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February 20, 2011

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s (Part 11)

It's another sunny morning in Vancouver, something that's rarer than something that's really rare.

And that's rare!!

Ok, let's check stock to make sure I'm ready for this post.


Check. (Well, hellooooooo, ladies....)

Ahem! Sorry.

Chocolate-covered nuts?


Comedic ability?

Damn, where is it! I know it's here somewhere....

Must have left it in my other coat. Oh well, as usual, I'll have to carry on.

Welcome to this week's edition of the one-hit wonders of the 2000! We're smoking into 2003 (and by that, I mean going really fast, not literally smoking)

Hopefully this will be a better year than 2002 was. It can't get much worse.

As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these from here.

Sure, go ahead and look. I double-dog dare you!

Wait, don't!!!!

Damn, too late.

Here we go!

1) Lasgo: "Something" (#35) (February 1, 2003)

I sense something funky and dancy here...yes, I just made up a word.

Stupid kid and his remote-control car! There's *one* person there on the sidewalk, and you hit her? Or are you hitting *on* her? Hmmmmmm...some kids start early, I guess. I sense a meet-cute coming up.

Can't beat the hook-up at the Post Office box, can you? I know that's where I used to go to meet chicks.

This Belgian trio (was the lead singer the only one in the video?) has been hot in Europe for years, but this is the only song that (barely) made it over here in the States. Not quite sure why that is, but maybe the synthesizer knows...

Nah, he doesn't look like he knows much.

2) Aaron Lines: "You Can't Hide Beautiful" (#38) (February 15, 2003)

Another Country intruder!!! Man the breeches!!!

(Thanks to Rajputi Fashion)

Ummm, I mean breaches.

This song actually has a great message, but it would have helped amplify it if they hadn't actually brought in a very good-looking woman to be his girlfriend/wife.

And why are the other women laughing around the beach fire as he's singing this? Is it that funny? Or am I completely missing the message of this song?

The song's not a bad one overall. The video...well, let's just say that it doesn't quite match the words to the song.

Or I could just be out to lunch.

No! I mean....stupid interns, always getting the pictures wrong.

3) Smilez and Southstar: "Tell Me" (#28) (March 8, 2003)

Next, please!

Sir, I said "next, please." Please move along.

Because you suck, that's why. Now, please leave before I get angry. And you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

Thank you.

4) t.A.T.u: "All the Things She Said" (#20) (March 15, 2003)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Ok, now I remember this song. Vaguely.

This is the controversial young Russian duo who appeared to be lesbians, but apparently their music was *for* lesbians, and their Russian manager kept trying to create scandals with them rather than actually managing their careers.

Gee, I don't know where they'd pick up that image...

Anyway, over in the States, they seemed to get more press for the controversies and apparent titillation rather than for their music.

Which is kind of sad because, like their music or hate it, they should be judged on their musical talents.

This serious moment brought to you by "Serious Face"

the brand whose motto is "Didn't your mom ever tell you your face will freeze like that?"

5) Norah Jones: "Don't Know Why" (#30) (March 15, 2003)

(Yay, Vevo!)

It's artists like Norah Jones that really makes me hate this whole "Top 40" thing. Jones has only hit it once in her career? Yet she's very successful at what she does, and I could listen to her at any time, day or night.

This is a gorgeous song, and Jones has an awesome voice. There is nothing to joke about in this one. The video's even great. When you've got a hot woman with the voice of an angel, why not just shoot her singing and playing the piano?

Sounds like a winning plan to me.

For those of you unfamiliar with Jones, here's a couple more.

This was on the Love, Actually soundtrack, and gets the torch-singer vibe just right. Sorry, doesn't appear to be a video of it, sadly. Great cover of this song.

Norah Jones - Come Away with me
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And then there's "Come Away With Me," which I would have thought would be a bigger hit, but oh well.


6) Vivian Green: "Emotional Rollercoaster" (#39) (March 29, 2003)

(Yay, Vevo!)

This song is enjoyable, but just kind of ordinary. Almost like comfort food. Green's got a great voice, don't get me wrong. She performs it wonderfully. It's just not moving me for some reason.

It's almost like I'm an immovable object or something.

Oh, well. It's not a knock against Green. Maybe I just need a happy pill.

See? All better now.

7) Amanda Perez: "Angel" (#20) (May 3, 2003)

A sad song, and really nothing to make fun of, unfortunately. Well, unfortunately for me, anyway. Why all these sad songs on something that's supposed to be a comedy?

I think somebody just doesn't want me stretching my comedic chops.

Either that, or they want me to shut up.

That could be too.

And there you have it! Week 1 of 2003! I have to say it's been much better so far.

Hopefully there won't be too many bumps in the road of 2003 goodness.

Other than that one, anyway.

Join us next week when we go through the offices here at One-Hit Wonders Inc and decide who should be fired next.

That's always a blast.

They look so innocent, too.

Anyway, until next week, it's time to start my day! I have to go test some weaponry.

Yeah, it's going to be one of those days.

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. Some of those songs seriously take me back. Also, my sis was a major fan of t.a.t.u lol Also! I love me some Norah Jones. I've bought a number of her albums. It's a shame talented artists like her don't get more recognition. I could care less about that lady who showed up in an egg. >.>...

  2. Not to bad a week. I actually knew one of the singers,Norah Jones. In fact I have one of her CD's. She does have a beautiful voice. You did good this week

  3. @Euphoric: I totally agree! Still, they make money, so I'm sure they're happy. :)

    Welcome to your first one-hit wonder experience!

    @Mom: Glad I did good. :P Glad you enjoyed!


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