As those immortal bards known as Kansas used to say, all we are is dust in the wind.
But you know what all this dust means to me?
It means that we have to hire a new cleaning service.
This is my office here at One Hit Wonders Inc.
(Thanks to egotvonline)
It's not a pretty sight.
Why yes, I do have trees in my office. Why do you ask?
Anyway, I will try to clear my throat and brain enough to do this week's one-hit wonders of the 2000s post! The series that's full of wit so dry that it's not even noticeable.
Seriously, this could be you.
(Thanks to RamblingRoses)
But we motor on regardless!
As usual, you can find the list I'm taking these from here. And you know what? Please don't jump ahead. I'm asking nicely. Seriously, I am.
Oh, and I'll let you get a drink of water before we go.
(Thanks to Middle Zone Musings)
Pssst! Are they gone yet?
Ok, let's go!
1) Huey: "Pop, Lock, & Drop It" (#6) (June 2, 2007)
(Funnily enough, I put this in every week, and I don't think *anybody* has ever clicked on it)
It's got an appropriate intro, don't it? It's like the Jaws sound of imminent doom.
I'll say one thing for rap videos, though. You can always turn the sound down and still get some pleasure from the videos.
Well, if you're a guy.
Or a lesbian.
Your ears (and other parts of your body) will thank you for it.
The rest of you? Well, you're out of luck. But I'm here for ya.
(Thanks to Denver OLX)
Never let it be said I don't take care of all my readers.
2) Shop Boyz: "Party Like a Rockstar" (#2) (June 9, 2007)
I'm looking at these last two videos. They went to #6 and #2 respectively. I'm trying to see what might be so different about these, that the mainstream people would like them as much as the normal rap fan.
And I come to only one conclusion.
(Thanks to Cracked!)
Yep, it must be this guy.
3) Blake Lewis: "You Give Love a Bad Name" (#18) (June 9, 2007)
Ok, I am officially sick of these American Idol "singles".
Especially when their only "hit" is a song they performed on the show. You guys are really making it difficult to do these posts!
I'm going to pout now.
(Thanks to Attaining the Unattainable)
Ok, I'm over it.
Everybody's raving over this song, which is perhaps why I don't watch the show. I hate this performance of it.
I'm not a fan of Bon Jovi (though I used to be), but even I feel sorry for them, having their song mutilated like this.
Anyway, I'll shut up now. Before American Idol fans storm the offices.
Maybe I'd better lock the door, just in case. Let the interns deal with them.
4) Big & Rich: "Lost in This Moment" (#36) (June 23, 2007)
Stupid BMG, rather than making their videos available like Sony does via Vevo, has every possible video of this song marked "embedding disabled"
If you really want to see it, go here.
I, meanwhile, have to go golfing.
(Thanks to Snopes)
You don't want to see my handicap, though.
5) Amy Winehouse: "Rehab" (#9) (June 30, 2007)
I shall avoid the usual Amy Winehouse jokes. They're too easy. And if I've learned nothing else as a comedian (Hey, you! Shut up! It *could* be true!), it's to not go for the easy stuff.
I have to say that I love the music in this song, though. The song itself?
Could there be any more appropriate song to be her one hit? I don't think so.
Let's see what Cute Talking Puppy had to say about that video.
How very insightful. I can't help but agree!
6) Down AKA Kilo: "Lean Like a Cholo" (#34) (June 30, 2007)
This is how I feel after this week (with one song to go!)
(Thanks to MyModernMet)
Seriously. This has been a hard week.
7) Hurricane Chris: "A Bay Bay" (#7) (July 28, 2007)
Tomorrow's headline: "Twenty-five dead After Blogger Rampage Due to Having to Listen to Bad Rap for 2 Hours"
Yeah, I can see it happening.
Actually, no. I can't. I just don't roll that way.
They might be seriously wounded by cutting remarks, though.
No, Fluffy!!!! Don't do it! I'm sure it will be better next week!
(No animals were harmed in the production of this post...mainly because I kept missing)
And there you have it. The year 2007 is really turning out to be a crappy year, isn't it?
I'm just going to take my bottle of tequila over here and...
(Thanks, American Fun Fact)
Wake me when it's 2008.
I wouldn't blame you if you didn't watch any of the videos today.
I know I will bear the scars of it for years to come.
But now it's time for some calisthenics.
Hey, jumping jacks are hard!
One Hit Wonders of the 2000s