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December 12, 2010

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s (Part 3)

I've always wanted to travel. I love the thought of exotic places, taking in the sights and sounds of a place I've never been before.

London! Rome! Paris!

Ummm...yeah, maybe not.

Anyway, since I'm not going anywhere, how about I just do this week's one hit wonder post? Yeah, I'm sure that would make you happier.

So I will carry on! I know what my audience likes (well, somewhat, as there is not much beefcake here, sorry). I will drive my minions to create the best possible one hit wonder post in the world!

Yeah, that's a typical day at work here at Dave's Buttoned-Up Mind. Except that too many had called in sick that day so we were a bit short-handed.

But we do take our work seriously!

Well, except at Christmas.

Anyway, you can find the list I'm taking these from here. And do you notice how I don't even get upset if you look to get ahead of me?

Yeah, you can chalk that up to clean, healthy living!

Oh, and big slabs of chocolate.

Here we go!

1) Nine Days: "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" (#6) (July 22, 2000)

(Yay, Vevo!)

She may be sad, but I think it might be because of all that water she's wasting. Does she really need the tub that full? Yes, I know it's a metaphor for "crying tears that drowned the whole world," but shouldn't that be some flooding Special FX extravaganza instead of a bathtub?

I'm sure Nine Days had the budget for it. They saved all that money on locations and everything.

Cool! They added a smoke machine! Oh, that's the couch. Never mind. I wonder if a member of the band donated that because they were trying to get rid of it. It would go along with the rest of the video.

Am I the only one who thinks the ending of that video would be great if they all got electrocuted because of all the water hitting those electric instruments? Now *that* would be an ironic ending!

Seriously, though, the song's kind of cool and I do like it.

The video's just so easy to make fun of. It's not even making me work. ("Like you *ever* do?" - The Peanut Gallery)

2) BBMak: "Back Here" (#13) (July 29, 2000)

This song is sparking vague memories.

I do know playing guitar (even as a band) in a train station is *not* generally considered a good way to meet chicks.

Believe me, I've tried.

But he does anyway? Consider my suspension of disbelief totally snapped!

Yeah, kinda like that.

This isn't much more than your typical pop group with a typical pop song, with typical voices. Consider me typically indifferent.

3) Lucy Pearl: "Dance Tonight" (#36) (July 29, 2000)

What is the deal with that guy and his TV? Is he taking it to the same club the couple's going to?

Y'know, I really hate the motif of having a TV in a video to a song that's from a soundtrack, with images from the movie playing on the TV. It just seems really lame to me.

However, I like the videos where the lead singer is topless for much of the time! But I hate it that they never actually show anything.

So consider me all over the map on this one.

The song, however, is pretty cool, and I really do like it.

4) Mandy Moore: "I Wanna Be With You" (#24) (August 12, 2000)

Hey kid! Do you mind? We're trying to have a ballet class here! Stop your whining and get out!

Watching Moore try to emote in this video is actually kind of painful. Thankfully, she got a bit better and was actually pretty decent in the movie Saved. Doesn't help this video, however.

And the song drags on forever!!! This is how I felt after it was over...

Except, you know, not quite as happy.

Can you tell it's not my favourite?

5) Lara Fabian: "I Will Love Again" (#32) (August 12, 2000)

Lara Fabian - I Will Love Again
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Ah! When she starts the chorus, I start remembering this song (and, incidentally, repairing my ear drums).

Nice cleavage. Just thought I had to put that in there...

Actually, she is quite hot.

Is that a superficial comment when the person in question is pushing it on you in such an aggressive manner? I mean, bending into the camera and stuff?

I think it was Socrates who said "If she's putting it in front of your face, how can you *not* look?"

Ok, that might have been Uncle Stan at last year's Thanksgiving Dinner.

Boy, did *that* start a riot. Turkey and stuffing *everywhere*.

I think he's been banned from next year's, actually. Probably just as well, as he's kind of a whiner anyway.

Yeah, I said it. Somebody in the family has to.

What? Oh the song!!!!! Yeah, it's kinda cool.

6) Son By Four: "Purest of Pain (A Puro Dolor)" (#26) (August 19, 2000)

(Yay, Vevo!)

I think it's *really* cool that Vevo has both the Spanish and English version of this song.

I often wonder about translations of songs and how they fit to the music. Do they change subtle words to keep the beat and everything? If anybody knows (and this is a serious question), I'd love it if you left a comment.

Now, onto the video!

Gee, everybody's in white and it's called "Purest of Pain?" Gee, got subtlety?

He's so broken up that he left the water running! And what is it this week with water overflow imagery?

This is actually quite an enjoyable song. I'm glad I've been listening to it.

For my Spanish-speaking fans (Hi, Pablo!!!!), here's the Spanish version.

I actually like the video itself a lot better, though I don't understand a word of it (cue inevitable "You took 4 years of Spanish!!!!" complaints).

7) Ruff Endz: "No More" (#5) (September 2, 2000)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Look at all that Black and Gold! I feel like I'm at an Iowa Hawkeye convention. And it's making me want to go mental.

So let me get this straight. These women were only staying in the relationship for the shopping?

I do love the ending, though.

This is actually a pretty cool song. It's got a great beat, decent (if repetitive) lyrics, and everybody's so great looking!

And there you have it! One more week left in 2000, and it seems like just yesterday that I started the 2000s. In fact, in some weird space-time continuum, I'm sure it *was* just yesterday.

Time works like that sometimes.

All in all, we had a pretty good week. Just one really annoying song, and no rap! I think we're probably safe from the one-hit-wonder rap invasion. We seem to have beaten it back.

Time to party!

These guys were *not* on the front lines, let me tell you.

Anyway, I'm off to start my day. In the torrential rains that are Vancouver. I swear somebody's rowing a boat on the roof across the street.

He should just be glad he wasn't throwing golf balls! I would have really whipped his ass.

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s
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


  1. Not to bad a week. There was no song absolutely terrible. Some were even pretty songs. You didn't say if you were going to do next week at home.(here) I loved watching you do it last time. See you in 5 days.

  2. How sweet! Mama Roy wants to see your genius in action. (=

    Most of the songs weren't TOO unbearable. Then again, most of them lagged on me.

  3. @Mom: What, no comment on the Thanksgiving squabble? :P And yes, I will probably do it on Sunday.

    @pr0udmom: Personally, I would think that would ruin it, like a magician revealing his secrets.

    But what do I know? :)

    Nothing too unbearable? That's good to hear! :)


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