One Hit Wonders from My High School Years
It’s Monday! That means it’s time for Monday’s Music Moves Me! This week our spotlight dancer,
Vandy J, has chosen the theme "One hit wonders of when you were in high-school"
I’ll be attending my 35 year reunion this next summer. If you can do the math quickly, you’ll know that I my high school years had some great music. My high school was technically for the last three years, but for you traditionalists, I’ll include the Freshman year in my list as well.
According to some chart I read on the internet, these 5 songs were the one hit wonders during my high school years.
M • “Pop Muzik” • November 1979
It peaked at No. 2 in M’s native U.K., unable to dislodge Art Garfunkel’s “Bright Eyes” from the top spot.
Lipps, Inc. • “Funkytown” • May 1980
The genius behind Lipps, Inc. was, swear to God, a guy named Steven Greenberg.
Vangelis • “Chariots of Fire” • May 1982
Vangelis worked with Yes for several weeks in 1974 after Rick Wakeman left the group, but eventually decided not to join the band.
Toni Basil • “Mickey” • December 1982
Basil, who started out as a choreographer on Shindig, was pushing 40 when this song came out. But she could still fit into her old cheerleader’s outfit from Las Vegas High.
Dexy’s Midnight Runners • “Come On Eileen” • April 1983
Combustible mastermind Kevin Rowland fired the band’s drummer in the middle of the video shoot; he’s only visible in the first half of the clip.
Did you have some great music during your high school years? Tell me about it in the comments. Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for another round of Battle of the Bands!
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked and Curious as a Cathy. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.