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June 19, 2011

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s (Part 28)

It's Father's Day here at One-Hit Wonder Inc, and we like to give our, I mean interns a chance to be with their dads on this special day.

Hey, is that my intern from Boston talking to those guys? I wonder what they could be talking about?

Anyway, I like to think that these 20-30 minutes are the best of the year for them and their dads. They get to maintain that special bond that's developed over the years.

It's not like they have much time on any other day.

And that's why I'm the number 1 Boss.

(Thanks to HazzardNet)

Ok, number 2, maybe.

We all want what's best from our dads, even more so on this very important day. Some of us want our dads to come support us when we join the theater, giving us valuable insight into our performance.

(Thanks to Cast and Mend)

And others want our dads to support us through our sports endeavours.

Or how about supporting your bad music? Because that's why we're here, you know.

Welcome to this week's episode of the one-hit wonders of the 2000s. I won't be making the usual "pre-game" jokes and everything, because I already droned on long enough about this stupid "Dad" thing. In this era of conservationism, one must save as many electronic bytes as one can, you know.

We shouldn't be wasting them.

As usual, you can find the list I've taken these from here. Don't jump ahead of me (not that there's much left to jump ahead of), because if you do, Dad will get very angry.

(Thanks to The Shark Guys)

Here we go!

1) Metro Station: "Shake It" (#10) (June 28, 2008)

Yay, young guys vandalizing things! Where have we seen this before recently? I couldn't tell you.

Is it just me, or does the lead singer give off a Keanu Reeves vibe? And not in a good way.

I have to wonder if that floor is electrified, because those guys look like they're having spasms, not dancing.

Actually, that would be a cool reality show, wouldn't it? Electrified Dancing. See who can stay airborne and avoid contact with the floor the longest.

These guys would easily win.

2) Flyleaf: "All Around Me" (#40) (June 28, 2008)

Wow. What a white room! Though I think somebody should call the police for that obvious mass murder that just took place in the apartment above.

I'm just sayin'.

Must be a bunch of Klingons up there! (Sorry, Star Trek VI joke)

Is it just me, or does she look like she's having some kind of faith healing experience?

They actually look alike!

(I had no idea that they're so popular on the Christian music charts when I wrote that joke, by the way)

3) V.I.C.: "Get Silly" (#29)(July 5, 2008)

No video I can embed (which I guess I should be happy about), but you can find it here.

Not that I would suggest it if you want to keep your sanity.

You'd be more likely to stay sane if you got onto one of these.

At least it would be an interesting mind-blow.

4) Flobots: "Handlebars" (#37) (August 9, 2008)

I'm a sucker for interesting animation, so this already is cool.

I think I went through about 10 different thoughts as that video went on, though. Started out seeming like a wonderful tribute to human achievement, and then came crashing down into some chilling indictment of...totalitarianism, I think? Of course, not real totalitarians. It turns out to be an indictment on humanity's ability to create things and yet channel that creative ability into destructive things. It's a very "pro-peace" song in that sense.

It would make its point even better if it didn't have the incredibly violent and sadistic Che Guevara portrayed as a hero in it.

Sorry, getting too serious here. Time for something light.

5) Shwayze featuring Cisco Adler: "Corona and Lime" (#23) (August 16, 2008)

Wow, this is almost the perfect song! All the T&A but without the rap! Ok, there's a bit of rap in there, but it's actually pretty good.

This is just a fun song, though I don't know if the woman should be flattered being compared to a beer.

I guess that's just how some guys relate.

At least he didn't say that she could be his Bud Light. Just like Kate Moss in the swimming pool, thin and extremely watered-down.

Maybe she'd like to be compared to a Dos Equis?

Ummmmm, never mind.

6) Gavin Rossdale: "Love Remains the Same" (#27) (September 13, 2008)

Yay, gratuitous beefcake shower shots!

Ladies, you can thank me by sending money.

This is late in the video, but did they just use a shot of him cutting a steak when he says "mistakes we have made"? With the steak shot being right where "mistakes" was said? Wow, is that deep or what?

Or is he saying "steaks that we made," like lamenting the fact that he can't barbecue with his woman anymore? He was talking about drinking earlier, and he's sitting down to a nice (if thin) steak dinner.

I'm seriously contemplating the meaning of this

(Thanks to TravelPod)

and it's wrecking the ability to listen to the rest of this song.

And there you have it! Week 2 of 2008, and it's actually not that bad compared to last week.

Of course, that's like saying dying of a heart attack is preferable to bubonic plague.

The end result's the same. It's just the journey that's better.

I've been thinking about what to do when this is all over (besides go to Disneyland). How about Top 10 celebrity mugshots?

(Thanks to AbsoluteNow)

Nah, too easy. I need to work a little harder for these every week, if they're going to be satisfying.

I'll keep thinking.

Until then, come back next week for more musical goodness.

Ok, how about strangeness?

But now it's time to start my Sunday.

You definitely have to watch those rodents carefully. They'll sneak up on you.

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


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