Today is “One Hit Wonder” day.
I thought I’d honor a few that don’t get nearly enough attention – and maybe, just maybe, should have been multi-hit wonders.
Did Donnie Iris ever have another hit after “Ah Leah?”
Not sure he needed to:
Canada’s Honeymoon Suite was one of a thousand five-piece pop-rock bands from the eighties – Loverboy, Glass Tiger, Survivor, Scandal, Limited Warranty, and on and on.
But “New Girl Now” from 1984 was freaking cool song:
(And yeah, I know – “Feel It Again” hit the top forty too. But barely. I mean, come on).
Speaking of Canadian bands – let’s not forget The Kings (and one of the most atrocious reconstructed videos, for one of the coolest one hit wonders ever…)
Some German wave-pop? 1982’s “Major Tom” by Peter Schilling counts:
Opposite extreme? One I didn’t expect to find – this live version of Little Steven (aka Miami Steve, aka Silvio Dante) and the Disciples of Soul’s “Forever”, which grazed the top forty for a week in 1982:
That should do for this year…