One Hit Wonders

Season 1 Episode 2

VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders: Hour 2

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 07, 2002 on VH1



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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?

    • Narrator: After the Flashdance fever died, [Michael] Sembello continued to record music, and even wrote and produced songs for other movies, such as Gremlins, Cocoon and Independence Day. None reached the Top 40, but hey, Jennifer Beals never had a second hit either.

    • Rob Sheffield: Taco, I think we can call the least surprising one-hit wonder in history. I don't think even Taco's mother bought his second record.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions