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27th Aug '16 6:57:37 AM legoking831
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* Stellar Stone released eight games during the early 2000s before dissolving entirely, including a pinball game, two real-time strategies, a puzzle game, a first-person shooter, and three racing games, pretty much all of which were {{Obvious Beta}}s in every sense of the word. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone that knows this, and in fact most of the Internet would have you believe the only game of theirs of this nature was ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.
26th Aug '16 4:43:50 PM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, Australian film director '''Creator/BazLuhrmann''' had a single that consisted of him reading Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen" essay (aka "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young"). The single was a massive international hit, but Luhrmann went back to directing immediately afterward.

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* In 1999, Australian film director '''Creator/BazLuhrmann''' had a single is credited as the artist of the 1998 hit "Everbody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", but it's an (understandable) misconception that consisted of him reading he is the performer on the track. The actual narrator on the track is voice actor Lee Perry, who reads Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen" essay (aka "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young"). Luhrmann was merely the producer of the song, and the person who came up with the idea of setting the essay to music. The single was a massive international hit, but Luhrmann went back to directing immediately afterward.
26th Aug '16 4:29:42 PM thelivingtoad
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* "Genius of Love" was the '''TomTomClub's''' only Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit. They were formed out of former members of the Talking Heads. Interestingly, back home in the UK, "Genius of Love" never made it past #65, but they reached the top 10 with "Wordy Rappinghood". They did have a second top 40 hit in the UK with "Under The Boardwalk," but that missed the top 20. "Under The Boardwalk," however, was their only top 10 New Zealand hit, despite the former two songs both having gone top 40 there. So, that means Tom Tom Club could be considered one hit wonders three times. Interestingly, "Genius of Love," the only song that is officially a one-hit wonder, is probably the best remembered because of Music/MariahCarey.

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* "Genius of Love" was the '''TomTomClub's''' only Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit. They were formed out of former The band was a a side-project of Music/TalkingHeads members of the Talking Heads. (and [[CreatorCouple married couple]]) Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. Interestingly, back home in the UK, "Genius of Love" never made it past #65, but they reached the top 10 with "Wordy Rappinghood". They did have a second top 40 hit in the UK with "Under The Boardwalk," but that missed the top 20. "Under The Boardwalk," however, was their only top 10 New Zealand hit, despite the former two songs both having gone top 40 there. So, that means Tom Tom Club could be considered one hit wonders three times. Interestingly, "Genius of Love," the only song that is officially a one-hit wonder, is probably the best remembered because of Music/MariahCarey.
26th Aug '16 4:19:49 PM thelivingtoad
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are one-hit wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticulously sourced one-hit wonder lists]]. Some observers and music writers believe these acts don't count as one-hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are one-hit wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticulously sourced one-hit wonder lists]]. Some observers and music writers believe these acts don't count as one-hit wonders, merely bands artists that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.
26th Aug '16 4:17:58 PM thelivingtoad
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticulously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

For further reading, and a good definition of who may and may not be a one hit wonder, check out [[http://www.villagevoice.com/music/100-and-single-three-rules-to-define-the-term-one-hit-wonder-in-2012-6637330 this 2012 article]] for ''The Village Voice''. It largely focuses on the specific cases of Music/OwlCity and Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, but also looks at the term "one hit wonder" from a broader aspect.

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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders one-hit wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticulously sourced one hit one-hit wonder lists]]. Some observers and music writers believe these acts don't think these bands count as one hit one-hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

For further reading, and a good definition of who may and may not be a one hit one-hit wonder, check out [[http://www.villagevoice.com/music/100-and-single-three-rules-to-define-the-term-one-hit-wonder-in-2012-6637330 this 2012 article]] for ''The Village Voice''. It largely focuses on the specific cases of Music/OwlCity and Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, but also looks at the term "one hit "one-hit wonder" from a broader aspect.
26th Aug '16 4:16:52 PM thelivingtoad
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously meticulously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.
26th Aug '16 4:16:21 PM thelivingtoad
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hits. Techincally under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hits. Techincally hit a piece. Technically under ''Billboard'''s definition, these artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.
26th Aug '16 4:15:49 PM thelivingtoad
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hits. Techincally under ''Billboard''s rule, these bands are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hits. Techincally under ''Billboard''s rule, ''Billboard'''s definition, these bands artists are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.
26th Aug '16 4:14:53 PM thelivingtoad
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For further reading, and a good definition of who may and may not be a one hit wonder, check out [[http://www.villagevoice.com/music/100-and-single-three-rules-to-define-the-term-one-hit-wonder-in-2012-6637330 this 2012 article]] for ''The Village Voice''. It largely focuses on the specific cases of Music/OwlCity and Music/CarlyRaeJepen, but also looks at the term "one hit wonder" from a broader aspect.

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For further reading, and a good definition of who may and may not be a one hit wonder, check out [[http://www.villagevoice.com/music/100-and-single-three-rules-to-define-the-term-one-hit-wonder-in-2012-6637330 this 2012 article]] for ''The Village Voice''. It largely focuses on the specific cases of Music/OwlCity and Music/CarlyRaeJepen, Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, but also looks at the term "one hit wonder" from a broader aspect.
26th Aug '16 4:14:27 PM thelivingtoad
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But usually, a "one-hit wonder" is defined by cultural impact rather than chart placements. For example, if an artist has a massive #1 hit, getting a #40 will technically disqualify them as per ''Billboard'''s definition of a one-hit wonder, but it's highly unlikely that the #40 will continue to be remembered over time and they will likely become a textbook example of such an artist. And their "second hit" doesn't have to only scrape the bottom of the top 40 to ensure they be remembered as such. In fact, there are a handful of artists who were massive in their prime, and even though they still had clearly defined {{Signature Song}}s, nobody would ever consider labelling them as one-hit wonders; however, as time goes on, the artists [[DeaderThanDisco fall so hard into obscurity]] that their discographies are almost completely forgotten outside of the signature song. Thus, they are looked back upon as a one-hit wonder.

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But usually, a "one-hit wonder" is defined by cultural impact rather than chart placements. For example, if an artist has a massive #1 hit, getting a #40 will technically disqualify them as per ''Billboard'''s definition of a one-hit wonder, but it's highly unlikely that the #40 will continue to be remembered over time and they will likely become a textbook example of such an artist. And their "second hit" doesn't have to only scrape the bottom of the top 40 to ensure they be remembered as such. In fact, there are a handful of artists who were massive in their prime, and even though they still had clearly defined {{Signature Song}}s, nobody would ever consider labelling them as one-hit wonders; wonders. however, as time goes on, the artists [[DeaderThanDisco fall so hard into obscurity]] that their discographies are almost completely forgotten outside of the signature song. Thus, they are looked back upon as a one-hit wonder.
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There are other artists, like Music/GratefulDead, Music/{{Rush}} and Music/BoDiddley that are well-regarded legends with plenty of classics under the belts, but through some fluke or stroke of luck, ended up with just one Top 40 hits. Techincally under ''Billboard''s rule, these bands are One Hit Wonders -- TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#Songs_by_decade lists all of them in their meticously sourced one hit wonder lists]]. Some observers don't think these bands count as one hit wonders, merely bands that had one Top 40 hit and more of a piece of chart trivia than a specific label.

For further reading, and a good definition of who may and may not be a one hit wonder, check out [[http://www.villagevoice.com/music/100-and-single-three-rules-to-define-the-term-one-hit-wonder-in-2012-6637330 this 2012 article]] for ''The Village Voice''. It largely focuses on the specific cases of Music/OwlCity and Music/CarlyRaeJepen, but also looks at the term "one hit wonder" from a broader aspect.
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