TOP 20 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE ‘80s

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  • Опубліковано 14 вер 2022
  • In this episode we countdown the Top 20 One Hit Wonders of the 80's!
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  • James Webb
    James Webb День тому +2

    There are a number of songs on this list that were possibly one hit wonders in the US, but in other counties there were follow up hits. A-ha had several hits in many countries. A great list with memories for all the songs. One you missed was "99 Red Balloons", both German and English versions

  • responsible jerk
    responsible jerk 7 годин тому +53

    The 80s was THE decade of one-hit wonders.

  • Tarantulisimo
    Tarantulisimo 4 години тому +15

    If you weren't around in the '80s, it's hard to fathom just how HUGE MJ, Madonna, Prince, & Bruce were -- They were the Mt Rushmore of the decade. Anything that sounded like them was a hit, & anything that they wrote, co-wrote for another artist, or made a cameo on was an instant hit

  • Steven Reider
    Steven Reider 9 годин тому +37

    Deniece Williams had a hit in the 70’s called “Free” which reached #25 and in 1982 “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” was a top ten hit.

  • Jeremy Perry
    Jeremy Perry 2 години тому +24

    Just here to say: Devo is a one hit wonder?!?!?! Are We Not Men is one of the greatest albums ever recorded, with multiple hits. I’m 37 and seeing Devo live was the best concert I’ve ever attended.

  • JDPwatching
    JDPwatching 2 години тому +17

    In Britain, Madness wasn't a one-hot band, having a string of several great songs that just didn't make much noise this side of the pond. And among them was my favorite Madness song, "It Must Be Love," and it's SORELY underrated. ❤️

  • deathmonster369
    deathmonster369 День тому +207

    Der Kommisar is such a heavily underrated song of the 80s. I wish it was represented more

  • Rockstrdchk
    Rockstrdchk 9 годин тому +21

    Excellent list, missing “cult of personality”….. Yes please do an episode on the ‘Til Tuesday song “Voices carry”. Amiee Mann is a prolific songwriter and this is part of her origin story. would love to hear your feedback on why this song is so great. All of these songs are still wonderful, in my heart. Thank you for your contribution and love of music. ❤🤘🏽

  • Tom Brooks
    Tom Brooks 4 години тому +22

    Killer list. I'd add Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am, Escape Club - Wild Wild West, Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart, Was (Not Was) - Walk the Dinosaur, Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (had to look up the artist name!), Taco - Puttin on the Ritz, Falco - Rock Me Amadeus, Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry be Happy, Michael Sambello - Maniac...

  • Joel Baird
    Joel Baird 2 години тому +7

    Went to see James Taylor in '81. We were all shocked to see the concert start with him walking out on stage with just his guitar to open the show. He told us that he had to open his own show because his opening act had a big hit and went out on her own tour. It was Kim Carnes and Betty Davis Eyes. Lucky us, we got to hear Taylor perform for over 3 hours.

  • Aaron Howard
    Aaron Howard 7 годин тому +35

    A-ha's second US single peaked at #20 and is, IMO, a better, more complex song. Most people think that their record-breaking 8 MTV Music awards in one night were all from "Take on Me." However, "The Sun Always Shines on TV" won two of those awards. If you haven't seen that video, it's stunning and as good as "Take on Me," just in a different way.

  • Victoria Lundy
    Victoria Lundy 4 години тому +6

    I hadn't heard the John Waite song for decades. He had a great voice.

  • Bret Colson
    Bret Colson День тому +316

    It's not really a list unless you include Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town"...timeless and soothing to this day.

  • Pacer Vault
    Pacer Vault 9 годин тому +22

    The vocal for "Come on Eileen" is my favorite of the entire list...so unique!

  • rogersockwell
    rogersockwell 2 години тому +1

    Some of these were way more than one hit wonders. And they totally set the tone for their mini-eras, including tons of fashion influence. Awesome list of more like iconic 80s songs.

  • Stephen Jerome
    Stephen Jerome 4 години тому +6

    Kajagoogoo's 'Too Shy' is still one of my favourite songs of the 80's. I was just 7 years old when that song hit no.1 in the UK charts. Not too sure Dead Or Alive can be considered a one hit wonder though. They did have 4 other big chart hits as well with 'That's The Way I Like It', 'In Too Deep', 'Lover Come Back To Me' & 'Something In My House'. My favourite 80's one hit wonder has got to be 'Break My Stride' by Matthew Wilder. A top tune.

  • Chris Kallaher
    Chris Kallaher 9 годин тому +15

    Gosh, no wonder I loved the music in the 80s as it was happening. So catchy, so musical, so fun!

  • Kevin Green
    Kevin Green 9 годин тому +40

    Take On Me- was always fun, but hearing their live version as a ballad is just beautiful. Squeezes the tears right out of you.

  • Dwayne Wladyka
    Dwayne Wladyka День тому +546

    Two one hit wonders from the 1980s for me would be Turning Japanese, by The Vapours, and Mexican Radio, by Wall Of Voodoo. Cheers!

  • Pulse2AM
    Pulse2AM 7 годин тому +4

    There was an innocence in all those songs that really captures the 80s, life was simpler than now and people were upbeat about the decade. I was there in Hollywood at all the clubs every weekend. It was a great time to grow up.