One Hit Wonders

Season 1 Episode 5

VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders: Hour 5

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nile Rodgers: "Baby Got Back"...if hip-hop kids don't think that that's one of the best tracks of all time, I don't get it.

    • Jason Schwartzman: There's, like, four universal questions, like, "Who are we?" "Do you believe in God?" "Do you love me?" and "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

    • Rikki Rockett: What a great song. [Dexy's Midnight Runners] had kind of a neat thing going. They weren't like anybody else. They totally had their own vibe.

    • (Archive footage)
      Toni Basil: I'd put on that cheerleader sweater in a minute and do the number. And get those cheerleaders out.

    • Question Mark: Music [in 1966], you know, was all sweet. I wanted to bring more of an edge, and more of an attitude; you know, really get down.

    • Question Mark: I was born on Mars. And I was around when the dinosaurs were around. And who told me all this was the people from the future.

  • Notes

    • After this special concluded, VH1's message board was flooded with messages complaining that A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)" wasn't anywhere on the list.

    • Toni Basil's song "Mickey" was originally titled "Kitty" and was released in 1980 by an obscure group called Racey. The original song received little attention (if any).

    • Vanilla Ice's song "Ice Ice Baby" was the first rap song ever to reach #1 on the pop charts.

    • Gerardo was the first artist ever signed to Interscope Records.

    • Most people think Debby Boone's song "You Light Up My Life" is a standard love song, but the song is actually about God.

    • It is debatable what Question Mark's birth name is, but Question Mark is his name now, as he had it legally changed.

    • ? and the Mysterians' song "96 Tears" was originally titled "69 Tears", but Question Mark changed the title because he was afraid radio stations would not play the song.

    • The full version of Iron Butterfly's song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is over 17 minutes long. Its title came from the intoxicated lead singer's inability to say, "In the garden of Eden."

    • On October 3, 1992, Sinéad O'Connor tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

    • Thomas Dolby directed the "She Blinded Me With Science" video himself.

  • Allusions

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