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One Hit Wonders Category

Martha and the Muffins

“Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time …March, 1980, to be exact....Read More

Timbuk 3

This husband and wife team released “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” on IRS which hit number 19 in the US and 21 in the UK in 1986....Read More

The Vapours

The song “Turning Japanese”, which hit number 3 in the UK in 1979...Read More

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

The proto-cyberpunkish fad band of the mid 80s who shocked and appalled music afficiandos and critics by selling ad space on their record in the spaces between the tracks. They weren’t that good, but managed to parlay the hy...Read More

The Knack

My Sharona hit number 1 on August 25th, 1979 and stayed there for 6 weeks. I was in grade 6 going into grade 7 and listened to this song whilst enduring my first crush on a girl in my class named Anita Bosshart. She danced with me...Read More

Deee-lite

OHW: “Groove is in the Heart”, 1990. Very big, very catchy hit, Deee-lite was a quirky dance band who was often mistakenly believed to be the stage name of the singer, Lady Kier. Evidence of this misconception was had ...Read More

Jesus Jones

In the words of Rolling Stone, Jesus Jones “rocketed to brief international stardom with 1991’s Doubt and the hit single ‘Right Here, Right Now'”....Read More