Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by spanglechick, Mar 19, 2007.
I've just asked 5 people around me and guess what?
all of them remembered tainted Love, and then they all spent 5 minutes racking their brains before tentatively guessing at a second one which turned out to be by Wham or something?
No, my boss said Say Hello Wave Goodbye FIRST. Everyone else picked Tainted Love first, then it was SHWG, Torch and Bedsitter. One person said Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart but that's not Soft Cell
ooh yeah i like that one too. big hoo ha about it being written about a woman.
That was Marc Almond and Gene Pitney
ok - conceding defeat on the Tainted Love entry, I'm hard pressed to choose between two tracks:
Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
Jilted John - Jilted John
Reminds me of 867-5309.
Found the one hit wonders
My first effort. Fantastic
Just reading the bumped thread and approve of spanglechick's call on Strawberry Switchblade. Bought the 12" a few weeks back for 50p. It's ace.
Bought this at the time and I still like it.
Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream.
(Of course their Enoch loving session singer had a few hits)
Do cover versions count?
Is it wrong to say luther vandross never too much? Maybe he had more hits but I never heard them.
He had seven top 20 hits in the UK. I don't know where people stand on the collaborations issue with 'one hit' wonders, but The Best Things in Life Are Free with Janet Jackson is what I remember him for best.
Laurie Anderson - O Superman
How about evelyn champagne king - love comedown?
Toni Basil's Hey Mickey
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke's Resurrection Shuffle
Shame was even bigger surely?
mmmm, what constitutes a 'hit' is debatable. Procol Harum made zillions of records but really, only Whiter Shade of Pale counts...
Wild Thing (the Troggs) and Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild come to mind. Not exactly what you could call one hit wonders in the same way as The Archies woeful Sugar Sugar but still...could be me not getting this though.
Jane Berkin and Serge Gainsbourg
The All Seeing Eye - Walk like a Panther (yes, yes, Tony Christie)
It's Immaterial - Driving away from home (um, not really a hit but I like it)
Bran Van 3000 -Drinking in LA and Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Giving up after this (should know better than to venture forth into music threads).
Was it Frankie Howard who called himself 'Surge Forward'?
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