What’s Up? I’m Too Sexy for Black Velvet, so call me: 867-5309 ‘cuz I Want Candy!

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on April 23, 2012 · 22 comments

in Monday Hops,Monday's Music Moves Me,Music Monday

For a while I was beginning to think we’d never have an actual spring – what with the summer heat we’ve been experiencing and all.  Be careful what you wish for, right?  The weekend started off with perfect weather, then finished off with a complete wash-out of rain.  Some parts of the Northeast even were expecting snow – that settles it.  Mother Nature is plain crazy.

What better way to spend a cold rainy Monday than enjoy some fun music?  This week’s theme is “One Hit Wonders” (or Grandma’s favorite song – but I have no idea what my grandmother liked listening to, so I’m going with the one-hit wonders).  Let’s start things off with a song that became an anthemic and existential Gen-X piece in 1993 – here’s 4 Non Blondes with “What’s Up”:

This next song from 1992 has been spoofed over and over again and still cracks me up, here’s Right Said Fred with “I’m Too Sexy”:

For years I always thought this song was sung by Stevie Nicks – little did I know (until I was searching for one-hit wonders) that it was actually done by Canadian songstress, Alannah Myles here she is with “Black Velvet”:

Dipping further back into the 80′s, who didn’t belt out this song whenever it came on the radio?  Here’s Tommy Tutone with “867-5309 / Jenny”:

And finally, another 80′s one-hit wonder that has also been spoofed many times over the years, here’s Bow Wow Wow with “I Want Candy”:

Wasn’t that fun?  What’s your favorite one-hit wonder? Enjoy your Monday!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our very special guest hostess, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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1 Xmasdolly April 23, 2012 at 12:21 am

Loved all your choices. I totally totally loved “Black Velvet” , and I asked my hubby for a little help & he suggested that 8675309, but I chose Oh Mickey LOL instead. Only thing I hope the non-blondes made enough money with that one hit wonder to buy some new clothes. Sheesh! hahaha Hope all is well with you Princess N and of course Lil Dude! hugs
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3 Martha April 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

The weather is crazy isn’t it?
Love the song choices. I always loved Black Velvet!

Have a great week!
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4 Cathy Kennedy April 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

This week’s theme has been a lot of fun putting together. So far the ones I’ve pulled out of the wood works hasn’t been repeated, but I’m still hopping so I may hit a snag as I boogie across the net. Thanks for sharing yours. I’m too Sexy always makes me think of Grumpy Old Men. Do you remember that scene?
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5 Rita April 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

Black Velvet has always been one of my most favorite songs ever!!!

6 A Daft Scots Lass April 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

Great brilliant choices!!!
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7 Claire April 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

I ALMOST picked Black Velvet! Too funny. Great choices today. Once I was on Kajagoogoo I started clicking on the similar song links and went back in time; it was a great morning. :)
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8 Dominique April 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

Lovely choices of songs this week. I remember listening to the I’m too sexy song when I was a teenager.
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9 Heather's Happenings April 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

The weather has been driving me crazy the last few weeks.

I really love the Jenny song, that was on of my favorites back in the day.
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10 Michele April 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

Friday night here saw crazy rain, thunder and lightening, and very strong winds. The rest of the weekend was beautiful! Can I say we had drinks on the patio weather.
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11 Katie April 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

I used to jam to that song by the 4 non blondes back in the day. As a matter of fact, all these one hit wonders are excellent choices. Like em all. Have a great Monday!

12 Danielle April 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

Nice choices. Alannah Myles has a very nice voice. Have a great day!
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13 Amethyst Moon April 23, 2012 at 11:16 am

Oh my gosh why didn’t I think of Black Velvet?! I love that song!! I really like all the other ones too. Have a great Monday!
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14 Anne April 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

I have been wondering if you got snow. Glad to hear it is just rain. I love 80s music so some of these are my favorites. How sad that I grew up in the age of one-hit wonders.
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15 Hazel April 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I remember I’m to sexy… :-) Love What’s Up, it’s one of my all-time faves.
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16 Sprite's Keeper April 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

How funny that Black Velvet came on my Pandora just as I opened this link! Love it!

17 Gone Bananas April 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Ooo I used to sing 4 non blondes all the time! Some great pics you have there! Love it!
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18 VandyJ April 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I always love Black Velvet. It was one of my favorites in high school.
I laughed about Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy in college. Love one hit wonders!
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19 JamericanSpice April 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I used to sing out to I’m too sexy!

Some spoofs are just hilar!!

Hope you are enjoying the start of the week!

Love your picks woman!
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20 Kayla April 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

That WAS pretty fun! It’s great to see all the one hit wonders and surprisingly I’ve heard of most of the ones you put down! Hehe ^.^

Of course who DOESN’T know of I’m Too Sexy, 867-5309, and I Want Candy; it’s like the one hit wonders are the ones that stick with us.

Have a musical week :)

21 Classic NYer April 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

What’s funny is that I know some of these, and it never occured to me to wonder who the artist was, haha!
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22 Lorie Shewbridge April 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I liked all the songs you picked, my hubby loves 4Non Blonds and I had to listen to the entire song I’m too Sexy because, yes, there were so many parodies, I never really knew what the real words were. =)
Of course you know I adore Black Velvet because she is singing about my hero – ELVIS!!!
And who doesn’t remember Jenny/867-5309 – I think all teenage girls wanted that phone number at the time. HaHa! And then we all also wanted candy, didn’t we?
Great memories and as always a terrific post, my friend.
Have a terrific week. HUGS!
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