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Best one hit wonders of the 1990's?

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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,792
    Looking thru this thread, so many people have no fucking clue what “one hit wonder” means. 

    No offense intended, Dyer, but maybe inform instead of scold? 
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    elvistheking44elvistheking44 Posts: 4,253
    Looking thru this thread, so many people have no fucking clue what “one hit wonder” means. 
    Please inform the masses professor.
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    curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,320
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    Aw, I feel bad about putting Matthew Sweet in the same category as Right Said Fred and Chumbawumba. He's a well-regarded musician, did a lot of work with Lloyd Cole IIRC. I guess it depends on how we're defining "best"? Because he's a very talented guy, not a novelty act.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,044
    Don't think this one was mentioned (although this was more of a minor one hit wonder though). The Caufields- "Devil's Diary"

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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
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    mookeywrenchmookeywrench Posts: 5,790
    edited April 2023
    Looking thru this thread, so many people have no fucking clue what “one hit wonder” means. 
    Please inform the masses professor.
    I'm no rocket surgeon, but i'm guessing he means bands that had 1 hit in the 90's. 

    Top 3 offenders I've seen are:
    Pavement 
    Mazzy star
    Eels
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    mvwmvw Posts: 1,661
    Dovetail Joint - Level On The Inside

    https://youtu.be/iBqoje-Lkew
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,874
    Crazytown.      Butterflies 1999


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    mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 3,180
    hrd2imgn said:
    Crazytown.      Butterflies 1999


    Pretty sure that song was in the 2000 aughts
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,131
    hrd2imgn said:
    Crazytown.      Butterflies 1999


    Pretty sure that song was in the 2000 aughts
    It's still not good though...

    They actually had another song that was.  I was shocked to learn it was them.
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,898
    edited May 2023
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,131
    The director of the video seem to make it pretty big.

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    toolietoolie Posts: 388
    Don't think this one was mentioned (although this was more of a minor one hit wonder though). The Caufields- "Devil's Diary"

    Whoah - this stirred up some memories from the depths. Love seeing these forgotten tunes!
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,044
    Never really considered them a one hit wonder (mainly cause I like them a lot) but I guess you can say Gravity Kills is considered one with "Guilty"

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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
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    halvhalv Posts: 691
    How about Whale- Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe
    Love this song. Actually the whole album is not bad either. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2up7su7CeMU

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    lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,937
    Shakespear's Sister - Stay
    Their only real hit, but the whole album was great. Was lucky to see them live back in the day.
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    darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 2,498
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    hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FL Posts: 1,063
    Lit also had a hit with Miserable. 
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,044
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


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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
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,131
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


    Mope I remember being pretty big.  It's also my fav by them.
    https://youtu.be/v2NFl86LX3Q
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,044
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


    Mope I remember being pretty big.  It's also my fav by them.
    https://youtu.be/v2NFl86LX3Q
    it was? Like i said in the other thread I wouldn't really call this a "hit". I don't think I ever heard this on the radio or even being played on MTV. Ok song I guess.

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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
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,131
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


    Mope I remember being pretty big.  It's also my fav by them.
    https://youtu.be/v2NFl86LX3Q
    it was? Like i said in the other thread I wouldn't really call this a "hit". I don't think I ever heard this on the radio or even being played on MTV. Ok song I guess.

    Really?  It was definitely played on MTV and the radio.  I liked this song better than Bad Touch and that was a banger and funny as hell song.

    "Im talking about Falco and shit"  man that cracked me up.
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    mookeywrenchmookeywrench Posts: 5,790
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


    Mope I remember being pretty big.  It's also my fav by them.
    https://youtu.be/v2NFl86LX3Q
    it was? Like i said in the other thread I wouldn't really call this a "hit". I don't think I ever heard this on the radio or even being played on MTV. Ok song I guess.

    Really?  It was definitely played on MTV and the radio.  I liked this song better than Bad Touch and that was a banger and funny as hell song.

    "Im talking about Falco and shit"  man that cracked me up.
    I remember that one, plus fire water burn was everywhere in 1996. Gonna have to DQ Bloodhound Gang.

    How bout primitive radio gods. Standing outside a phone booth blah blah blah.

    Seems 1995 - 1998 was rife with one hit wonders since mainstream music was aimless between the death of grunge and the surge of boy bands/female pop stars.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,131
    I'd put Belly on the list.  Feed the Tree is the only thing I can recall from them.  The rest of the album was unlistenable to me.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,044
    I'd put Belly on the list.  Feed the Tree is the only thing I can recall from them.  The rest of the album was unlistenable to me.
    which i did already ;wink:
    https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/comment/4276882#Comment_4276882
    I guess technically The Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" is a one hit wonder. They did have a few minor hits though with "Fire Water Burn" and "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".


    Mope I remember being pretty big.  It's also my fav by them.
    https://youtu.be/v2NFl86LX3Q
    it was? Like i said in the other thread I wouldn't really call this a "hit". I don't think I ever heard this on the radio or even being played on MTV. Ok song I guess.

    Really?  It was definitely played on MTV and the radio.  I liked this song better than Bad Touch and that was a banger and funny as hell song.

    "Im talking about Falco and shit"  man that cracked me up.
    I remember that one, plus fire water burn was everywhere in 1996. Gonna have to DQ Bloodhound Gang.


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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
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    darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 2,498
    Saw this on MTV Classic the other day.

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    1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MA Posts: 2,840
    edited July 2023
    Spacehog - In the Meantime

    Eve 6 - Inside Out
    Was also going to say Eve 6. I remember being obsessed with that song as a teen and talking to my friend about it on AOL lol

    On a related note, the lead singer is a prolific and hilarious presence on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eve6
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    hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FL Posts: 1,063

    Spacehog - In the Meantime

    Eve 6 - Inside Out

    I know Spacehog was a one hit band, but I really enjoyed that entire album. Surprised they never got that second radio hit, because I listened to that CD all the way through so many times. 
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    GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 10,041
    hihobibo said:

    Spacehog - In the Meantime

    Eve 6 - Inside Out

    I know Spacehog was a one hit band, but I really enjoyed that entire album. Surprised they never got that second radio hit, because I listened to that CD all the way through so many times. 
    A few of the guys in Spacehog lived in my neighborhood as they were coming up. I saw them a few times in smaller venues and got to be friends with the drummer. He was a really nice guy. I remember going to a party at the guitar players apartment once. Then of course, I lost touch with them as they got bigger, and the lead singer married Liv Tyler. 

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    darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 2,498
    Had to look this one up. Although the album it's on came out in 1989, the single wasn't released until 1990.

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