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Best one hit wonders of the 1990's?

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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388

    I see your location is Ireland, so to you, maybe not. But over here in the states, they definitely qualify. Their only hit was Song 2 and it was a mild one at that.

    Hell, Oasis only really had one big hit here with wonderwall.
    I would say two for Oasis in the U.S.....Champagne Supernova would be the second.
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  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,746
    Good - Better Than Ezra

    Boooo. Party foul. BTE had quite a few hits, and they just put out an album with some more hit ready tunes.

    In The Blood
    Rosalita
    King of New Orleans
    Desperately Wanting
    At The Stars
    Extra Ordinary
    A Lifetime
    Juicy

    All of those did fairly well on radio
  • thunderDANthunderDAN Posts: 2,094
    Folk Implosion- Natural One
    Marcy's Playground-Sex and Candy
    White Town- Your Woman
    Harvey Danger- Flagpole Sitter
    Oleander- Why I'm Here
    Tin Star- Head
    Marvelous 3- Freak of the Week
    Crazytown-Butterfly
    Eiffel 65- Blue
    9 Days- This is a Story of a Girl
    Stroke 9- Little Backpack
    Powerderfinger- My Happiness
    Primitive Radio Gods- Phonebooth.....
    Nixons-Sister
    7 Mary 3- Cumbersome
    Lemonheads- Into Your Arms



    I could probably think of more, or find more I should say, if I looked at my Itunes at home. 107.9 The End was the alt rock station here in Cleveland, and when they went off the air in 1999 I spent the better part of 2 years coming up with every song they would play and made basically my own station on my computer (I was 15 with alot of free time). I have a ton of songs many of you probably forgot all about sitting around on my old computer
  • thunderDANthunderDAN Posts: 2,094
    Skee Lo- I Wish
  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    Good - Better Than Ezra

    Boooo. Party foul. BTE had quite a few hits, and they just put out an album with some more hit ready tunes.

    In The Blood
    Rosalita
    King of New Orleans
    Desperately Wanting
    At The Stars
    Extra Ordinary
    A Lifetime
    Juicy

    All of those did fairly well on radio
    "One more murder" was a big hit in Houston back in 99. That was the tour I saw them on.
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  • Spacehog - In the Meantime

    that is a great fucking song

    actually saw them play it when they opened for pearl jam way back in 98.
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,746
    red mos wrote:
    Good - Better Than Ezra

    Boooo. Party foul. BTE had quite a few hits, and they just put out an album with some more hit ready tunes.

    In The Blood
    Rosalita
    King of New Orleans
    Desperately Wanting
    At The Stars
    Extra Ordinary
    A Lifetime
    Juicy

    All of those did fairly well on radio
    "One more murder" was a big hit in Houston back in 99. That was the tour I saw them on.

    You're right. I missed that one. I remember hearing "Misunderstood" on the radio as the second single from "Closer" but then the label folded and that was the end of that album cycle. It's a damn shame, that album could have had 3-4 good singles with "Rolling", "Misunderstood", "Extra Ordinary", and "A Lifetime"
  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    tybird wrote:

    I see your location is Ireland, so to you, maybe not. But over here in the states, they definitely qualify. Their only hit was Song 2 and it was a mild one at that.

    Hell, Oasis only really had one big hit here with wonderwall.
    I would say two for Oasis in the U.S.....Champagne Supernova would be the second.

    + Live Forever, if you count college radio hits, it was for sure.
  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    I don't think I've seen any mentions of these:

    Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
    The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
    The La's - There She Goes
    James - Laid
    Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    Big Wreck - The Oaf
  • mensanemensane Posts: 905
    Hum- Stars

    lovelovelove this song.
  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    mensane wrote:
    Hum- Stars

    lovelovelove this song.

    Ooh yeah, that might top them all. Epic song.
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    thunderDAN wrote:
    Lemonheads- Into Your Arms

    I'm from Boston, so perhaps they got more play there, but, I felt they had more than this ... certainly the Mrs. Robinson cover was big. A few other tunes of It's a Shame About Ray were all over the radio as well, like the title track and Rudderless .... again, folks from other parts of the country should chime in here.

    gabers wrote:
    I don't think I've seen any mentions of these:

    Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
    The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
    The La's - There She Goes
    James - Laid
    Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    Big Wreck - The Oaf

    might want to get a eye test ... ;) (posted a few of those on page 1)

    I won a steak dinner with that La's song ... heard a version on the radio and bet someone it WASN'T the REM version (he swore it was) ... mmm, steak.
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  • yokeyoke Posts: 1,440
    Ugly Kid Joe - Everything about you
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDfIOr1ByIc

    Extreme - More Than words
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_dN1WXBxuw

    3rd Base - Pop goes the weasel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXI_ApY4dY

    Green Jelly - 3 little Pigs hahah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8uAvMey8iA

    The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3lTQljbKLw

    I have to try and remember some more.. The early 90's kicked ass for one hitters
    Thats a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    yoke wrote:
    3rd Base - Pop goes the weasel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXI_ApY4dY

    aww c'mon ... 3rd Bass also gave us the Gas Face!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CAUzdoFEao
    "You're one of the few Red Sox fans I don't mind." - Newch91

