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Music Box Dancer – Frank Mills

Music Box Dancer – Frank Mills

Every year, thousands of kids start piano lessons. The first lesson begins with great enthusiasm. Then the teacher throws a little theory, a few sharps and flats the student’s way, and the battles begin. Battles to perfectly master the music if you’re mom happens to be a Tiger Mom or former concert pianist. Battles to convince a parent that “piano is too hard” or “piano is too boring.” Battles to convince a parent that football or … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

VH1’s 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’90s

VH1’s 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’90s

Vh1 has created a cottage industry around lists. Everything from the “100 Most Shocking Music Moments” to “The 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s.” People tune in and remember those single great songs and moments from artists they may have forgotten. My criteria for a one-hit wonder is described in the article “What’s a One-Hit Wonder” and differs from VH1 in one big way: I only count artists who hit the Billboard Top 40 once. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Featured, Lists

Walking in Memphis Lyrics – Marc Cohn

Walking in Memphis Lyrics – Marc Cohn

Click here to read how “Walking in Memphis” became a one-hit wonder Walking in Memphis Lyrics Put on my blue suede shoes And I boarded the plane Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues In the middle of the pouring rain W.C. Handy — won’t you look down over me Yeah I got a first class ticket But I’m as blue as a boy can be Then I’m walking in Memphis Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale Walking in Memphis But do … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

The curse of the “Best New Artist” Grammy Award has plagued more than one one-hit wonder. These artists receive the award with great promise ahead. Then, nearly as quickly as they became famous, they disappear, never to grace the Grammy stage (and often the airwaves) again. Marc Cohn is a proud member of that crew thanks to his 1991 hit song, “Walking in Memphis” that reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cohn was part … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop