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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

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

Jump Around Lyrics – House of Pain

Jump Around Lyrics – House of Pain

Click to read how “Jump Around” became a one-hit wonder Jump Around lyrics Get up, pack it in, let me begin I came to win, battle me that’s a sin I won’t tear the sack up, punk you’d better back up Try and play the role and the whole crew will act up Get up, stand up, come on, throw your hands up If you’ve got the feelin’ jump across the ceilin’ Muggs is a funk fest, someone’s talkin’ junk Yo, I’ll bust ’em … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

Jump Around – House of Pain

Jump Around – House of Pain

The 1990s were a great era for hip hop one-hit wonders. We enjoyed silly, novelty songs like “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. We laughed at songs like “No Pigeons” by Sporty Thievz that was written in response to T.L.C.’s multi-million selling “No Scrubs.” But few hip hop songs became as ubiquitous as House of Pain’s “Jump Around.” Released in 1992, “Jump Around” became a massive hit that reached #3 on the Billboard Hot … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop

Harlem Shuffle – Vigon

Harlem Shuffle – Vigon

Editor’s note: “Harlem Shuffle” is not a one-hit wonder. But the opening horn riff is part of a great hip-hop one-hit wonder and sometimes I feel compelled to write about songs that laid the foundation for one-hit wonders. So here it is. I love 60s soul music. I love the horns and the shuffle and the groove and the soulful singing. I love it even more when video exists of long-forgotten songs. Songs like “Harlem … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, Rock