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1 Million Bucks to Create a Hit Song

1 Million Bucks to Create a Hit Song

I read a fascinating article this weekend by Zoe Chace from NPR about the costs behind crafting a hit single. She digs into the background of one of Rihanna’s singles (“Man Down”) from her latest record titled, Loud. One of the most intriguing points she makes in an article full of intriguing points is the estimated costs for all the behind-the-scenes players who turn songs into records into money. I’ve included a graphic from the article … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Pop

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

Pure subversive silliness, this one. “Tubthumping” has to be one of the most unexpected one-hit wonders ever since it came from British band, Chumbawamba, that prides itself on embracing social disruption, anarchy and anti-authoritarianism with some well-placed commentaries on contemporary society’s addiction to consumerism. In other words, they like to stick it to the man. So the fact that “Tubthumping” (also known as “I Get Knocked Down”) is such a poppy rush of music with a singalong … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s

VH1’s 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’90s

VH1’s 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’90s

Vh1 has created a cottage industry around lists. Everything from the “100 Most Shocking Music Moments” to “The 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s.” People tune in and remember those single great songs and moments from artists they may have forgotten. My criteria for a one-hit wonder is described in the article “What’s a One-Hit Wonder” and differs from VH1 in one big way: I only count artists who hit the Billboard Top 40 once. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Featured, Lists