Friday, May 1, 2009

Got To Love Countdowns

I stumbled upon something amazing at the gym last night. No, it wasn’t an exercise that gives you a flat stomach instantly (Could someone invent that please?). It was VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s. Things I love: the 80’s, one-hit wonders and countdowns! Pretty sure this show was created for me!

I’m sure you didn’t feel like doing any work today anyway so please enjoy this list. Let me know your favorite!

100 Clarence Clemons (and Jackson Browne): “You’re A Friend Of Mine”
99 Michael Damian: "Rock On"
98 Buckner & Garcia: “Pac-Man Fever”
97 Will To Power: "Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird"
96 The Fabulous Thunderbirds: “Tuff Enuff
95 Midnight Oil: “Beds are Burning”
94 Club Nouveau: “Lean On Me”
93 L.A. Guns: “The Ballad of Jayne”
92 Frank Stallone: “Far From Over”
91 Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson: “Friends And Lovers”
90 Haircut 100: “Love Plus One”
89 Rodney Dangerfield: “Rappin’ Rodney”
88 Nik Kershaw: “Wouldn’t it Be Good”
87 Vixen: “Edge Of A Broken Heart”
86 Patrice Rushen: “Forget Me Nots
85 Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers: “Tomorrow People”
84 The Church: “Under The Milky Way”
83 Paul Lekakis: “Boom Boom Boom Let’s Go Back to My Room”
82 Red Rider: “Lunatic Fringe”
81 Josie Cotton: “Johnny Are You Queer?”
80 Eddie Murphy: “Party All The Time”
79 Alannah Myles: “Black Velvet”
78 Aldo Nova: “Fantasy”
77 General Public: “Tenderness”
76 J.J. Fad: “Supersonic”
75 Bertie Higgins: “Key Largo”
74 Information Society: “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”
73 Paul Hardcastle: “19″
72 Swing Out Sister: “Breakout”
71 Jack Wagner: “All I Need”
70 Harold Faltermeyer: “Axel F”
69 T’Pau: “Heart And Soul”
68 Peter Schilling: “Major Tom”
67 Martika: “Toy Soldiers”
66 The Jeff Healy Band: “Angel Eyes”
65 Boomtown Rats: “I Don’t Like Mondays”
64 Robbie Dupree: “Steal Away”
63 Oran “Juice” Jones: “The Rain”
62 XTC: “Dear God”
61 E.U.: “Da Butt”
60 Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait”
59 The Outfield “Your Love”
58 Don Johnson “Heartbeat”
57 Jermaine Stewart “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”
56 Til Tuesday “Voices Carry”
55 Johnny Kemp “Just Got Paid”
54 Chris DeBurgh “Lady in Red”
53 Taco “Puttin’ On the Ritz”
52 Mary Jane Girls “In My House”
51 After the Fire “Der Kommissar
50 Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance”
49 Philip Bailey (w/ Phil Collins) “Easy Lover”
48 Yello “Oh Yeah”
47 Pretty Poison “Catch Me I’m Falling”
46 Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”
45 Robbie Nevil “C’est La Vie”
44 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
43 Shannon “Let the Music Play”
42 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”
41 Billy Vera “At This Moment”
40 The Buggles: “Video Killed the Radio Star”
39 Matthew Wilder: “Break My Stride”
38 Bruce Willis: “Respect Yourself”
37 Lipps, Inc.: “Funkytown
36 Weather Girls: “It’s Raining Men”
35 Tom Tom Club: “Genius of Love”
34 The Waitresses: “I Know What Boys Like”
33 John Waite: “Missing You”
32 Quarterflash: “Harden My Heart”
31 Bobby McFerrin: “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
30 The Vapors: “Turning Japanese”
29 Madness: “Our House”
28 John Parr: “St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)”
27 Stacey Q: “Two of Hearts”
26 Cutting Crew: “I Just Died In Your Arms”
25 Musical Youth: “Pass the Dutchie
24 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: “What I Am”
23 Eddy Grant: “Electric Avenue”
22 Michael Sembello: “Maniac”
21 Twisted Sister: “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
20 Rockwell: “Somebody’s Watching Me”
19 Dead or Alive: “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”
18 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock: “It Takes Two”
17 Men Without Hats: “The Safety Dance”
16 Nena: “99 Luft Balloons”
15 Devo: “Whip It”
14 Big Country: “In A Big Country”
13 Thomas Dolby: “She Blinded Me With Science”
12 Animotion: “Obsesssion
11 Gary Numan: “Cars”
10 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: “Relax”
9 Kajagoogoo: “Too Shy”
8 Bow Wow Wow: “I Want Candy”
7 Modern English: “I Melt With You”
6 Toni Basil: “Mickey”
5 Soft Cell: “Tainted Love”
4 Tommy Tutone: “867-5309 / Jenny”
3 A-Ha: “Take On Me”
2 Flock of Seagulls: “I Ran (So Far Away)”
1 Dexys Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”

Song of the Day

Ha! I haven't heard this song in forever. Number 72: Swing Out Sister: “Breakout”. Love it!


  1. FOR SURE "Take on Me" by A-ha!!

    Martika "Toy Soldiers" is not far behind though:-)

  2. definitely LEAN ON ME.
    It was one of our graduation songs.


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