Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #24





Who Needs American Idol?



Here Are Thirteen One Hit Wonders that I Actually Like Listening To!
Notice they are one HIT wonders - not "one-song-ever-recorded"wonders! Sure, some of them had other songs, but these were classified "hits" by Billboard Magazine during the eras when they were most popular.






1. Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang 1980 *






2. Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. 1980 *





3. Tainted Love by Soft Cell 1982 *
Embedding disabled - Click here to watch.
All the other videos were just absolutely too weird to post here!

4. Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede 1974 *






5. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas 1974 *






6. Convoy by C. W. McCall 1975 *






7. Smokin in the Boys Room by Brownsville Station 1973 *






8. True by Spandau Ballet 1983 *






9. Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder 1978 *






10. Lovefool by The Cardigans 1996 *






11. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band 1976 *






12. The Hustle by Van McCoy 1975 *






13. Take on Me by A-Ha 1985 *




28 comments:

pjazzypar said...

You got some great songs here, but neither Van McCoy or Sugarhill Gang were one hit wonders. Van McCoy was a prolific songwriter, producers who left a profound body of work by the time of his passing at the age of 39. Noted for being the first rap group to garner national attention, The Sugarhill gang had more than just "Rapper's Delight". Offhand a song entitled "Apache" comes to mind. Again you reminded me of some great songs.

anthonynorth said...

Tainted Love and The Hustle were real classics.

SJ Reidhead said...

Okay, your list is better than mine.

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

Hootin' Anni said...

I loved to listen to C W McCall...but with all his albums he isn't a One Hit Wonder, sorry to say. I like Wolf Creek Pass...of his.

Hope you can drop by to view my T 13....I love visitors y'know. :o)

On a limb with Claudia said...

This post is pure unadulterated evil! ;) Every single one of those songs is a head sticker. GRRRR....

Happy TT!

Nicholas said...

Wow, some memories there. Listening to The Hustle took me right back to the seventies!

Adelle said...

What a great list of classics. Happy T13!

siteseer said...

Love your TT. Brought back lots of memories.

Melli said...

I remember all of these! :)

Journeywoman said...

Take on me has perhaps the best video ever.

Happy TT.

The Happy Housewife said...

Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang 1980 *- Love it!
Didn't they sing Apache?
Happy TT~

Lori said...

What a great list with some awesome memories:) Happy TT.

Random Ramblings said...

thanks for bringing up very happy memories! yours is my favortie TT for the week!

SandyCarlson said...

I know of all of these except the first one. I was a shy kid, and No. 11 used to embarrass the heck out of my when I was a kid!

jenn said...

I remember that last video. Really weird. Some of the others I've never heard!

Hapyy TT, my friend!

grace said...

I can almost dance to Take on Me! Happy TT!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Makes me wonder - if they were 1 hit wonders, but we all recognize the songs, why were they 1 hit wonders? Great list.

Bethany said...

Very nice list! I recognize a few of those... Happy TT :)

marcia said...

That was fun i could sing along w/ all of them but 10

Suzie said...

Wow!

Lucy said...

what great memories these brought back! I STILL listen to tainted love regularly(but by the cure)
This had to be very time consuming to put together Dianne! Great job! :))
I had to ploay rappers delight, its been SOOO long since I've heard it! haha
I will listen to the others later when I have more computer time. :)

Natalie said...

Hehehe...some of those made me smile. I played part of one and my husband called me a "hippie." He's a dork! LOL!

Brenda ND said...

I haven't heard A-Ha in forever. Thanks for sharing.

Eve said...

You've picked out some goodies and managed to get some 'controversy' going besides. Love Convoy (my husband was a trucker - we lived for Convoy). lol

~*angelle*~ said...

I am pretty fond of Hooked on A Felling.

Denise Patrick said...

Great list. I actually know more than a few of them. My little sisters had so much fun with "Kung Fu Fighting" and I remember learning "The Hustle" as a teenager. Fun trip down memory lane.

Happy TT!

Lilibeth said...

wow. This took a lot of loading time for you...unless your computer is a lot faster than mine. Neat memories here.

Malcolm said...

I remember that radio stations played the hell out of "Kung Fu Fighting" when it was first out. It's funny because Carl Douglas' follow up to "Kung Fu Fighting" was called "Dance the Kung Fu". He was bound and determined to milk it for all it was worth.

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