One Hit Wonder – Fox – S-S-S-Single Bed.

Original promo video for UK band Fox’s smash hit single from 1976 which reached No.1 in Australia.

Lead singer Noosha Fox was originally from Australia but the group formed in the UK.

 

C-c-c-come,
Come inside,
Oh I’ve been expecting
You here tonight

Sh-sh-sh-shoes
Shake ’em off
While I go and turn
The music down soft

(ahhhhhh)

Oh but all I got
Is a s-single bed
Ain’t no room
For your sweet head
Now ain’t it a shame
You missed the last train
Coz all I got is a
S-single bed

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
There ain’t no room
For your sweet head

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
I got a one solitary
Lonesome
Single Bed

P-p-p-pour
Out your wine
And we could explore
Each others minds

T-t-t-time
Don’t it fly?
When the pleasures of night
Are reachin’ so high

(highhhhhh)

Oh but all I got
Is a s-single bed
There ain’t no room
For your sweet head
Now ain’t it a shame
You missed the last train
Coz all I got is a
S-single bed

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
There ain’t no room
For your sweet head

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
I got a one solitary
Lonesome
Single Bed

(Da da da da da daaa,
Baby don’t cry
Bye bye baby
Bye Bye Bye

Doo doo doo doop
Doop doo doop doo
Doop doo doop doo
Doo doo doop dee doo
Deh dah dah dah daaahh)

Oh all I got
Is a s-single bed
There ain’t no room
For your sweet head
Now ain’t it a shame
You missed the last train
Coz all I got is a
S-single bed

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
There ain’t no room
For your sweet head

S-s-s-single bed
S-single bed
I got a one solitary
Lonesome
Single Bed

S-single bed
S-single bed
I got a one solitary
Lonesome
Single Bed

 

One Hit Wonders – Promises : Baby It’s you.

The single “Baby It’s You” became a smash hit in Europe and around the world (especially in Germany where it reached number 4 in the charts) in February 1979 and Promises received a Gold Album for more than 260,000 selling units. The song was also hugely popular in Australia, largely due to weekly programming of the original film clip on Sunday evening television music show Countdown. The song was subsequently released on a highly popular compilation album in that market. It also reached number one on the New Zealand Singles chart for five weeks. “Baby It’s You” was also a success in South Africa, also appearing on Volume 7 of that country’s long running compilation album series Pop Shop. The video received a lot of airplay on South African television too.

You’re here with me now but you’re saying
you don’t want me any more
you’re holding me now but you’re saying
you can’t see me no no more
you whisper good-bye then cling tighter to me
I can’t take no more.

Baby it’s you
who makes me feel the way that you do
you know I can’t forget you so soon
baby it’s you.

Runing your fingers through my hair
but saying you care no more
you’re kissing my ear with a heart chilling
breath that you can’t no more
laying beside me with legs all around me
I care no more oh no.

Baby it’s you
who makes me do the things that I do
you know I can’t cast aside you so soon
baby it’s you.

Changing the show
adding dramatics to help love grow
your heart is your life
cut it carefully with your knife
don’t leave the world
stay right here
don’t make don’t make anything rough.

Baby it’s you
who makes me feel the way that you do
you know I can’t forget you so soon
baby it’s you.

Baby it’s you
who makes me do the things that I do
you know I can’t cast aside you so soon
baby it’s you.
watching the pretty flowers grow
never again no summer

One Hit Wonder – Haysi Fantayzee – Shiny Shiny.

Haysi Fantayzee was formed in 1981 and consisted of Jeremy Healy (also known as “Jeremiah”) and Kate Garner, who fronted the “band” and Garner’s boyfriend songwriter/producer/manager Paul Caplin. The band released four singles in 1982 and 1983: “John Wayne is Big Leggy”, “Holy Joe”, “Shiny Shiny”, and “Sister Friction”, and an album, Battle Hymns For Children Singing.

Jeremy Healy accused the singer known as Boy George (George O’Dowd) of stealing his infamous look. Boy George later addressed the issue: “When Jeremy saw my locks he was livid. Both he and Kim [Bowen] stopped speaking to me. They thought I had stolen their look. It wasn’t their look to steal…

Entered the Australian chart: July 4, 1983
Peak position: number 3

 

 

Good times come to me now
Good times come to me now

I ain’t lying ’cause there ain’t no time
No city it’s a pity ’cause I dress divine
City smokes, people choke
Big meanie he’s a genie and we ain’t got a hope
No chance, no chance

Well, I feel fine, no it ain’t no crime
I was dreamin’ of a demon and I ate a dime
The dime floats, the colonel boasts
Send ’em up the hill boys, this ain’t no joke
No chance, no chance, no chance, no chance

Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny sha-na-na-na
Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me

Your sure look fine your shoes they shine
I taste your face your love is mine
Mercury Dan with a spikey hand
I’m a hot retard, marquis de sade
No chance, no chance, no chance, no chance

Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me

Saw a cop on the line, machine gun shine
I was dreaming not believing that I was alive
My mind broke, the cop he choked
Get out of here, boy, or I’ll use the colt

No chance, no chance
You sure look fine your shoes they shine
No heat can compete with this blue-eyed liar
The child spoke, “We ain’t got a hope press the button
Press the button, it’s all remote”
No chance, no chance, no chance, no chance

Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me
Shiny shiny bad times behind me

One Hit Wonders – Bow Wow Wow : I want Candy.

