History Main / OneHitWonder

15th Jun '18 1:05:22 PM MisterApple
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* Tanner Clark, Amelia's CoolAunt from ''ComicBook/AmeliaRules'', is an ex-rock singer, who gave out one highly acclaimed album, before leaving her promising career for undisclosed personal reasons. [[BeserkButton Don't call her a One-Hit Wonder, though.]]

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* Tanner Clark, Amelia's CoolAunt from ''ComicBook/AmeliaRules'', is an ex-rock singer, who gave out one highly acclaimed album, before leaving her promising career for undisclosed personal reasons. [[BeserkButton [[BerserkButton Don't call her a One-Hit Wonder, though.]]
11th Jun '18 1:26:00 PM KYCubbie
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** Pixar seems to like selecting writers for major roles in their films. Sarah Vowell, a well known pop culture writer, essayist and frequent contributor to ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', was cast in the role of Violet in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. The casting director of the film selected her after hearing [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/81/guns this story she told]] on ''This American Life''. She never actually auditioned for the part, as she is not a professional actress and ''The Incredibles'' remains her only film role.

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** Pixar seems to like selecting writers for major roles in their films. Sarah Vowell, a well known pop culture writer, essayist and frequent contributor to ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', was cast in the role of Violet Parr in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. The casting director of the film selected her after hearing [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/81/guns this story she told]] on ''This American Life''. She never actually auditioned for the part, as she is not a professional actress actress, and ''The Incredibles'' remains her only had no other film role.roles until returning to voice Violet for ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2''.
11th Jun '18 1:12:21 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Susan Aglukark''', an Inuit from Manitoba, had a huge hit in Canada with the bilingual "O Siem" in 1995. The song was a crossover smash in Canada, reaching #1 on the country and AC charts, and #3 on ''RPM'' Top Singles. While she had a few other chart entries, most of them are very obscure now.

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* '''Susan Aglukark''', an Inuit Inuk[[note]]Better known in its plural form of ''Inuit''.[[/note]] from Manitoba, had a huge hit in Canada with the bilingual "O Siem" in 1995. The song was a crossover smash in Canada, reaching #1 on the country and AC charts, and #3 on ''RPM'' Top Singles. While she had a few other chart entries, most of them are very obscure now.
8th Jun '18 10:38:20 AM LaszloZapacik
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** Goran Ivanisevic was consistently one of the best players in the world in the 1990s (ranked as high as No. 2 at points), but despite making the Wimbledon final three times in the decade, he lost all three. Injuries and declining performances left him ranked outside the top 100 and struggling to qualify for major tournaments by 2001, and most thought his best was well behind him. Then, he was given a wild card entry into the 2001 Wimbledon draw - and won the competition, his only Grand Slam title. He never got past the third round of a tournament (any tournament, not just Grand Slams) again, and retired a couple of years later.
8th Jun '18 4:42:51 AM CountDorku
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* British singer-songwriter '''Passenger''' (yes, it's just one guy) managed to cross the pond with the #5 smash hit "Let Her Go". He hasn't yet had another big hit in Europe, let alone North America.

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* British singer-songwriter '''Passenger''' (yes, it's just one guy) managed to cross the pond with the #5 smash hit "Let Her Go". He hasn't yet had another big hit in Europe, let alone North America. He can at least take comfort in his performance somewhat further South, though, with a couple of albums doing pretty well in Australia and New Zealand; "Anywhere" even reached #6 on the NZ charts.
5th Jun '18 1:15:47 PM JadedStreak
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** It seems likely that Shauna Macdonald will fall into this. Though recognised by [[CultClassic cult fans]] for a few other roles in her career[[note]]Sarah in ''Film/TheDescent'', Sam Buxton in ''LiveActionTV/{{Spooks}}'', and even a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in ''Film/TheLastJedi''[[/note]], most will probably only recognise her for the voice of Professor Squawkencluck, as it's the only major role she's had in mainstream TV so far, and her credits aren't much longer than that role.
2nd Jun '18 7:29:57 PM thelivingtoad
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** The aforementioned ''One Hit Wonderland'' book charts Hawks' - who had become famous in the meantime for his comedic travel books - attempts to have a second hit. He succeeded...sort of. He wrote a tune called "Big in Albania", and roped in composer Creator/TimRice and comedian Norman Wisdom (who is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff beloved in Albania]]) to perform the song with him. For his troubles, Hawks was rewarded with a #18 hit in Albania in 2002. Humorously, for all his work, that only made him a one-hit wonder in two different countries with different songs, since "Stutter Rap" never charted in Albania.
2nd Jun '18 7:21:57 PM thelivingtoad
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* '''Sheb Wooley''' only had a single Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, when his novelty tune "Purple People Eater" topped the chart in 1958. Outside of that chart, he's been very successful in other areas: He had a #1 hit on the country chart in 1962 with "That's My Pa", and later in the decade, had a string of country hits under the name Ben Colder with parodies of other songs. He also had a long career as a Western actor, and had a supporting role on the show ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. That's also his voice on the deathless [[StockScream Wilhelm Scream]] sound effect, recorded during the filming of the 1951 film ''Distant Drums''.
2nd Jun '18 3:51:30 PM thelivingtoad
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* British-Indian DJ '''Panjabi MC''' and singer '''Labh Janjua''' scored an international hit in 2003 with a remix of their 1999 electro-bhangra single "Mundian To Bach Ke" that included an newly recorded guest verse from Music/JayZ. The song went to #33 in the US, #5 in the UK and #1 in Italy, Belgium and Greece. Panjabi MC's follow-up single "Jogi" was a hit in a couple other countries, but not in the US or UK. Janjua, who was uncredited on the remix despite being the vocalist, had no further international hits before his death in 2015.

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* British-Indian British DJ '''Panjabi MC''' and Indian singer '''Labh Janjua''' scored an international hit in 2003 with a remix of their 1999 electro-bhangra single "Mundian To Bach Ke" that included an newly recorded guest verse from Music/JayZ. The song went to #33 in the US, #5 in the UK and #1 in Italy, Belgium and Greece. Panjabi MC's follow-up single "Jogi" was a hit in a couple other countries, but not in the US or UK. Janjua, who was uncredited on the remix despite being the vocalist, had no further international hits before his death in 2015.
2nd Jun '18 3:50:45 PM thelivingtoad
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* British-Indian DJ '''Panjabi MC''' and singer '''Labh Janjua''' scored an international hit in 2003 with a remix of their 1999 electro-bhangra single "Mundian To Bach Ke" that included an newly recorded guest verse from Music/JayZ. The song went to #33 in the US, #5 in the UK and #1 in Italy, Belgium and Greece. Panjabi MC's follow-up single "Jogi" was a hit in a couple other countries, but not in the US or UK. Janjua, who was uncredited on the remix despite being the vocalist, had no further international hits before his death in 2015.
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