Best one hit wonders of the 1990's?

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  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    breakfast at Tiffany's - deep blue something.
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  • craigbcraigb Posts: 806
    Sugar Ray - Falls Apart

    Not quite sure about that one. Sugar Ray also had "Fly", "Every Morning", "Someday", and "When It's Over"...

    How about a two-hit wonder? Oasis for "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" in the U.S.

    One hit wonder (the best)? Blind Melon. No rain is one of the best songs ever, let alone the 90's
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  • evenflowevenflow Posts: 401
    The Screaming Tree's - I nearly Lost You
    Veruca Salt - Seether
    Corner Shop - Brimful of Asha
    Utah Saints - Utah Saints
    Ned's Atomic Dustbend - Grey Cells Green
    Front 242 - Headhunter
    Fionna Apple - Criminal
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  • evenflowevenflow Posts: 401
    Oh yeah and these (even though I might not consider them the best, but maybe someone does):

    Warren G - Regulate
    Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love Again
    The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
    Helment - Unsung
    Planet Soul - Plant Soul
    Aqua - Barbie Girl
    Tia - Slip 'N Slide
    Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone
    The Wallflowers - One Headlight
    It's all about the music...

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  • JordyWordyJordyWordy Posts: 2,257
    Sneaker Pimps - "Six Underground": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrvk1bmTayg

    Republica - "Ready To Go" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijh2Fqd1 ... re=related
  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
    evenflow wrote:
    Oh yeah and these (even though I might not consider them the best, but maybe someone does):

    Warren G - Regulate
    Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love Again
    The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
    Helment - Unsung
    Planet Soul - Plant Soul
    Aqua - Barbie Girl
    Tia - Slip 'N Slide
    Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone
    The Wallflowers - One Headlight

    Some good ones there. I don't agree with Helmet or Fugees and being one hit wonders though.
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  • adam42381adam42381 Kernersville, NCPosts: 2,473
    These were never really hits but they did get some decent airplay in the late 90's.

    Sullivan by Caroline's Spine
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  • PissBottleManPissBottleMan Union City, TNPosts: 4,154
    adam42381 wrote:
    Sullivan by Caroline's Spine

    I forgot about "Sullivan"...I have "Nothing To Prove" on my iPod.

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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    evenflow wrote:
    The Screaming Tree's - I nearly Lost You

    Ned's Atomic Dustbend - Grey Cells Green

    The Screaming Trees also had "Dollar Bill", got played on my radio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuQurW_PI6g


    Ned's had quite a few songs other than Grey Cells Green that I remember being on the radio, on MTV, etc ....

    Happy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmD08Na5 ... re=related

    Kill Your Television - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yan77UKYcg4

    All I Ask of Myself, is That I Hold Together - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RCbqkN4ZPQ
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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    adam42381 wrote:
    Sullivan by Caroline's Spine

    I forgot about "Sullivan"...I have "Nothing To Prove" on my iPod.

    PBM


    adam appears to be from Boston .... a radio station there, WAAF, played that Caroline Spine song into the ground.
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  • Local H - Bound For the Floor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oM8QXdp8wU
  • NickyNoochNickyNooch Posts: 629
    Positive K - "I Got a Man"

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  • PissBottleManPissBottleMan Union City, TNPosts: 4,154
    NickyNooch wrote:
    Positive K - "I Got a Man"

    How long you had that problem?

    That was the jam.

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  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    NickyNooch wrote:
    Positive K - "I Got a Man"

    You got a what?? :D
  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    Local H - Bound For the Floor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oM8QXdp8wU

    I was trying to remember the name of that song. All these great songs would make for a killer 90's one hit wonder playlist.
  • mookeywrenchmookeywrench Posts: 5,523
    stereo MC's - get yourself connected
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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    stereo MC's - get yourself connected

    what about "Step it up"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R4FsV1qLCE

    I must have listened to too much 90s radio ... as so many of these bands I can easily think of a second or third or fourth song quite easily.
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  • dustinparduedustinpardue Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,829
    N2Deep-Back To Tha Hotel
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  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
    N2Deep-Back To Tha Hotel
    :lol:

    I almost put that one a few pages back. That was the "Bass" anthem for dudes in low-rider trucks in 1991. Awesome.
    NERDS!
  • HeavyHandsHeavyHands Posts: 2,128
    I'll bite...

    Fury in the Slaughterhouse (German band)
    "Every Generation's Got It's Own Disease"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Ylln_3x48

    Everlast
    "What It's Like"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vWhdz5svvQ

    Whale
    "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqCwlQODxo

    Deadeye Dick
    "New Age Girl"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEDw9xgSmSc

    Tom Cochrane
    "Life is a Highway"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPbL4yA7ik

    Edwyn Collins
    "A Girl Like You"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKxGzm98AU

    Jimmy Ray
    "Are You Jimmy Ray?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skoPxPZmySs

    some people will disagree because of "All Star," but...
    Smash Mouth
    "Walking On The Sun"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGsljgKmRMU
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  • PearlJainPearlJain Posts: 565
    Days of the New (whom I still really, really like their music) - the song "Touch, Peel and Stand." Truly a very cool song. Wish the lead singer would "kick" that drug problem.....as they were a good band. (IMO)
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  • dislocateddislocated Posts: 599
    Ace of Base - The Sign
    House of Pain - Jump Around


    But, I must defend 7Mary3 They had the hits of Lucky, Water's Edge & My My.
    7 albums worth of great music.
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    Ahh, this one barely makes it in with 1990 ... and it's pretty obscure, but, if you listened to college radio, you heard it ...

    They Eat Their Own - Like a Drug

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJc7F3vhx4U
    "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
  • rhcpjam1029rhcpjam1029 Posts: 1,956
    definitely sex and candy by marcy playground.
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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    dislocated wrote:
    Ace of Base - The Sign
    Don't forget their lovely little ditty, "All that She Wants"
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  • spencer958spencer958 Louisville, KYPosts: 279
    My fav would be Blind Melon-no rain.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 37,741
    edited May 2018
    some more (not mentioned):

    Deee-Lite- Groove Is The Heart


    Dada- Dizz Knee Land


    Digable Planets- Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) 8-


    Skee Lo- I Wish lol


    Belly- Feed The Tree


    Onyx- Slam


    Toadies- Possum Kingdom


    Elastica- Connection


    Reel Big Fish- Sell Out














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  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    I'm not sure what year this song came out. It could have been an 80s hit rather than 90s but I thought I'd mention it: Turning Japanese by the Vapours. Unforgettable. ;)
  • whulmefwhulmef Posts: 176
    Ok great list, but Fiona Apple and The Wallflowers are in no way one hit wonders. They are more like great rock artists that had a few hits. There is a big, big difference b/w the two.
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