bestest one-hit wonder ever in the history of the world.

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by spanglechick, Mar 19, 2007.

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    Tainted Love - Soft Cell
     
  2. Orang Utan

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    That's not a one-hit wonder!
     
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  3. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned 'Amother girl, another planet' by The Only Ones yet. Although Wiki informs me that it doesn't count as it was never actually charted anywhere in the world (can't be right, can it?):confused:
     
  4. Dubversion

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    Singles

    * 1981 Tainted Love (/ Where Did Our Love Go? medley) #1 UK,
    * 1981 Bedsitter B/W FAcility Girls #4 UK
    * 1982 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye B/W Fun City #3 UK
    * 1982 Torch B/W Insecure Me #2 UK
    * 1982 What! B/W So... #3 UK
    * 1982 Where the Heart Is B/W It's A Mug's Game #21 UK
    * 1983 Numbers / Barriers #25 UK
    * 1983 Soul Inside #16 UK
    * 1984 Down in the Subway #24 UK
    * 1991 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye #38 UK
    * 1991 Tainted Love 1981 #5 UK
    * 2002 Monoculture #52 UK
    * 2003 The Night #39 UK
     
  5. Dubversion

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    and they'd be an example of a moderately successful band, singles apart.

    This is why defining a one-hit wonder is tricky.
     
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    <insert 'ORLY?' picture of choice>

    :D
     
  7. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    pass the dutchie by musical youth ( i think that was a one hit wonder, )
     
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    yes - and only one of them was a 'hit'.
     
  9. Dubversion

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    you forget The Youth of Today, for starters. maybe more
     
  10. Dubversion

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    erm.. can you actually read? :D
     
  11. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    Nonsense!
     
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I count 10
     
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    we're using different definitions of 'hit' then.
     
  14. Dubversion

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    do please share yours..
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    A hit is a single that makes the top 40
    Six of the above made the top 10
     
  16. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    Aye - and the first five made the top four!
     
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    If an artist is generally only known for one single, then they're a one hit wonder.

    the fact that they might have had other singles (which are not remembered by anyone apart from hard core fans / music buffs) doesn't disqualify them from being one hit wonders.

    (imho, of course)
     
  18. Dubversion

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    You're one crazy bastard :D

    and you have a rather egocentric way of looking at the world. I'm pretty damn sure a poll would suggest that the majority of people who remembered Tainted Love would remember others as well
     
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    A single which makes the top 40, is simply a song which made the top 40. It's not necessarily going to be remembered as a hit (if remembered at all in a few weeks time).
     
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Soft Cell aren't generally known for just one track though - what about Bedsitter and Say Hello Wave Goodbye?
     
  21. Dubversion

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    jesus christ :D
     
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    can honestly say I've never heard of those before.
     
  23. Dubversion

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    but that's YOU.

    not everyone else.

    Is a one-hit wonder simply something YOU remember as such?
     
  24. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    But...but....Soft Cell were MASSIVE back in the day. I was by no means a fan at the time ( I was into Duran Duran at the time FFS - I was only 11 though :D ), but some of those songs were bloody everywhere for a few years. So, you're talking through your arse mate.
     
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    meh - I'[m fairly sure that if I asked random people who we're sitting near internet access to name 3 soft cell hits, 8/10 would only remember one song.
     
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    edit - meh

    I'll choose a different song / get my coat / cheque please! / etc

    :p
     
  27. Dubversion

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    i'd wager good money you're entirely wrong. However, this is irrelevant - by any sensible (and less selfcentred) definition of one hit wonder, having a string of Top 10 hits would rule someone out :D
     
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    The thread title says ' in the history of the world'.

    The world includes the USA.

    Tainted Love was the only US chart entry by soft cell.

    OK, I'm clutching at straws, but am I wrong?
     
  29. Dubversion

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    yes, in pretty much every sense
     
  30. Final

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    guess who's bored this afternoon :/
     

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