- The Vapors - Turning Japanese
- Modern English - I Melt With You
- The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
- Shampoo - Trouble
- Baz Luhrmann - Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Once again, better late than never:
- Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
- Arthur Brown - Fire
- The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
- Argent - Hold Your Head Up
- The Monotones - Book Of Love
- Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
- Citizen King - Better Days
- Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
- The Wallflowers - One Headlight
- The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
- Napoleon XIV - They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Ha - A Dr. Demento classic with a surprising twist - go figure
- Buffalo Springfield - For What It’s Worth - You probably know this as the ‘stop, hey, what’s that sound?” song - The guitar has been sampled for many things presently.
- Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men - This song really got me to appreciate violins more, so thanks!
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky - Highly overused in every sports movie out there, but still a classic
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime - Summer is still a couple months away, but this emulates sunshine and good times to be had all year long
- Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy - I have this song on cassette, CD, AND vinyl!
- Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night - I don’t know how I didn’t put this one on here way before ha
- The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The rest of the Permission To Land album is unlike this song, but check it out anyhow.
- Skee-Lo - I Wish - You all know this
- Leftfield - Open Up - I first heard a version of this song in All Star Baseball 2000 for the Nintendo 64 - featuring none other than John Lydon of Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd.
- M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume - Utilizing many many samples, this song resonates still today in many a club / sporting arena
- OMC - How Bizarre - Short for Otara Millionaires Club, Pauly Fuemana made only one album before sadly diving into bankruptcy - His entire album is REALLY good - Unfortunately he passed away January 31st, 2010 - Let his music live on forever.
- Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew - Basically paving the way for bands like The Go! Team and Sleigh Bells
- Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta - I bet y’all were wondering when I was going to throw this one on here
- Marcy Playground - Sex And Candy - I remember watching the One Hit Wonders specials on VH1, and they interviewed the band about the song - they said a room in college “smelled like sex and candy” - intoxicating combo!
- Kajagoogoo - Too Shy - A pinnacle 80’s song
- M - Pop Muzik - What do you get when you mix elements of Bowie and The B-52’s together? Everyone’s talking about it, so have a listen.
- Trio - Da Da Da - Used in a late 90’s Honda commercial - I have the keyboard used to make this song with the sample built into it - I feel pretty cool.
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms - I had to include this.
- Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle - If you’ve ever seen Mrs. Doubtfire, the first seconds of this song should instantly give you the image of that great opening house party scene
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- 10cc - I’m Not In Love
- Next - Too Close - “BONERZ” - Chelsea Taylor
- LFO - Summer Girls
- A-Ha - Take On Me
- Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
I figure if you are at least able to create an earworm out of one of your songs, all is not lost, right?
In my opinion, a lot of the bands I’ll be posting have more than just the one major hit, and sometimes their entire albums are really great, but I’ll only post the songs you know and love:
- Forest For The Trees - Dream - Kevi from 1000 Clowns helps out with some of the lyrics here - this is the best song off of their self titled album from 1997 - Many people were involved with this project created by Carl Stephenson (who co-produced Beck’s outstanding Mellow Gold album), but unfortunately it never seemed to go anywhere and slowly died off before the millennium
- Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) - You may have heard this 1983 classic redone by Shiny Toy Guns in a car commercial in the last year or so, but the original is far superior - Fans of David Bowie should know why this song is worthy of being paired with Space Oddity and Ashes To Ashes
- Information Society - What’s On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) - Another great gem from the late 80’s
- Taco - Puttin’ On The Ritz - The video is a sight to see as well - along with Falco (who did Rock Me Amadeus), both songs were homages done respectively.
- Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen - this song is EVERYWHERE nowadays - a favorite karaoke tune apparently.