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one hit wonders......that we're actually kinda good!

Post by Mirage » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:29 pm

y'know those songs you hear and never actually hear anything more from the singer ever again?

you do? cool!

right, what I'm looking for is a few songs from each of you that were really cool, but not exactly album material. When I say not album material I mean they never quite literally got an album release, except maybe on some random god awful compilation cd!!!! Now even if you think people will laugh at you with the songs you put, don't worry, it's only cus they're not happy with their inner child (not just limited to pregnant archivers!)

like, say, uhm........

The Tokens - Lion Sleeps Tonight =(c'mon, everyone knows it, it's more feel good than uhm, something not dodgy that makes you feel good)

Sabrina - Boys, Boys, Boys - (it really does have a cool music combo, and yes I have been caught singing it in my hometown at the traffic lights not noticing some guys walking past and noticing me not noticing them singing the song, possibly quite loudly!)

Chesney Hawkes - The One and Only - (Wow, an anthem of the late eighties, but hey when you're drunk and it comes on, we can all turn in to the one and only!)

Aneka - Japanese Boy - (sounding like a cheap Kate Bush but how catchy is that darn song?? a bass line to be in awe of)

Animotion - Obsession - (Just like the song says, 'I will collect and capture you', and that's exactly what it does to our minds!)

Altered Images - Happy Birthday- (just fantastic!)

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby! - (love it or hate it, it is a pretty decent song, I listen to it, I know the words and I sing it now and again, and it's kinda cool)

Daisy Chainsaw - Love Your Money - (fabtastic early UK grunge music)

Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love - (...and didn't we just, anywho, I know they did more than this but like, this is the one everyone instantly thinks of)

.....and now, possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.........

Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibal! - (A great song and ultimately more eighties than almost anything else ever, quirky, catchy lyrics, drum beats pounding out oin the background, all I wanna doooooooo, is make a meal of youuuuuuuuu, we are what we eeeeeeeat, you're my kind of meeeeeat)

Let's give these artists the coolies they deserve!
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Post by Ultimate Weapon » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:37 pm

Berlin - Metro

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Post by Baxter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:46 pm

Rico Sauve - Rico Suave

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Re: one hit wonders......that we're actually kinda good!

Post by Nevermore » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:55 pm

Originally posted by Mirage
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby! - (love it or hate it, it is a pretty decent song, I listen to it, I know the words and I sing it now and again, and it's kinda cool)


No, it's not. The blatantly stolen bass riff from "Under Pressure" gets a :down:
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Re: Re: one hit wonders......that we're actually kinda good!

Post by Mirage » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:00 pm

Originally posted by Nevermore
No, it's not. The blatantly stolen bass riff from "Under Pressure" gets a :down:


Alright, stop, collaborate and listen, I never said it was original, and even though the song does blatantly have that bass line, taking the song on face value as an individual song, regardless of whether it took this or it took that, the song as a stand alone product is cool.

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Re: Re: one hit wonders......that we're actually kinda good!

Post by homerbot » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:36 pm

Originally posted by Nevermore
No, it's not. The blatantly stolen bass riff from "Under Pressure" gets a :down:
no... there's goes dundundun da da dun dun, da dun dun dun da da dun dun. Ice Ice baby goes dundundun da da dun dun, *ting* da dun dun dun da da dun dun. See that little itty bitty ting makes a difference

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Post by Baxter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:43 pm

It is a tiny bit of a difference, but the key words in any copyright case is "strinkingly similar"

They sound enough alike that Queen receives a royalty anytime Ice Ice Baby is played publicly.

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Post by Sixswitch » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:49 pm

Bah, I don't know which cheesy 80s music got on an album and what didn't. So I'll go with what I do know.

Rosso O Nero by Mauro Picotto - A chillout version of Like This Like That. Really relaxing and really, really good.

Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler - Just ace.

Brainbug - Nightmare - Really interesting song. As far as I know, it's totally unique. I can't give a base of comparison because it sounds like no other dance tune I've heard before or since.

Culture Beat - Mr Vain - Calling Mr Raiden. Calling Mr Wrong. Calling me insane. I know what I want and I want it now. I want you. Coz I'm Mr Vain. Or something... I like this tune anyway.

PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready to Rumble - I don't know a single person who doesn't admit to liking this when pushed.

There. That'll do for now.

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Post by Mirage » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:58 pm

Originally posted by Sixswitch


PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready to Rumble - I don't know a single person who doesn't admit to liking this when pushed.



