Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One-Hit Wonders

I have made it through hour three of VH1's Top 100 One-Hit Wonders of the 80s, hosted by Judah Friedlander. I love him, and 80s hits so I did not think I could go wrong. There are a few crappy tunes on here (cough, Frank Stallone, cough), but I love hearing some. How could anyone not love Der Kommissar, really?

This has me wondering if I would really like to be a one-hit wonder. Most of these musicians seem to be fine with it, but I've heard stories of many not liking the fifteen minutes. I'm pretty sure it would be hard to be "on top" one moment and then dropped the next. Just ask Willie Aames. Still it must be nice to know that you made at least one tune that made its way into the world. While I'm not the biggest fan of modern pop music, and most of the stuff I listen to is not on the radio, it would still be cool to live that rock star life for a while. On the other side, if I played in a band with the type of music this level of stardom would take I would probably have to kill myself.

Either way, something tells me traditional Celtic music will not get me there.


Somewhat related to the One-Hit wonders are those who have tried and tried and never made their way to the top. This happens more than anything else and it is a pretty sad thing to think about, especially for anyone who has ever had "the dream."

Check out this trailer for a new documentary about just that, called Anvil! The Story of Anvil.


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