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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