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Old 12-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #61
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This cheesy Toni Basil song (Mickey) always finds it way to the top of any one-hit wonder list. I did not realize until I just looked it up.....Basil was 39 years old when she did this song (in 1982) so she will turn 70, yes SEVENTY next year!
Don't think she can be called a one hit wonder, she's got 3 top 100 songs in the US charts and 5 in the US Dance charts. For US Dance, she had 4 songs in the top 8!

"Mickey" 1, 3 (rank - US, then US Dance)
"Shoppin' From A to Z" 77, 4
"Street Beat" NR, 63
"Over My Head" 81, 4
"Suspense" NR, 8
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I didn't know this was a contest, with rules and such...
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Well, without any restrictions, it would be - "post a song, any song", wouldn't it?



OK, one of my all-time favorite "One Hit Wonders" (hit #10, wiki says), as it also has a double 'award' - it's on those 'misheard lyrics' lists.



I remember this song on AM hit radio (I don't think they ever played anything below #40 at the time) - I was still in elementary school.

Funny thing is, I later ended up attending many concerts in small clubs by the male singer/composer - Jim Post. He is a fantastic contemporary folk singer and storyteller, and has also done a number of 'one man shows', based on Mark Twain, Steve Goodman (a fellow folksinger), and others. He lives in Galena IL, and is still active. Quite an artist. This hit has a pretty funky bass groove, very different from his folk songs.

Jim Post Modest Minstrel & Entertainer


Oh, the 'misheard lyric' was - in place of "Reach Out of the Darkness", many of us heard - "Freak Out in the Garden" - hey, it was the 60's! And we were listening on scratchy little tinny AM radios!

Friend and Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness Funny Misheard Lyrics

Wiki does say they had a follow up minor hit (#86), but I don't recall ever hearing it. And it is a very positive song, in that 60's kind of way:

FRIEND AND LOVER lyrics - Reach Out Of The Darkness
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I think it's so groovy now
That people are finally getting together
I thinks it's so wonderful and how
That people are finally getting together
Reach out in the darkness
Reach out in the darkness
Reach out in the darkness
And you may find a friend
I knew a man that I did not care for
And then one day this man gave me a call
We sat and talked about things on our mind
And now this man he is a friend of mine
Don't be afraid of love
Don't be afraid, don't be afraid to love
Everybody needs a little love
Everybody needs somebody
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One-hit wonders that I haven't seen mentioned yet that I like or liked once upon a time:

I Wanna Be Rich by Calloway
The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
100 Years by Five For Fighting
In A Big Country by Big Country
Cars by Gary Numan
Venus by Shocking Blue
Tainted Love by Soft Cell
All Right Now by Free
No Rain by Blind Melon
Tubthumping by Chupawamba
For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
What if God was One of Us by Joan Osbourne
Oh yeah. I remember Soft Cell.
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Well, without any restrictions, it would be - "post a song, any song", wouldn't it?
And yet that's what it's become in part...
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I sure do. The 7" 45 rpm single had the same song on the B side, except it played backwards.
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Well, without any restrictions, it would be - "post a song, any song", wouldn't it?



OK, one of my all-time favorite "One Hit Wonders" (hit #10, wiki says), as it also has a double 'award' - it's on those 'misheard lyrics' lists.



I remember this song on AM hit radio (I don't think they ever played anything below #40 at the time) - I was still in elementary school.

Funny thing is, I later ended up attending many concerts in small clubs by the male singer/composer - Jim Post. He is a fantastic contemporary folk singer and storyteller, and has also done a number of 'one man shows', based on Mark Twain, Steve Goodman (a fellow folksinger), and others. He lives in Galena IL, and is still active. Quite an artist. This hit has a pretty funky bass groove, very different from his folk songs.

Jim Post Modest Minstrel & Entertainer


Oh, the 'misheard lyric' was - in place of "Reach Out of the Darkness", many of us heard - "Freak Out in the Garden" - hey, it was the 60's! And we were listening on scratchy little tinny AM radios!

Friend and Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness Funny Misheard Lyrics

Wiki does say they had a follow up minor hit (#86), but I don't recall ever hearing it. And it is a very positive song, in that 60's kind of way:

FRIEND AND LOVER lyrics - Reach Out Of The Darkness


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Oh those retched lyrics. Is that the song the guy on the stairs was singing in Animal House when John Belushi smashed his guitar!
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One of my favorites from the 60's. here's what he looks and sounds like 40 years later

Keith "98.6" Live 2008 - YouTube
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He had 2 #1 hits so not a "one" hit wonder. His other #1 was Vincent
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It's so wretched I retched!
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It's so wretched I retched!
Ya know, it really didn't look right when I wrote that. Should have used "sappy" as I do know how to spell that.
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Ya know, it really didn't look right when I wrote that. Should have used "sappy" as I do know how to spell that.
RE: Friend & Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness - YouTube (<<< I used google shortener to bring in the link/title w/o the whole embeded player - it worked again!)

Or just plain silly-bad lyrics? They really are awful, even adjusting for 60's (non?)-sensibilities. Jim Post isn't above poking some fun at himself over that song. But I still think the song itself is pretty cool, neat bass line, and then the vocals kinda contrast that. I still can 'dig it', it's 'groovy, man!'

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