The Cosmetic Ultralounge

Famous One Hit Wonders

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow would like to share a few songs which brought certain bands into the spot light and never got away from them.

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)

Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (1969)

Alive and Kicking – Tighter, Tighter (1970)

Benny Mardones – Into the Night (1980)

Devo – Whip It (1980)

Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown (1980)

The Vapors – Turning Japanese (1980)

Soft Cell – Tainted Love (1982)

Toni Basil – Mickey (1982)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen (1983)

Nena – 99 Luftballons (1984)

a-ha – Take On Me (1985)

Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (1985)

Calloway – I Wanna Be Rich (1989)

Gerardo – Rico Suave (1990)

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (1990)

Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart (1992)

Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (1992)

Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1994)

Los del Rio – Macarena (1996)

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping (1997)

Eifel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) (1999)

Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out? (2000)

Jimmy Eat World – The Middle (2002)

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-

15 responses

  1. You gotta love a bit of Soft Cell-Tainted Love 🙂

    January 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

  2. fancypantshansen

    This should be one of iTunes’ premade playlists! Great compilation!

    January 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

  3. Take on me was one of my favorites

    January 18, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    • A classic, for sure.

      January 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    • Actually, a-ha had several hits. There was “Sun Always Sines on TV”, “Cry Wolf” and “The Living Daylights” (used for a James Bond movie. And those were just the hits that made the US charts. They did far better in Europe.

      January 19, 2012 at 5:03 AM

  4. Heyy – what abt Europe – Final Countdown? I thought that one was one-hit-wonder king! x

    January 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM

  5. TAKE ON ME

    January 20, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    • I love Take On Me! Remember the video for that one? It was so great.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:55 AM

  6. lolmuffins

    What about Closing Time by Semisonic?

    March 31, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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