Published on December 30th, 2016 |
by Gerry Galipault
Pause-and-Playlist: For the last time, they weren’t one-hit wonders, Part 2
Johnny Hates Jazz, but he probably hates one-hit wonders even more.
A one-hit wonder is “an individual or group with only one success, such as a hit song,” so says Dictionary.com. But so often people use the term incorrectly.
As we said in Part 1 of this series, you may think a-ha had only one hit in the United States (they had many elsewhere), but the follow-up single to its No. 1 debut “Take On Me,” in fact, cracked the Top 20. It was called “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.” Remember it? A-ha fans do.
Now it’s time to dispel these one-hit-wonder myths. These folks weren’t famous overnight and then never heard of again; they actually had one or more Top 40 hits, in addition to their one big hit:
(You can follow along with our playlist at Spotify, or click on the player at the bottom of the page.)
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Album Release Dates
May 18, 2018 » Ray LaMontagne, BTS, Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Joan Armatrading, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Burn the Priest, Basia, Five Finger Death Punch, Parquet Courts, etc.
May 25, 2018 » Shawn Mendes, Snow Patrol, Jennifer Warnes, Hoobastank, CHVRCHES, Jeffrey Osborne, Michael Franks, Don Airey, Jonathan Davis, Ian Moore, Xavier Rudd, Spock’s Beard, etc.
June 1, 2018 » Roger Daltrey, Neko Case, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Owl City, Thompson Square, Natalie Prass, Tower of Power, Morcheeba, Ben Howard, American Aquarium, etc.
June 8, 2018 » Dave Matthews Band, Lily Allen, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Lykke Li, The Get Up Kids, Dance Gavin Dance, Poptone, Shannon Shaw, Tremonti, Gruff Rhys, Michael Franks, etc.
June 15, 2018 » Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Marr, Arthur Buck, Buddy Guy, Mike Shinoda, Nick Lowe, Gin Blossoms, Rebelution, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Wilko Johnson, Jaki Graham, etc.
June 22, 2018 » Panic! At the Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nine Inch Nails, Bebe Rexha, Dawes, The Orb, Kamasi Washington, T. Hardy Morris, The Record Company, Swing Out Sister, etc.
June 29, 2018 » Ray Davies, Florence + The Machine, Bullet for My Valentine, Indigo Girls, The Alarm, The Innocence Mission, Jim James, The Milk Carton Kids, The Wild Feathers, Guns N’ Roses, etc.
July 6, 2018 » Years & Years, Erasure, The Bamboos, Danny Elfman, DevilDriver, The Nude Party, Vince Guaraldi, etc.
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