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September 26, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 90s (Part 33)

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.


Hello! And welcome to this week's edition of the one-hit wonders of the 90s. The weekly show that's so regular that it doesn't even need the fiber supplement I put it on.

You know, just to make sure. It often asks me about that "not so fresh" feeling too, but I tell it to talk to it's mother about that.

Anyway, we're now entering the glorious year of 1998! If by "glorious," I mean "maybe not quite as irritating as previous years."

We're nearing the end of the decade, and it's been a long haul. Sometimes, I feel like I've been run over by a truck.

But I puff myself out and persevere! Other times, I just do my favourite activity

Kindred spirits, we are!!

You can find the list of songs here. I'm not even going to bother telling you not to go look ahead of time.

We all know how well you listen.

Here we go!

1) Nu Flavor: "Heaven" (#27)

Nu flavor - heaven
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Funny, even in 1998, trios or quartets of guys get together with their high voices, sing love songs, and basically trade on their good looks to make the rest of us jealous.

It must be a lucrative job!

Ok, they're not *all* good-looking, but the exception that proves the rule and all of that.

Wow, there's a lot of water in this video. Excuse me while I go use the bathroom.

Swimming angels? And why are they out in the middle of the ocean on that platform, all by themselves (except for the beautiful woman, anyway). Were they exiled for extreme lameness? I would have done that, if I were the judge.

This isn't a bad song, it's just more of the same that we've heard from this type of group before. It's pretty ordinary, and does nothing to move me.

Well, it moves me to do *something*, but I won't say because this is a clean blog post.

2) Alana Davis: "32 Flavors" (#37)

What does it say when your only "hit" (if barely scratching onto the list at #37 is a "hit") is a cover of an Ani DiFranco song? I don't know, but it says something.

I hope 1998 doesn't totally turn out to be like this: a year of total blandness, because these two songs are a great start to that! Again, there's nothing egregiously bad about the song or the video, but it just sits there lying on the carpet like a dog that nobody seems to care about (and the dog likes it that way).

I swear it's blander than this:

Though if you add a little sauce to it, it will probably be quite good!

3) Uncle Sam: "I Don't Ever Want to See You Again" (#6)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Wow, number 6 and I have never heard the song before. Woohoo!

Ah, yes. The age-old story of a woman sleeping with her man's best friend. But has she fallen in love with him? Doesn't matter. It's the rule of guys. She's out, and so is the best friend.

Ok, maybe just the rule of life, too.

The guy is seriously pissed off, and I don't blame him! So pissed off, in fact, that he can't stop talking about it. Five and a half minutes???? Even I'm getting a bit tired of his whining.

I do love the public comeuppance, though! She got what she deserved.

I love it. The song? Eh, it's ok. Just way too long.

4) Ol' Skool: "Am I Dreaming?" (#31)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Wow, two songs that are very similar (in sound, if not in content) in a row! I'm sensing a 1998 trend. In fact, it's an Old School trend!

See what I did there? Yeah?

Yeah, it wasn't very good.

Anyway, this song is seriously putting me to sleep. It's times like this that I think I shouldn't write these posts on Sunday mornings. I'm already half-asleep! If you couldn't tell from the lame jokes, now you know.

Isn't it bad when you go to a gentleman's club (that's one of the classier ones I've seen, actually, he says like he's an expert or something) and then out comes your girlfriend onto the stage? Or I assume that's what happened, considering their reaction.

Brings new meaning to the "Am I Dreaming" song title, though!

This song seriously needs a beat or something, because it just kind of lays there otherwise. It's a nice ensemble piece, but that's about it.

And you know you haven't hit it big when your Wikipedia entry is more barren than Ron Jeremy's moral code.

5) Billie Myers: "Kiss the Rain" (#15)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Hey, she has the same hairstyle as that Nu Flavors chick!

This is actually a pretty good song. Myers' voice has kind of a haunting quality to it that's just sucking me in. The video also does a good job of that, portraying a damaged woman who seems to be one Fruit Loop short of a cereal box, messed up over a guy (isn't that always the way?).

Combine the two, and you've got a song that hit #15, and a very good song at that. First one of the year!

That's not a good sign.

6) Queen Pen: "All My Love" (#28)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Ummmmm, at least it's set to decent music?

Sauna dancing! At least the video's got that.

I honestly don't know what to say about this song. It's kind of fun, but it's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

Yeah, kind of like that.

7) Ben Folds Five: "Brick" (#19)

(Yay, Vevo!) I'm saying that a lot today, aren't I?

Nice piano opening.

Y'know, if this guy showed any less emotion, they'd be checking his pulse. You're "feeling more alone than I ever have before?" Maybe it's because she doesn't think you're alive at all?

Just a thought.

Is he saying that she's dragging him down? Maybe it's you, loser.

Anyway, I actually like this song, or the music at least. The words and the singing?

Well, you know what mama always said about not being able to say something nice.

8) K.P. & Envyi: "Swing My Way" (#6)

KP & Envyi - Swing my way
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Ok, this song should suck, but for some reason I can't say that it does. It's not superficial either. I just can't stop my foot from tapping and my brain from enjoying the song. Maybe because it speaks to something that I never really did in my prime: club-hopping and scoping out the dance floor.

Or maybe it's just good in relation to everything else today?

That could be it.

A song that doesn't make me want to poke my eardrums out? What a change!!

And there you have it. The introduction to 1998, apparently the year of "hey, that's...not too bad, really, if you want to settle for that."

Really, it's on the placard. Right next to "We try so hard not to suck that we don't do anything else good either."

It's a busy placard.

Hopefully subsequent weeks will be a little more lively. I have enough trouble doing jokes with *good* material, much less uninteresting crap.

Now I'm off to start my day. My last day of vacation.

But don't feel sorry for me. Feel sorry for this guy.

You know, I'm sure she had it coming.

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. !998 sure was a boring year. I like slow songs but these were to long & most were really boring. Kind of liked the first one but that's about all. Maybe next week will be a little livlier.

  2. Hopefully! It can't get much deader.

    But at least it's not rap.

  3. Only remember #3, 5, & 8. I used to listen to 8 all the time lol.


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