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80s New Wave Music Hits – New Wave Video Clips from the Early 1980s

80s New Wave Music Hits – New Wave Video Clips from the Early 1980s

We do love our 1980s new wave music. Here is a video compilation of silly, awesomely fashionable 1980s videos from new wave bands. No, they’re not all one-hit wonders. Some even had multiple hits. But their impact on other new wave bands that became one-hit wonders is huge. So we’re showing these bands some love. The B-52s first album alone must have launched the formation of thousands of bands. People looked at Fred Schneider and … Read entire article »

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1984 One-Hit Wonders

1984 One-Hit Wonders

A quick glance at the one-hit wonders of 1984 and it’s obvious new wave music (or modern music or alternative music) broke through in a big way in the year George Orwell and Apple computers made famous. Of the 20 one-hit wonders from 1984, six of them were from new wave or alternative music bands (“99 Luftballoons” by Nena, “It’s My Life” by Talk Talk, “My Ever Changing Moods” from Paul Weller and the Style Council, … Read entire article »

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1983 One-Hit Wonders

1983 One-Hit Wonders

In our opinion, the period of 1982 – 1984 is is one of the most important in the history of popular music. It is during this time that many of the biggest-selling albums of all time were released, including Michael Jackon’s Thriller, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA and Synchronicity by The Police, Madonna and Like a Virgin by Madonna. We love 1983 because that’s the year breakthrough albums from a number of influential … Read entire article »

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I Wanna Be a Cowboy – Boys Don’t Cry

I Wanna Be a Cowboy – Boys Don’t Cry

Ah, the 1980s. Synth rock. MTV. Fashion over form. Big electronic drums. Novelty songs. No matter how you slice it, the 1980s were a great era for pop music, especially for British new wave/pop bands like Duran Duran, Culture Club, Madness, The Promise and many, many more. You can lump Boys Don’t Cry into that mix as well. Especially when you listen to their novelty song “I Wanna Be A Cowboy.” It has all the … Read entire article »

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Precious to Me Lyrics – Phil Seymour

Precious to Me Lyrics – Phil Seymour

Click to read how “Precious to Me ” became a one-hit wonder Precious to Me lyrics Baby baby don’t you leave me here to make it alone Cos i don’t think that i could take it for a day on my own Why would you wanna hurt me When i love you baby can’t you see CHORUS That your precious to me (i love you so) And i can’t let you go (can’t let you go) Baby one day you will see (girl can’t you see) That you’ll … Read entire article »

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Precious to Me – Phil Seymour

Precious to Me – Phil Seymour

Some one-hit wonders are forgotten nearly as soon as they are released. Sometimes that’s a good thing (does the world ever need to hear “Pac Man Fever” on the radio again?). I’ll argue against cruel and unusual punishment. In the case of Phil Seymour’s “Precious to Me,” it’s a shame. Because Phil Seymour was an artist who deserved more popular praise than he ever received before his untimely death from lymphoma in 1993. Seymour first … Read entire article »

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