Music Monday – One Hit Wonders

Music Monday – One Hit Wonders

Today is a real treat over at Dolly’s; the theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is “One Hit Wonders from when you were in High School”.


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I was in high school from the mid-to-late ’80s, and there was no shortage of one-hit wonders during that time. But for me, Hair Metal was king. While I’m taking creative liberties here, I’m not really sure they can be called one-hit wonders. For one thing, these weren’t mainstream hits. The videos were probably only ever seen on Headbanger’s Ball. And these may not be their only “hits” – meaning, the bands may have had more songs, but songs that were mainly popular among Hair Metal fans. And what’s worse is that all my truly favorite Hair Metal one-hit wonders came out in ’89 or later, the year following my high school graduation.

But I managed to find a few from my high school years, and here they are…

Song(s) For Monday:

Autograph – “Turn Up The Radio”

Yngwie J. Malmsteen – “Heaven Tonight”

Lillian Axe – “Dream of a Lifetime”

Manowar – “Blow Your Speakers”

This was harder than I thought! What are some of your favorite one-hit wonders of your high school years?

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12 thoughts on “Music Monday – One Hit Wonders

  1. Kim,

    Big hair and hair bands! I’m afraid I do not remember any of these but that’s because I wasn’t really a “hair band” fan. But many of the groups really could sing and by far blow the bands of today away! I betcha these band members don’t have that kind of hair anymore. šŸ™‚ I will say this the gals from the 80s were just dang purrty! Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M crew, my friend. Have a tunetastical day! šŸ˜‰

    1. We were definitely purrty! And I’d be surprised if some of these band members even still have hair at all. But you are right, a lot of them don’t have hair like that anymore. And thank goodness! I don’t know what we were thinking in the late ’80s, or why we thought big, wild hair was hot!

  2. I think we were in high school around the same time, but our taste in music was probably a little different. BUT I totally remember Turn up the Radio because I loved roller skating to that song!

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