Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Now Playing: One-Hit Wonders

Bow Wow Wow, Flock Of Seagulls, Barry McGuire, Chantays, Chumba Wumba, OXO, Haddaway, Frankie Goes To Hollywood (saw them in concert!), AHA (ditto - no shit!), Mike And The Mechanics, Human League, Kajagoogoo, Billy J. Kramer, The Vapors, Unit 4+2, The Buggles, Pet Shop Boys, The Troggs, The Hues Corporation, Bent Fabric, Barbara Lewis, Walter Egan, Devo, Soft Cell, etc.

Oh, the picture: remember Martha Quinn from MTV? Early Eighties. A friend of mine dated her in college (NYU). I forgave him, but it wasn't easy.


drjim said...

I remember seeing Chumbawamba do their song "Tubthumping" on Jay Leno one night some years ago.
The were all wearing T-shirts saying "One Hit Wonder".

Newbius said...

Do not forget The Knack.

In the great pantheon of one-hit-wonder bands, their name must be included. Like Pet Shop Boys and Chumbawumba, the album held greater ear candy than the radio dial allowed. It is too bad that "My Sharona" was the song on the pop charts..."Good Girls Don't" was a better tune.

Bob said...

I always considered Martha Quinn a class act.