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Old 12-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #21
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Such a beautiful and haunting song. Written by Prince and performed by Sinead O'Connor. Her one and only hit song. Sinead's career took a nose dive after she tore up a picture of the Pope as a political statement on Saturday Night Live.

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OK, I lied. I have about 5-6 I'd like to include, but I'll add just one more (maybe). Jimmy Buffett's version is great too, but he's hardly a one hit wonder candidate.
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OK, I lied. I have about 5-6 I'd like to include, but I'll add just one more (maybe). Jimmy Buffett's version is great too, but he's hardly a one hit wonder candidate.
Good version for sure and Jimmy sure does this song proud too. DH and I saw Jimmy for the first time in concert this past summer and he performed it very well. Just feel a need to say the best version was done by the man who wrote this song. I'm sure he's not a one hit wonder but it's good to listen to this song again anyway.

Intersting factoid about this song. It was originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl" but Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it.

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Good version for sure and Jimmy sure does this song proud too. DH and I saw Jimmy for the first time in concert this past summer and he performed it very well. Just feel a need to say the best version was done by the man who wrote this song. I'm sure he's not a one hit wonder but it's good to listen to this song again anyway.

Intersting factoid about this song. It was originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl" but Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it.

Unfortunately that's not the original version. The line "making love in the green grass behind the stadium" has been removed. I don't know when or why that happened since it originally played on AM radio with the line in it. At least it did on Canadian AM radio maybe it was just American Am where the line was removed.
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Unfortunately that's not the original version. The line "making love in the green grass behind the stadium" has been removed. I don't know when or why that happened since it originally played on AM radio with the line in it. At least it did on Canadian AM radio maybe it was just American Am where the line was removed.
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Unfortunately that's not the original version. The line "making love in the green grass behind the stadium" has been removed. I don't know when or why that happened since it originally played on AM radio with the line in it. At least it did on Canadian AM radio maybe it was just American Am where the line was removed.
I remember that line distinctly from hearing it on AM radio in the U.S., wherever I was at that time. St. Louis, maybe. I was a teenager and thought it was soooo romantic.
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A high-power song:


A classic, cue that organ!!!


Some comments... never thought of Van Morrison as "a one-hit wonder"

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Some comments... never thought of Van Morrison as "a one-hit wonder"
Or Randy Newman! That guy is a music icon!

I looked at wiki, and there are many definitions. Gets pretty specific, something like an artist with only a single 'hit' that makes the top 100. Other defs say top 40, but then the artists could have another song(s) in the 100-60 range.

And then... it is the song by a specific artist? Or does the same song count if done by different artists?

It boggles the mind!

I always thought of it as an artist known for a big hit (loose definition), and then they never are 'known by the general music loving public' (another loose definition) for anything but that one song. So I wouldn't include artists that went on to have a bunch of minor hits, or other successful careers in the music biz (composer, arranger, etc). But that's just me, we should let the ISO board have the last word on this.

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These guys had some measure of success back in the day. Yet, they appear on VH1's list of one hit wonders. DH and I saw them perform many years ago. Crazy, fun concert!

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These guys had some measure of success back in the day. Yet, they appear on VH1's list of one hit wonders. DH and I saw them perform many years ago. Crazy, fun concert!

I would never have thought of them as one-hit wonders. Big fan here. They recently did a mini-tour with Blondie and we went to see them when they came to SF. They're still really good live!
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Another one from VH1's list - #1 actually. Never learned the moves but then again I'm seriously dance impaired.

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Good version for sure and Jimmy sure does this song proud too. DH and I saw Jimmy for the first time in concert this past summer and he performed it very well. Just feel a need to say the best version was done by the man who wrote this song. I'm sure he's not a one hit wonder but it's good to listen to this song again anyway.

Intersting factoid about this song. It was originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl" but Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it.

I got to tell you, this Van Morrison guy probably has more than one hit out there. He might even be famous some day.

Brown Eyed Girl is the 4th most DJ requested song (who keeps track of these things anyway).
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I got to tell you, this Van Morrison guy probably has more than one hit out there. He might even be famous some day.

Brown Eyed Girl is the 4th most DJ requested song (who keeps track of these things anyway).
Hear ya free 2. I think the person who posted this in the first place was saying a cover of Van's iconic song was this group's one hit wonder. See the orginial post here.
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Some Indiana boys (South Bend - Home of Notre Dame) who made it (for one hit) long before John Mellencamp, Axl Rose and Henry Lee Summer.

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