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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

Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys

Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys

During the 20th century (you remember 1901-2000), virtually all one-hit wonders became hits because the songs were played on the radio. Hit radio stations pounded popular songs into listener’s minds and their ears into submission. The formula was simple: Radio play = sales and sales = more records for the artists. That all started to change in the late 1990s and is dramatically different in the 21st century when video games, TV commercials and even cell … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Hip Hop

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

We love summer. Who doesn’t? And we’ve always loved “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry. It’s one of many classic summer songs that are breezy, easy and always evoke sunburns, shades, friends, fun, and yes, even one-hit wonders. The original version of “In the Summertime” was released by British band Mungo Jerry in 1970 and became a worldwide smash, reaching #1 in a number of countries and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 here in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Click to read how Deeper Shade of Soul became a one-hit wonder Deeper Shade of Soul lyrics by Urban Dance Squad Surprise, surprise ! ! so you rub your eyes never knew uds, so cool as ice? hear the vibes man, they’ll stupify ducks – categorise us as hardcriers that’s a lie, we know why we’re occupiers no blurs, but obscure styles, these are higher profiles are low – as soon as we go as a breeze straight from a deeper shade of soul Five … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

No Pigeons – Sporty Thievz

No Pigeons – Sporty Thievz

We love a good protest song. And we love a good answer song ever more. Some people call them answer songs. Some people call them response songs. All we really know is that these are the songs that someone writes in response to another song someone has written. Typically they take an opposite point of view and each song finds its fans (one is usually far inferior to the other one as well). “Dawn … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

What It’s Like Lyrics – Everlast

What It’s Like Lyrics – Everlast

Read how “What It’s Like” became a one-hit wonder What It’s Like lyrics We’ve all seen the man at the liquor store beggin’ for your change The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes Get a job you fuckin’ slob’s all he replied [CHORUS] God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes ‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop