9/23/17

Brandon Hixson's ONE-HIT WONDERS OF THE 80's

In celebration of National One-Hit Wonder Day on September 25th, here's an appropriate collection from a friend. Definitions of a one-hit wonder may differ but the 57 tracks Brandon Hixson has put on the three volumes of his One-Hit Wonders Of The 80's below may be just what you need! As for me, my feelings on the subject jibe with those of Tom Nawrocki, who wrote The Complete List Of True One-Hit Wonders. For the record, my ultimate One-Hit Wonder (all due to dear ol' Dad) is "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" – Zager & Evans.
One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s – Volume 1: 1980-1983
1) Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
2) Whip It – Devo
3) Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
4) Puttin’ On The Ritz – Taco
5) They Don’t Know – Tracy Ullman
6) Key Largo – Bertie Higgins
7) Funkytown – Lipps Inc
8) In A Big Country – Big Country
9) Tired Of Toein’ The Line – Rocky Burnette
10) Tainted Love – Soft Cell
11) Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth
12) She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
13) Cars – Gary Numan
14) Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen
15) Into The Night – Benny Mardones
16) Der Kommissar – After The Fire (Blocked)
17) Pac Man Fever – Buckner & Garcia
18) New World Man – Rush
19) Mickey – Toni Basil


One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s – Volume 2: 1984-1986
1) Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Blocked)
2) The Warrior – Scandal
3) Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer
4) Let The Music Play – Shannon
5) We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
6) In My House – Mary Jane Girls
7) Let’s Go All The Way – Sly Fox
8) Rumors – Timex Social Club
9) The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades) – Timbuk 3
10) 99 Red Balloons – Nena
11) It’s My Life – Talk Talk
12) Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
13) Tender Love – Force M.D.’s
14) Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
15) Perfect Way – Scritti Politti (Blocked)
16) Right On Track – Breakfast Club
17) Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer
18) Cry – Godley & Crème
19) Never Ending Story – Limahl


One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s – Volume 3: 1987-1989
1) Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
2) What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
3) Kiss & Tell – Bryan Ferry
4) Where Are You Now – Jimmy Harnen with Synch
5) Love Changes Everything – Clime Fisher
6) Cry – Waterfront
7) I Beg Your Pardon – Kon Kan
8) Don’t Disturb This Groove – The System
9) The Promise – When In Rome
10) Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
11) Pump Up The Volume – M/A/R/R/S
12) So Alive – Love And Rockets
13) Rush Hour – Jane Wiedlin
14) Heaven Help Me – Deon Estus
15) Casanova – LeVert
16) Hot, Hot, Hot – Buster Poindexter (Blocked)
17) Just Got Paid – Johnny Kemp
18) When I’m With You – Sheriff
19) She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze

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