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 Country – Big Country
3. Jim Dandy – Black Oak Arkansas
4. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
5. Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
6. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
7. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
8. Vehicle – Ides of March
9. Safety Dance – Men 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.