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One hit wonders that you rarely hear again!

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G'day all, this made me smile this morning.  One of our local AM sports radio stations has a habit of playing a few seconds of pop songs as links in between program segments.  Today they played a few seconds of James....'Laid'.  Frankly I was shocked by the lyrics (the original version of the song), and I realised that it was years (literally) since I'd last heard the song.  Talk about forgotten 'one hit wonders'!  Regards, Felix. 

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Who's James?

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Eccentric and occasionally sublime Manchester rock band from about 1984 to present day. Has a similar regional and international following as what the Verve achieved.

 

Even though they are very good, it is still a silly name for a band. "Laid" "Millionaires" and "Pleased to Meet You" are the go-to albums.  Their various Greatest Hits collections are always a hodge-podge, which is entirely reasonable for this band.

 

As for one-hit wonders, that's how The Church is viewed by the industry as they only ever got one song onto the Billboard Top 100.

 

 

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you don't hear songs like this anymore

The Fang from Nervous Norvus

he actually had a few hits, all rather novelty!

 

 

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I could have some fun here. Gotta a lot of one hit wonders in the memory banks. :)

The Casuals - Jesamine

 

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From back in the day when they knew how to compose a catchy pop song.

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes

 

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3 minutes ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

I could have some fun here. Gotta a lot of one hit wonders in the memory banks. :)

The Casuals - Jesamine

 

 

One of my all time favourite songs and also one that is very close to my heart, even to this day.

I have heard a few other songs by The Casuals and while they are OK, this is really special

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10 minutes ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes

Geez...I used to sing this back in the day...

Was a crowd favourite...for a VERY SHORT time...

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40 minutes ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

You never ever hear this on 'hits & memories'. A shame, really.  :D

 

This is one of the greatest songd ever written

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29 minutes ago, colinm1 said:

wonder why they never had more hits ;)

 

I don't!

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Geez... @mrbuzzardstubble...

Your GTG's must be legendary...

Bet you empty the room with just one song...

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The Ferrets, Don't fall in love. More of never hear again rather than "rarely hear it again" for this song. :)

 

 

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[mention=143868]Catman[/mention]

 

I actually like that song. This live version has a wonderful sounding organ after the first chorus.

 

 

 

Like most one hit wonders, they probably made their million and have said that's enough.

 

 

https://m.ranker.com/list/greatest-songs-by-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music

 

 

 

 

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What you do when you're not The Who.

 

 

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