Here at EW, we're always fond of a good list. When VH1 released their list of the best '80s one-hit wonders, we had some...objections. While nothing beats a hungover Saturday spent in the company of Kajagoogoo, Timbuk 3, and J.J. Fad, you should read to the end to see our opinions on their selections.


VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s:

1.      Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come on Eileen" (pictured)

2.      A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)"

3.      A-ha, "Take On Me"

4.      Tommy Tutone, "867-5309 / Jenny"

5.      Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"

6.      Toni Basil, "Mickey"

7.      Modern English, "I Melt With You"

8.      Bow Wow Wow, "I Want Candy"

9.      Kajagoogoo, "Too Shy"

10.     Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Relax"

11.     Gary Numan, "Cars"

12.     Animotion, "Obsesssion"

13.     Thomas Dolby, "She Blinded Me With Science"

14.     Big Country, "In a Big Country"

15.     Devo, "Whip It"

16.     Nena, "99 Luftballons"

17.     Men Without Hats, "The Safety Dance"

18.     Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, "It Takes Two"

19.     Dead or Alive, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"

20.     Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me

21.     Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"

22.     Michael Sembello, "Maniac"

23.     Eddy Grant, "Electric Avenue"

24.     Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, "What I Am"

25.     Musical Youth, "Pass the Dutchie"

26.     Cutting Crew, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"

27.     Stacey Q, "Two of Hearts"

28.     John Parr, "St. Elmos Fire (Man in Motion)"

29.     Madness, "Our House"

30.     The Vapors, "Turning Japanese"

31.     Bobby McFerrin, "Don't Worry Be Happy"

32.     Quarterflash, "Harden My Heart"

33.     John Waite, "Missing You"

34.     The Waitresses, "I Know What Boys Like"

35.     Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love"

36.     The Weather Girls, "It's Raining Men"

37.     Lipps, Inc., "Funkytown"

38.     Bruce Willis, "Respect Yourself"

39.     Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride"

40.     The Buggles, "Video Killed the Radio Star"

41.     Billy Vera & The Beaters, "At This Moment"

42.     Timbuk 3, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"

43.     Shannon, "Let the Music Play"

44.     Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio"

45.     Robbie Nevil, "C'est La Vie"

46.     The Georgia Satellites, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"

47.     Pretty Poison, "Catch Me I'm Falling"

48.     Yello, "Oh Yeah"

49.     Philip Bailey and Phil Collins, "Easy Lover"

50.     Neneh Cherry, "Buffalo Stance"

51.     After the Fire, "Der Kommissar"

52.     Mary Jane Girls, "In My House"

53.     Taco, "Puttin' On the Ritz"

54.     Chris de Burgh, "The Lady in Red"

55.     Johnny Kemp, "Just Got Paid"

56.     'Til Tuesday, "Voices Carry"

57.     Jermaine Stewart, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"

58.     Don Johnson, "Heartbeat"

59.     The Outfield, "Your Love"

60.     Nu Shooz, "I Can't Wait"

61.     E.U., "Da Butt"

62.     XTC, "Dear God"

63.     Oran "Juice" Jones, "The Rain"

64.     Robbie Dupree, "Steal Away"

65.     The Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays"

66.     The Jeff Healy Band, "Angel Eyes"

67.     Martika, "Toy Soldiers"

68.     Peter Schilling, "Major Tom"

69.     T'Pau, "Heart and Soul"

70.     Harold Faltermeyer, "Axel F"

71.     Jack Wagner, "All I Need"

72.     Swing Out Sister, "Breakout"

73.     Paul Hardcastle, "19"

74.     Information Society, "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)"

75.     Bertie Higgins, "Key Largo"

76.     J.J. Fad, "Supersonic"

77.     General Public, "Tenderness"

78.     Aldo Nova, "Fantasy"

79.     Alannah Myles, "Black Velvet"

80.     Eddie Murphy, "Party All the Time"

81.     Josie Cotton, "Johnny Are You Queer?"

82.     Red Rider (feat. Tom Cochrane), "Lunatic Fringe"

83.     Paul Lekakis, "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)"

84.     The Church, "Under the Milky Way"

85.     Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, "Tomorrow People"

86.     Patrice Rushen, "Forget Me Nots"

87.     Vixen, "Edge of a Broken Heart"

88.     Nik Kershaw, "Wouldn't it Be Good"

89.     Rodney Dangerfield, "Rappin' Rodney"

90.     Haircut 100, "Love Plus One"

91.     Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson, "Friends & Lovers"

92.     Frank Stallone, "Far From Over"

93.     L.A. Guns, "The Ballad of Jayne"

94.     Club Nouveau, "Lean on Me"

95.     Midnight Oil, "Beds Are Burning"

96.     The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Tuff Enuff"

97.     Will to Power, "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird"

98.     Buckner & Garcia, "Pac-Man Fever"

99.     Michael Damian, "Rock On"

100.   Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne, "You're a Friend of Mine"

First of all, what's up with all the actor novelty hits?? Rodney Dangerfield, Jack Wagner, Bruce Willis, Don Johnson, Frank Frickin' Stallone. I mean, if there can only be one song called "Heartbeat," don't go with Mr. No Socks from Miami Vice — that honor truly belongs to Taana Gardner, whose 1981 disco hit is the basis for not only Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" (one-hitter: '90s edition, we salute you!), but has also been sampled by De La Soul, DMX, and KRS One:

Also, "Lookin' good today, lookin' good in every way"? Neneh Cherry is technically a two-hit wonder anyway; 1989's "Kisses On the Wind" went to No. 8. And that super-stupid "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird" medley from Will to Power could surely be replaced by Murray Head's camp-tacular "One Night in Bangkok," no? Love and Rockets' No. 3 goth-gasm, "So Alive"? Or perhaps Johnny Hates Jazz's "Shattered Dreams"? It peaked at No. 5, twice as high as the Lesser Stallone's Staying Alive theme song. Speaking of Franks, Frank Zappa's only Top 40 hit, "Valley Girl," is sadly absent. Like, whatever.

But you tell me, readers — anything else on this list you find grody to the max? Or are you down with all 100?

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