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5 One-Hit Wonders for the Royal Wedding Dance Party

5 One-Hit Wonders for the Royal Wedding Dance Party

A royal wedding is a big deal and William and Kate are now officially married. The day will be filled with hoity toity teas, meets and greets, formal clothing and good manners. But tonight, I like to believe the British Royals and their closest friends (along with most of British society) will let loose in a crazy celebratory dance party. Here are 5 one-hit wonder songs that are guaranteed to get the crowd moving. They’re classics. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lists

That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings

That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings

Great pop songs have killer hooks. They might be lyrical (see “Whoomp There It Is” by Tag Team). They might be musical (see “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite). They might be so simple they’re literally a chant (see “Mickey” by Toni Basil). But whatever it is, the song gets in your head and won’t leave. “That’s Not My Name” by The Ting Tings covers all the bases. A killer but basic instrumental hook conjures up … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s

Memorial Day Special: Remembering James Brown

Memorial Day Special: Remembering James Brown

Editor’s note: James Brown is no one-hit wonder. The “hardest-working man in show business” had plenty of Billboard hits. This is simply a Memorial Day special devoted to Mr. James Brown. When James Brown died on Christmas day in 2006, he was the “hardest-working man in show business” and “The Godfather of Soul.” If you told me he invented invented break dancing and the Snugli blanket I see advertised on late-night TV, I would probably believe you. If … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s