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Devolution
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Devolution here,

I don't know my feelings on this...

VH1′s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s:
01      Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen" (pictured)      
02      Flock of Seagulls "I Ran (So Far Away)"
03      A-Ha "Take On Me"      
04      Tommy Tutone "867-5309 / Jenny"
05      Soft Cell "Tainted Love"      
06      Toni Basil "Mickey"   
07      Modern English "I Melt With You"      
08      Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy"   
09      Kajagoogoo "Too Shy"   
10      Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax"      
11      Gary Numan "Cars"      
12      Animotion "Obsesssion"         
13      Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science"   
14      Big Country "In A Big Country"
15      Devo "Whip It"
16      Nena "99 Luft Balloons"
17      Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance"   
18      Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock "It Takes Two"
19      Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"      
20      Rockwell "Somebody’s Watching Me      
21      Twisted Sister "We’re Not Gonna Take It"      
22      Michael Sembello "Maniac"      
23      Eddy Grant "Electric Avenue"   
24      Edie Brickell & New Bohemians "What I Am"   
25      Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie"      
26      Cutting Crew "I Just Died In Your Arms"
27      Stacey Q "Two of Hearts"      
28      John Parr "St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)"   
29      Madness "Our House"   
30      The Vapors "Turning Japanese"
31      Bobby McFerrin "Don’t Worry Be Happy"
32      Quarterflash "HardenMy Heart"
33      John Waite "Missing You"      
34      The Waitresses "I Know What Boys Like"
35      Tom Tom Club "Genius of Love"
36      Weather Girls "It’s Raining Men"      
37      Lipps, Inc. "Funkytown"
38      Bruce Willis "Respect Yourself"
39      Matthew Wilder "Break My Stride"      
40      The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star"      
41      Billy Vera "At This Moment"   
42      Timbuk 3 "The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"      
43      Shannon "Let the Music Play"   
44      Wall of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
45      Robbie Nevil "C’est La Vie"   
46      Georgia Satellites "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"      
47      Pretty Poison "Catch Me I’m Falling"   
48      Yello "Oh Yeah"
49      Philip Bailey (w/ Phil Collins) "Easy Lover"   
50      Neneh Cherry "Buffalo Stance"
51      After the Fire "Der Kommissar"
52      Mary Jane Girls "In My House"
53      Taco "Puttin’ On the Ritz"   
54      Chris DeBurgh "Lady in Red"   
55      Johnny Kemp "Just Got Paid"   
56      Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"   
57      Jermaine Stewart "We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off"      
58      Don Johnson "Heartbeat"
59      The Outfield "Your Love"      
60      Nu Shooz "I Can’t Wait"
61      E.U. "Da Butt"
62      XTC "Dear God"
63      Oran "Juice" Jones "The Rain"
64      Robbie Dupree "Steal Away"   
65      Boomtown Rats "I Don’t Like Mondays"   
66      The Jeff Healy Band "Angel Eyes"      
67      Martika "Toy Soldiers"
68      Peter Schilling "Major Tom"   
69      T’Pau "Heart And Soul"
70      Harold Faltermeyer "Axel F"   
71      Jack Wagner "All I Need"      
72      Swing Out Sister "Breakout"   
73      Paul Hardcastle "19"   
74      Information Society / "What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)"      
75      Bertie Higgins "Key Largo"   
76      J.J. Fad "Supersonic"
77      General Public "Tenderness"   
78      Aldo Nova "Fantasy"   
79      Alannah Myles "Black Velvet"   
80      Eddie Murphy "Party All The Time"      
81      Josie Cotton "Johnny Are You Queer?"   
82      Red Rider "Lunatic Fringe"   
83      Paul Lekakis "Boom Boom Boom Let’s Go Back to My Room"
84      The Church "Under The Milky Way"      
85      Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers "Tomorrow People"   
86      Patrice Rushen "Forget Me Nots"      
87      Vixen "Edge Of A Broken Heart"
88      Nik Kershaw "Wouldn’t it Be Good"      
89      Rodney Dangerfield "Rappin’ Rodney"   
90      Haircut 100 "Love Plus One"   
91      Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson "Friends And Lovers"   
92      Frank Stallone "Far From Over"
93      L.A. Guns "The Ballad of Jayne"
94      Club Nouveau "Lean On Me"      
95      Midnight Oil "Beds are Burning"
96      The Fabulous Thunderbirds "Tuff Enuff"
97      Will To Power "Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird"
98      Buckner & Garcia "Pac-Man Fever"      
99      Michael Damian "Rock On"      
100     Clarence Clemons (and Jackson Browne) "You’re A Friend Of Mine"


Any thoughts? I was just watching it today.
I just like their comments.

We are DEVO

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Devo.. the one hit wonders shows are always fun. Of course, it also starts the debate about how many of these artist are truly one hit wonders.

Some awesome tunes on that list though..

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i don't really think flock of seagulls are one hit wonders even though that is their most famous song. i thought photograph was a hit too.

big country had so many good songs too bad they only had one hit.

same with devo, bow wow wow, edie brickell, madness, xtc, boomtownn rats, and the church. these bands may have had one song people remember but they had more than one hit, in my opinion.

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The people who made this list should be punched in the stomach - hard! It isn't difficult to check your facts in the age of the internets.

Speaking strictly of the US...

VH1′s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s:

02 Flock of Seagulls "I Ran (So Far Away)" [Photograph / Space Age Love Song]
03 A-Ha "Take On Me" [Sun Always Shines on TV]
17 Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance" [Pop Goes the World]
19 Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" [Brand New Lover]
26 Cutting Crew "I Just Died In Your Arms" [I've Been in Love Before - a top ten hit!]
29 Madness "Our House" [It Must be Love]
32 Quarterflash "Harden My Heart" [Find Another Fool]
57 Jermaine Stewart "We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off" [Say it Again]
59 The Outfield "Your Love" [All the Love in the World / For You]
87 Vixen "Edge Of A Broken Heart" [Cryin']

I'm sure there are many others.

Incidentally, a big bunch of the songs they listed as 'hits' never cracked the US top 40. Funny how a well-known song can be a hit on this list without ever charting high, but a genuine hit doesn't count.

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Completely pointless, and has rightly been pointed out already - woefully inaccurate!

As well as all the glaring errors already pointed out, I almost laughed out loud at Frankie Goes To Hollywood's inclusion

I suppose four consecutive UK number one singles with their first four releases doesn't count.... [Wink]

Idiots [Mad]

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They include 'I Don't Like Mondays', which got to about # 70, but not Frankie's classic 'Two Tribes', which got to # 43. Where's the logic?
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