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Far From Over – Frank Stallone

Far From Over – Frank Stallone

They say in business “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Frank Stallone has to be very happy he was a wombmate with big brother, Sylvester Stallone. That’s because he entered the pop cultural world when he wrote and performed the hit single “Far From Over” from the 1983 film, Staying Alive. Yes, Staying Alive is the follow-up film to Saturday Night Fever. Yes it starred John Travolta. Yes, it’s really, really boring and unmemorable. … Read entire article »

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Whirly Girl Lyrics – OXO

Whirly Girl Lyrics – OXO

Whirly Girl lyrics Click to hear how Whirly Girl became a one-hit wonder Let me tell you ’bout the girl I know She’s been to Paris France And she can dance Like a spinning top She’s got no stop She picks you up and then She lets you drop Listen Ooo Let me tell you ’bout the girl I know ‘Cause she’s really hip And she can go go go Like a straight shooter she’s got her downs Won’t hesitate to put you on the ground She’s been with the Rolling … Read entire article »

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Whirly Girl – OXO

Whirly Girl – OXO

A big slab of peppy 1980s pop music for you today. “Whirly Girl” by OXO is one of the bounciest ditties ever to grace the Billboard Top 40. We haven’t counted how many times they say “Whirly Girl” in the song. But it’s a lot. A whole lot. The song was originally about a “Worldly Girl” but adding that “d” to the mix made the chorus too chunky and difficult to song. So they abbreviated it … Read entire article »

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It’s Inevitable – Charlie

It’s Inevitable – Charlie

It’s inevitable. When you write about one-hit wonders, you end up listening to songs that made minor dents in the Billboard Top 40, and then promptly disappeared. Here is another one of those here today and gone tomorrow one-hit wonders. “It’s Inevitable” comes from British band Charlie and, like Tommy Shaw’s “Girls With Guns” or Rebbie Jackson’s “Centipede,” we’ll be shocked if you remember anything about this song. So let’s move quickly through the facts. … Read entire article »

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White Horse – Laid Back

White Horse – Laid Back

Heroin or equine? That is the question. Is a “white horse” a slang phrase for drug use or ride in the country. Some dance one-hit wonders say absolutely nothing. Well, nothing that means a whole lot. Take “White Horse” by Laid Back from 1983: If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse White horse Don´t ride the white horse White horse Don´t ride the white horse. Is that a haiku? Brilliant prose? Nope, just … Read entire article »

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Yet another Dutch one-hit wonder has come to our attention. Who would have guessed the Netherlands has given the world four American one-hit wonders? See our list of the Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs Today’s wooden-shoe-wearing wonder is none other than the artist with the Mexican food namesake, Taco. Don’t remember Taco? We can understand if you’ve forgotten his name. But we’re certain you remember his hit “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from 1983. It’s his nod … Read entire article »

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