Did you celebrate One-Hit Wonder Day? What tune was stuck in your head?
You’ve been there before: You’re walking down the street, and suddenly, a song from your past creeps into your head and refuses to get out. The most frustrating part? You can’t remember what song it is, or who sang it, because you’re fairly certain he went out of style with twin sets. You return home, log onto your computer, Google the lyrics, and discover you’ve got Tal Bachman on the brain. And now you’re wondering, what the heck ever happened to the guy?
Yesterday, as you must know, was the obscure national holiday known as One-Hit Wonder Day. So we’re assuming you spent the day in silent appreciation of the “She’s So High” singer, as well as folks like A-Ha, Nena and Dee-Lite. Now that the sacred holiday passed and you can return to our ordinary lives, let’s hear it: What is your favorite one-hit wonder?
I’ll go on record saying nothing compares 2 OMC’s “How Bizarre,” for sheer badness’ sake. Then again, I have a strange obsession with Shawn Mullins’ “Lullaby” and 5ive’s “When the Lights Go Out,” so maybe you shouldn’t trust my musical judgment. (P.S. Based on its spelling, shouldn’t “5ive” be pronounced “Five-ive”?) So come on, commenters! Relax, let the dogs out and tell me your favorites! Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye Aye!