Name That One-Hit Wonder

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#61 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:52 pm

500 miles - The Proclaimers




he told us all to turn that frown upside down ;)

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#62 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:11 pm

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#63 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:13 pm

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#64 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:48 pm

oh wait what? Bobby is a one-hit wonder? can't believe that :/
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Post#65 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:56 pm

I know, Kenny said the definition of a one hit wonder is a song that listed in the top ten on the charts. A one hit wonder is where the artist has a extremely popular song and then nothing after.
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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#66 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:00 pm

yeah, maybe according to the rules... damn you Kenny, but not your fault.

hate to see great artists in this thread. xD
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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#67 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Godric wrote:Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy



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Kenny_Tha_Killa wrote:The term "one-hit wonder" is defined as a song that listed in the top ten (or at the very least, somewhere close to it) on the US Billboard charts.
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Post#68 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:42 am

that's not what a one hit wonder is then, that's merely someone who has got a top ten hit.
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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#69 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:05 am

I already explained this on the last page, but here it is again.....

Kenny_Tha_Killa wrote:
cj002 wrote:I hate to keep bringing this up too, but I don't really feel like JEW is a One Hit Wonder either. Sure, technically they only had 1 song break the US hot 100 or w/e, but they had like 3 other songs on that album alone break the top 20 I think.

You have clearly laid out the criteria, so that's fine, I guess we go with that, but I feel like a OHW is not only really defined by chart position, but also the "flash in the pan" career that tends to go along with that one hit song. It's the idea of the not being known, to hit song, to irrelevance in the music industry, whether they are still a band, making music, etc. Just my 2 cents ;)

The reason why I've restricted it to the top ten on the US Billboard charts is because if you open it up to songs that charted lower than that, not only are you extremely narrowing down the list of bands you can name, but you are also opening it up to bands and songs that no one has ever heard of before and that would make the game stagnant. If I didn't have that rule in place, someone would post a song that reached all the way up to whopping #88 and everyone would be scratching their heads before and after the video was posted. The idea is to post songs that are legitimate one-hit wonders that most people on the planet have heard of. Based on that criteria, JEW falls into that category.


So yeah, I'm not going to keep going over the differences between my definition of a one-hit wonder and somebody else's. The rules are what they are and the important part of that quote was what I highlighted in yellow, in correlation to the pic you posted.
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Post#70 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:12 pm

I'll change it to this then ;)

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#71 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:56 pm





in the 90's this team knew where it was

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#72 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:19 pm

Already covered Tag Team back on page 2.
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Post#73 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:39 pm

one hit wonder refers to a group whom is only famous for one song... like "The Starlight Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight"

it does not refer to groups that became famous and had multiple other famous songs..... like "YES" -

* Time and a Word
* Starship Trooper
* Yours Is No Disgrace
* I've Seen All Good People
* Roundabout
* Long Distance Runaround
* Heart of the Sunrise
* South Side of the Sky
* And You and I
* America
* Wonderous Stories
* Siberian Katru
* Soon
* Going for the One
* Don't Kill the Whale
* Tempus Fugit
* Owner of a Lonely Heart

and alot more!!!

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#74 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:23 pm

Kenny_Tha_Killa wrote:Already covered Tag Team back on page 2.


DOH!

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Re: Name That One-Hit Wonder

Post#75 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:48 pm

macxtc wrote:one hit wonder refers to a group whom is only famous for one song... like "The Starlight Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight"

it does not refer to groups that became famous and had multiple other famous songs..... like "YES" -

* Time and a Word
* Starship Trooper
* Yours Is No Disgrace
* I've Seen All Good People
* Roundabout
* Long Distance Runaround
* Heart of the Sunrise
* South Side of the Sky
* And You and I
* America
* Wonderous Stories
* Siberian Katru
* Soon
* Going for the One
* Don't Kill the Whale
* Tempus Fugit
* Owner of a Lonely Heart

and alot more!!!

We're not talking about "famous" songs, we're talking about legitimate "hits" that registered in the top ten of the US Billboard 100. That's why it's not called the "one-famous wonder" game. Yes had only one top ten "hit" with Owner of a Lonely Heart, which went to #1. They may have had other songs that were popular, but none that reached the success of Owner of a Lonely Heart.

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