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The Warrior – Scandal

The Warrior – Scandal

I’ll admit it up front: I never understood “The Warrior.” I had no idea what Patty Smyth was singing about when this song was released in 1984 and I still don’t get it today. Sure, I understand she’s singing about how her warrior self is going to make you feel better. Or something like that. Check these lyrics: Well, isn’t love..primitive A wild gift…that you wanna give Break out of captivity And follow me, stereo jungle child Love is the kill…..your heart’s … Read entire article »

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Sugar Don’t Bite – Sam Harris

Sugar Don’t Bite – Sam Harris

Wow. “Sugar Don’t Bite” has to be one of the all-time worst pop songs ever. Listen to it now. Then finish reading the rest of what little I have to say about “Sugar Don’t Bite” by Sam Harris. Listening to the song now? Are you equally appalled? Watch the video closely. It’s a celebration of everything that was awful about the early 1980s. How about the artwork for the “Sugar Don’t Bite” single? Is that supposed … Read entire article »

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Modern Day Delilah Lyrics – Van Stephenson

Modern Day Delilah Lyrics – Van Stephenson

Click to read how Modern Day Delilah became a one-hit wonder Modern Day Delilah lyrics She’s a wizard with her sheers She’s been turning heads for years All the darlings and the dears say she’s got the touch An exclusive clientele Oh she knows each one so well No one dares to kiss and tell She’s a modern day Delilah Keeps her scissors razor sharp Once she finds your weakness She’ll cut you to the quick Stab you in the heart She’ll love you like a lion Leave you … Read entire article »

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Modern Day Delilah – Van Stephenson

Modern Day Delilah – Van Stephenson

Many singer-songwriters end up as one-hit wonders. Why? Their success as songwriters for other artists often results in a record label “giving them a chance” with their own record. Van Stephenson is a perfect example of this phenomenon. After writing hits for country artists like Crystal Gayle and Kenny Rogers, HIVAU Records offered him the chance to do his own thing. A thing that sounds suspiciously like Rick Springfield (“Jessie’s Girl”) and Corey Hart (“Sunglasses at … Read entire article »

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Lovergirl Lyrics – Teena Marie

Lovergirl Lyrics – Teena Marie

Click to read how Lovergirl became a one-hit wonder Lovergirl Lyrics Hee… Sugar pop Funky pops Coffee, tea or me, baby, touche ole My opening line might be a bit passe But don’t think that I don’t know what I’m feeling for you ‘Cause I got a vibe on you the first time that I saw you, saw you I need your love and I won’t bring no pain A little birdie told me that you feel the same I’m for the real and for you … Read entire article »

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Lovergirl – Teena Marie

Lovergirl – Teena Marie

Soulful singer Teena Marie died today, December 26, 2010. This woman had great pipes and was often described as a “black voice trapped in a white woman’s body.” Technically, she is a two-hit wonder. Her first top 40 hit on the Billboard charts is “I Need Your Lovin'” from 1981. If you remember that song, you deserve extra credit on the one-hit-ometer. The song people remember from Teena Marie is “Lovergirl” from 1984. This was her … Read entire article »

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