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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

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

Stay – Shakespear’s Sister

Stay – Shakespear’s Sister

April 23, is William Shakespeare’s 445th birthday. So In honor of his big day, this entire posting will be delivered in “Shakespeare speak” to honor the man. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to praise ye Shakespear’s Sister song “Stay.” A song sung in ye Olde England in the year of our lord, nineteen hundred and ninety two. ‘Twas A hit, a very palpable hit: #1 in ye Olde England for 56 days … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop