Cool, same here. I’m polishing up my Fantaisie Impromptu at the moment…maybe do a shorter piece soon then tackle the Revolutionary Etude. That should take me well into next year. =D[/quote]
I’m a young 20 something too, but I’ve got a couple off the top of my head…
Also get the Fear Factory remake of “Cars” It’s great as well.
Yes, “Love is like oxygen” is by Sweet.
I Touch Myself by Divinyls. One of the most surreal experiences of my life was catching a glimpse of my very strange HS physics professor dancing around singing this to his SANDWICH.
Spin Doctors-although I can’t really qualify them as a one hit wonder–Little Miss Can’t be Wrong, and Two Princes. They were great musicians I guess the rest of their songs didn’t meet the Executives’ tastes for radio.
Iron Butterfly–“In-a-gadda-di-vida”, but you have to get the long version.
Jump around–by House of Pain
Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo
Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Puttin on the Ritz by Taco
99 Luftballoon by Nena
Never ending Story by Limahl (just because :))
Ok, back to the 70s, my personal fav. music decade…and that’s saying a LOT.
Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry
Mississippi Queen by Mountain
Vehicle by The Ides of March (awesome song and band name, with some killer horns)
Are You Ready by Pacific Gas and Electric
I’d Love to Change the World by Ten Years After, also a band that I can’t bring myself to really put on the one hit wonder list…They played an amazing set at Woodstock.
Goin’ Home by Ten Years After, get the full length live recording from Woodstock if you can, there’s no comparison
One Tin Soldier by Coven
A personal favorite…Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. I’ve got an LP of that one. Hehe.
Bang a Gong (Get it on) by T. Rex
Dueling Banjos by Eric Weissman and Steve Mandell. You just have to…because of “Deliverance”
it was never a really big hit, but “Martian Boogie” by Brownsville Station. Just because. And really rockin’.
Rock’n’Roll Hoochie-coo by Rick Derringer
Smoke from a Distant Fire by Sanford-Townshend band. For the longest time I swore it was actually Van Morrison singing this. Phenomenal turns of phrase in this tune
Black Betty by Ram Jam. I mean, come on.
King Tut by Steve Martin. Yes, that Steve Martin. His SNL show that he played this on was just awesome. And his comedy LP was genius.
Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles. Also not technically a one hit wonder band, as they had a couple more hits, but this was the first video to ever play on MTV.
If you want to go all the way back to the 60s, I’ve got a few, but I’m getting tired and brain fried…
Hey Baby by Bruce Channel. Also played by a lot of pep bands (my personal fav. that we played)
Rhythm of the Rain by The Cascades
Pipeline by the Chanteys
Ok, I’m so done. Good luck finding all of those, if you can, let me know b/c I don’t have all of them yet.