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Come on Eileen Lyrics – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Come on Eileen Lyrics – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Click to learn how Come on Eileen became a one-hit wonder Come on Eileen lyrics Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio He moved a million hearts in mono Our mothers cried, And sang along who’d blame them? You’ve grown, so grown Now I must say more than ever (Come on Eileen) Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye Aye And we can sing just like our fathers Come on Eileen, I swear (well he means) At this moment, you mean everything You in that dress, my thoughts … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s

Hooked on Swing – Larry Elgart and His Manhattan Swing Orchestra

Hooked on Swing – Larry Elgart and His Manhattan Swing Orchestra

Sometimes one-hit wonders are such brilliant songs, they deserve to rocket to the top of the charts and live a long, fruitful life forever on the charts. Other songs, not so much. In fact, some you listen to nearly 20 years after they charted on the Billboard Top 40 and you wonder aloud “What were people thinking or drinking to push this into the Top 40?” The 1980s were an era of excess (cocaine, big hair, … Read entire article »

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Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire – David Foster

Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire – David Foster

If you played the keyboards or piano in the 1980s, you learned the “Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire” by David Foster.” Why? One big reason. The girls loved it. It made you appear sensitive and in-touch with the feminine psyche. At least that’s how it remember it now. Back then, it may have been because Demi Moore starred in St. Elmo’s Fire and she was the sexiest woman in the land (her voice alone … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

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

Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

This is a one-hit wonder so tremendous, so momentous, we’ve put off writing about it for weeks. But today is the day to remember “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. While some bands we follow at Top One-Hit Wonders.com have long years of chart and popular success, the Dexy’s Midnight Runners story is the more common story: here today and gone tomorrow. That story holds true for Right Said Fred with “I’m … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

99 Luftballoons – Nena

99 Luftballoons – Nena

Going international for this German one-hit wonder. Back in 1983, the Western world was largely convinced we were within months, days or even hours from nuclear Armageddon. The Cold War was especially chilly and people were scared for the future. In the midst of all this fear, German artist Nena released her ode to the follies of nuclear war in “99 Luftballoons.” Allegedly, the song’s origins stems from a Rolling Stones concert where Nena’s guitarist … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop