Can I see a list of the 250 1 hit wonders of 2000s?
The same youtuber that did the first 90s one hit wonder video, also has an 80s version, who I wish also had a 2000s version.
Here is the 80s version if you want to use this video for an 80s one hit wonder Rankdown in the future.
The songs are... copy pasted from the description.
1. After the Fire - Der Kommissar (US #5, no other US top 40 hit) 2. Al B. Sure! - Nite and Day (US #7, no other US top 40 hit) 3. Aneka - Japanese Boy (UK #1, no other UK top 40 hit) 4. Angry Anderson - Suddenly (UK #3, no other UK top 40 hit) 5. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (UK #3 & US #13, no other top 40 hit) 6. Bandolero - Paris Latino (Top 10 in France, Italy & Switzerland, no other top 40 hit in those countries) 7. Benny Mardones - Into the Night (US #11, no other US top 40 hit) 8. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (US #1 & UK #2, no other top 40) 9. Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a Star to Fall (UK #9, no other UK top 40 hit) 10. Buckner and Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (US #9, no other US top 40 hit) 11. Desireless - Voyage Voyage (UK #5, no other UK top 40 hit) 12. Devo - Whip It (US #14, no other US top 40 hit) 13. Diesel - Sausalito Summernight (US #25, no other US top 100 hit) 14. Double - The Captain of Her Heart (UK #8 & US #16, no other top 40 hit) 15. The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town (UK #15, no other UK top 40 hit) 16. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am (US #7, no other US top 40 hit) 17. Fiction Factory - (Feels Like ) Heaven (UK #6, no other UK top 40 hit) 18. FR David - Words (UK #2, no other UK top 40 hit) 19. Frank Stallone - Far from Over (US #10, no other US top 40 hit) 20. Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down (US #1, UK #6, no other top 40 hit) 21. Jack Wagner - All I Need (US #2, no other US top 40 hit) 22. Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face (UK #1, no other UK top 40 hit) 23. Joey Scarbury - Theme from 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It or Not) (US #2, no other US top 40 hit) 24. Kaoma - Lambada (UK #4, no other UK top 40 hit) 25. The Korgis - Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime (US #18, no other top 40 hit) 26. Lipps Inc. - Funkytown (US #1, UK #2, no other top 40 hit) 27. M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up the Volume (UK #1 & US #13, no other top 40 hit) 28. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride (UK #4, no other UK top 40 hit) 29. Michael Sembello - Maniac (US #1, no other US top 30 hit) 30. Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok (US #3, no other US top 40 hit in the 80s) 31. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin’.. There’s No Stoppin’ Us (US & UK top 10, no other top 40 hit) 32. Opus - Live Is Life (UK #6, no other UK top 40 hit) 33. Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain (US & UK top 10, no other top 40 hit) 34. The Other Ones - Holiday (US #29, no other US top 100 hit) 35. Owen Paul - My Favourite Waste of Time (UK #3, no other UK top 40 hit) 36. Patrick Swayze & Wendy Fraser - She's Like the Wind (US #3, no other US top 40 hit) 37. Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew (UK #6, no other UK top 40 hit) 38. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (UK #6, no other UK top 40 hit) 39. Rocky Burnette - Tired of Toein' the Line (US #8, no other US top 40 hit) 40. Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita (UK #5, no other UK top 40 hit) 41. Sheriff - When I'm with You (US #1, no other US top 40 hit) 42. Stacey Q - Two of Hearts (US #3, no other US top 30 hit) 43. Stan Ridgway - Camouflage (UK #4, no other UK top 40 hit) 44. Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz (US #4, no other US top 40 hit) 45. Timex Social Club - Rumors (US #8, no other US top 40 hit) 46. Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny (US #4, no other US top 30 hit) 47. Toni Basil - Mickey (US #1, UK #2, no other top 40 hit) 48. Trans-X - Living on Video (UK #9, no other UK top 40 hit) 49. The Vapors - Turning Japanese (UK #3, no other UK top 40 hit) 50. When in Rome - The Promise (US #11, no other US top 40 hit)
What came first, Missing Remix or Where Do You Go by No Mercy, they both literally have the same exact beat.
Here is where things get even more interesting. No Mercy's 1st actual single was a cover of "Missing" which was not issued in the U.S.
"Where Do You Go" is a partial cover of a La Bouche album track.
A remix version of No Mercy's recording of it also incorporates some of La Bouche's vocals onto it.
"Where Do You Go" is structured in a way that is similar to the Todd Terry remix of "Missing". Even that beatless part with the repeat of the 1st verse as a 'bridge' has the same kind of pads as "Missing."
The drums in both songs are actually sampled from the song "Love & Happiness" by River Ocean from this specific remix. Many, many other records used that same drum loop, most likely from the EBTG arrangement of it as the beats were issued on some editions of the single.
Post by beyoncelover on Aug 5, 2022 2:25:04 GMT -5
5: With "Closing Time" being my #8, I'm fine with this showing up in this spot. Would have preferred it to be my #44 but I'll take it. This is a great and modern classic song that I do love from Semisonic. Not surprised that it has the lowest 14th-Lowest SD, though I could have seen it in the Top 10 in that front. Very shocked about the #54 rank but yay for 19 Top 10 rankings!
4: Ahh dangg, the lowest rank for this is #39 meaning that my #44 made it to the Top 3 and breaking up my flawless Top 3. So sad. Impressive seeing that this song was always in the Top 10 throughout the lists porcess. Ughhh noooo, it's my #1 of "Lovefool." Really love and adore this song and very happy to see it making it this far! I'm sad it missed out making the Top 3 but again happy it made it this far. This is so cute, fun, catchy and always makes me happy. Such a great pop song! Nicee at 4 #1s and 19 Top 10s! Happy this didn't have any rankings outside of the Top 40. And oooo I also liked their "My Favourite Thing" song too.
3: Hmmm #45 as the lowest rank? I'm hopeful this could be my #44.... fingers crossed. Oooof, darn it's my #3 of "Bitter Sweet Symphony." Sad to see this missing the Top 2, but also very happy to get a perfect rank here too. Another great classic 90s song and one that I do really love from The Verve. Such a great and enjoyable song! Yay for 3 #1s and 19 Top 10 rankings. Wow so many #3 and #4 ranks here.... 5 of them each.
Lmaooo dangg so this Top 2 is my #2 vs. my #44. Please come through #2.
2: Oooh noooo, sad that "Criminal" couldn't have pulled through with winning here. Really love this song and think it's a fantastic and chill song from Fiona Apple. It's easily my favorite of hers. I just love the sound and vibe of this song so much. Wow at 5 #2s. Well, at least I got another perfect rank as this was my #2. Yayy for 21 Top 10 ranks here!
1: Ughhh, this was such a disappointment for me with "Missing" winning. I was doing SO well all throughout the game with my like all of Top 10 making the Top 30 and I think 7 of my Top 10 songs making it to the Top 10. This was my #44 and by far my lowest rank of the Top 10 so this winning.... I feel so out of touch here, lmaoo. This is a fine and decent enough song but just never been a song I cared that much for. I get those that love it and clearly many people do.... and of course that's fine. Just wish a song I love could have won. LMAOOO not me being the only one to rank this below the Top 35.
Lmaoo this ended really badly for me (like the 2013 AAA Rankdown, oops) but oh well. This game was still a lot of fun to participate and comment on. Thanks for hosting this, act i: SHOOTER!
Thanks for a great rankdown SHOOTER! Great graphics, interesting facts. Good collection of diverse songs. Great to see Everything But the Girl win it all with Missing. Great song.
For those EBtG fans or for those How I Met Your Mother fans, I always thought their version of Downtown Train was another great version (there are many) and of course it's use in the devastating for some (hated by many) series finale of HIMYM is quite memorable. I'll spare you the clip of the HIMYM finale, as it may induce PTSD for some but here is their version of Downtown Train.
Post by super freaky grandma on Aug 5, 2022 11:04:23 GMT -5
Any other time I would have ranked Missing #1! *shakes fist at missed perfect #1 ranking* I went back and forth between it and Lovefool multiple times. Not at all mad about this outcome though. Thanks for the rankdown Shooter!
Post by castleoblivion26 on Aug 5, 2022 17:46:08 GMT -5
wish I had gotten a list in. That said wow at "Missing" winning. I like the song so it likely would have been in my top half but still probably in the lower end of my top half. Just not a song I expected to be this well liked. Both "Closing Time" and "Bitter Sweet Symphony" would have been preferable winners to me, with "Criminal" being up there as well, all songs I would have easily ranked in my Top 5/10.
Look forward to the next set so I can make sure to get a list in and not miss out again lol
Was really hoping for "Bitter Sweet Symphony" to pull off that win. I figured it was the only one in my top ten that had any realistic chance. "Missing" is a nice listen, but it always felt like something is, uh...missing. Don't know what other wording to use for that, lol. I had no idea it got this much love, or that I would be among the five lowest ranks for both the top 2. Oh, well. Thanks for hosting!
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