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The Proclaimers, a lot more than I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

They're best known for one song: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), as featured in Benny and Joon in 1993, and though the identical twin brothers faded from the public eye in the US, 500 Miles was lovingly parodied by Homer Simpson in 2001, and the brothers appeared on Family Guy in 2006. That song was featured in Comic Relief 2007, and that rendition was the number 1 song in the UK for three weeks. Given this focus on a single song that was first released in 1988, you might want mark The Proclaimers as a one-hit wonder and leave it at that. But David Pollock, writing for The Guardian, wants you to reconsider: The Proclaimers are a lot better than you probably remember. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2012 - 72 comments

The future sure looked better when we were in the past, didn't it?

Most people have heard of Daniel Lanois for his production work with U2 and Brian Eno but he started his climb to fame with a little band called Martha and the Muffins who had a monster hit song. [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Jan 17, 2012 - 39 comments

RIP Gary Garcia

Gary Garcia, half of the musical duo Buckner & Garcia, died on November 17, 2011 at his home in Florida. The duo is best known for their 1982 top ten hit Pac Man Fever. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Nov 20, 2011 - 36 comments

C'mon baby, do the Locomotion

Probably the quinesstiential one-hit wonder, Little Eva has died.
posted by timeistight on Apr 14, 2003 - 24 comments

One hit wonders

One hit wonders was in my e-mail this morning. What others can you add to the list? about.com link, watch the pop-under.
posted by bjgeiger on Feb 19, 2002 - 178 comments

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