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July 25, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 24)

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.


After a night of drunken debauchery otherwise known as the weekly Vancouver Public Library Book Club meeting (What? We were discussing the relative merits of Thomas the Tank Engine), it's hard to get up and get going on this beautiful Sunday morning. But I shall persevere.


It's not just because the cat's sitting there looking like she'd make a great pair of mittens.

It's also because it's time for the next installment of the weekly post that's against the Geneva Convention in 13 countries. No, not Lindsay Lohan's "What Did I Do This Week?" scrawl.

It's one-hit wonder time!!!!

The hits that make me want to dance...

and sing...

and lots of other things that I can't really talk about (seriously, that restraining order is *so* constricting).

As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these super-wonderful songs from here. But don't you dare check it out before I'm done. Otherwise, this will come and get you.

Whoops! That's me before I had my dental work done. I thought I had gotten rid of that!

I mean this.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Here we go!

1) Oasis: "Wonderwall" (#8)

Oasis is a US one-hit wonder? After some careful checking (hours of Internet searching before finally just going to their Wikipedia entry), I find that they had *5* songs in the US Top 40, though this was clearly their biggest. They also had numerous others on the US Modern Rock charts.

Wikipedia, how could you fail me?

Anyway, I include this here so that those people who hated Oasis when they were around (and I think if all of them banded together, they could invade France) would get another free shot at demonstrating their hatred.

What do I think of the song? Liam Gallagher's voice has always annoyed the hell out of me, but the song itself isn't too bad.

2) Adam Sandler: "The Chanukah Song" (#10)

This is a fun little song, and why should the Christmas people get all the fun at the end of the year?

(Why this hit the charts in March, I couldn't tell you)

Since this is Sandler's only real song, I guess it's not really fair to call him a "one-hit wonder."

But I'm the writer of this post, so I say he is!

3) The Tony Rich Project: "Nobody Knows" (#2)

Another song that I didn't recognize until I heard it! I knew I had to have, if it was #2. Then again, I may have been familiar with Kevin Sharp's country music remake of it. I'm not sure.

Either way, it's a really heart-rending song, isn't it? The singing's pretty good, and it's kind of surprising that Rich virtually disappeared after this album (and this one song). He's released stuff, but it hasn't made much of an impact.

Kind of like bombing a city with a bunch of pillows or something.

And taking a bath with a woman in an iron tub in some inappropriate place? This guy was doing Cialis ads before that drug even existed!

4) The Fugees: "Fu-Gee-La" (#29)

A group that produced two big solo artists (Lauryn Hill & Wycleaf Jean), I didn't realize they were technically a one-hit wonder.

What a creative video! I love the island setting and the "plot" that it has as well. The beat of the song is kind of addictive, even though I don't really like this type of music overall. Consider this one a success!

Though, once again (and twice in one week!), my one-hit wonder list is wrong! The Fugees hit it big with their next song, a remake of "Killing Me Softly", and this one hit #2!!!! How could they miss that one?

It's a wonderful version of the song, too, though nothing compares to the original.

Oh well. I guess I shall carry on.

But don't do it again!

5) Lina Santiago: "Feels So Good (Show Me Your Love)" (#35)

Whew! Listen to those synthesizers!!!

Santiago's Wikipedia entry has to be the shortest I've ever seen for somebody who actually hit the charts. Talk about your disappearing acts!

Anyway, this song just hits me somewhere. I'm not sure where. I'm not sure how. But it's getting me moving in my seat!!!!


Ahem. Ok, that was just gas. Never mind.

6) The Presidents of the United States of America: "Peaches" (#29)

Uploaded by DarKwon. - Explore more music videos.

Ummmm, ok?

The description on Dailymotion for this video says "The band has also hinted towards the fact that the entire content of the song is a subliminal reference" to umm, how can I say this and keep it clean? Giving her oral pleasure? Yeah, that will do it.

And listening to the words, I can *so* see it! Though I don't know where they're getting all those "millions" of free peaches they talk about, if that's the case. Talk about conceited!

And what music video is complete without ninjas???? That moves it from cool to TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

7) Chantay Savage: "I Will Survive" (#20)

And we end this week's installment with a remake!

And what a different remake it is, too. Taking a disco hit and making it into a Soul hit? I have to say, I quite like it. If you don't know the words, you'll never recognize its roots, though. I wonder what gave her the idea to do it this way? I much prefer remakes that actually do something creative with it rather than just change the music a bit.

Savage has a great voice, too. It's sad she hasn't released anything since 1999.

I feel like creating a children's book/game about her.

Somehow, I think she'd be easy to pick out in this group.

And that's a wrap for this week's show!  One of our rodents got out and I have to go look for her.

Oh wait...

Snuggles!!!  How could you??????

Note: Yes, I know the Geneva Convention is a world treaty. That was a "J-O-K-E"

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. ROTFLOL!! You posted a pic of Captain Kirk in one of my favorite episodes from the orig. Star Trek.

    Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song" is the bomb! Even though I am not Jewish. This song kinda makes me want to be though, just fit in with the IN crowd.

  2. Glad you liked!!! A lot of times when I'm looking for pictures, I've got a general idea of what I have in mind when I go look. This is one of the few times that I knew *exactly* what I wanted. And the web didn't fail me!

    I should have posted a link to Sandler's follow-up, because there were just too many Jews to fit into the first song. :)

  3. Not to good a week. I liked (kind of) songs 3 & 7. Adam Sandler was awful. Your list is getting shorter. Maybe next week will be better.

  4. OMG I remember ALL of them!!! Hooray for growing up in the 90s! lol :)

  5. Mom: The list is only getting shorter because each year, I take the total number of songs, and divide it evenly so I get 7,8, or 9 songs per post. This time it came out to 35, I think, so 7 was the obvious choice.

    And yay, Anahid! You've finally arrived. :)


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