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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Since classic 90s shows are on TeenNick this week, I thought it would be appropriate to share this quiz. Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1999

OK, last set. Here we go!

Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry

Yet another pretty big song that VH1, surprisingly, left off its list

Better Days by Citizen King

"I've seen better days", boy is that a lyric I quote fairly frequently.

She's So High by Tal Bachman


Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1998

Are You Jimmy Ray? by Jimmy Ray

This song sucked and Jimmy Ray faded into obscurity... in the US at least. I'd say that qualifies as one-hot wonder material

Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

No, Napster, They Might Be Giants didn't sing this song despite all the mislabeling saying otherwise. Still, a very catchy song.

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1997

Ooh, Aah... Just A Little Bit by Gina G

I recall this song being quite a staple at school-sponsered skating parties the last few years of the decade. Catchy tune. I'm sure it'll be stuck in your head a while. Enjoy.

Lovefool by The Cardigans

Another song I thought would be on VH1's list. And a definite grade A ear worm. I apologize for unleashing this on you

Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool

Oh snap, this my jam. Just imagine that being said in my usual deadpan style. It's more entertaining that way.

Your Woman by White Town

Can you believe this song is a reworking of a song by Bing Crosby? Talk about starkly different styles.

How Bizarre by OMC

Oh God, this song... Talk about overplayed. I honestly think there were maybe 1 or 2 days in the summer of 1997 when I didn't hear this song at some point. And those were great days. Here's a video so you can share my pain

Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin

The mellowest sounding song about arson in the world

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1996

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something

How did this not make VH1's list? Regardless of your opinion of the song, you have to admit it's very catchy.

Missing by Everything but the Girl

Let's be honest, I can't be the only one who thought the chorus was "Like the desert's masquarade". Not like that phrase makes much sense, but that's what it sounded like to me.

In The Meantime by Spacehog

Such a great, but largely forgotten song. I was thrilled when I read it was going to be a playable song in Rock Band 3. And such a perfect choice too for the new keyboard controller

Closer to Free by The BoDeans

It was the theme song to Party of Five, one of FOX's most popular shows of the 90s. Granted, I never watched the show myself but I remember all the commercials talking about how great everyone thought it was. It's a catchy tune that basically says "Everyone is free to do what they want. And that's great!"

Everything Falls Apart by dogs eye view

In contrast to the last song, this one's message is more like "Everything goes to Hell sometimes. Oh well".

Flood by Jars of Clay

Who would've ever thought a Christian Rock band would achieve mainstrean chart success? Look no further than this song,

Children by Robert Miles

I'll just let the music speak for itself. Sit back, listen and enjoy.

Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla

Again, another omission from VH1's list that shocked me.

I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis

A song that still won't leave me to this day. Of course, that's mostly due to the fact that it plays in regular rotation on the in-store music system at my job.

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand by Primative Radio Gods

Boy, that's a wordy title. Another song that reminds me of its existance thanks to the in-store music system. However, unlike the aforementioned song, I'm really not a fan of this song. But it was inescapable the year I entered my teens, so it's earned its place here.

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1995

New Age Girl by Deadeye Dick

Featured in the Jim Carrey movie Dumb & Dumber. Plus it gave us this gem of vegetarian innuendo, "She don't eat meat, but she sure likes the bone."

Get Ready For This by 2 Unlimited

I am certain that over 15 years later, 2 Unlimited is still recieving royalty checks on a regular basis thanks to this song.

I Wish by Skee-Lo

*dons Forrest Gump outfit, sits on park bench, types about this song*

A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins

My mom was really fond of this song when it came out. Not really sure why, but to each their own.

Possum Kingdom by The Toadies

Great song! Now this should be DLC for Rock Band

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1993 & 1994

Three Little Pigs by Green Jelly

I think it's safe to say that the video is much more memorable than the song itself. But that doesn't make its inclusion here any less valid

What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes

How did this song get passed up by the VH1 countdown? It was everywhere! Enjoy the ear worm, bwa ha ha ha ha!

Here Comes The Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze

This song got mainstream exposure thanks to it being featured in the movie  Pret-a-Porter (Ready To Wear). I, and many others I know, are more familiar with the song being the entrance music of ECW tag team Public Enemy formed by the late Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge.

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1991 & 1992

Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

Trust me, you know this song.

Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane

Much better than that crappy country cover that was used in the first Cars movie.

Overlooked 90s One-Hit Wonders - 1990

Last night I watched VH1's 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s. It was an entertaining countdown to watch. But I definitely think there were a lot of valid options that were excluded from the list. Also, only 40? That seems like a fairly low number for a "definitive countdown" if you ask me. Why not a top 100 like they've done in the past? It's not as if there was a lack of songs to choose from. So I decided to think of some other one-hit wonders from the 90s that were left off the list and post about them here. Wikipedia's list of 90s one-hit wonders is being used as a reference source and, when able, YouTube will provide music videos. Also just because I list a song on here doesn't necessarily mean I like it. So as far as musical tastes go, proceed with caution. Since this might be a extensive look, I'm going to go one year at a time. So let's get started with 1990!

Joey by Concrete Blonde

I love this song! Every now and then it pops into my head and doesn't leave. And I don't mind in the least.

Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite

If you claim you've never heard of this song before, you're lying. It's totally a guilty pleasure of mine. Give in to the groove!

Hippychick by Soho

Kind of an obscure song, but I remember it very well. And I think it'll come back to you very soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Friday, July 15, 2011

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Friday, July 8, 2011

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Monday, July 4, 2011

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