Sound Screen’s Spotify Sunday: One Hit Wonderland 1-20
It’s been a while since the last Spotify Sunday, so it only seems right to get involved with the music provider once more, especially now our American cousins are now part of the streaming music family. With One Hit Wonderland nearing 40 separate articles, here’s a playlist looking back over the first 20 of them.
Between the first-ever outing for One Hit Wonderland back on November 23rd 2010 with Althea and Donna‘s ‘Uptown Top Ranking’ and Aneka‘s ‘Japanese Boy’ written in March of this year, it seems like there’s no real shortage of one-off excellence. Indeed, with Joe Dolce‘s recent inclusion at number 37, some of the particularly popular one-hit wonders are yet to be addressed. After all, where’s the fun in writing about them first?
With at least another 20 or 30 songs begging to be covered – whether you remember them or not – be sure to get involved in this playlist. Everything that has needed to be said about each song already has been (I hope), so for more information about the songs, be sure to click the corresponding link below.
Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us
Average White Band – Pick Up the Pieces
Nena – 99 Luftballons
The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There for You
The Vapors – Turning Japanese
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
Eric Carmen – All By Myself
The Mock Turtles – Can You Dig It?
Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
Nizlopi – JCB
Meredith Brooks – Bitch
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet
Aneka – Japanese Boy
By Matt Gardner