One Hit Wonders

VH1 (ended 2002)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 17

    VH1's One Hit Wonders Presents: Star Tracks

    Aired 1/18/03

  • S 1 : Ep 16

    Dirty Dancing

    Aired 10/28/02

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Jock Jams

    Aired 10/21/02

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    Rock Bottoms

    Aired 10/14/02

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Goofy Greats

    Aired 10/7/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Shatner


  • Jake Robards


  • Alice Cooper


  • Ed Lover


  • Nile Rodgers


  • show Description
  • The show began as a five-hour countdown featuring the network's 100 biggest one-hit wonders. The series provides updates on these one-hit wonders and what they lives were like during their brief moment in the spotlight.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • Biz Markie: No matter what I did, everybody thought it was funny, so I just did it like it was supposed to be done.

    • Young MC: I'd be at a major label, and they'd be like, "Well, Marvin, you know, 'Bust A Move' did so well, but that was then. You know, these people doin' that gangsta stuff, you gotta go that way. And they dressin' like this, or they talk about this, you gotta do that." And I'm like, "But that's not me."

    • Shatner: David Soul isn't the only actor to dabble in the musical arts. What am I, chopped liver?

    • Everlast: I'm just trying to leave the whole game with just a wide variety of work, you know? But I still play "Jump Around". It all depends on how I feel. I'm proud of all the work I've ever done.

    • Ed Lover: [House of Pain] was real hip-hop. It wasn't some white boy trying to do hip-hop and messing it up.

    • John Mayer: When I first heard ["You Get What You Give"], I thought it was old. That song came out in '98, and when I did, I thought it was from, like, the '80s. It kind of had, like, this early '80s thing.

    • Alice Cooper: [Faith No More] was so good. They were the father of this white metal-rap thing that's going on now so heavily.

    • Edwyn Collins: After making music for seventeen years...I mean, you don't go up to somebody like Lou Reed -- I'm not making a direct comparison -- but you don't say, "Lou, when the hell are you going to follow up 'Walk On The Wild Side'? It's about time, isn't it?" You know what I mean?

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    Notes (52)

    • Biz Markie was sued by Gilbert O'Sullivan for sampling his song "Alone Again (Naturally)" for "Just A Friend".

    • Aqua was sued by Mattel for copyright infringement due to their song "Barbie Girl". The case was eventually dismissed.

    • The "strikingly handsome gentleman" Shatner is referring to for introducing T'Pau's song "Heart and Soul" (in an old clip) is himself.

    • 4 Non Blondes' song "What's Up" was originally titled "What's Going On" (as is what is said in the chorus), but they changed the title because they thought there were already too many songs out called "What's Going On".

    • Archive footage features: Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Gregg Alexander (II), Pat MacDonald, Lou Bega, Paul Fuemana, Edwyn Collins, Mike Bordin, Jermaine Stewart, Bill Fries, Doodlebug, Edie Brickell, and Brad Roberts.

    • "Weird Al" Yankovic "remade" the song "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" in 1994 and called it "Headline News".

    • Carson Daly once said in an interview that Crash Test Dummies' song "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" sounded like his great-grandfather was singing him to sleep at night.

    • The Heights' song "How Do You Talk To An Angel" made it to the #1 spot on the charts two weeks before the show was cancelled.

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    Trivia (3)

    • "Just A Friend" was spotlighted on VH1's I Love the '80s Strikes Back in the episode 1989 even though it came out (or became a hit, anyway) in 1990.

    • Chumbawamba using their money to raise awareness for environmental abuses of the auto industry is pretty hypocritical, because don't they travel in cars, buses, etc, when they go on tour?

    • Including Sisqo's "Thong Song" in this episode was inaccurate, considering the song he released after it, "Incomplete", went to #1 on the charts and went platinum.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Should come back every couple months.

    By gracielove, Nov 10, 2012

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