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Everything But the Girl – Missing

Everything But the Girl – Missing

“Missing” by Everything But the Girl is a tremendous pop song. One of the best of the 1990s. In fact, I would place it in the same company as “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals as a nearly perfect pop song. Great chorus Great musical hook. Great vocal performance. If you’ve paid attention to Everything But the Girl since the band’s founding in the early 1980s, you realize “Missing” sounds nothing like their early … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

The 1970s were huge for one-hit wonders. But like all decades, only a tiny percentage of songs released during the 10 years between 1970 and 1980 reached #1 on the Billboard Top 40. It’s these elite few that became the top songs of the 70s. Eight of the ten years in the 1970s saw one-hit wonders hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40. There were two songs in 1970, two in 1973, five in … Read entire article »

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Macarena – Los del Rio (Bayside Boys Mix)

Macarena – Los del Rio (Bayside Boys Mix)

This is it: the biggest, the greatest, the worst, the most annoying and most beloved one-hit wonder of all time. It could only be “Macarena” by Los del Rio (although some might make a strong argument for “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baja Men. The great thing about “Macarena” is that it represents nearly everything that is so compelling about one-hit wonders. It’s a novelty song…just like “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees. It’s a dance craze…just … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

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 »

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The Hustle – Van McCoy

The Hustle – Van McCoy

This is it…one of the greatest disco anthems ever. Someday in a far-distant future, aliens or some post-apocalyptic explorer will discover a cassette tape or vinyl copy of “The Hustle” by Van McCoy and will instantly deem it the World States National Anthem. At least the United States Disco Anthem. Think about it for a moment; besides “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees, is any song more associated with disco than “The Hustle?” Can “The Hustle” be … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop