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Dorothy
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Here are the ones i can remember

Oh Mickey your so fine (Toni)

Come on Ellen (Dixie Midnight Runners)

Safty Dance (Taco)

Amadas (Falco)

Don't you forget about me (Simple Minds)

Weird science

Boom Boom Boom Lets go back to my room

I wanna Be a cowboy and you cn be my cow girl

and the beat goes on...

i seem to be forgetting alot of one hit wonders. Help me [Cool]

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Devolution here,

Safety Dance is from Men Without Hats

Rock me Amadeus is falco.


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So i made a Boo Boo... I made the wrong misteak for Safty Dance...
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steak is yummy
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why is it i get the feeling this place may not work out for me i come in just to rewind and i get nothing but... if i want this i will go to my husband and children grrrrrrrrrrr. i can be nice as well as nasty.
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But please don't be nasty... anyone.
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Boom Boom Boom is by Paul Lekakis
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I wanna be a cowboy is by Boys Dont Cry

Taco's hit was a cover of Puttin On The Ritz

* Actually, even though people call Falco a "one hit wonder" he did have other known songs aside from Rock me Amadeus: Der Komissar and Vienna Calling are two of his lesser known hits (And der Komissar was covered by another great 80s wonder After The Fire!)

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VH-1 did a entire show about one hit wonders with William Shatner hosting.
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I saw that one.
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I WON'T BE NASTY AND FOR THE PERSON WHO TOLD ME WHO SING bOOM bOOM bOOM now i will look for that song on the internet. that song drove my mom nuts also thank for telling me about Falco and I wanna be a Cowboy is another song that drove my mom insane.. P.S paul I won't fight i am not going to I came here to Rewind and remember my good times. I just am upset that some people seem mean... I like people upfront but being i am new at leasted leave me get to no the group first before they have things un-nice to say.. Maybe i am taking them wrong. But at least give me a month or so here to get to know the group...
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Devolution here,

No one is really being all that nasty, but we will correct you so if you are looking for music or movies you will have that appropriate names and artists.

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Simple Minds are hardly one hit wonders lol: they're a key early 80s New Wave band, who then went mainstream in the mid 80s before eventually imploding after frontman Jim Kerr began singing about political issues in a faux Irish accent!

I'll nominate DEVICE - HAMGING ON A HEART ATTACK for this thread, although, again, not strictly a one hit wonder, as I think the track WHO SAYS also charted, briefly.
They put out a now hard to find (but absolutely excellent), album in a Pop/AOR style circa 1986 and then called it a day.

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Argh, that should be HanNging On A Heart Attack! Whoops

The video for it is great BTW, mmmm, Holly Knight...

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Weird science is by OINGO BOINGO......but I think Dead Man's Party was a hit for them as well.

Dont know who sang The Beat Goes On. I like that one. (Why did I think it was a '70s song???)

Yeah, that Shatner hosted special was goooood!

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DOROTHY: If you need someone to tell you the artists who did the 70s and 80s hits.........I'm the one!
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I have to agree that Simple Minds were hardly one hit wonders....and neither were Dexys Midnight Runners! [Confused]
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"Dead Man's Party" was the song Oingo Boingo was playing live at the party in Back to School.......
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Duckie, Dexys Midnight Runners were one hit wonders stateside
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The criteria for One Hit Wonders does vary depending on whether you are from the UK or the US. In the UK, it tends to mean 'someone who has only had one hit'. Over stateside, it means 'someone who has only had one hit that I have heard or can remember...'

Many of our most memorable artists never really made it over in the US - Dexy's and Simple Minds included. We should just feel sorry for them missing out on so much great music..... [Razz]

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON...........THE WHISPERS

(Had to do some research to find THAT one!)

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I dont see In a Big Country by Big Country on your list. Thats a great song. At least I think that was their only hit. If I'm wrong please tell me.
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P.S It's Paul,

First time reader here...

But I was under the impression that Don't You Forget About Me was the track that broke Simple Minds in the US in a big way - didn't they start doing stadium gigs ala Depeche Mode?

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