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August 22, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 28)

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.


I had a dream last night. No, it wasn't that S.E. Cupp and Lauren Sivan were both sitting in the "Legs Chair" and smiling at me, slowly unbuttoning their blouses while they were pontificating on the news of the day (though that would be a pleasant dream, but I won't continue down that road due to the readership of this blog).

Instead, it was that every artist that I've made fun of in one of my one-hit wonders posts decided to band together like some super-villain group in a comic book.

They all banded together and were going to do dastardly things to me (as opposed to truly evil things, because super-villains are always dastardly). But then the Justice League burst into the building just as the creeping laser beam was almost to my crotch ("Do you expect me to talk?" "No, Mr. Roy, I expect you to DIE! Or, you know, just be seriously inconvenienced.") (Yes, even in my nightmares, people are kind of nice to me). They made short work of these horrible villains (Spider-Man started making puns about their bad singing, and did I mention he was there too?).

Then, to top it all off, we went camping and had S'Mores!

What could be better than that?

How about this week's one-hit wonders post? Yeah, that might do it! (This week's segueway brought to you by the letter "Q" and this doofus)

Yes, the weekly post that's more regular than something that's regular (and you know that's really regular, if you think about it). We're heading into 1997 now, the home stretch, you might say! could say that we probably have at least 15 more weeks of this shit.

As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these from here. I'm too bored to tell you not to go look.

Here we go!

1) The Dogg Pound: "Nuthin' But the Cavi Hit" (#38)

Why does this not bode well?

Ohhhh, that's why. What a horrible way to start!!!!

Well, I kind of like a little bit of the music involved. But otherwise?

Ok, let's start over.

2) Amber: "This is Your Night" (#24)

(This is a 2008 version of the video)

Dance music! That's better, and I speak as not a general fan of the genre.

But I like to get my butt moving in my seat, especially when it's not because I've been sitting down for 8 hours (you know, these ropes kind of chafe).

As with most dance music, the lyrics don't really seem to mean much, but that's ok. It keeps the partiers dancing, and that's all that matters.

It's a pretty cool video, too. Very wet, of course...symbolic?

3) Gina G.: "Ooh Ahh...Just a Little Bit" (#12)

Not exactly subtle, is it? Ah well, it gets the toes tapping, so that's the main thing. That's not much of a dance club they're in, though, is it? It looks *really* constricting. Unless that's the idea...ooooo, lots of close dancing!

And I've had dreams like that, where you're walking (ok, dancing) down a never-ending corridor, and it only ends when the bad music stops. Of course, if you don't get a seat when the music stops, they come at you with knives!!

Oh, sorry. Elementary school Music class flashbacks. Won't happen again.

4) The BlackOut All-Stars: "I Like It" (#25)

Whew!!! A hot start. I love horns almost as much as I love sax.

From the movie I Like it Like That, this song has a glorious Latin beat that just really gets you moving (are you noticing a trend here?)

Ok, it does get *really* old really quickly, though. The middle part of the song is truly annoying, in an ear-splitting way similar to something that's ear-splitting, but it gets better again.

Is it wrong to say that 3:50 is too long for this song, though? I'm back to thinking it's getting really old. Should an opinion change so quickly in that short amount a time?

Holy Whiplash, Batman!

5) The Cardigans: "Lovefool" (#2)

Wow, how did I know this band was Swedish without looking first? Gee, not sure...

She's cute as a button, isn't she?

This band was pretty big in Europe, though this is the only song that really made it over here. And boy, did it make it! Number 2? And then they fell away again.

It's not a bad song; in fact, it's quite pleasant. Nothing to write home about, though, and nothing that really makes you sit up and take notice.

Kind of like some Swedish hockey players.

6) The Prodigy: "Firestarter" (#30)

Good Lord. This made it into the Top 40? Why?????

I honestly don't know what to say.

Yeah, that about says it all, doesn't it?

7) DJ Kool: "Let Me Clear My Throat" (#30)

Clowns!!!!! Anything's better with clowns!!!

Oh, wait. That's everything's more creepy with clowns. And this is plenty creepy. Nice to see that Biz Markie was still working, though.

Guess he found love.

Too bad I haven't found it with this song.


8) Luscious Jackson: "Naked Eye" (#36)

Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
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(Damn EMI for their "embedding disabled"! Go Vevo!)

What a truly strange video! The song's kind of cool, in a "yeah, that's ok" kind of way (what a ringing endorsement!). But the video?

They're all acting *really* suspiciously.

I wonder if they're smuggling clocks?

Hmmmmm...look familiar?

And there you have it! The first week of 1997, and it's...well, "doozy" is not really the right word. What could it be? I'm not really sure, but it's on the tip of my tongue.

Oh yeah, here it is.


But hopefully next week will be better!

Now I'm off to enjoy my day.

After I put my airbag away, that is...

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. OMG!! #2 was the shit back in the day! I still like to listen to it here and there.

    Same thing with #3...Only difference is that now I know what this song's lyrics are REALLY talking about lol. Back then I was a naive idiot kid.

    #5, I have (or is it HAD??) in my YouTube faves on Mel's Stuff. Have you seen the lead vocalist as she looks today? She has certainly aged!

  2. See, I had never heard #2 before, but I guess I am a bit older than you. :P

    Also glad to see that I'm not reading too much into #3. LOL

    I haven't seen her lately. Looking a little ragged, eh?

  3. Lol at your intro!

    I remember all of them!!! :)

  4. Hi Anahid!!!

    Glad you liked the intro. I try to be outrageous enough that somebody comments on it. :)

    Glad you remember all of them! You got me beat. :P


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