    "I don't believe in damn curses. Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I'll drill him in the ass." --- Pedro Martinez
  • yokeyoke Posts: 1,440
    jimed14 wrote:
    yoke wrote:
    3rd Base - Pop goes the weasel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXI_ApY4dY

    aww c'mon ... 3rd Bass also gave us the Gas Face!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CAUzdoFEao



    lol how could I forget... i also forgot about Ugly Kid Joe with Cats in the Cradle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3bht7S-3vI

    this song brings me back to some odd times in the 90's..hahaha goodtimes
    Thats a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    yoke wrote:

    3rd Base - Pop goes the weasel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXI_ApY4dY

    Green Jelly - 3 little Pigs hahah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8uAvMey8iA

    Both were very entertaining. :twisted:
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    jimed14 wrote:
    thunderDAN wrote:
    Lemonheads- Into Your Arms

    I'm from Boston, so perhaps they got more play there, but, I felt they had more than this ... certainly the Mrs. Robinson cover was big. A few other tunes of It's a Shame About Ray were all over the radio as well, like the title track and Rudderless .... again, folks from other parts of the country should chime in here.

    gabers wrote:
    I don't think I've seen any mentions of these:

    Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
    The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
    The La's - There She Goes
    James - Laid
    Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    Big Wreck - The Oaf

    might want to get a eye test ... ;) (posted a few of those on page 1)

    I won a steak dinner with that La's song ... heard a version on the radio and bet someone it WASN'T the REM version (he swore it was) ... mmm, steak.

    I don't know how many "hits" the Lemonheads had because I was in Germany during their heyday, but they're still one of my favorite bands ever. "It's a Shame About Ray" and "Come on Feel the Lemonheads" should be placed in a vault along with the all time greats, IMO.
  • chittychitty Posts: 444
    gabers wrote:
    I don't think I've seen any mentions of these:

    Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
    The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
    The La's - There She Goes
    James - Laid
    Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    Big Wreck - The Oaf


    Big Wreck at least in Canada had some of my fav 90's songs. Check out That Song, Blown Wide Open and Under The Lighthouse, which were all VERY big in Canada
  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
    Smash Mouth - All - Star

    Tripping Daisy - I got a girl
    NERDS!
  • thunderDANthunderDAN Posts: 2,094
    Ugly Kid Joe- Everything about You
  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
  • dpmaydpmay Posts: 643
    ooh, it's hurting my heart to see some of my all time favorite bands called one-hit wonders in this thread. please, PLEASE, i hope at least ONE person who reads this checks out at least ONE of these records:

    blur - modern life is rubbish, parklife, blur, 13

    tripping daisy - jesus hits like the atom bomb, tripping daisy

    mazzy star- she hangs brightly, among my swan

    the verve - urban hymns, a northern soul

    not a complete list for any of these, but a whole shit-ton of great music on each of those albums if you're thinking any of these are one-hit wonders...
  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
    dpmay wrote:
    ooh, it's hurting my heart to see some of my all time favorite bands called one-hit wonders in this thread. please, PLEASE, i hope at least ONE person who reads this checks out at least ONE of these records:

    blur - modern life is rubbish, parklife, blur, 13

    tripping daisy - jesus hits like the atom bomb, tripping daisy

    mazzy star- she hangs brightly, among my swan

    the verve - urban hymns, a northern soul

    not a complete list for any of these, but a whole shit-ton of great music on each of those albums if you're thinking any of these are one-hit wonders...
    One hit wonders doesn't mean that they, or their albums suck. They just only had one hit song ;).

    Now I'll add Sponge-Plowed to this list.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHjdmNLs0go
    NERDS!
  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    a few of these bands could be considered 2 hit wonders as well. As far as Blur is concered I only heard 2 radio songs: song 2, and Boys and Girls (Briefly).
    Sponge also had a few more hits and I can't remember the song off their new pop sunday album? (That album is now out of print I think. I can't even remember the single from it. They also had a hit with Wax estatic and someone mentioned plowed and then Moly was also a hit in the 90s.

    For Mazzy star- the whole album of "so tonight that I might see" is great. Highly recommend.

    Someone mentioned smash mouth and "all star" but they also had hits with "walking on the sun", "Can't get enough of you baby", and "then the morning comes."
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  • dpmaydpmay Posts: 643
    One hit wonders doesn't mean that they, or their albums suck. They just only had one hit song ;).

    point taken, but "one-hit wonder" does have a certain connotation...
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    Does anyone remember this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyO2Gg3QlGQ

    I remembered hearing it, and for years, I always wondered who did it. it was on and off the radio in a flash.

    It was very Jeff Buckley sounding, but I knew it wasn't him. And because the title was "Alcohol" searching for it was near impossible (there are a lot of songs with alcohol in the title).

    Well, last week, I made a determined effort and found it ... I really dig this tune.

    Howling Maggie - Alcohol - 1996
    "You're one of the few Red Sox fans I don't mind." - Newch91

    "I don't believe in damn curses. Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I'll drill him in the ass." --- Pedro Martinez
  • PissBottleManPissBottleMan Union City, TNPosts: 4,154
    The son of Randy:

    Tal Bachman - "She's So High"

    PBM
    "We paced ourselves and we didn't rush through it and we tried to be as creative as our collective minds would let us be over some course of time instead of just trying to rush through a record"

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  • Phantom PainPhantom Pain Posts: 9,876
    Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

    I Touch Myself - The Divinyls

    No Rain - Blind Melon

    Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones

    Bitch - Meredith Brooks
    My drinking team has a hockey problem

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  • koda74koda74 Posts: 86
    Unbelievable- emf
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