Today is National One Hit Wonder Day. A day that is near and dear to my heart. I do love me a good one hit wonder. That band/artist that gets a taste of greatness, only to fade into oblivion, riding that one magical moment out for all eternity. Here are my top three favorite one hit wonders. Give me yours!
Who doesn’t love a good Scottish band compromised of twin brothers? Many people don’t know the official title of the song, referring to it as “I would walk (500 miles)” when it’s actually titled “I’m gonna be (500 miles)”. But turn it on in a bar at 1:30 AM on a Friday and you best be ready for a group sing along! This is my favorite song to hear in the stadium when the opposing team walks the bases loaded and you really want to get into the guy’s head.
Another great bar sing along song, and again no one knows it’s proper name (Mostly because it’s impossible to spell without Google, comes Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. Used as a national anthem for teams who feel they are down but not out.
And let’s not forget, a song which helped launch MTV into the stratsophere, a song that helped define a generation.