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August 29, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 29)

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.


It's a lazy Sunday morning here in the Roy household, and I don't want to be doing this. The thought of sitting here for almost 2 hours, listening to bad music and trying (and usually failing) to be funny.

No, there's something else I'd rather be doing...

Ahhhhh, now I feel rugged!

Though I don't think I'll ever be as rugged as these guys.

But I can try!

It's time for this week's installment of the one-hit wonders of the 90s. We're approaching the pearl anniversary of this weekly show, and you can make out your million dollar gifts to "Dave Roy" at the Money-Hiding Bank, Wengen, Switzerland.

Or you can, oh, I don't know, leave a comment if you're so inclined. That could work too. And hey, if you stumble upon these posts and spend an hour or two reading them all, how about letting me know what you think? Did you find them funny? Or were you just watching the videos?

A guy's gotta eat, you know.

As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these from here. But don't you dare look before I'm done! Otherwise, this might get you:

Whoops! That's me when I've been out of the sun too long. I thought I had trashed that picture.

I meant this might get you:

And here we go!

1) B-Rock & the Bizz: "MyBabyDaddy" (#10)

Ok, I'm already scared...

Oh my God, it's even worse that imagined!!! Not only is it rap, but it's supremely bad rap! How the hell did this make it to #10? Yeah, the video's trying to be funny, but it fails miserably. I want to sue somebody to get the four minutes of my life back, because they were totally wasted on this song.

You know what this makes me want to do?

This makes me want to go for a drive...

Toonces, no!!!!!!

2) White Town: "Your Woman" (#23)

White Town - Your Woman
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(Damn you, EMI!!!!)

That opening music is certainly memorable! I don't really remember the song that well, but definitely that intro. I love the effect this video has of pretending like you're looking through a telescope at everybody. In fact, the whole video is awesome, if a bit silly. I love the signposts and the general silent-film style camp of the thing.

The song is pretty good too. Oh, it's not for everyone, but neither is peanut-butter and butter sandwiches, and we still get by!

3) Duncan Sheik: "Barely Breathing" (#16)

(Won't let me embed the official video...damn you EMI! If you want to see it, you can go here)

This song is easily recognizable, and one of the more well-known ones of the late 90s.

It's actually quite a good song, though I remember it being way-overplayed in 1997 (which is funny since it wasn't a #1 hit). In fact, I got so tired of it that I went postal a couple of times.

What? You didn't think I, the song's not *that* bad!

4) Freak Nasty: "Da' Dip" (#15)

Oh no.....

Ok, it's not as bad as it seemed at first. The rap itself is rather stupid, but I guess it probably sparked a dance craze (I wasn't paying attention at the time). But at least the music and beat is pretty good. I've got my foot tapping (though that could be the fact that it's freezing in here).

On the other hand, I may feel that way because I'm Zenning...

Whoops! The Zen Master's in the house!

5) Kenny Lattimore: "For You" (#33)

(Yay, Vevo!!!!)

Uh's a sultry male love song!!! Haven't had one of those in a while. Lattimore had a couple of R&B hits (and this one went to #6 on the R&B charts), but this is his only entry on the Pop charts. Wonder why? He's got the voice for it.

He's got the looks. I wonder why this guy would get pushed to the side like that?

Oh yeah. This might have something to do with it.

(Yes, I know this guy was 13 years with it)

6) Mark Morrison: "Return of the Mack" (#2)

Ummmmmm, what is with that voice? I can't understand a word this guy is saying. Or singing. Or intoning. Or anything else, really.

He certainly looks tough! Then he talks. I haven't heard a difference between look and voice like this since...well, I can't remember, that's how far back it goes.

This made it to #2? I'm having to scrub my ears out.

7) The Verve Pipe: "The Freshman" (#5)

I didn't remember this song until I heard it. Now that I have heard of it? I remember really hating this song. It's just so annoying and pretentious. I also remember turning the radio to another station whenever I heard this song.

So I heard the beginning of it a lot.

This time, though, I've sat through all of it. Just for you. Because I like you and I would do anything for you. (This offer void if you're a tax collector...or Celine Dion).

So there you have it! The year 1997 isn't turning out too bad, is it?

Ok, ok. It's not turning out *quite* like I would like. But it can only get better, right?

So I'm off to enjoy my Sunday. Places to be, things to do.

And when I find the guy, he's dead meat!!!! I guess I should have made sure there were no cameras around, though.

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. Bad week son. The only song half way good was #3. # 4 & 5 wouldn;t even show so can;t comment on them. # 2 had a good beat but the video made no sense to me at all. I do like all your inbetween pictures & comments. You didn;t remind people you will be flying next Sunday. Are you going to do them on Sat.?

  2. I remember all of them except for #5.


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