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Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Now for a list of 80s songs that are simultaneously awful and awesome and include a plethora of one-hit wonders (Bob and Doug McKenzie, Bertie Higgins, Taco) along with a gaggle of hits by artists who loaded the Billboard Top 40 with songwriting fodder for years (Paul McCartney, Starship, Olivia Newton John). During the Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, SiriusXM’s 80s on 8 station played their Top 40 “Turkeys” of the 1980s. Alan Hunter, Mark Goodman, Nina … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Yet another Dutch one-hit wonder has come to our attention. Who would have guessed the Netherlands has given the world four American one-hit wonders? See our list of the Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs Today’s wooden-shoe-wearing wonder is none other than the artist with the Mexican food namesake, Taco. Don’t remember Taco? We can understand if you’ve forgotten his name. But we’re certain you remember his hit “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from 1983. It’s his nod … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, 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

Sausalito Summernight Lyrics – Diesel

Sausalito Summernight Lyrics – Diesel

Read how “Sausalito Summernight” became a one-hit wonder Sausalito Summernight lyrics We left for Frisco in your Rambler The radiator running dry I’ve never been much of a gambler and had a preference to fly You said ‘forget about the airline, let’s take the car and save the fare.’ We blew a gasket on the Grapevine and eighty dollars on repairs (chorus) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard Hot summer night in Sausalito Can’t stand the heat another mile Let’s drop a quarter in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Another Dutch one-hit wonder. I have to admit a curious fascination with these bands from the Netherlands that manage to crossover and reach the Billboard Top 40 with their subversive hits. Subversive, you ask? What’s so subversive about a Dutch band crossing over? Nothing I say, except these bands sound more American than most American bands in their era. Take “Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel as a case study. I’ve checked a map and Sausalito is nowhere to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Venus – Shocking Blue

Venus – Shocking Blue

We love a good Dutch one-hit wonder. As far as we know, the first band from the Netherlands to break into the American Billboard Top 10 was Shocking Blue, a Dutch rock band that formed in 1967. Their biggest hit? Lets be honest: Shocking Blue only had this one hit. But what a great hit the seminal “Venus” was. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970 and was a great … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock