In recent efforts to switch things up, I'm proud to announce that I'm gonna start having themes to my song of the day posts. From here on out until DOL doesn't exist anymore (because I'm gotten noticed by a bigger blog) the DOL Wednesday song of the day will now be known as "One Hit Wonder Wednesday".
Now you may be thinking to yourself "But wait Ryan what does that mean?" Well friend, simply put, every song on Wednesdays will be a one hit wonder. But Ryan...I mean Doz, what is a one hit wonder? Well champ, you shouldn't be asking such stupid questions like that, ever heard of google?
Anyways, I'm a BIG one hit wonder guy. It just interests me so much how an artist/band could be at the top of the mountain for a brief moment in time, then they just are never heard from again. What makes it even more amazing to me is how many one hit wonder songs are some of the most popular and catchy songs in music history. It blows my mind a lot of these artists were unable to follow up the success.
I remember VH1 had a Top 100 One Hit Wonder Countdown when I was in 4th grade and I used to be able to recite the whole list. I don't think you can rule out that I may be a savant. Now there is some debate with classifying 1HWs because there are a lot of very popular, well established artists that are technically one hit wonders because they only had 1 billboard Hot 100 hit. Even though they may have a huge following, a lot of rock and country artists that have had very successful careers are one hit wonders technically, such as Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and until Bored to Death I'm pretty sure Blink 182 only had 1 top 40 hit, but I don't include that when talking about a TRUE one hit wonder. Same goes for bands with 1 huge hit and then a minor hit or two, although technically they may not be a one hit wonder, in the eyes and ears of history they are. So if you have a #1 smash and then your follow up goes to like #87 and then you're never heard from again, IMO (and many others as well) you're still a one hit wonder.
Here is the first "One Hit Wonder Wednesday" and it is one of my all time favorites. Enjoy!
Artist: Tommy Tutone (fun fact thats the name of the band, it's not just the singers name)