Originally this song was performed by the Strangeloves in 1965, only to be covered by Bow Wow Wow in May of 1982.  Produced by Kenny Laguna, it went to number nine in the UK and was a popular dance track in Australia.

Lead singer, Annabella Lwin was only 14 when she was discovered by Malcolm McLaren, working in a dry cleaning shop in 1980,  making her just 16 when she did the clip.

 

I know a guy who’s tough but sweet
He’s so fine, he can’t be beat
He’s got everything that I desire
Sets the summer sun on fire

I want candy, I want candy

Go to see him when the sun goes down
Ain’t no finer boy in town
You’re my guy, just what the doctor ordered
So sweet, you make my mouth water

I want candy, I want candy

Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better
But I like candy when it’s wrapped in a sweater
Some day soon I’ll make you mine,
Then I’ll have candy all the time

I want candy, I want candy
I want candy, I want candy

 

One Hit Wonder – Underneath the Radar : Underworld.

Underneath the Radar is the debut album by Underworld, released in 1988. The album was a success in both Australia and the US (where it reached #139 on the Billboard 200).

The single “Underneath the Radar” reached the number five position in the charts in Australia.  The song was also featured in the fifth season of the hit TV show “Miami Vice”

Underworld Underneath the Radar.jpg

The album was recorded in one continuous single take, and when preformed live, the band would play in sequence to the album.

“Underneath The Radar”

Unknown, unseen
We live underneath the radar
No sign on screen
We dance underneath the radar

Between the walls, well hey
We’re just too small to make a fuss about it
Did something fall? Well, hey
What is the point in losin’ sleep about it?

See ya later, see ya later
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
See ya later, call me

We dance underneath the radar
We live underneath the bomb
When you live underneath the radar
There’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far

We kiss underneath the search lights
And we live underneath the bomb
When you live underneath the radar
There’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far
(So get hip)

We speak, unheard
Like ants we dance between the towers
We sleep, they move
Come sailin’ over the horizon

Between the walls, well hey
We’re just too small to make a fuss about it
Did something fall? Well, hey
What is the point in losin’ sleep about it?

See ya later, see ya later
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
See ya later, call me

We dance underneath the radar
We live underneath the bomb
When you live underneath the radar
There’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far

We kiss underneath the search lights
And we live underneath the bomb
When you live underneath the radar
There’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far
(So get hip)

He says I am the doctor in a B-52
I come across the horizon
Drop my love on you
I’m gonna woo ya all, watch out
I’m gonna woo ya all, see ya later

See ya later, see ya later
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
Hip-a-no-no-no-no
See ya later, call me

Between the walls, well hey
We’re just too small to make a fuss about it
Did something fall? Well, hey
What is the point in losin’ sleep about it?

We dance underneath the radar
We live underneath the bomb
When you live underneath the radar
There’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far, so get hip

One Hit Wonders – Pop Muzik : M

We all have guilty pleasure in music; those songs that were the one hit wonders of the 70’s and the 80’s.  So after having compiled my top ten list, I thought it would be fun to start a new series dedicated to the pop songs that though the singer might have faded to obscurity, the song lives on.

First up, who could forget…. Pop Muzik by M.

Pop Muzik was one of the first new wave singles to top the charts. The singles popularity was bolstered by this catchy video that featured Scott as a DJ singing from behind turntables, and flanked by two female models providing the additional vocals… Or do they? One of the sight gags in the video depicted Brigit Novik dressed in blue who actually recorded the backup vocals which were mimed by the models. The song went on to have global success and had “everybody talkin’ ’bout Pop Muzik”. The original clip from1979. Boogie in a suitcase. Pop, pop, pop muzik.

Get up, get down

Radio, video, boogie with a suitcase
Your livin’ in a disco, forget about the rat race
Let’s do the milkshake, sellin’ like a hotcake
Try some, buy some fee-fi-fo-fum

Talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik

Shoobie, doobie, do wop
I wanna dedicate this
Pop, pop, shoo wop
Everybody made it

Shoobie, doobie do wop
Infiltrate it
Pop, pop, shoo wop
Activate it

New York, London, Paris, Munich
Everybody talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik
Pop, pop, pop, pop musik

Singing in the subway
Shuffle with a shoe shine
Fix me a Molotov
I’m on the headline

Wanna be a gun slinger
Don’t be a rock singer
Eenie, meenie, mynie, moe
Tell me, where you wanna go

Talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik

Shoobie doobie do wop
Lyin’ in the tree [unverified]
Pop, pop, shoo wop
Eenee, meenie
Shoobie, doobie, do wop

Pop, pop, shoo wop
You know what I mean
Hit it
Now you know what to say

Talk about pop musik
Pop pop pop pop musik

All around the world wherever you are
Dance in the street, anything you like
Do it in your car in the middle of the night
La, la, la

Dance in the super mart
Dig it in the fast lane
Listen to the countdown
They’re playin’ our song again

I can’t get jumping jack
I wanna hold, get back
Moonlight muzak
Knick, knack, patty whack

Talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik

Shoobie, doobie, do wop
It’s all around you
Pop, pop, shoo wop
Gonna surround you

Shoobie, doobie, do wop
It’s all around
Pop, pop, shoo wop

Hit it
New York, London, Paris, Munich
Everybody talk about pop musik

Talk about pop musik
Talk about pop musik
Pop, pop, pop, pop musik

Now, listen
Talk about pop, pop, pop, pop musik