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Best one hit wonders of the 1990's?

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  • As a Brit I find it really funny reading bands like Blur and Oasis being lumped in as one hit wonders! Have you guys never heard Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger?! I'm not even a huge fan of the band, but that song is huge in every sense of the word:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39NS7h92WcA
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    Stove wrote:
    Fastball-The Way
    Semisonic-Closing Time
    Sugar Ray-Falls Apart


    Sugar Ray had a handfull of huge songs:
    Fly
    Every Morning
    Someday
    When It's Over
    Falls Apart
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,771
    I don't know if it's been posted yet, but ....

    EMF - Unbelievable!

    Oh! Oh!
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    Jason P wrote:
    I don't know if it's been posted yet, but ....

    EMF - Unbelievable!

    Oh! Oh!


    and the song that goes hand in hand for whatever reason:

    Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    pjamaholic wrote:
    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. ;)


    you're off by 10 years
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • HarpsyHarpsy Posts: 83
    Could be argued against being one hit wonders (I think they had a few albums), but 3 Colours Red - Beautiful Day.
    That song was huge for about 20 mins, and although I had that album I don't remember anything else about them.

    Could just be my bad memory tho! :oops:
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,040
    BinFrog wrote:
    Jason P wrote:
    I don't know if it's been posted yet, but ....

    EMF - Unbelievable!

    Oh! Oh!


    and the song that goes hand in hand for whatever reason:

    Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
    That's hilarious! A split second after I finished hearing the chorus to Unbelievable in my head, I thought 'what was that other song? ....oh ya, Jesus Jones'....and then saw your post. :lol:
    What IS the reason? Prob just cause they were top of the pops at the same time...if I'm not mistaken, Losing MY Religion was also huge at the same time.
  • from 1991- school of fish- 3 strange days. a minor hit, im sure someone remembers it... the whole album is great though!
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,361
    Caviar - Tangerine Speedo
    King's Missile - Detachable Penis

    LOVE those songs!
    WI '98 WI '99 (EV) WI '00 Chgo '00 MO '00 Champaign '03 Chgo '03 WI '03 IN '03 MI '04 Chgo '06:N1 & 2 WI '06 Chgo '07 Chgo '08 (EV:N1) Chgo '09:N1 & 2 Chgo '11 (EV:N1) WI '11:N1 & 2 Philly '12 Wrigley '13 Pitt '13 Buff '13 Detroit '14 MKE '14 Wrigley '16 N1 & N2
  • if you want all these hits and more on 2 cds... i suggest " livin in the 90s" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0r9vnGDmps
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,040
    Bootsauce!
    Everyone's a Winner baby....not exactly a big hit...not sure if it got any play in the states... but I liked the Brown Album :)
  • bennett13bennett13 Posts: 439
    JordyWordy wrote:
    Blur-Song 1

    I dont think Blur qualify as "One Hit Wonders", do they??

    Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You?
    DJ Sash! - Encore Une Fois
    Haddaway - What Is Love?
    Spin Doctors - 2 Princes

    Spin Doctors also had a hit with "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." A much better song, IMO
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,004
    bennett13 wrote:
    JordyWordy wrote:
    Blur-Song 1

    I dont think Blur qualify as "One Hit Wonders", do they??

    Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You?
    DJ Sash! - Encore Une Fois
    Haddaway - What Is Love?
    Spin Doctors - 2 Princes

    Spin Doctors also had a hit with "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." A much better song, IMO

    which i put int this thread
    viewtopic.php?f=9&t=184458
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    BinFrog wrote:
    Jason P wrote:
    I don't know if it's been posted yet, but ....

    EMF - Unbelievable!

    Oh! Oh!


    and the song that goes hand in hand for whatever reason:

    Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
    That's hilarious! A split second after I finished hearing the chorus to Unbelievable in my head, I thought 'what was that other song? ....oh ya, Jesus Jones'....and then saw your post. :lol:
    What IS the reason? Prob just cause they were top of the pops at the same time...if I'm not mistaken, Losing MY Religion was also huge at the same time.


