1979: The best year ever for one hit wonders

October 12, 2008

A rocker steps out of his genre (if not his makeup) and still kicks ass:

An amphibian hits the charts:

and stating the obvious makes for a great ass shaking:

That’s just the beginning. 1979 is also the year of Pop Muzik, Knock on Wood, Ring My Bell and Video Killed the Radio Star. What a way to end a decade.


11 Responses to “1979: The best year ever for one hit wonders”

  1. superdave524 Says:

    Those are great one-hit wonder tunes, to be sure. But 1997 was pretty awesome, too. Couple of those groups were technically “two-hit” wonders, like Smashmouth (walkin’ on the sun and All-star), but you had to love Chumbawumba. Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve. and of course, Mmmm Bop by Hanson.

  2. John in IL Says:

    Hey Dave, don’t forget White Town! Love that song.

    And Patrick, I take it you’re not a fan of my music selections (I love Yaz, btw).

  3. superdave524 Says:

    Love that little thread of “wee-dee dee-wee-dee” or, whatever, going through that White Town song.

  4. John in IL Says:

    That’s a sample from this tune (really retro).

  5. superdave524 Says:

    Very cool.

  6. PatrickP Says:

    I’m just not a bog fan of the 70s. Yuck.

  7. John in IL Says:

    So you did like that Kermit song…

  8. PatrickP Says:

    Does he sing in a bog or something?

  9. John in IL Says:

    Frogs like bogs.

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