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One Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Happened to channel surf across this on TV, found the list - http://blog.vh1.com/2009-04-01/100-greatest-one-hit-wonders-of-the-80s-read-the-list-2/. Many of the links seem to point to videos that ‘aren’t there right now’, but maybe fixed by the time you read this. Easy to poke fun at one hit wonders, but never having had a #1 hit, I think I could live with just having one! Luck, talent, timing…probably all of the above, even one hit wonders have a pretty substantial impact on popular culture.

My favorite? #96, The Fabulous Thunderbirds: “Tuff Enuff”!


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Posted by JohnMagnabosco on 25 December 2009

When a band is discounted because of their "one-hit wonder" status, I often think about The Grateful Dead. They had only one top 10 hit and it nowhere touched the quality of the rest of their body of work. They were certainly one of the most successful and influential bands that existed.

There are many on the list that you provided that have a very interesting body of work... two of my favorites from that list are: Thomas Dolby and Edie Brickell. Others that had many more hits outside of the US... ie: A-ha.

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