    I think they are both similar songs, from British bands with sort of a poppy-Primal Scream kind of vibe. They're similar songs, stylistically, that were big at the same time.
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • maynardsuxmaynardsux Posts: 964
    wow, this is hard on the brain :lol: , but a couple that immediately come to mind are:

    The Breeders: "Cannonball"
    Pavement: "Cut Your Hair"
    Cracker: "Low" ("hey, hey, its like being stoned"...had to be to buy this cd :lol: )
    Whale: "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
    Len: "Steal My Sunshine"
    The Flys: "Got You Where I Want You"

    Thanks for the flashback... :lol:
    '93 Toronto
    '94 Detroit
    '10 Columbus
    '11 Detroit (Eddie solo), Toronto 1 and 2, Ottawa, Hamilton
    '13 London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    '14 Detroit
    '16 Ottawa, Toronto 1 and 2, Chicago 1 and 2
    '18 Chicago 1 and 2
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    maynardsux wrote:
    Cracker: "Low" ("hey, hey, its like being stoned"...had to be to buy this cd :lol: )

    "Teen Angst" and "Get Off This" beg to differ.
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,004
    came across this one last night while watching some old beavis and butthead clips on youtube (and while also looking for more obscure bands form the 90's)

    Stakka Bo- Here We Go


    actually the main dude,Bo Johan Renck, directed three episodes of Breaking bad and one episode of The Walking Dead. Also directed a few music videos like Chris Cornell's "Can't Change Me" and most recently David Bowie's "Blackstar" and "Lazarus"
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    edited January 2016




    The latter was my favorite song from my senior year of high school.
    Post edited by InHiding80 on
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    On the MTV Jams front:



  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,004
    ^think all those were mentioned earlier.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623

    ^think all those were mentioned earlier.

    That's what happens when an old thread I wasn't around to see back then gets bumped. :lol:
  • EBowieEBowie Posts: 508
    Lisa Loeb "Stay (I Missed You)"
  • How about Whale- Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    BinFrog said:



    Jason P wrote:

    I don't know if it's been posted yet, but ....



    EMF - Unbelievable!



    Oh! Oh!




    and the song that goes hand in hand for whatever reason:



    Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now

    They actually had a lesser hit with Real Real Real. I remember it peaking at 3 on MTV's Top 20. EMF had one at the same time with Lies and that went to number 6. After that, we never heard from them, though.

  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,004

    I was a pretty big Jesus Jones fan back in the day.

    i liked The Devil You Know a lot


    and this song i'm postive wasn't mentioned at all, The Murmurs- You Suck
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,833

    I was a pretty big Jesus Jones fan back in the day.

    i liked The Devil You Know a lot
    That's one of my favorites. Mike Edwards wrote some really great lyrics nearly 30 years ago that are still relevant, if not more, today. Very underrated songwriter.
  • jburneykojburneyko Posts: 115
    my favorite 90's one hit wonders

    Breeders - Cannonball
    Blessid Union of Souls - Hey Leonardo
    Nada Surf - Popular
    Len - Steal My Sunshine
    Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
    Eels - Novocaine For the Soul
    New Radicals - Get What You Give
    Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
    James - Laid
    Hum - Stars
  • pjfaninindianapjfaninindiana Northeast IndianaPosts: 311
    jburneyko said:

    my favorite 90's one hit wonders

    Breeders - Cannonball
    Blessid Union of Souls - Hey Leonardo
    Nada Surf - Popular
    Len - Steal My Sunshine
    Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
    Eels - Novocaine For the Soul
    New Radicals - Get What You Give
    Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
    James - Laid
    Hum - Stars

    Blessid Union of Souls also had a huge hit with I Believe. Probably a bigger hit than Hey Leonardo, so they aren't a one hit wonder.
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