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Top 100 One-hit Wonders (collab with Just Being Andie)

Andy, from Just Being Andy, and I have been talking about doing a collaborative post for a few months now.  So, it's time that we pulled the trigger on that thought. Here is out first collab post!

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Here we reacted to each artist featured in the video, Top 100 One-Hit Wonders Ever, by Isiajno on Youtube.  My responses are below, and Andy's can be found here on her blog - Just Being Andie.

Fool’s Garden – Lemon Tree
·       Can’t say that I know this one.  We’re off to a great start (lol)
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
·       I discovered this one about 10 years ago and it’s been on my play list ever since.  I love this song!!
Big Mountain – Baby, I love your way
·       I can’t believe that I don’t have this song on my Google Play Thumbs Up list.  What’s wrong with my life?  *Goes and adds to list*
Donna Lewis – I love you always forever
·       I love this song! And I remember when it was released.  I had the tape – yes, not CD, tape of this album.
Midnight Oil – Beds are burning.
·       I remember this song, it’s good.  But I’m not an “OMG I love this song” level fan.
Haddaway – What is love
·       Listen, I was about 10 years old when this song came out.  It played at ALL the dances, it was featured on a Much Dance CD, and it is still an amazingly catchy dance tune that screams “90’s music”.
Spin Doctors – Two princes
·       “If you want to call me baby, go ahead now” - Consider this, I’m still singing this song to myself as I curse the grocery store.
Hoobastank – Th reason
·       I remember this one coming out. I know the words, but not a huge fan.
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on sunshine
·       So, I’ve done approx. 50 “Which is your song” online tests, and this song is the answer 95% of the time.  I will randomly break out into this song while driving.  Ye be warned (lol)
Carrapicho – Tic, Tic Tac
·       Wut is this?  What did I just listen to?
Caesars – Jerk it out
·       No idea, never heard this one before
Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save tonight
·       This song was popular when I was in high school (??), and I listened to lots and lots of music during this stage of my life. Please end the video here so I can go down a YouTube rabbit hole
The Buggles – Video killed the radio star
·       I love this song!
The Art Company – Susanna
·       I don’t know this song.
F.R. David – Words
·       I don’t know this song.  Video seems to be a bit weird.
Meredith Brooks – Bitch
·       I love this song!  It came out at that age where we were just learning swear words and how to use them (lol).  This played on the radio, and it was catching.  It was a BIG hit!
Edwyn Collins – A girl like you
·       I know this one.  It’s ok.
Sam Brown – Stop!
·       I don’t know this one.
Martika – Toy soldiers
·       I know this one, not a huge fan.
Junior Senior – Move your feet
·       I don’t know this one.  But, OMG a dancing pineapple :P
Jennifer Page – Crush
·       I love this song!  So typical 90’s feels.
Divinyls – I touch myself
·       I know this song – it’s been featured in so many 90’s movies & Dawson’s Creek.
Andreas Johnson – Glorious
·       This one sounds a little familiar, but I can’t confirm any more than that.
Ten Sharp – You
·       Don’t know this one either.
Modern English – I melt with you
·       Ha!  I love this 80’s beat!  I know this one very well :D
The Archies – Sugar, Sugar
·       Oh yes!  I love this one.  If you don’t know this song you need to get off this planet ASAP. LOL – just kidding.  You can take a few minutes to pack for the trip.
The Beloved – Sweet harmony
·       Don’t know this one.
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook remix)
·       Don’t know this one.
Fiction Factory – (Feels like) Heaven
·       Don’t know this one.  It’s almost familiar, but I can’t place it. Next.
Everything but the Girl – Missing.
·       Yes!  I love this song!  Why is this not on my Google Play Thumbs up list??  Who am I?!?
IIO – Rapture
·       No idea…
The Knack – My Sharona
·       Hubby is going to be asking why I’m still singing this ear worm when he gets home and I’m preparing supper.  I’m giving him your name. *goes off on a singing tangent*
Fine Young Cannibals – She drives my crazy
·       “And I can’t help myself…” Love this song!!
Nine Days – Absolutely (story of a girl)
·       I remember when this came out. I was slightly obsessed then.  I’m still obsessed now.  What to know why?  Because… “This is s a story of a girl, who cried a river and drowned the whole world...”
Kaoma – Lambada
·       Nope, no memory of this.
Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis
·       I know/love this! But I always incorrectly associate this song with Billy Joel.
Right Said Fred – I’m too sexy
·       The number of times this plays at school dances, weddings, and any social gathering allows for everyone to know it – by heart. 
Snow – Informer
·       Ha!  Oh yeh!  I love this song.
White Town – Your Woman
·       This song has been playing on my computer, in my car, and on my play lists for years.  Love it!
Lipps Inc. – Funkytown
·       I associate this song with the movie Shrek. It’s a neat number to bob to while cleaning the house.
The Calling – Wherever you will go
·       So, I got my hair cut off in the same style as the lead singer one year.  So, yes, I’m a fan and I rocked that bob!  It was a little longer but felt a little edgy.  It won’t happen again. Lol.
Ini Kamoze – Here comes the hotstepper
·       So classic!!
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
·       Love this song!!  So catchy!!
Urge Overkill – Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
·       Nope, can’t say that I know this one
Daniel Powter – Bad day
·       Love the song, bought the album.  It’s still good 😊
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
·       So, the other day I was thinking on my drive home, “You know what song I haven’t heard of in a while?  Breakfast at Tiffany’s!”.  That was the start of a YouTube binge.
