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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

Laffy Taffy – D4L

Laffy Taffy – D4L

Some songs burst onto the music scene, make a huge impact, reach #1 on the Billboard Top 40, and forever afterwards are considered some of the worst songs ever. That seems to be the story of “Laffy Taffy” by D4L that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 and was fueled by big online sales and a video that featured bikini beauties in a water fight. High art here, folks. The lyrics are, well, simple and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Hip Hop

Da Butt – E.U. (Experience Unlimited)

Da Butt – E.U. (Experience Unlimited)

A silly little late-1980s hip-hop one-hit wonder for you today. The backside (or booty or rump or whatever else you choose to call it) gets lots of attention in hip hop. Remember, this is the genre that unloaded such hits as “The Thong Song” by Sisqo. You’ve got the classic “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. And “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx n’ Effects. Serious highbrow stuff, this. Add today’s song to the pantheon of booty hits. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Hip Hop

It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

Most artists work, hope and pray for a number one hit to cement their legend and line their pockets with greenback dollar bills (quoting the late, great Ray Charles there). “It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock proves a song doesn’t even have to break the Top 30 to become a legend. Number 36 is good enough. Originally released as a single in 1988, “It Takes Two” started a slow climb up the Billboard … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Featured, Hip Hop

Supersonic – J. J. Fad

Supersonic – J. J. Fad

Few songs are more old-school hip-hop awesome than “Supersonic” by J.J. Fad. What else would you expect from a record produced by Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and Arabian Prince? Plus, throw an executive producer credit on there for Eric “Eazy-E.” Wright. This is an N.W.A. record with female vocalists. It doesn’t get much better than that. “Supersonic” blew up in 1988. Listening to it today, it’s amazing how simple the backing tracks are. A drum machine … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s

Do the Bartman – The Simpsons

Do the Bartman – The Simpsons

The Simpsons could one day become the longest-running TV series ever. No one ever ages. Homer never gets any smarter. And the show continues to grab new fans through syndication and its regular Sunday night slot on Fox. But as enduring as The Simpsons TV show is, it’s hard to believe “Do the Bartman” was released in November of 1990. That’s more than twenty years ago, folks. That song took The Simpsons from mega-hit TV show … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s