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”

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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