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Question one hit wonders

worldwide they scored a big hit and nobody has ever heared anything after that again - do they still exist or....

the first one that comes to mind is
Pat Benetar - love is a battlefield

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Old 1st October 2003, 14:39   #2
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Joe Dolce Music Theatre - Shaddap in Your Face.

An underated track if there ever was one. Such musical craftsmanship. Also...

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a few more
ryan paris-dolce vita
matthew wilder-break my stride
lips inc-funky town
rah band-clouds across the moon

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Old 1st October 2003, 16:21   #7
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Old 1st October 2003, 16:35   #8
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That dosn't count, Pete Burns is fuckin huge in Japan, probably had more No1's than the Beatles.
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I haven't got a clue what happens in Japan!!! I heard Shampoo were superstars in nip-land at one point, richly deserved as well.

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Yeah, shampoo are another lot, the Japs love them, because they are the total opposite of most Japanese culture,all blue eyes, blonde hair and bubblegum pop.

Not sure what the attraction with Pete Burns is though, but he is massive there, and I don't just mean his collagen injected lips either...
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fra lipo lipy- shouldn't have to be like that

came from finland as far as my memory helps me in this
was the answer from finland to a-ha in the 80's

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Old 1st October 2003, 16:57   #12
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Mr Blobby - Mr Blobby.

7 feet tall, pink with yellow spots, rumoured to be shagging Noel Edmonds.

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Old 1st October 2003, 17:55   #13
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If memory serves it was 1993 - the xmas race was on between Mr Blobby & Take That. Mr Blobby won it by an inch (Noel was spotted buying 1,000 copies in HMV Oxford Steet). I always preferred Mr Wobblytickle (Newman & Baddiel's Resovoir Dogs parody).

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Re: one hit wonders

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the first one that comes to mind is
Pat Benetar - love is a battlefield

I wouldn't exactly call Pat Benatar a "one hit wonder." "Love Is A Battlefield" was only one of her hits. She also put out "Shadows Of The Night", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", and "We Belong".

Here's a definite One Hit Wonder:
Diesel: Sausalido Summer Nights

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Old 1st October 2003, 18:10   #15
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Pat Benetar's a one-hit-wonder in the UK (her 3 other "hits" never got beyond no 20 in the charts).

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womanofheart -you're right have heard of we belong

add some more
duncan brown-the wild places
robin beck - the first time (cola commercial)
tiffany - i think we're alone now

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Pete Burns apparently still does gigs at clubs like Astoria, .

Mr Blobby apparently got shot by an angry farmer, after he broke into the farmhouse in an attempt to fund his crack addiction which he got into after the closure of the Mr Blobby theme park spelled the end of his 'career'. Nobody complained.

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (so far away). They had an album, I saw it the other day in HMV.


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correction merlin
they also made song like
the more you live the more you love and
whishing ( if i had a photograph of you)

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A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (so far away). They had an album, I saw it the other day in HMV.
Don't you remember "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" Merlin?

It's hard to believe but I have 5 full "A Flock of Seagulls" albums. They're all first class.

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How could we forget;

Jilted John - Jilted John....pure genius!

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Cylob, SPR: Well I stand majorly corrected. *Five* albums. Heh.

In that case, I'll have to try nominating Jason Donovan. Please tell me he didn't put out more than one record...


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had al night time in the factory to think about songs

corey hart -sunglases at night
angel -wintersong
adamski -killer
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Old 2nd October 2003, 06:55   #27
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Damnit DJ, that was not cool. At least I tried to rely on my one brain cell to come up with stuff. You just ruined the fun.
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Old 2nd October 2003, 16:11   #31
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a mind is a strange thing sometimes it start working

wreckless eric - hit and miss judy
edwyn collins - (never met) a girl like you
BAP -kristalnach (german band)
andy brown -another shipwreck
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Damnit DJ, that was not cool. At least I tried to rely on my one brain cell to come up with stuff. You just ruined the fun.
I aim to please

Saves me having to type them out, lol

Actually, there's a fair few classics on that album.
Amazing that none of them never had another hit . . .


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Wasn't "Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric a hit?
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that case, I'll have to try nominating Jason Donovan. Please tell me he didn't put out more than one record...
He did put out more than one, but they all sound like the same record. So you're absolutely right Merlin.
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How could we forget;

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That's one hell of a song! It can often be heard in Cylob Towers.

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@djegg - overhere the hit and miss judy song wasn't even a "hit" @cylob hate to disappoint you but in holland the song carrie was also a big hit by europe-
peter schilling - major tom
pulp -disco 2000
shannon - let the music play

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Europe did have another small hit in the UK, Rock the Night, but it didn't last that long. I'd call it a whimper.

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This thread could last forever.

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otis redding - sitting on the dock of the bay

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otis redding - sitting on the dock of the bay
Heretic! Heretic! Burn 'im! Burn 'im!

/marvin reaches for "The Great Rock Discography".......

"My Girl" - 1965 - 11
"I've Been Loving You Too Long" - 1968 - 21
"Tramp" - 1967 - 18
"Hard To Handle" - 1968 - 15


Sorry to be pedantic, but.....God damn it! That's Otis Redding you're bad mouthing there! Okay, my be they weren't top tens, but no one specified top tens.



*Edit* - Hang on, one hit wonders that have never been heard of again...I sincerely hope you're not suggesting that Otis is an unknown...grrrrrrrrr.

It's been said that I could start an arguement in an empty room.....I see no reason to disbelieve this.
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Yeah but Otis may not have been big in the Netherlands. We are talking regional charts.

Chill out Dude.

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