Guest Blog: Is It Any Wonder? [NeedaHobby]

by World Wide Ed on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

First and foremost, I would like to thank Ed for this opportunity to be a guest blogger. I’m thankful for making new friends through this blog, even though we have never met IRL. Thanks Ed for creating that environment!

So anyways, I think I might’ve mentioned before that I am a huge music lover. I have a collection of close to a 1000 CD’s (it’s hard to get an exact number because hubby and I merged collections after we got married – we had lots of duplicates to sell!). I know, I know, in this day and age, you would think that I would just download the songs. But, I guess I’m old-skool in that I would rather buy the CD and rip the songs into MP3’s. There’s just something I like about having the “hard copy” with CD artwork and liner notes.

There are certain artists (U2, Madonna, REM come to mind) that are able to crank out hit after hit, album after album with tons of success. But, what about those artists who (sadly) hit their prime after only one song? The 1980’s seem to have had a lot of one-hit wonders. I’m not sure if they necessarily had a lot more than other decades, or that I just remember them because they were songs I grew up with.

I think most will remember “Take on Me” by A-ha.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JohoUZ1U91A

What about “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P6I4pT_tVA

Or, “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qW0Edq1KqI

And, Soft Cell’s, “Tainted Love”?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cCI_XDQWb0

Got any one-hit wonders to add? If you have a website link, or a story related to that song, please share that too. And, to help Ed’s post count, let’s try posting one song per post. !O7VHVW

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