One Hit Wonders

From: mvale… (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: One Hit Wonders
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 07 23:47:21 GMT

This week’s “list of links” blog is dedicated to
my “One Hit Wonders” fixation.

I love music and listen to a lot of it, from
different areas. I can recall at a moment’s notice
complete lyrics to obscure songs, especially if
they’re from the 80s. I kick ass at Buzz (PS2). But
if there’s something that really sums up my type
of personality (remember: digital dilletante,
corporate rebel, accidental entrepreneur and heavy
mental refugee) is my fondness for little know bands
and tunes, aka One Hit Wonders:

I can watch the “One Hit Wonders” VH1 show for
hours, several times, and sing along to most of
those songs while laughing my ass off at some
(or most) of them.

So, in the Web 2.0 world of video, here are some
links that I’ve visited during my 2 week holiday
and that will allow you not only to listen to some
great music but also to get some fashion tips (LOL!)

Devo – Whip It

Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science

Madness – One Step Beyond

Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters

Men Without Hats – Safety Dance

Gary Numan – Cars

Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy

M – Pop Musik

Dee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots

The Knack – My Sharona

Toyah Willcox – Echo Beach

Missing Persons – Words

Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
(bonus: Madonna a dancar; e a q esta sozinha…)

Paul Hardcastle – Nineteen

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes

Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care

Transvision Vamp – I Want Your Love

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
(“what we need is designer violence…”)

Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel The Noize

Ratt – Round and Round

EMF – Unbelievable

Y & T – Summer Time Girls

Autograph – Turn Up The Radio


— MV

PS – Just to be clear: I like some of these bands, others I
just like the one-hit-wonder; I like some of these styles, others
I just like the particular one-hit-wonder. Don’t use this list
of one hit wonder videos to derive conclusions regarding my
musical tastes. These are better represented by my single YouTube

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