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VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

I’m a child of the 1980s. I went to high school in the 1980s. I discovered new wave music and punk rock in the early 1980s thanks to early alternative radio stations and MTV. I love ’80s music. Always have, always will. The big hair. The neon outfits and new romantics. The synthpop songs and the hair-band ballads. The disposable pop song mixed with the lasting anthem. Some of it so bad it’s good. Some of it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists, Pop

Da Butt – E.U. (Experience Unlimited)

Da Butt – E.U. (Experience Unlimited)

A silly little late-1980s hip-hop one-hit wonder for you today. The backside (or booty or rump or whatever else you choose to call it) gets lots of attention in hip hop. Remember, this is the genre that unloaded such hits as “The Thong Song” by Sisqo. You’ve got the classic “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. And “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx n’ Effects. Serious highbrow stuff, this. Add today’s song to the pantheon of booty hits. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Hip Hop

Supersonic – J. J. Fad

Supersonic – J. J. Fad

Few songs are more old-school hip-hop awesome than “Supersonic” by J.J. Fad. What else would you expect from a record produced by Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and Arabian Prince? Plus, throw an executive producer credit on there for Eric “Eazy-E.” Wright. This is an N.W.A. record with female vocalists. It doesn’t get much better than that. “Supersonic” blew up in 1988. Listening to it today, it’s amazing how simple the backing tracks are. A drum machine … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s