Friday, October 24, 2008

old school Friday-One Hit Wonders
















Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! To join in the Old School Friday Fun go Here for guidelines.

Please check out some of the following participants of Old School Friday...onelove


- Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab - Danielle - Kim

- Ms Grapevine -Quick -Marcus LANGFORD

- Cassandra - Kevin - Mahogany -Hagar's Daughter - Lisa C

-Chocl8t - DP - Dallassouth - John - CC Groovy - Kreative Talk

-Marvalus One - Regina - Clnmike - Vivrant Thing

-AJ - Sharon - - Invisible Woman

-Beleiver 1964 - Cooper - SJP -Bria - BklynQueen 86 - Hey Shae -

- From the Battlefield - Thembi - D Spot - Malcolm -

-Pop Art Diva - Pjazzypar - MsLadyDeborah -

This was one of my favorite songs back in the day. I just loved the beat. Their hit from this album, "Funkytown" spent four weeks at Number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in the United States and was awarded a platinum record. It reached number two in the United Kingdom and was a hit throughout the world.


This next hit, you know even the PRESIDENT was doing it..I was addicted to this song and dance. Macarena" is a Spanish song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name, or any woman from the La Macarena neighborhood of Seville, Spain. It was very successful between 1995 and 1997.

The song became the second longest running #1 and best selling debut single of all time in the US. It was ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by VH1 in 2002.




You know I had to have my Reggae in old school Friday. So I chose the group, "Musical Youth." The group featured two sets of brothers, Kelvin and Michael Grant, plus Junior and Patrick Waite. The latter pair's father, Frederick Waite, was a former member of Jamaican group The Techniques, and sang lead with Junior at the start of the group's career in the late 1970s. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist on its 25th Anniversary on February 23, 1983. They were also one of the first black groups to perform on MTV.




10 comments:

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...
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(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

Your the best ive seen so far, i cant belive it, "Funky Town".

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

oh wow, "Funky Town" is a hot song, I still hear that in the clubs now, no lie. They should do another song,

I cant belive it

have a great weekend,

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Funky Town I didn't realize that was a one hit wonder. I guess I really don't know much about the group either.

I hated that Mac a Mac dance.

Villager said...

Happy OSF! I appreciate the education that you provide along with your songs. Of the three ... my favorite one this morning was the Jamaican tune...

Thank you for visiting my 'One-Hit Wonder' post today. I invite your blog readers to check out 'Ready for the World' if they have time or inclinaton. I'm proud to say that I never wore a jheri curl back in the day ... how about you?

peace, Villager

Hagar's Daughter said...

Funky Town is the jam! Happy OSF.

MsMarvalus said...

Oh I'm going to have "Macarena" in my head all night!

Good picks!

Hey Shae! said...

Girl you know Funky Town was the jam. LOL You could have probably used this as the karaoke song too. :-)

Pass The Dutchie was the jam too.

I have no comment on Macarena. LOL

Best Franchise Opportunities said...

i cant believe the funky town

Believer 1964 said...

You picked some favorites for sure!

"you know even the PRESIDENT was doing it"

You know…I cannot picture that! ;)