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Richard
16-10-2004, 06:30 PM
Inspired by a VH1 special, I thought we can form a discussion on our favorite one hit wonders through-out the music industry. Artists or bands or even songs that left us nothing that wasn't "heartfelt". To name a few:

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony: What ever happened to this band? This song rocks, it was hot off the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. They will be missed.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot: I thought this was a very classic song. I was addicted to this mp3 for several weeks. Though Cherry Poppin' Daddies are still somewhat around even now, I feel they've lost everything they had going.

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky: In and or around the early or middle 70s, this song was very popular. Every time I have the pleasure of hearing it on 101.1, I tend to drown everything out of my head and enjoy this song.

Eric Carmen - All By Myself: Only for the lonely. Nuff' said.

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes): Brad will back me up on this, won't you brad?

Sarah
16-10-2004, 07:15 PM
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony: What ever happened to this band? This song rocks, it was hot off the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. They will be missed.


The Verve... one hit wonder? What are you talking about?

Richard
16-10-2004, 07:29 PM
The Verve... one hit wonder? What are you talking about?

I'm sorry, I could have sworn they were.

Jasper
16-10-2004, 08:24 PM
The Verve... one hit wonder? What are you talking about?

For real... they are more of a no hit wonder.

Richard
16-10-2004, 09:10 PM
For real... they are more of a no hit wonder.

I believe Bitter Sweet Symphony was their greatest hit. I'm not really sure if Sarah was saying that they weren't a one hit wonder, or they were. :icon_conf

apoggy
16-10-2004, 10:48 PM
I think you need to realise that in America they may have been one hit wonders. Over here in their native lands they had a much more prolific career, the highlight being their Urban Hymns album, before Richard ashcroft left and flopped in his solo career.

Jasper
17-10-2004, 12:55 AM
I believe Bitter Sweet Symphony was their greatest hit. I'm not really sure if Sarah was saying that they weren't a one hit wonder, or they were. :icon_conf

Sarah was saying that they had a lot more songs that were good.

I was making a joke, because I think they suck.

Mandy
17-10-2004, 01:11 AM
Dex's Midnight Runners-C'mon Eileen :D

Dyce_Blue
17-10-2004, 01:14 AM
I prefer "Dyce, Dyce, Baby"...

bob
17-10-2004, 02:33 AM
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot
hah, i wasn't even aware this was a mainstream release. i assumed it was only for jazz enthusiasts and swingers (as in the dancing, not the sex)

the verve - bitter sweet symphony
one hit wonder. doesn't mean their other stuff was shit, but this song was definitely their one and only hit.

deep blue something - breakfast at tiffany's
the wallflowers - one headlight
third eye blind - semi-charmed life
ben folds five - brick
chumbawamba - tub thumping
new radicals - you get what you give
joan osborne - one of us

Jasper
17-10-2004, 02:50 AM
ben folds five - brick

Eh... I wouldn't consider that their only hit. I like a lot of their songs better than brick.

bob
17-10-2004, 02:55 AM
i'm just referring to radio-play. sure, the album did well, but as far as singles go then that was their one hurrah.

Jasper
17-10-2004, 04:19 AM
i'm just referring to radio-play. sure, the album did well, but as far as singles go then that was their one hurrah.

The album? That wasn't their only one... Ben Folds Five made numerous albums (four I think.)

Sarah
17-10-2004, 11:44 AM
Sarah was saying that they had a lot more songs that were good.




No, I didn't mean that at all. I hated the Verve, but they had more then just one hit.

apoggy
17-10-2004, 11:45 AM
You are AGAIN forgetting about cross country divides. How many times do I have to post this?

deviljet88
17-10-2004, 11:53 AM
All the Australian Popstars besides Bardot. Pity the Idol people aren't one-hit wonders, wish they were though, sick of them.

The Black Rider
17-10-2004, 12:02 PM
DEVO's the best one-hit wonder. They're known for the song "Whip It", but their other songs are fantastic and infinitely better.

Chumbawumba's awesome too. I can't remember the name of the song, but the chorus went like this: I get knocked down/But I get up again/You're never gonna bring me down/I get knocked down/But I get up again/You're never gonna bring me down or something like that.

Sarah
17-10-2004, 01:47 PM
You are AGAIN forgetting about cross country divides. How many times do I have to post this?

What the fuck are you talking about, I read what you flipping put!

hasselbrad
17-10-2004, 04:12 PM
Technically, Jimi Hendrix (All Along The Watchtower) and the Grateful Dead (A Touch of Grey) are one hit wonders. If I'm not mistaken, those were the only songs that either had on the charts.
Virtually every disco hit of the 1970's were put out by one hit wonders.
Poggs is right, so much of perception has to do with where on the globe you are. Gary Glitter charted all kinds of albums and singles in the U.K., but all we know him for is Rock and Roll-Part Whatever and having kiddie porn on his computer.
My favorite one hit wonder (who probably isn't a one hit wonder to y'all in England) is by a guy, who I think is Scottish. His song has the chorus "I've never met a girl like you before."

apoggy
17-10-2004, 05:22 PM
What the fuck are you talking about, I read what you flipping put!

Notice I posted at roughly the same time as you and therefore I may just have been talking to the people who posted above you.

Who's on the defensive though eh? ;)

Sarah
17-10-2004, 06:56 PM
Sorry...!

Jasper
17-10-2004, 10:30 PM
Chumbawumba's awesome too. I can't remember the name of the song, but the chorus went like this: I get knocked down/But I get up again/You're never gonna bring me down/I get knocked down/But I get up again/You're never gonna bring me down or something like that.

chumbawamba - tub thumping

Try reading the rest of the thread before posting ;P

bob
18-10-2004, 04:11 PM
The album? That wasn't their only one... Ben Folds Five made numerous albums (four I think.)
'whatever & ever amen', being the group's best sold album as well as having been the album which 'brick' was released on. something tells me 'brick' was responsible for it reaching triple-platinum status.

Jacoby
18-10-2004, 06:51 PM
Bob's right about the Ben Folds Five thing. Brick was their only hit. Then Ben went on and did some better things. Like joining The Bens.

Ashley
18-10-2004, 08:48 PM
Ben Folds Five had some other good songs, none of which got decent radio play, which is unfortunate. But I don't consider them a one hit wonder. Of course, Ben Folds did go solo and gave us a wonderous album Rockin' The Suburbs. I highly recommend it.

bob
19-10-2004, 12:44 AM
actually, reading back on previous posts i can see what people mean when they say that ben folds five aren't one hit wonders. the term seems to suggest that the artist had one great song and everything else was either shit, or mediocre. but for some reason i still consider 'brick' to be a one hit wonder, despite the fact that the only reason their other stuff didn't do very well was because they were around at the wrong time (backstreet boys owned the mid to late 90s)

another song:
lifehouse - hanging by a moment
because their other stuff really wasn't very good.