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September 4, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 30)

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.

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Sometimes, I have no idea what to write in this space. Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to write anything at all. Maybe I should just close up shop and move on?

Some would say I should definitely go with that idea.

But it's these times of indecision, my trying to decide just what my readers might want to read (and that's what readers do, you know...read), that I go to my agent and just bounce ideas off of him.

What? You didn't know bloggers could have agents? Of course we can! How do you think we get those pennies that we make!

Anyway, I bounce ideas off of him, but I'm not sure if he's ever *really* helpful.



After that, I come back and just write crap like these one-hit wonders posts.

*whispering from off-stage*

What? Oh, ahem. Sorry. These *wonderful* one-hit wonders posts.

Welcome to this week's edition of the one-hit wonders of the 90s!!! That weekly series where I look at the one hit wonders of the 90s (gee, I think I should make the title a little less obscure) and laugh at them. Or laugh at myself laughing at them. Or laugh at my laughing at myself laughing at them.

Or something like that.

Due to travel, this week's edition is coming out on Saturday rather than Sunday. But don't worry! Even though it's on the wrong day, it will still be bad.

As usual, you can find the list of songs here. But don't worry if you mistakenly click on that link before I'm done. I'm very calm, cool and collected about that, since I've been seeing my therapist.


And here we go!

1) Bob Carlisle: "Butterfly Kisses" (#10)



(Yay, Vevo!!!!)

The country version of this song actually went to #10 on the Pop chart. You can tell it's the country version because of that weird, steel guitar twang in the melody. Oh, and the fact that the title of the video says "(Country Version)", but where's the fun in that?

This is a pretty song, an ode to a daughter. It's very sweet. Almost a tear-jerker. *wipes eyes*

What?

It's also LONG. I think she grew up while he was singing the song!

2) Le Click: "Call Me" (#35)



I was hoping this wasn't a remake of the Blondie song. Glad to see it isn't.

But it is dance music! Whew! Feel that beat!!! Why do I think they're talking at cross purposes? Two different definitions of "down?" That's the feeling I get. What a lout that guy is...

How could he be cheating on her with that house? What a gorgeous house!

No, I'm not materialistic or anything. Why do you ask?

3) Raybon Brothers: "Butterfly Kisses" (#22)



(Yay, Vevo!!!!)

Oh, for Christ's sake! Two country versions of this song, and they both peaked within a week of each other? And the video's basically the same, too. Come on. Some originality, folks! You should try it sometimes.

Ok, this one has *two* guys singing. Woohoo! That's changing things, isn't it? And this version's shorter for some reason. And this one, she goes off with a biker!

So there are some changes. That's good.

Ok, now I'm all verklempt. You all talk amongst yourselves for a while.


There, that's better.

Let's continue.

4) Meredith Brooks: "Bitch" (#2)


I'm a Bitch I'm a Lover Meredith Brooks
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(Embedding disabled? Damn you, Capitol!!!!!)

Could they even say that on the radio in the 90s? Guess so! People must have liked it, making it go up to #2. A song that says that a woman is anything and everything, unpredictable, maddening, loving, annoying, and extremely sexy, all rolled into one!

I guess it's good to reinforce that.

This song really moves, doesn't it? It peaked shortly before I made the big move from Chicago to Seattle (and ultimately up here), and I remember hearing it on the radio a lot. Wasn't sure if I liked it at the time, but 13 years removed, I actually really do.

I just wish she'd pick a state and stay there!

5) Trisha Yearwood: "How Do I Live?" (#23)



The many people who saw the Nicholas Cage movie Con Air discovered that hey, country singer Trisha Yearwood can actually sing! This was her only pop hit, as the rest of the people who liked this song went back to their "rock and roll" crap (or maybe Celine Dion showed up around this time? I don't know).

Anyway, this is a beautiful song, as is usual from Yearwood. She needs to get another movie so she can be on the pop chart again. She doesn't deserve to be considered a "one-hit wonder." Then again, she did marry Garth Brooks, so there is that...

Interesting Wikipedia factoid:

"In 1996, while flying from Nevada to New York, Trisha saved a man's life. Francesco Maccarrone, a baggage handler, was trapped in the belly of the plane. When the plane left the gate, Trisha heard pounding and screaming from under her seat and insisted the pilot stop the plane. After he emerged from the plane a shaken but relieved Francesco said, "I was a big Reba fan, but now I'm an even bigger Trisha fan."

In late August 2008, the plane Yearwood was aboard from Boston, Massachusetts to Oklahoma, made an emergency landing after one of the plane's windows cracked and nearly broke open at 30,000 feet. The pilots safely landed in Baltimore, Maryland, before the window cracked even more."

Um, maybe you shouldn't get on a plane if you notice Trisha is flying with you?

Just a thought.

6) OMC: "How Bizarre" (#4)



This song is recognizable immediately, with that opening guitar just settling into your head and starting to pound on your brain. (How rude!)

I actually liked this song the first time I heard it.

But I got better.

7)Shawn Colvin: "Sunny Came Home" (#7)



(Yay, Vevo!!!!)

I remember liking this song when I heard it at the time. There's nothing really wrong with it even now, though it doesn't really move me that much. Ok, it takes a *lot* to move me (go get that dolly!), but it's still a pleasant song.

It pretty much just inspires an "eh" feeling, kind of like bland Chinese food.

Or maybe I'm just tired.


And there you have it! This week's early edition of the one-hit wonders of the 90s!

I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition, which was much better than last week's. I didn't feel like blowing my brains out after this one (or, even worse, listening to a William Hung CD). And when that happens, you know it's been a good week!

Stay tuned for next week's edition, where something rather interesting happens...



Well, ok, *that* happens...but there's also going to be a very special edition that I can't tell you about yet.

Until then, take care!



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

4 comments:

  1. Hey son you outdid yourself this week. I knew (Butterfly kisses) & cried thru both versions. Maybe it's because next week is my anniversary (50years) it made me think of my dad giving me away.
    Of course I knew Trisha's song & liked it. In fact I really liked all of them. How about that. I even liked most of the video's.You know that's awesome coming from me. LOL
    Since you will be here next week I can't wait to see what you are up to.

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  2. You liked *all* of them? Even "Bitch?"

    Wow, you're coming up in the world!

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  3. I remember all of them, except I wasn't aware of the second version of Butterfly Kisses. I don't get why two singers end up singing the same exact song. I mean I get it if one is doing a cover of another but that's usually at a much later time. What's the point of releasing the same exact song?

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  4. I have no idea, but that is a good question! It's happened a few times here, too.

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