-Ss


Let's get ready ready lets get ready ready lets get ready to rumble!

any and dec, pure genius, in my book they're cool (yes i do keep a book for things like that, what of it?)

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Post by Sixswitch » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:01 pm

I think I know all the words to that song too. Legends, the both of them.

I saw an episode of Dick & Dom in the Bungalow yesterday. Those two seem vaguely similar to Ant & Dec. I enjoyed the show too, strangely.

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Post by Mirage » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:12 pm

got another gem for ya!!!

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message!!!!!!!

huh-huh huh huh

also checked my music catalogue and i have a couple of other aneka songs (but no listing of an album and don't think they performed well in the charts!!) - 'little lady' and 'i was free'

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Post by Zisteau » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:38 am

Vanilla Ice gets sued, P-Diddy gets a grammy. Its a funny old world.
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Post by Thundercracker » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:51 am

Dee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
I just like the bass line in it really

Chicago Bears - Superbowl Shuffle
You know that song rules
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Post by britbot » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:20 pm

Originally posted by Sixswitch
Bomfunk MCs - Freestyler - Just ace.
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agree vompletely but it did get on an album all the others were spot on as well

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Post by Ravage » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:20 pm

Men Without Hats- Safety Dance, come on you know you want to sing it. We can dance if we want too, we can leave your friends behind....

The Vapors- Turning Japanese. I mean come on who knew it was about wanking?

Soft Cell- Tainted Love.

EMF- Unbelievable just a great song regardless.

There probably are hundreds more but just thought of these while getting ready for work.
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Post by Mirage » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:45 pm

Green Jelly - 3 Little Pigs!!!! (not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!)

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Post by angloconvoy » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:50 pm

Green Jelly don't count, they also had a hit with anarchy in bedrock. :p


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Didn't they have another song too? Also, how can anyone ever caim ant and dec weren't heard from again? You can't sneeze without ITV giving them a new show.
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Post by Auntie Slag » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:53 pm

Owen Paul: ‘My Favourite Waste of Time’ (He plays soccer on the beach to impress a freckly bird)

Spagna: ‘Call Me’ (massive white hair like a pom pom)

John Farnham: ‘You’re The Voice’ (massive mullet hair like Glen Hoddle)

Freiheit: ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’

Hue & Cry: ‘Looking for Linda’ (top paisley cheese)

Lovebug Starsky: ‘Amytiville’ (80’s comedy rap)

MC Miker G & Deejay Sven: ‘Holiday Rap’ (they missed a ‘C’ somewhere in the song title)

Wee Papa Girl Rappers: ‘Wee Rule’

Adamski: ‘Killer’ (it does count, yes?)

Technotronic: ‘Pump Up the Jam’

Beats International: ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ (fantastic song)

Doctor In the Tardis: ‘Doctor Who’ (Glitteresque ’88 ripoff-o-rama)

The Primitives: ‘Crash’ (bitchin’)

The Divinyls: ‘I Touch Myself’ (Rowrrr)

Pebbles: ‘Girlfriend’ (now writes songs for someone like Destiny’s Child)

Paula Abdul: ‘Straight Up’ (because I like to forget her other stuff, apart from the one she did with Mc Scat Kat).

Vanessa Paradis: ‘Joe Le Taxi’ (Shee eez Fronch, wee… non, wee.)

Goo Goo Dolls: Iris (er, its nice)

Musical Youth: ‘Pass the Duchie’ (seminal)

Milli Vanilli: ‘Girl You Know its True’ (lycra-tastic)

Kriss Kross: ‘Jump’ (Back-to-front-jeans-tastic mini Bobby Browns x2)

Wendy & Lisa: ‘Are You my Baby’ (I fancied the guitar playing one)

Ugly Kid Joe: ‘Everything About You’ (well they did have other hits, but who remembers those?)

Mr. Big: ‘To Be With You’ (same as Ugly Kid Joe)

Mr. Mister: ‘Broken Wings’ (Epic saga of loss and redemption)

Cutting Crew: ‘I Just Died In Your Arms’ (Epic saga of a disastrous account at a Barbers)
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Post by Halfshell » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:58 pm

Originally posted by Auntie Slag
Doctor In the Tardis: ‘Doctor Who’ (Glitteresque ’88 ripoff-o-rama)


Weren't they the KLF, though? Surely the KLF don't count as one hit wonders!
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Post by -Predaking- » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:19 pm

Baby Got Back - SirMixAlot

Love that song :)

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