I'm a month older, for one thing.
Where have I been? I've been off on vacation! A fabulous month of sun, beach, sand, and the occasional red meat meal.
(Thanks to the Coventry Telegraph)
I have to admit that I'm a bit tired after all that fun and frolic.
So, did you miss me? I think the interns in the office did. This was their reaction when I came back.
(Thanks to Runner's World)
I'm not quite sure why.
Anyway, it's time to get back into the swing of things. I haven't heard any bad music in a month! We should probably get started and rectify that.
Welcome to episode 29 of the one-hit wonders of the 2000s! We here at One-Hit Wonder Inc work tirelessly to entertain you.
(Thanks to Ferdy on Films)
Whoops! That's from my OSHA file. How did that get in there?
As usual, you can find the link I'm taking these from here.
Here we go!
1) Secondhand Serenade: "Fall for You" (#21) (September 20, 2008)
You know buddy, if you want to keep a healthy relationship, you might not want to take videos of her in her lingerie while she's sleeping and then posting them to the Internet.
Just a thought.
In fact, he's so hooked on it that he films the fun stuff *and* the meltdown. Even the leaving part!
Dude, you have to do something about the fetish.
Soon, he'll be out there filming everything, until the inevitable happens.
(Thanks to NaplesNews)
And then where will he be? Dateless and with a broken camera.
2) M.I.A.: "Paper Planes" (#4) (September 27, 2008)
I really don't know what to say about this one. It's an attempt to be relevant, as it can be interpreted either as a song about attitudes toward immigrants as well as something about weapons sales.
Or, you know, you can just interpret it as a rap with an annoying backbeat that gets on your nerves after a while and makes you want to go postal.
(Thanks to Motifake)
That will work too.
3) Estelle: "American Boy" (#9) (September 27, 2008)
With Kanye West? Ugh.
But then Estelle starts singing, and I actually really like this song. She's got a great voice and the beat is very catching.
And then Kanye comes back.
Watch the excitement level wane to a point that even Cialis can't bring it back.
Not even with a cool bathtub.
(Thanks to Chickaboomer)
It's just gone. I won't hold it against Estelle, though. You gotta do what you gotta do, right?
4) Jennifer Hudson: "Spotlight" (#24) (October 15, 2008)
(incidentally, where's the Old Spice guy? Why do we want Fabio? Go away!!!)
Hudson seems confined to the R&B charts, with the exception of this song, but she's such a talented singer that it's a shame.
This song is really good, so good that I can't really joke about it at all.
Let's see if the Duck Army agrees.
I'd say that's a yes. In fact, they're on the march to kidnap Hudson and make her sing for the Duck God!
Somebody should really call her security.
5) Saving Abel: "Addicted" (#20) (November 22, 2008)
It looks like a porn shoot! But cleaned up for national airplay.
And thus, deadly dull, I'm sure.
Wow, is this video geared to the lowest common denominator. Lots of skin, groping, a song that's explicitly about how good a lay the woman is.
I should turn this off right now.
(Thanks to the Bachelor Pad)
6) O.A.R.: "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" (#36) (December 13, 2008)
Embedding disabled (stupid WMG), but you can see it here.
It's not a bad song, though it's rather generic.
Thus, I shall make fun of WMG instead.
Really, WMG? You don't want your music passed around for others to listen to? Hey, maybe this song might have more than 521,000 hits since October 2009! You're obviously not trying to hide it from people (otherwise, why put it on Youtube?), yet you don't want bloggers and other sites to be able to embed it.
Quick and dirty poll (for those of you who have gotten this far, so perhaps it will be a bit skewed): How many of you play the embedded videos here? And how many of you actually click on a Youtube link to go off-site and watch a video?
I'd be willing to bet that the latter number is less than the former one.
What's the concern? Music piracy?
Whoa. This is getting much too serious.
Let's lighten things up a little bit.
And there you have it! We've come to the end of 2008, and it's actually not been a bad year (though it was artificially lengthened). We've got one more year to go and then everybody in this office will be out of work.
I may even have to downsize myself.
It has come to that.
Unless I think of something else to do!
In the meantime, it's time to start my Sunday.
Time to take Grandma out on her weekly outing from the old folks home.
Nobody argues when she wins Tuesday night Bingo every week.
One Hit Wonders of the 2000s