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How Do I Survive – Amy Holland

How Do I Survive – Amy Holland

Sometimes with pop songs, all it takes to get your chance on the pop music charts is a good connection. Amy Holland had one fantastic connection in her soon-to-be husband, Michael McDonald, who produced Holland’s debut album Amy Holland in 1980. Yes, that’s the same Michael McDonald who was an early member of Steely Dan, whose founding member, Donald Fagen, notched his own one-hit wonder with “I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World).” McDonald was also the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s

You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone

You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone

Ten weeks. Ten long weeks. That’s how many weeks “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone spent at the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100. At the time, that was the longest-lasting #1 hit of all time. Better than Elvis. Better than The Beatles. Better than everyone, in fact, until Boyz II Men landed at #1 for 13 weeks with “End of the Road” in 1991. That’s 70 days. That’s 2.5 months. That’s a really … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

Rehab Lyrics – Amy Winehouse

Rehab Lyrics – Amy Winehouse

Click here to read how Rehab became a one-hit wonder Rehab Lyrics They tried to make me go to rehab but I said ‘no, no, no’ Yes I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know know know I ain’t got the time and if my daddy thinks I’m fine He’s tried to make me go to rehab but I won’t go go go I’d rather be at home with ray I ain’t got seventy days Cause there’s nothing There’s nothing you can … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Editor’s note: Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011. Sad and quite a waste of raw talent. Sadly, my January 2011 prediction proved prescient. Going out on a limb on this one. I’m predicting Amy Winehouse will remain a one-hit wonder for her 2007 hit “Rehab.” Why is that going out on a limb, you ask? Well, with an artist so supremely gifted like Winehouse, it’s possible and even likely she could … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

The curse of the “Best New Artist” Grammy Award has plagued more than one one-hit wonder. These artists receive the award with great promise ahead. Then, nearly as quickly as they became famous, they disappear, never to grace the Grammy stage (and often the airwaves) again. Marc Cohn is a proud member of that crew thanks to his 1991 hit song, “Walking in Memphis” that reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cohn was part … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

The Fourth of July is looming. America’s birthday. I could try to write something really profound here. Something about the value of liberty. Maybe the top 10 songs about freedom. But I’m really not feeling that deep or profound. Perhaps that’s because when I think of July 4th, I think of fireworks. And when I think of fireworks, I think of “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band, an enduring 1970s one-hit wonder. “Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop