I wish that one day, I could write one great song that everyone would remember. I know that people who write and perform music hope for lengthy careers with dozens of fantastic songs, but there are only so many Tom Petty's in the world. For me, it would be cool if I could just write that one memorable song. That would be enough.
I was having a conversation about one-hit wonders, and started reminiscing about some that are just fantastic tunes. I'm not going to put The Knack's "My Sharona" or Dexy's Midnight Runner's "Come On, Eileen" on the blog today. But do you remember these?
How about The Vapors with "Turning Japanese?" What a fun new wave song this one was:
Here's one last one that not everyone is going to agree was great. But it makes me smile and feel good every time I hear it. It's campy, it's weird, and it was a big hit. Carl Douglas with "Kung Fu Fighting." They even used it in Wayne's World, remember?
Oops, I just remembered one more. And it's an earworm. You'll be singing, chanting and digging this one (or wanting to kill me) because this one will be stuck with you for a while. Toni Basil with "Mickey." Hahahahahaha!
Send me some more and I'll post 'em. In the meantime, have a great weekend. And Go Eagles!
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.