Do You Know These One-Hit Wonders?
"Play That Funky Music" is by what band?
- Wild Cherry's famous hit "Play that Funky Music" was actually inspired by a rude comment. One day when performing, a fan shouted out "play some funky music, white boy," prompting singer Rob Parissi to pen this song.
"The Boys are Back in Town" is by what band?
- Funnily enough, "The Boys are Back in Town" almost didn't make it onto Thin Lizzy's album, but management insisted. Good thing, too, because Thin Lizzy didn't have another hit!
"Funkytown" is by what band?
- "Funkytown" wasn't only the only hit by band Lips Inc, but it was also one of the first songs the band released. This hit song invokes images of freedom and disco!
"867-5309 (Jenny)" is by what band?
- Tommy Tutone's hit "867-5309 (Jenny)" reached number 4 on the top 100, making it the band's only hit. The actual number sold on eBay for over $5,000 a few years back.
"It's Raining Men" is by what band?
- The Weather Girls stayed on the Billboard Top 100 for 11 weeks with hit "It's Raining Men." All other singles from the band only made it to the dance charts.
"The Reason" is by what band?
- Back in 2004, "The Reason" by Hoobastank dominated radio stations. Stayinga at spot 2 on the Billboard Top 100 Chart, this song was the only mainstream hit from Hoobastank.
"Stacy's Mom" is by what band?
- Fountains of Wayne made quite the splash with "Stacy's Mom," which was even nominated for a grammy. Fun fact: the band actually wrote the song about Stacy's grandma, but it was catchier the other way!
"Closing Time" is by what band?
- "Closing Time", the popular song that appears in various movies and TV shows, is by band Semisonic. Though many people can sing the lyrics, not many can name the band.
"I'm Too Sexy" is by what band?
- "I'm Too Sexy" was the debut single of Right Said Fred and reached number 1 on the Billboard Top 100. Unfortunately, the band never had another hit.
"Walking on Sunshine" is by what band?
- Katrina and the Waves' hit "Walking on Sunshine" remained on the Billboard charts for 21 weeks! The band was unable to duplicate the success of this hit.