One-Hit Wonders Day (September 25, 2019)
It’s what we’ve all been sitting tight for, a day to praise each craftsman who has plotted to give us one enormously fruitful melody… .and the great aggregate of nothing since. One-Hit Wonder Day was built up by music columnist Steve Rosen in 1990 to pay tribute to the individuals who have had their five minutes (or less) of distinction and along these lines evaporated, leaving us just a snappy (ideally!) tune to recall them by.
From bizarre, middle-aged Spaniards Los Del Rio doing the ‘Macarena’, to beanie-hatted Daniel Powter singing about his ‘Bad Day’, via Lou Bega’s Mambo #5, the list of one-hit wonders is a long and varied one, so dig out your old record collection and see how many of these unfortunate souls are lurking there.
Check out Wikipedia.org’s list of One-Hit Wonders for a detailed list of those oldies but goodies we used to groove to!