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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