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March 21, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 6) - Special Iowa Edition!

Hello, dear reader. I have a favour to ask you. The original post begins after all of the asterisks, if you want to skip this.

Now that the One Hit Wonders of the 90s series is over, I'm not going to be doing my weekly revisiting of all these posts (I had to do that to add the new post to the bottom). Thus, I won't be able to catch any broken picture links or deleted videos any more. Yet I want these posts to be as good as possible.

Please, if you happen upon one of these posts, or if you take a walk through a whole bunch of them, let me know if you find anything that doesn't work. You can leave a comment, or you can send me a message using that handy "Contact Me" page linked above.

Also, feel free to let me know what you think of the post or any of the videos!

Thank you.


Don't say that I don't do anything for my fans.  I know I said last week that I might not be able to do this week's one-hit wonders post, but the fans spoke and said "Hell to the no!  You are doing one this week!"  I was thinking of fighting them off with boiling oil and ballistas, yelling "let me have my vacation!!!!!!!" but I decided that nothing kills a fanbase like...well, actually killing the fanbase.

But this appearing on my doorstep finally pushed me over the edge.

How could I resist that?

So here you go, another one-hit wonders of the 90s post, part two of the year 1991. Will the middle of the year be as good as the beginning was? Or as crappy as the end of 1990 was? (Actually, that would probably be an insult to crap).

Will the songs make me angry that I had to listen to them? Or will they make me so happy that I can dance my favourite dance?

Sometimes I just get into a groove and can't stop!

As always, you can find the master list of songs here.

On to #1!

1) Keedy: "Save Some Love" (#15)

Wow, she's limber! So who's cuter, Keedy or the camel? I wonder who taught who the dance moves? The monkey or Keedy herself? You know, if she really wanted us to see her navel all the time, she could have just worn a cut-off rather than lifting it all the time.

Anyway, this isn't a bad song (certainly not in the vein of the last few weeks) and she's got quite a good voice. It's kind of banal, but aren't most of them? At least she looked good doing it.

You go with your strengths, you know what I mean?

2) Monie Love (featuring True Image): "It's a Shame (My Sister) (#26)

Yay, more hip hop! I know I'm so enthused. I like the singer, though! Don't know if that's True Image or Monie, but either way, I think I'd like to hear her by herself. And some great sax too! Though you have to suffer through the first part of the song to get there. And then she starts rapping again, torturing us all.

Actually, I'm only 90% serious there. If you *have* to listen to hip hop/rap, this isn't a bad example of it. Of course, you'd have to tie me down (or make me write a one-hit wonders post) to get me to listen to it in the first place, so there you go.

3) Divinyls: "I Touch Myself" (#4)

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A word that the Divinyls might want to consider: subtlety.

I'm trying to fathom the hidden meaning behind these lyrics, but I just can't. It's beyond my comprehension. What could she be talking about?

Anyway, this is the first song on this list that I actually remember (the first one kind of, but not really) and I remember why it became a big hit. I remember enjoying it at the time, and the music's still pretty good now.

I can't imagine why they were one-hit wonders, though. Maybe nobody could figure out what they were singing about?

4) The Triplets: "You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" (#14)

Another memorable song! I remember liking it when it came out (though maybe it was the women, I'm not sure). Yes, they are super-hot, so I'm really not sure why they were one-hit wonders. They charted this song, and then had a few hits on the Latin charts, but there's no indication of what happened to them after 1994 (at least not on Wikipedia, that journal of researchers everywhere). Maybe they were taken from us too soon?

5) Riff: "My Heart is Failing Me" (#25)

(no embedding allowed and I can't find one that I can embed, so go find it on Youtube here)

Yay, more Boyz II Men wannabes! Though at least they've got some talent. They really should be punished somehow for inspiring so many of these copycats. At least this one wasn't objectionable at all. No barbershop quartet comparisons this time.

But really, does the world need more Boyz II Men? And is Riff really fundamental?

6) LaTour: "People Are Still Having Sex" (#35)

Wow. I really don't know what to say. I do remember this song, now that I hear it. I wish I didn't, though. The "symbolism" in the video is blatantly silly (or is that blatant and silly?) and the "lyrics" (if that's what you want to call them) are stupid. I'm honestly surprised that there haven't been any exploding geysers or anything like that. What, too subtle?

7) Queensryche: "Silent Lucidity" (#9)

Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
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One of my favourite Queensryche songs (though I love most of their "heavy metal" songs too). I love the imagery in the video, as well as the song itself. Of course, this is the only song that I know of by them that's like this, so it's not surprising that none of the others hit the Top 40. But I love both sides of the band.

For those of you who say "this isn't *real* Queensryche," I leave you with this palate-cleanser, one of their more famous "non-hit" songs, "Eyes of a Stranger."

8) The Rude Boys: "Written All Over Your Face" (#16)

Can't find an actual video of this one. As handsome as these guys are, you'd think there'd be one?

I really want to get rid of Boyz II Men right now. They must be stopped before they procreate again! Yet another copycat band, though this time they're nowhere near as good. It's not that there's anything wrong with the song, but it's just all the same as the rest! Let's get some originality here. I'm thinking of a Debbie Gibson-Megadeth crossover. Come on, you know you want it too.

9) Kane Roberts: "Does Anybody Ever Fall in Love Anymore?" (#38)

Wow, it only hit #38 and I actually remember this song? And I think I actually remember kind of....liking it too. Actually, it's pretty good this time, but Roberts' voice has two settings: decent and screaming. And why did they have to film this in an industrial factory? Are they saying love is a manufactured product?

No, that's just lame. Nevermind.

So there you go, another entry in this endless list. I had a bit of help writing this one (no, not with the joke writing; the bad jokes are still all me), and it was fun to write. And the songs were much better too! That's always a plus.

Now I'm off to do my night job.

If you don't enjoy your work, how can you do it?

Edit #1 (5/9/10): Replaced the Queensryche "Eyes of a Stranger" video to one that works. I thought copyright people didn't go after DailyMotion? :P

One-Hit Wonders of the 90s
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21
Part 22
Part 23
Part 24
Part 25
Part 26
Part 27
Part 28
Part 29
Part 30
Part 31
Part 32
Part 33
Part 34
Part 35
Part 36
Part 37
Part 38
Part 39
Part 40


  1. #1 wow, what is up with that outfit? That jacket has just got to go! I don't recall the song but it was pretty catchy.

    I remember #3, #7,& #9.


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