One Hit Wonders
Be interesting (I think!
) to reminisce over the one-hit wonders of years gone by (in either UK or US). What song captured the imagination for the nations for weeks on end, was playing in every shop, city centre and public place until you were so sick of it you wanted to vomit?
The artist must follow this path: 1) Get to number one with unbelieveably popular song. 2) Rake in a ton of money, bathe in your fame. 3) Get unbelievable publicity for follow-up single. 4) Watch that single flop amazingly 5) Sign up for pantomime and live your life in absolute obscurity.
The two i can think of at the moment in the UK are the legendary Chesney Hawkes
with "The One and Only", which was everywhere for ages, and then his career died (it was indeed his "one and only" hit
) and also a Scottish woman (I think) called Aneka
with one of my personal favourite one-hit wonders, "Japanese Boy". She disappeared almost immediately as that song left the charts.
The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.
Born : April 23rd 1978
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')
ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.