24. Different Generations

Different Generations Thoughts On:

One Hit Wonders 

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Story Time : So one day on my way to work One Hit Wonders where being played and me and Dann decided to look for more and play the game who know what songs. So why not do this with one of my work friends who I would say is more knowledgeable in this topic. 

My friend I am talking about is the one and only Jen from But First Coffee ... With Jen, don't forget to go over to her blog and be a more entertain over there.

So here is a list of 100 One Hit Wonders of all Time 
According to this YouTube playlist.  

Highlighted will be the songs that I know or vaguely recognize. 

Fool's Garden : Lemon Tree 
Alannah Myles : Black Velvet 
Big Mountain : Baby, I Love Your Way 
Donna Lewis : I Love You Always Forever 
Midnight Oil : Beds Are Burning 
Haddaway : What is Love 
Spin Doctors : Two Princes 
Hoobastank : The Reason
Katrina and the Waves : Walking on Sunshine
Carrapicho : Tic, Tic, Tac 
Caesars : Jerk It Out 
Eagle - Eye Cherry : Save Tonight 
The Buggles : Video Killed the Radio Star 
The Art Company : Susanna
F.R. David : Words
Meredith Brooks : Bitch 
Ervyyn Collins : A Girl Like You 
Sam Brown : Stop !
Martika : Toy Soldiers 
Junior Senior : Move Your Feet 
Jennifer Paige : Crush 
Divinyls : I Touch Myself 
Andreas Johnson :  Glorious 
Ten Sharp : You 
Modern English : I Melt With You 
The Archies : Sugar, Sugar 
The Beloved : Sweet Harmony 
Cornershpr : Brimful of Asha ( Norman Cook Remix )
Fiction Factory : Feels Like Heaven 
Everything but the Girl : Missing 
iiO : Rapture 
The Knack : My Sharona 
Fine Young Cannibals : She Drives Me Crazy 
Nine Days : Absolutely ( Story of a Girl ) 
Kaoma : Lambada
Marc Cohn : Walking In Memphis 
Right Said Fred : I'm Too Sexy
Snow : Informer 
White Town : Your Woman 
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
The Calling : Wherever You Will Go 
Lni Kamoze : Here Comes the Hotstepper 
Wheatus : Teenage Dirtbag 
Urge Overkill : Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon 
Daniel Powter : Bad Day 
Seep Blue Something : Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Carl Douglas : Kung Fu Fighting 
Blind Melon : No Rain 
Bobby McFerrin : Don;t Worry, be Happy 
Culture Beat : Mr. Vain 
Frankie Goes to Hollywood : Relax
House of Pain : Jump Around 
New Radicals : You Get What You Give 
Hanson : MMMBop
The La's : There She Goes 
Simple Minds : Don't You ( Forget About Me ) 
The Rubettes : Sugar Baby Love 
Spiller : Groovejet 
Kim Carnes : Bette Davis Eyes 
Taco : Puttin' On the Ritz 
Tasmin Archer : Sleeping Satellite 
The Proclaimers : I'm Gonna Be ( 500  Miles ) 
Mattafix : Big City Life
Emilia : Big Big World 
Brotherhood of Man : Save Your Kisses for Me 
Black : Wonderful Life 
Cutting Crew : ( I Just )  Died in Your Arms 
Eskobar feat, Heather Nova : Someone New 
Gary Numan : Cars 
Kajagoogoo : Too Shy 
The Last Goodnight : Pictures of You
Liquido : Narcotic 
Nena : 99 Red Balloons 
John Waite : Missing You 
Londondbeat : I've Been Thinking About You
Norman Greenbaum : Spirit in the Sky 
Rockwell : Somebody's Watching Me 
Michael Sembello : Maniac 
Irene Cara : Flashdance ... What a Feeling 
Semisonic : Closing Time 
Wes : Alane 
OMC : How Bizarre 
Maria McKee : Show Me Heaven 
Johnny Hates Jazz : Shattered Dreams 
Fort Minor : Where'd You Go 
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians : What I Am 
Dexys Midnight Runners : Come On Eileen 
Afroman : Because I Got High 
Charles & Eddie : Would I Lie to You ?
Crash Test Dummies : Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Terry Jacks : Seasons in the Sun 
Joan Osborne : One of Us 
Soft Cell : Tainted Love 
Vanessa Carlton : A Thousand Miles 
EMF : Unbelievable
4 Non Blondes : What's Up ?
Los Del Rio : Macarena 
The Connells : 74-75
Natalie Imbruglia : Torn 
Soul Asylum : Runaway Train

Out of 100 one hit wonders from recent decades I know 45 ( the highlighted ones ) so a little less than half. Some I remember listening when I was a kid, other older ones I have come to love in recent years and some I don't even know how I came to know but I do. 

I love listening to old one hit wonders because I can imagine my parents used to listen to them and I feel connected in a way. 

I am very curious to see which ones Jen knows that I don't and vise versa. 

How many of this songs you know ? 

Should I do millennials famous songs that I remember listening as a kid ?



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