• 3 years 8 months ago
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    http://www.vh1.com/shows/the_greatest/episode.jhtml?episodeID=177213 (hour 1 of 2)
    http://www.vh1.com/shows/the_greatest/episode.jhtml?episodeID=177214 (hour 2 of 2)

    How many of you agree with all this? The countdown consists of:
    40. Tag Team - "Whoomp! There It Is" (1993)
    39. The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself" (1991)
    38. The Heights - "How Do You Talk to an Angel?" (1992)
    37. Meredith Brooks - "B***h" (1997)
    36. Inner Circle - "Bad Boys" (1993)
    35. Marcy Playground - "Sex and Candy" (1997)
    34. Des'ree - "You Gotta Be" (1994)
    33. The Proclaimers - "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (1993)
    32. B-Rock & the Bizz - "My Baby Daddy" (1997)
    31. Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (1994)
    30. The Verve - "Bittersweet Symphony" (1997)
    29. Shawn Mullins - "Lullaby" (1998)
    28. Craig Mack - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994)
    27. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992)
    26. Lou Bega - "Mambo #5 (A Little Bit of...)" (1999)
    25. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get" (1997)
    24. Belly - "Feed the Tree" (1992)
    23. Haddaway - "What Is Love" (1993)
    22. Marc Cohn - "Walking in Memphis" (1991)
    21. Imani Coppola - "Legend of a Cowgirl" (1997)
    20. Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch - "Good Vibrations" (1991)
    19. LEN - "Steal My Sunshine" (1999)
    18. EMF - "Unbelievable" (1991)
    17. Snow - "Informer" (1992)
    16. Kris Kross - "Jump" (1992)
    15. Blind Melon - "No Rain" (1993)
    14. Wreckx-n-Effect - "Rump Shaker" (1992)
    13. Rednex - "Cotton Eye Joe" (1995)
    12. Digital Underground - "Humpty Dance" (1990)
    11. New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" (1998)
    10. Joan Osborne - "One of Us" (1995)
    9. House of Pain - "Jump Around" (1992)
    8. Duncan Sheik - "Barely Breathing" (1996)
    7. Vanilla Ice - "Ice, Ice Baby" (1990)
    6. Semisonic - "Closing Time" (1998)
    5. Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping" (1997)
    4. Los Del Rio - "Macarena" (1996)
    3. Gerardo - "Rico Suave" (1991)
    2. Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy" (1992)
    1. Sir Mix-a-Lot - "Baby Got Back" (1992)

    ~Ben
    "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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      • 3 years 8 months ago
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      I'm surprised this didn't make VH1's cut.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_r0oQE5jEU

      Pretty catchy tune 8)
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        • 3 years 8 months ago
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        There were a few that i was surprised that didn't make it.
        Rest In Peace, Sunshine, 2002 - 7/21/2011. The best dog ever.
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          • 3 years 8 months ago
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          It's a pretty close race with those songs, but we will always miss ones that we thought wouldn't make it.
          "I've lead you down the road to Nostalgia, now it's your turn"


          "Pandamonium (PANDA!)"
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            • 3 years 8 months ago
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            Some of these tunes were sampled from other well-known songs (for what the links take you to), such as:

            #40 seems to be based around the 1972 Gary Glitter (another one-hit wonder, BTW) classic "Rock 'n Roll, Part 2."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-hB1TzoG7M

            #30 is based around the melody from a not-so-well-known orchestral version (by the Andrew Oldham Orchestra) of the Rolling Stones' 1965 hit "The Last Time."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC5cdGBY04

            #26 is a re-working of a 1949 Perez Prado instrumental of the same name.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOuRWkLP-dA

            #21 uses the melody from Donovan's 1966 #1 hit "Sunshine Superman."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTuPbJLqFKI

            #16 borrows a sequence of notes from a 1972 Ohio Players song, "Funky Worm," which is known the world over as a sampling favorite for gangsta-rappers (NWA, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, etc.).
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEscJWErZ0I

            #13 is based on a nursery rhyme and is a popular song among cowboy clubs.

            #7 borrows the melody from Queen & David Bowie's 1981 hit "Under Pressure."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtrEN-YKLBM

            ~Ben
            "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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              • 3 years 8 months ago
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              How do you define a "one-hit wonder"? Some of those songs on the list were performed by bands that had other hits.
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                • 3 years 8 months ago
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                I guess like Chumbuwamba (sp?). They had "Tubthumping" as the one song that would be reconized. They did have "Drip, Drip, Drip; Amnesia (fave) off of their album and they were known for those songs. Myabe it's a way for radios to constantly play one song of the bands and doesn't play anything else?
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                  • 3 years 8 months ago
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                  I think it's when they only have 1 top 40 on the billboard hot 100 chart, but this isn't always the case.
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                    • 3 years 8 months ago
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                    If these songs had no music videos, over half would have not been selected.

                    America sucks.

                    Just saying.
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                      • 3 years 6 months ago
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                      Inner Circle had another hit with "Sweat (A La La La La Long)".
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                        • 3 years 6 months ago
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                        Riphard wrote:
                        If these songs had no music videos, over half would have not been selected.

                        America sucks.

                        Just saying.


                        Yeah, but a song about a chick touching herself, is always great.

                        If you don't agree, you're a fag.
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                          • 2 years 11 months ago
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                          Des'ree did have another song call "Life" and her rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine"

                          The one's I remember were:

                          Ace of Base - All that she wants
                          Massive Attack - Protection
                          Raja nee - Turn It Up
                          Color me Badd - Sex You Up
                          Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?
                          Can't live, can't breathe with no air
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                            • 2 years 10 months ago
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                            Shazbot wrote:
                            How do you define a "one-hit wonder"? Some of those songs on the list were performed by bands that had other hits.

                            Some one-hitters had another minor hit. These artists are known as "two-hit wonders."

                            For example: Rockwell, the son of Motown label boss Berry Gordy, had his biggest hit in late 1983 with "Somebody's Watching Me," reaching #2, featuring the late Michael Jackson (and his older brother, Jermaine) on backing vocals. During the spring of 1984, that was followed up with "Obscene Phone Caller," which obviously failed to get much attention (it reached the top 40, but only went to #38).

                            ~Ben
                            "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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