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Friday random ten: One hit wonders

We recently added the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack to our collection of kid-friendly music. It included the extended version of “Gitchi Gitchi Goo”, the boys’ One Hit Wonder song. With that in mind, this week’s list is a sample of one-hit wonder songs from my collection:

1. Do It (Till You’re Satisfied)BT Express
2. In A Big CountryBig Country
3. Jim DandyBlack Oak Arkansas
4. I Don’t Like MondaysBoomtown Rats
5. Video Killed The Radio StarThe Buggles
6. TubthumpingChumbawamba
7. Come On EileenDexy’s Midnight Runners
8. VehicleIdes of March
9. Safety DanceMen Without Hats
10. Are You Ready?Pacific Gas & Electric

Just to be clear, my criteria for this were 1) The songs had to be reasonably well-known, and 2) they had to be the only song you’re likely to know of by that group. Your mileage may vary on that, but there you have it. What one-hit wonders do you have? And may I just say, there’s some solid gold in those videos. If you’ve ever wondered what the Safety Dance looks like, wonder no more.

Entire song list report: Started with “Money, Money, Money”, from the “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack. Finished with “My Cat Fell In The Well”, by The Manhattan Transfer, song #3495, a total of 88 for the week.

Ripping vinyl report: “The Yes Album”, by Yes. Why don’t people write songs that have movements in them any more? That’s what I want to know.

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  1. […] this next week. I had my own rather subjective definition of a “one hit wonder” when I explored the topic two years ago. There is some overlap, as you can see. What’s your view of the term “one […]