Carl Douglas – Kung-Fu Fighting
·       I tots remember this one!  Everyone in my grade was so obsessed. “Those kids were fast as lightning” Hahahahah.
Blind Melon – No rain
·       This song has a high play count on my Google Play Thumbs Up list.  I love it!
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, be happy
·       Everyone and their dog knows this song.  It’s been in movies, on TV and in commercials.  It’s everywhere! If you can’t sing along to this song, you need to get off this planet. Lol
Culture Beat – Mr. Vain
·       This is a long drive sing-along song.  I love it!!
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
·       Love it!  How many TV shows has this been referenced in?
House of Pain – Jump Around
·       Hubby can sing this song, pretty much word for word.  It has a high play count in this house.  Such a great song!
New Radicals – You get what you give
·       I think this was on a Much Dance CD that I had (or Planet Pop?).  And, it played a lot on YTV.  It’s fantastic!
Hanson – MMMBop
·       See?  Now your making it too easy.  I wasn’t a huge Hanson fan when they first burst into the music scene.  But, how it’s nostalgic – I remember when they first released this song like it was yesterday.
 The La’s – There she goes
·       I know this song, but I know it being done by Sixpence None the Richer.  It was featured on Dawson’s Creek.
Simple Minds – Don’t you (forget about me).
·       If you don’t know the movie The Breakfast Club, or even Pitch Perfect (I’ll throw that movie in too), where this song has been featured, then we can’t be friends.  I love this song!!
The Rubettes – Sugar baby love
·       I don’t know this song.  And don’t call me “sugar”.
Spiller – Groovejet (If this ain’t love)
·       Nope, no memory of this.
Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
·       Very classic 80’s. Love.
Taco – Puttin’ on the Ritz
·       Oh yes, I remember this one.  It’s a little odd…
Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
·       Haven’t heard this one.
The Proclaimers – I’m gonna be (500 miles)
·       Love this song!  It’s such a classic!!
Mattafix – Big city life
·       Haven’t heard this one either.
Emilia – Big big world
·       I know this one. But, I’m not a fan.
Brotherhood of Man – Save your kisses for me
·       Nope, I don’t know this one.  Very 60/70’s vibe.
Black – Wonderful Life
·       I don’t remember this one.
Cutting Crew – (I just) Died in your arms
·       Oh yes!  I know this song.  It’s pretty classic 90’s
Eskobar Feat. Heather Nova – Someone New
·       Nope, no idea.  Never heard this one.
Gary Numan – Cars
·       Yes!  This song is the 80’s.  Love it.
Kajagoogoo – Too shy
·       No memory of this one.
The Last Goodnight – Picture of you
·       Familiar with this one.  But not a fan.
Liquido – Narcotic
·       Please help me.  What is this?  I’ve never heard of it.
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
·       Oh yeah!  This was popular when I was quite young.  It was on a tape that I had, along with Cindy Lauper – Girls just want to have fun.
John Waite – Missing you
·       I remember this one!  Love it.
Londonbeat – I’ve been thinking about you
·       This was a huge dance hit when I was younger.  Love it!
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the sky
·       Very catchy.  I know this one
Rockwell – Somebody’s watching me
·       I know this one.  It’s catching.
Michael Sembello – Maniac
·       Classic 80’s.  Great song! Flashdance
Irene Cara – Flashdance…What a feeling
·       Flashdance, again.  LOL.  Classic 80’s song
Semisonic – Closing time
·       This was, I believe, the runner up for our high school grad song.  It was very popular at the time.
Wes – Alane
·       Who dat?  Never heard of this one.
OMC – How Bizarre
·       Love this song.  It still plays in my car.
Maria McKee – Show me heaven
·       Frig, that takes me back.  I don’t have this song either.  Was this one on Dawson’s Creek too?
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered dreams
·       Don’t remember this one.
Fort Minor – Where’d you go
·       Tot’s remember this!  It’s a good song.
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – What I am
·       Remember this one.  It’s good, but I’m not a huge fan.
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
·       Big fan.  Great song.  The older I get, the more I enjoy this song.
Afroman – Because I got high
·       I remember when this one hit the charts. Lol.
Charles & Eddie – Would I lie to you?
·       Doesn’t ring a bell. Next.
Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
·       I know this song, but I’m not a fan.
Terry Jacks – Seasons in the Sun
·       I know this one.  It’s so sad…
Joan Osborne – One of us.
·       This song, was featured on a Grammy Nominee tape that we had growing up.  It’s decent.
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
·       Of course, I know this one – it’s a classic.
Vanessa Carlton – A thousand Miles
·       I have a CD somewhere with this song on it.  It was very poplar.
EMF – Unbelievable
·       I rediscovered this gem in high school.  Great song.
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
·       Classic 90’s song.  This was everywhere.
Los del Rio – Macarena
·       This song swept the nation.  It played everywhere.  Hahahah.
The Connells – 74-75
·       Haven’t heard this one.
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
·       Can you even say that you were alive in the 90’s and not know this song?  It’s fantastic and still plays in my car.
Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
·       Great song.  Still, to this day. Great song.


What a long list of songs!  I can't believe that I knew so many. And that there were 10 songs that I didn't have on my Google Thumbs Up list, that should really be there.

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Thanks for reading & be sure to check out Andy's responses as well.

Later Days,
Jen 







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