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an all time classic









 great bass drums and construction
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Radar Love by Golden Earring is one  of my all time favorite tunes.
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great track
"...but on a lighter note, demons were driven from a pig today in Gloucester."  Bill Bailey

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Radar Love by Golden Earring is one  of my all time favorite tunes.

When the Bullet Hits the Bone.  Two hit wonder!

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Three Dog Night was most certainly not a one (or even three) hit wonder. They were quite successful in their day. Yes, I am old.

/pedant mode off

Love the Christian. Hate the delusion.

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A three hit wonder --

Love the Christian. Hate the delusion.

"you dick hole just go f**k your self in hell go to hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn iam a strong beliver in the christ and he is compbeled at you !!!!!!!! screw you baster !!!!!!!!" -- random Christian #1636

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Dunno if this was more of a European thing, but Lordi suddently had big attention when they entered the Eurovision Song context with a song (and won), but it seems it might have been their only hit. I am still laughing (6 years on) about the fact they won. Imagine these guys winning American Idol, Eurovision song contest is not quite the same, but still, the contrast would still be the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJGiZrJG24o
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/pedant mode on

Three Dog Night was most certainly not a one (or even three) hit wonder. They were quite successful in their day. Yes, I am old.

/pedant mode off

Ditto.
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A great song, but not sure if they had other hits. This is the only song I remember hearing.

Love the Christian. Hate the delusion.

"you dick hole just go f**k your self in hell go to hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn iam a strong beliver in the christ and he is compbeled at you !!!!!!!! screw you baster !!!!!!!!" -- random Christian #1636

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great track


Seriously.  Has there ever been a song with sillier lyrics and a more compelling beat?

I'd never seen the video before.  I'm an instant fan. 

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     Way before my day, but most of the good music was.  This one certainly qualifies.

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"Turning Japanese" was their only hit (at least in the US), but they actually released 2 albums with lots of great songs. "Jimmie Jones" and "Silver Machines" are two of my favorites. I think "Jimmie Jones" might have been a hit in the UK. It's one that you guys might appreciate, so I'll post it too:






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Seriously.  Has there ever been a song with sillier lyrics and a more compelling beat?

I'd never seen the video before.  I'm an instant fan.

Agreed. Great song. Really silly lyrics.
Love the Christian. Hate the delusion.

"you dick hole just go f**k your self in hell go to hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn iam a strong beliver in the christ and he is compbeled at you !!!!!!!! screw you baster !!!!!!!!" -- random Christian #1636

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I'll start

an all time classic
The Knack - My Sharona
I hate that the video and radio cut out the guitar solo.  Here's the full version starting at the solo.


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Way before my day, but most of the good music was.  This one certainly qualifies.

OMG! The Mamas & the Papas a one hit wonder (or close)?  They had 11 Top 40 hit singles and sold nearly 40 million records!

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Yes, I was very very wrong about Three Dog Night   :-[

best known for their music 1968-1975
13 Gold Albums
21 consecutive Billboard top 40 hits
3 reached Number One
still recording and playing live


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Dog_Night
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thanks for tuning me JesusH

YW, but it just proves I'm an old geezer.

Now, Gary Numan, there ya go. I read somewhere he carefully plotted his music career as though it were a business case study. Analyze and target the market, deliver the required product, get the hell out. All of which he essentially did. "Cars" is a catchy tune for sure.
Love the Christian. Hate the delusion.

"you dick hole just go f**k your self in hell go to hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn iam a strong beliver in the christ and he is compbeled at you !!!!!!!! screw you baster !!!!!!!!" -- random Christian #1636

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It's weird to think of them as one hit wonders since they had two great albums but, in the pop world, they sort of are.  They were in a VH1 special and everything.

Also, if you're ever DJing for a crowd of thirty somethings and feel like you need to get them amped, this is what you play.  It's one of those tracks where people don't realize they know half the words until they hear it.
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rev45: Man, I love(d) The Refreshments! While it is true that "Banditos" was their only chart hit, their best known[1] song is one most people don't even know is performed by them: The theme song from King of the Hill.

shnozz: C'mon, man, if you're gonna call Devo a one-hit wonder (utterly false, as they had numerous hits), you should at least use the vastly more popular "Whip It" as your song. I don't think "Through Being Cool" even charted.

Timo: Crossfade from Black Sheep to "Jump Around" by House of Pain and the whole place will erupt!

My all-time favorite one-hit wonder[2]: Dexys Midnight Runners with "Come On Eileen".
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Nah, real talk, you go from that Black Sheep to "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest ft. Leaders of the New School or you calm things down a little bit and go with "Not Gonna Be Able to Do It" by Double XX Posse.
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Now, Gary Numan, there ya go. I read somewhere he carefully plotted his music career as though it were a business case study. Analyze and target the market, deliver the required product, get the hell out. All of which he essentially did. "Cars" is a catchy tune for sure.
If that's accurate then he was a cold bastard to the other members of Tubeway Army because Friends Electric had just made it "big", and the group folded. His plan?

And schnozz mate   Devo, one hit wonders   sorry bloke gotta disagree 
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In general aside (this is not aimed at you schnozz)
Quite educational in how we apparently take positions that we believe rational and informed, that are totally wrong when held up to evidence.

As OP I was called out immediately regarding my incorrect call that Three Dog Night were OHW.

I did the trawling and realised that when given the names of their other hits, I actually knew them, yet somehow I had never assimilated that knowledge.
And so I had fearlessly catalogued them as one hit wonders (because I incorrectly "knew" that's what they were).

I could never have catalogued Devo as OHW, because when they first came out, I was hooked, and actively pursued them long before they made any real market.

The difference being that I was interested, and actively engaged, and had verifiable info.

In the case of Three Dog I wasn't so personally engaged, and so had only developed "guesses" that somehow so felt real and accurate (to the degree I had no hesitation in posting those incorrect guesses).

I consider myself a passionate, but still very rational pragmatist, and yet again am given proof that I am very prone to taking "feelings" as evidence.
"...but on a lighter note, demons were driven from a pig today in Gloucester."  Bill Bailey

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A lot of the bands/artists I thought of initially are "one-hit wonders" in my mind because I only know and like one of their songs. But I looked them up and it turns out many of them had more than one song hit the billboard 100. So, just to be sure it's really a one-goddamn-hit wonder ... here's a few I'm pretty sure qualify and I still like to listen to on occasion:

Because I Got High - Afroman (2001)


What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes (1993)


... and finally, because I'm a fucking metalhead and I just have to include something metal (even if it was just a joke/piss-take):

Three Little Pigs - Green Jelly (2002)

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I've always found Green Jello[1] to be a fast-paced "punk" band rather than metal. I know some of their songs are metalesque but...eh.

They've had like 30+ members over the years.

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Here is a little ditty that a group of guys who grew up about 3 miles due east of me put together - in the part of the boro that feels more suburban than urban. 

I think this is the only song that got any airplay.  But they are praised as being among the fathers (grandfathers) of punk. 

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