And yes, it’s Frank Stallone. I’m unfortunately kidding. We still have another decade to deal with American Idol rejects, and vanity projects.
Billboard magazine has released their list of the top one-hit wonders of the decade, people whose first single broke the top of the Billboard charts, and whose second single curled up into a fetal position and was kicked repeatedly until it went back underground. And then cried like a little second single should. You gonna cry, second single? I bet you are. AND THE WINNERS ARE …
I think Crazytown should win for one-hit wonder of the century. I still remember all the lyrics to that song, and so does everyone I know, even though not a single one of them liked it. It’s like a plague that everyone knows the name of. And the Terror Squad was an odd selection, as they’ve been around since 1992 with Big Pun. The other two just make me want to punch beautiful things. Here’s hoping a mash-up artist will take all of them and put them together in a very catchy, yet wholly forgettable tune.
Maybe Daniel Powter can cheer himself up by listening to his one hit. Over and over again. There’s a reason his initials are DP. His voice DP’ed my ears.