
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One-Hit in The States, but a perfect choice! It's a fine cover of another One-Hit Wonder band called The Strangeloves, who were in fact a couple of legendary Bubblegum (In the Right definition of the word!) songwriters from NYC posing as Australians (!).

Texans The Sir Douglas Quartet, another band posing as being from somewhere else, almost stayed a One-Hit Wonder with "She's About a Mover." At first, their gimmick was being from England. By '69, they owned up and had one more hit with "Mendocino." I would have doubt it that the killer Texan Style G-Punk vocals would have fooled many, though.

One US One-Hit band that wound up being more respected in The UK when they were still around were Love, who's "7 and 7 Is" was their US Top 40 ("My Little Red Book" was just short of the list). Forever Changes, their essential album, was a decent sized hit album in The UK, along with a couple of other albums including Out There, a under-performihg album in The US that I think hit the Top 40 in the UK.
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One of my all time favorite "Legend in The UK/One-Hit in The US" songwriters is Marc Bolan, who's only known Stateside for "Get It On" AKA on the US Top 40 as "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," but known in The UK and other places for his mountain of great music. Sadly, Powerstation's Loud as the 80's Can Get cover is better known where I'm at...

From my day, I can vote for a lot of similar musicians. Talk Talk are only known in The US by 80's music fans for "It's My Life," although the cover by No Doubt (which is not in my favorites) took over. Talk Talk's better work, especially the Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, have to be fully explained by me in order to show that they were beyond very good Synth Pop.

Many great "Garage Bands" of The 60's get my vote - The Standells, The Seeds, Count Five, and many more (You could consider The 13'th Floor Elevators' "You're Gonna Miss Me" a one-hit, even though it's best known Retro-wise. It almost made the Top 40 on original release, although it was a Top 10 in some Texas cities, Detroit, and I think even San Francisco). The Music Machine, one of the most adventurous bands of that time, had a big one-hit with "Talk Talk," certainly not to be confused with "Talk Talk" by Talk Talk (ha ha!).
Yeah Bang a Gong (Get it On) is great, really the only TRex/Marc Bolan people know in the US though and definitely fits that category someone posted about before. & glad you mentioned the 13th Floor Elevators - I hadn't thought about them. I have a greatest hits album of theirs ('The Psychedelic Sound Of...' or something) but since I wasn't around when people listened to them I honestly never distinguished between which ones were the hits and which ones weren't.I remember a few of the other ones too like Fire Eingine and Reverberation but I have no idea if those were even popular :o

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How the hell has this song not been posted? Yeah, sure, it's a terrible song that probably caused God to finally turn his face away from us, even after forgiving us for the Holocaust, but if you were young enough to not be repulsed by it, this song ruled your life for like a year. You know it did.

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How the hell has this song not been posted? Yeah, sure, it's a terrible song that probably caused God to finally turn his face away from us, even after forgiving us for the Holocaust, but if you were young enough to not be repulsed by it, this song ruled your life for like a year. You know it did.

I remember it but meh. Like your avatar by the way there Batlord
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