One hit wonders

Tristessa
#1
I'm looking to download some new songs and I think that this is a great start.

List off some one hit wonders from any decade.

(I'm new and still browsing, so I am not sure if a thread like this has been started before)
 
sj007
#2
how bout takin' care of business by the canadian band BTO
 
peapod
#3
good topic now I have to think. One that comes to mind is I'm gonna be 500 miles by the proclaimers and one I heard the other day Turning japanese by the vapors. We use to actually get down on our backs on the floor, legs and arms waving all over and become bumble bees when the song came on in a particular bar in Port Alberni. I don't know why it just was that way
 
sj007
#4
and bohemien rapsody by queen ok thier not one hit wonders
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by sj007

how bout takin' care of business by the canadian band BTO

That was one of their biggest, but BTO were by no means a one-hit wonder. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" and "Roll On Down The Highway" are another two.
 
Tristessa
#6
those are some great songs

hmmm .. oh, I have some from the 90's

Fastball - The Way
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Age of Electric - Remote Control
 
sj007
#7
well i know that i have 2 of thier record s dont forget "gimme your money please"
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by sj007

well i know that i have 2 of thier record s dont forget "gimme your money please"

I liked My Wheels Won't Turn. Now I want to dig out my BTO albums.
 
sj007
#9
vinyl rocks
 
peapod
#10
One hit wonders.. that is a good idea, I am going to start a file like that now.
Some others that come to mind is spirit in the sky, although I cannot think of who did it. Also a favorite of mine.."its raining men" nice idea :P I cannot remember who does it tho.
 
Hendrixismyidol
#11
The great one hit wonder of all time -> "Ice, Ice, Baby" by Vanilla Ice.
 
TenPenny
#12
One hit wonders....Radar Love by Golden Earring...best driving song there is.
 
peapod
#13
well its not a one hit wonder, but my favorite driving song is by the doors "light my fire" dunno why but I like driving to it.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#14
'In the Summertime' by Mungo Jerry (I *think* this was a one-hit wonder)
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#15
This is a pretty good driving tune. The best part starts around 4 minutes-in. It sounds good with headphones.

It is 10am Tuesday .... I'll leave this link active til about noon.
Just right-click and chose "save target as"
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Peoples Car Mix)

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http://www.pair-annoyed.com:9090/!DL/Kraftwerk-Autobahn-PeoplesCarMix.mp3

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Kraftwerk

Track Title Autobahn (Peoples Car Mix)

Album Active Decades: '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s

Genre Instrumental Electronic

Bio Active Decades: '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s
Formed: 1970 in Düsseldorf, Germany
Genre: Elec
Styles: Electronic, Club/Dance, Kraut Rock, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock

During the mid-'70s, Germany's Kraftwerk established the sonic blueprint followed by an extraordinary number of artists in the decades to come. From the British New Romantic movement to hip-hop to techno, the group's self-described "robot pop" -- hypnotically minimal, obliquely rhythmic music performed solely via electronic means -- resonates in virtually every new development to impact the contemporary pop scene of the late 20th century, and as pioneers of the electronic music form, their enduring influence cannot be overstated. Kraftwerk emerged from the same German experimental music community of the late '60s which also spawned Can and Tangerine Dream; primary members Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter first met as classical music students at the Dusseldorf Conservatory, originally teaming in the group Organisation and issuing a 1970 album, Tone Float. Schneider and Hütter soon disbanded Organisation, rechristening themselves Kraftwerk (German for "power station"), beginning work on their own studio (later dubbed Kling Klang), and immersing their music in the fledgling world of minimalist electronics; their 1971 debut, titled simply Kraftwerk 1, offered a hint of their unique aesthetic in its earliest form, already implementing innovations including Schneider's attempts at designing homemade rhythm machines.
A series of lineup shifts followed, and at one point Hütter even left the group; however, by the release of 1972's Kraftwerk 2, he and Schneider were again working in tandem. Recorded without a live drummer, the album's rhythms relied solely on a drum machine, creating a distinctly robotic feel without precedent -- the concept of purely technological music was, at the time, utterly alien to most musicians, as well as listeners. A series of well-received live performances followed before Kraftwerk began work on their breakthrough third LP, 1973's Ralf and Florian; honing their many ambitions down to a few simple yet extraordinarily innovative concepts, their music began growing more and more revelatory -- even their clean-cut, scientific image was in direct opposition to the dominant pop fashions of the time. Kraftwerk's first album to be issued in the U.S., 1974's Autobahn was an international smash; an edited single version of the epic title track was a major hit at home and abroad, and in America the previously unknown group reached the upper rungs of the pop albums chart. Performed in large part on a Moog synthesizer, Autobahn crystallized the distinctive Kraftwerk sound while making the group's first clear overtures towards conventional pop structure and melody, establishing a permanent foothold for electronic music within the mainstream.

Kraftwerk resurfaced in 1975 with Radio-Activity, a concept album exploring the theme of radio communication; indicative of the group's new global popularity, it was released in both German and English-language editions, the latter appearing early the following year. Train travel emerged as the subject of 1977's Trans-Europe Express, which marked an increased movement towards seeming musical mechanization; the line became even further blurred with the follow-up, 1978's aptly titled The Man Machine, a work almost completely bereft of human touches. By this time, the members of Kraftwerk even publicly portrayed themselves as automatons, an image solidified by tracks like "We Are the Robots." Having reached the peak of their influence, however, the group disappeared from view, the first of many extended absences to follow; they did not return to action prior to 1981's Computer World, a meditation on the new global dominance of technology -- a society their music long ago predicted and predated. After topping the British charts with the single "Computer Love," Kraftwerk again vanished, enjoying a five-year layoff culminating in the release of 1986's Electric Cafe. By now, however, pop music was dominated by synthesizers and drum machines, and the group's stature flagged; but for a 1991 best-of collection titled The Mix, they remained silent in the years to follow, finally releasing a new single, "Expo 2000," in late 1999.
 
Hendrixismyidol
#16
If we're going to get into "driving tunes" everyone has to be check out "Freebird" by Lynard Skynard. About 4:27 into the song it just gets amazing.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#17
The best driving tune I know is 'I Wanna Be Sedated' by the Ramones. (you have to accept the high possibility of speeding tickets when driving to it, though)
 
discodave
#18
One of the best one hit wonder songs is I'm going hungry by Temple of the dog. They went on to form some of the best rock groups ever. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden
 
discodave
#19
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum. Great Tune
 
missile
#20
"Dead Skunk" [In The middle Of The Road] by Loudon Wainwright ..it's positively inspirational!
 

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