Friday, April 2, 2010

Flashback Friday: One hit wonders

All of these artists are still around, in some form or another, but none has released a big hit like the ones below again. The most surprising of this group, to me, is Sinéad O'Connor. I would have thought she had more big hits other than Nothing Compares 2u, which by the way was written by Prince, but she doesn't. Anyway, enjoy!






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Sorry for all the comments. It kept saying the comment did not take, so I kept rewriting 'em and clicking send. LOL! Forgive me.

Val said...

@Don

I've never heard Mavis' version. I'll def check it out. I think Price did a version too, which I've never heard. He wrote it for the group The Family. Do you remember them?

Yep, It Takes Two was the jam!

Lol@the deleted comments. No problem.

Don said...

Val,

No you didn't just ask do I remember The Family. I keep telling you that you're not dealing with a rookie here. LOL!

Do I remember The Family? I used to sit in class and read their album sleeves. Their songs read like Shakespearean poetry.

Screams of Passion & High Fashion were classic!

Don said...

Oh. My bad. I am not sure if Staples had a studio version of the song. She sang it live in concert and the performance was so good that it began to air on radio stations. The video played here and there, as well.

Prince version was OK, but I believe Sinead O'Connor owned that song.

Val said...

@Don

Lol, sorry, I didn't mean to offend on your music knowledge. I'm a fan of their too. Screams of Passion is periodically in heavy rotation on my ipod.

So I guess you're a Wendy & Lisa fan too then?

uglyblackjohn said...

What, whaaat...?
Y'all may like Prince but neither of you know Prince.

Senead had a minor hit with "I Want Your Hands On Me" with a remix featuring MC Lyte.

The Family was 'aight.
"River Runs Dry" was the song I liked.

Rob Base and Easy Rock?
I like Seduction's "Two to Make It Right" better.

House of Pain?
Didn't Everlast do okay for a minute and another guy join Limp Bizcut?

Val said...

@UBJ

Everlast did pretty well as a singer after he left. His rap solo stuff was just okay. And yeah some guy from HOP ended up in Limp Bizket.

And what is it that we don't know about Prince Rogers Nelson? Lol

uglyblackjohn said...

Nah... I was just joking about Prince.
I once had a friend who used to say how much he liked Prince but he only knew the hits.
My younger brother had every 12" out with anything to do with Prince so I'd listen to all the tracks.
Later - my boy Doug's sister married Jimmy Jam and he'd get a bunch of stuff for me.
The odd thing about Prince is that even celebrities are star-struck by him.
Whenever he has a concert at the Staples Center celebrities are acting like little school girls seeing Justin Beever for the first time.
Prince... is the Man.

Reggie said...

That Rob Base jam was the bomb and I was actually humming that House of Pain tune earlier this week.

Damn, but I'm old......me and John for remembering all that shit!!!

Val said...

@Reggie

Yeah, you can still rock a party with It Takes Two.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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un·for·get·ta·ble: Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable: an unforgettable experience.

Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
Mitrice Richardson