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VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

I’m a child of the 1980s. I went to high school in the 1980s. I discovered new wave music and punk rock in the early 1980s thanks to early alternative radio stations and MTV. I love ’80s music. Always have, always will. The big hair. The neon outfits and new romantics. The synthpop songs and the hair-band ballads. The disposable pop song mixed with the lasting anthem. Some of it so bad it’s good. Some of it … Read entire article »

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1983 One-Hit Wonders

1983 One-Hit Wonders

In our opinion, the period of 1982 – 1984 is is one of the most important in the history of popular music. It is during this time that many of the biggest-selling albums of all time were released, including Michael Jackon’s Thriller, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA and Synchronicity by The Police, Madonna and Like a Virgin by Madonna. We love 1983 because that’s the year breakthrough albums from a number of influential … Read entire article »

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One Hit Wonders of 1982

One Hit Wonders of 1982

Looking back, it’s obvious that 1982 was a transition year as pop music tastes swung wildly from new wave fun (“Tainted Love” by Soft Cell and “Love Plus One” by Haircut 100) to novelty hits (“Take Off” by Bob and Doug McKenzie featuring Geddy Lee of Rush and “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner and Garcia”). Two classical songs (“Chariots of Fire Theme” and “Hooked on Classics”) and one big-band song (“Hooked on Swing”) also reached the top … Read entire article »

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One-Hit Wonders of 1980

One-Hit Wonders of 1980

The 1980s begins with Ronald Reagan taking office and Time Magazine naming him “Man of the Year.” Seems Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have anointed Reagan “Man of All-Time.” You may disagree. But let’s focus on the music. When it comes to one-hit wonders, the 1980s are a great era full of fun, silliness and even a few bona fide classic moments. Kind of like Reagan’s tenure as president. 1980 kicks off the decade with 30 one-hit … Read entire article »

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