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February 6, 2011

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s (Part 9)

The plague is over!!!

Or close enough for government work, anyway.

Yes, I'm back to my, relatively, normal self. So lock up your women and children!!!! You might want to close your ears too. And maybe plug your nose? You know how sick people don't generally shower, right?

But *don't* close your eyes! And *don't* leave this blog page. Keep reading! Yes, you have to keep reading.

Things are back to normal here at One Hit Wonders Inc, with the Typhoid Mary intern having been sacked (sorry, but if you get the boss sick, you have to go, union or no union).

In fact, here's a picture from the office party celebrating my return.

Yeah, we are rather animated in the office, aren't we? They love me.

Anyway, we're at week 9 of the one hit wonders of the 2000s! We're entering 2002 at the blistering speed of the Sunday driver.

But we get to where we're going. Eventually.

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

Go ahead and look! I double dog dare you.

Here we go!

(Warning: Youtube's been a bit slow today when I'm loading these videos. That will probably clear up soon. Either be patient as they will load eventually, or try another time)

1) The Calling: "Wherever You Will Go" (#5) (March 16, 2002)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Oh yes! I remember this song now. I actually quite like it, too.

Isn't it just that way? You get a tattoo of your honey on your arm, and that very day you discover they're cheating on you. I guess you know what that means, eh? Yep. Tattoos of your honey's name are never a good idea.

And as the woman collapses into the corner, wondering what she's going to do, looks up, and I'll bet the first thing she thinks is: "Who the hell is this asshole sitting in my kitchen? And where'd he get that silly haircut?"

Ok, I love the song. The video, while making sense, doesn't really go along with the song that much.

But just like chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, and a good beer all wrapped into one, you can't have everything.

No, I haven't tried that. Why do you ask?


2) Glenn Lewis: "Don't You Forget It" (#30) (March 16, 2002)

(Yay, Vevo!)

I really don't like when "story" videos (as opposed to concert-type videos) showcase the name of the artist. It just seems really self-indulgent.

"Don't forget your way home?" I guess that is a concern when you're living in New York City. But Glenn. Shouldn't you be waiting there for her, then? Rather than going to some alley to sing some song to the alley cats?

Ok, I'm afraid I don't get the point of that video. Mom, for once, I'm with you.

The song's not bad, though. And at least for once, the singer didn't get laid.

That's always a plus. Ok, not for *him*, but for the rest of us.

3) P.O.D.: "Youth of the Nation" (#28) (April 6, 2002)

P.O.D - Youth of the Nation
Uploaded by Tunashaker. - See the latest featured music videos.

(Embedding disable on Youtube? Give me a break)

Hey, did you know today is Super Bowl Sunday? How could you miss it, right? My Steelers are going to kick some ass today, I just know it. And this is the first time in a long time where I won't habitually mute the commercials!

Or I wouldn't, except that we don't *get* the Super Bowl commercials, or at least not many of them. Sadly, the game's simulcast on CTV up here in Canada, so we get the Canadian commercials.

I think there should be riots in the streets about that.

I share this dog's sentiment. He's making his voice heard!


There, I said it. I'll go back to my Laz-e-boy now.

(Thanks to FoundShit)

A man's got to go in style, don't you know.

4) Chris Cagle: "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" (#35) (April 13, 2002)

(Can't find a regular video)

Another country song!! Seems the early 2000s were the years for crossovers.

Thankfully for Chris, along with his other country cohorts, the crossing was pretty uneventful. The river didn't flood, there was good food and drink on the journey there, and lots of hangers-on. We're a pretty welcoming sort over here.

I heard when he went back he didn't get the greatest reception though.

Once you cross over, you really have to work to get them to take you back.

5) Tommy Shane Steiner: "What If She's An Angel?" (#39) (May 4, 2002)

(Another one with no video)

Woohoo!! Guilt trips! Gotta love it.


6) Steve Azar: "I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday)" (#35) (May 25, 2002)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Another country star? Was there no actual popular music in early 2002? Well, of the one-hit wonder variety, anyway?

I love the guy with his "passage to paradise" doorway, except that they all seem to lead to Steve's concert. Conceited much? Or maybe this guy's Steve's agent? Yeah, that's probably it.

A nun wants to be a prize fighter? There are definitely some weird ones in here.

And I don't know about anybody else, but if I happen upon a psycho-looking guy who's trying to entice me to go through a weird doorway in the middle of the street, I think I'd call the Looney Bin, not walk through it.

Especially if the destination is a Steve Azar concert.

(Ok, that was mean and uncalled for. He's not bad)

7) Truth Hurts: "Addictive" (#9) (June 8, 2002)

That's funny. I have no idea what they're singing about.

Can anybody help me out with that?

That's the trouble with music today (ok, I mean back then, but today too!). It's just too damned subtle. Don't make me think! Metaphors? Pshaw!!!!!

Give it to me straight.

That's why this song is so great. No need for fancy word. Just boning, flowing, sleeping, and all that good stuff.

Then again, maybe you'd better put back those metaphors. There are innocent ears listening...

And there we are! Half-way done with 2002 already. My, how time passes. Blink and you'll miss it!

Too late! You missed it.

It's good to be back. It's almost as good as doing this

to my interns who misbehave.

But that could just be a power trip.

Or bad hair.

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy my Sunday. But first, I have to make my friends back where I come from feel at home.

Somebody should really put a cork in that guy.

See you next week!

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. mber 4 you didn't really comment on. Was it just because it was counrty? You made my day this week. Keep them coming.
    Glad you're back to feeling good. Missed you last week.

  2. Something happened to the first part of my comment. I don't know what. Sorry about that. Can't remember just what I said. I liked all the songs this week except 3 & 7. That's a record for me. You diodn't comment on 4. I never heard of the counrty singers but did like all the songs.

  3. If I don't have much to say, I'll just do some other kind of joke.


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