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The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground

The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground

By the standards of TopOneHitWonders.com, “The Humpty Dance” is NOT a one-hit wonder. I’m sure you think Digital Underground only had a single song reach the Billboard Top 40. I know that VH1 named “The Humpty Dance” the 12th Greatest One-Hit Wonder of the 1990s. If I give you a quiz right now to name Digital Underground’s SECOND Top 40 hit, you will likely draw a blank (I did as well and it took some serious Googling … 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

Just a Friend – Biz Markie

Just a Friend – Biz Markie

Some one-hit wonders are only one-hit wonders on the pop charts. Marcell Hall (better known as Biz Markie) is a perfect example. Between 1989 and 1994, Markie charted four songs in the top 7 positions on the Billboard Rap charts. But he only hit the Top 40 once with his classic “Just a Friend.” I remember the first time I ever heard the song very well. One of the whitest, least rhythmic guys I know … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop