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May 15, 2011

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s (Part 23)

How do you celebrate birthdays at your work place?

Here at One-Hit Wonders Inc, it's birthday day tomorrow! In the interests of efficiency, we only celebrate birthdays once a year, so everybody brings a cake on this very special day.

Of course, that can be difficult when you have over 400 employees here (ok, interns, as we don't actually make any money so can't afford to pay them), so you can guess that there's a LOT of cake on this very special day (I should trademark that phrase).

Birthday Cake - First Birthday
(Thanks to Chimothy27)

Ok, a *few* of our interns are, shall we say, maybe not old enough to do much?

Anyway, since there are so many cakes involved, this inevitably happens.

(Thanks to Foxtongue)

Because you can only eat so much cake, you know?

Soon, though, everybody goes back to work (hey, I gave them 20 minutes!) and we start producing this post again.

They do get a little hyper on birthday day, though.

excited about the cake
(Thanks to Just Samson)

But we manage to calm them back down. And produce the awesomeness that is the one-hit wonders of the 2000s!

We're moving into 2007 now, and hoping for *much* better music. We'll see!

As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these from here. Don't jump ahead of me, though. You don't want to see me when I'm pissed off.

And I even speak in Tongues!

Here we go.

1) Paula DeAnda featuring D.E.Y: "Walk Away (Remember Me)" (#18) (January 6, 2007)

(Yay, Vevo!)

She's a gamer? I'm already in love.

Hopefully she put the "dancing in front of the wall" shots on her eHarmony profile. That should attract a *lot* of attention.

Ok, so they're both obviously still totally in love with one another. So why did they break up? There's no hint in the video. I know sometimes circumstances (distance, job, whatever) can make it impossible to be with the one you love, but there doesn't seem to be anything like that in this case.

So why aren't they together, if they're pining for each other?

Maybe I should ask an expert.

On second thought, never mind.

2) Stone Sour: "Through Glass" (#39) (January 6, 2007)

I love the concept of this video! How fake and plastic Hollywood can be, how celebrity is no more than an illusion, something for us who are outside to look at "through the glass." How untalented hacks get cushy writing jobs when wonderful bloggers who could write that stuff in their sleep aren't noticed at all, especially when they write for some obscure blog that mainly gets hits from friends and family, because the Hollywood types don't notice and wouldn't know good writing if it reached up and BIT THEM ON THE BOTTOM!!!!!!

Ok, I may have been reading a bit too much into the video.

3) Corbin Bleu: "Push it to the Limit" (#14) (February 3, 2007)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Oh my God...more High School Musical crap!

Um, I mean....awesomeness? Yeah, that's what I meant.

I don't know. Perhaps Corbin might want to actually indulge in something...I'm not sure what the word is. It's on the tip of my tongue.

Oh yeah. Choreography? Because doing the modern version of "The Robot" just isn't cutting it.

These robots might, though.

Ballroom Dancing Robots
(Thanks to Eric_I_E)

Can't be any worse.

4) hellogoodbye: "Here (In Your Arms)" (#14) (February 17, 2007)

Have I ever said how much I hate Autotune? Well, I do. Thus, this song already has a strike against it.

Other than that, the song's not too bad, though the weird summer camp plotline is something out of Revenge of the Nerds: the Teenage Years.

Ah, yes. I do have fond summer camp memories myself.

The time when I swam across the lake to get lucky with the hottest girl in school, but got intercepted.

Loch Ness monster
(Thanks to Zimpenfish)

Funny. That thing looked scarier when I was 12.

5) Augustana: "Boston" (#34) (March 3, 2007)

(Yay, Vevo!)

Wow, all those pianos on the beach had to be expensive.

"You don't know me. You don't even care."

He's singing that about a woman, but one could say the same to him and his band for waterlogging all of those instruments! When they talk about a "concert on the beach," you're generally supposed to not actually be *in* the surf.

It's obvious their fans agreed, considering how empty that beach is.

Except with pianos, of course.

And utter despair.

Despair so powerful that it's contagious.

(Thanks to NickD)

Yeah, I agree Fozzy. But you shouldn't end it that way.

6) Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump: "Cupid's Chokehold" (#4) (March 31, 2007)

I love this song! And the video is priceless too.

I don't think Cupid would really make it on the wrestling scene, though. He might get you in a chokehold, but then he'd meet his match when this guy jumped into the ring.

Oliver "Pike" Perry
(Thanks to Podknox)

It might be a barnburner of a match, though.

And there you have it! The first week of 2007, and it's actually not too bad. Dare I say it, but I actually kind of liked almost everything.

May God strike me down if I'm lying!

Good thing I'm in a (rather crappy) car!

Let's hope next week continues the good streak. Or I don't know what I will do.

(Warning: Naked Rear End Alert)

Step 1: Know where your fences are.

Have a great day!

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. Well I have to agree with you. It was a pretty good week. None of the songs were great but I kind of liked all of them. That's unusual for me. Keep it up next week.

  2. Well, you liked one more than I did. Hence the lightning. :)

  3. My amusement for the day...
    Piano-on-the-beach was worth it all:)

  4. I agree with Debra-very amusing and funny. I am now following your blog. I hope you will follow my blog also :D

    Regards, Mari

  5. @Debra: Thanks! I'm really glad you're enjoying these. :)

    @Mari: Thanks for the follow, Mari! And the kind words as well. I do try my best to be amusing.

    Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.


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