Skip to comments.'Hit Me Baby' Brings Back 80s 1-Hit Wonders
Posted on 06/03/2005 11:12:36 PM PDT by freedom44
Did you ever wonder what happened to some of those one-hit wonders like Vanilla Ice, Tommy Tutone and Flock of Seagulls?
NBC did too, so they are bringing them back in "Hit Me Baby One More Time." What do they look like? What do they sound like?
We tracked down hitmakers from the past to take the stage to perform one more time and you can be the judge.
For three weeks, the former Top Ten artists will perform their trademark hit song along with one of today's current hits. At the end of the night, the live audience votes for their favorites! Watch "Hit Me Baby One More Time," Thursday nights at 9 on NBC 10.
Here is a list of the performers so you don't miss your favorite!
Episode 1: Thursday June 2, 9 p.m.
Arrested Development Tiffany Flock of Seagulls Loverboy Cece Peniston
Episode 2: Thursday June 9
Sophie B. Hawkins Wang Chung Irene Cara Cameo Night Ranger
Episode 3: Thursday June 16
The Motels The Knack Tommy Tutone Vanilla Ice One Band To Be Determined
Although I am right on everything else! :-)
Split Enz had some great songs.
Did anyone mention Cheap Trick "The Flame"?
The Flame was awful. Cheap Trick peaked a few years earlier with Surrender and I Want You to Want Me.
Actually those are from the Haircut 100 classic "Love Plus One." Trust me. It's on my iPod.
By the way, has anybody mentioned Violent Femmes yet?
Why can't I get just one ....
Speaking of Husker Du, didn't Bob Mould come out of the closet a few years back or am I thinking of someone else.
Leaving out the Violent Femmes from great 80's bands is like leaving out milk from a sundae.
Bob Mould came out of the closet years ago. The (male) drummer from my first band ran off to live with him in Minneapolis - no lie!
Now there is someone who can be legitimately called a troll...
I was backstage at a Danzig show and said: "Wow, he looks like a troll." I was not well recieved for the comment, but the group of rowdy roadie biker fellows I was there with made them kind of nervous so they let well enough alone...
Yikes! I can't quite assemble a coherant thought here, but what's forming is along the lines of British "Class" vs American "Whatever".
Everything on Electric is top rate. As with other bands, the whole album can be incredible, but radio stations will pick the one track and play it over and over and over until you hate it...
Blood Sugar Sex Magic from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was a smokin' hot piece of work, but if I hear Under the Bridge I want to upchuck...
Other musicians who are indeed virtuoso without question, like Sonny Landreth, never get any airplay. Soggy Bottom Boys were in the Country Top Ten for weeks but was never on country radio.
Where can you hear blisteringly brilliant guitar work like that of Bluegrass Revival, Gurf Morlix, Johnny Winter (not Edgar), Leo Kottke, or Buddy Miller?
Metallica did a great rendition of Whiskey in the Jar, but how many people know it is a cover? How many people recognize when Lynyrd Skynyrd or Eric Clapton do J.J. Cale covers? How many people recognize Marilyn Manson's cover of Johnny Cash covering Depeche Mode? I loved Johnny Cash, especially when he covered Soungarden's Rusty Cage, it was actually more crunchy than the original!
I've got Minor Threat's "Complete Discography" on my MP3 player and often start the day with it. Heck, it's only 30 minutes long!
"To Live and Die in LA" had me a huge William B. Peterson fan before CSI (and Willem DaFoe too!). He's not kidding. They really broke a lot of "rules" in making that movie. It's awesome, and you should really see it. The DVD also has an alternate ending that completely changes the movie, so you can see it "both ways."
Yes, it was an excellent movie.
Level 42 and Mark King are an example of a band who are absolutely HUGH in Europe, but never really did anything over here. Level 42 used to sell out stadium size venues, and I'm pretty sure that they still could over there. For some reason, they never really did take off over here... Sort of like Robbie Williams. I think that I may have heard one song by that guy here in the States, but he's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stars in Europe.
Actually, IIRC, Grace Jones started as a Haute Coture (sp?) fasion model in Europe. And she was wildly successful. That's what led her into music, and eventually, acting (you call that acting?)
I remember seeing Kate Bush for the very first time as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and I believe that David Gilmore was playing with her (although I could be wrong). Years later, I was watching some obscure cable channel late at night, and they played "Kate Bush, Live at Hammersmith Odeon," and I was completely mesmerized. Although I'm not as crazy about her newer stuff, like the things she did on "The Red Shoes" or even "Hounds of Love," (I think that some of the vocal things she does get a bit "screechy") I LOVE her older music, like those on "Lionheart", "The Kick Inside," and "The Dreaming."
The reunion brought tears to my eyes... LOL
Awsome remake! "How Long" has always been one of my favorite songs, and I just dialed it up on Rhapsody to listen. It's now on my favorites list.
As an aside, I'm sitting here with 10 sugared-up 11 year olds at a sleep over party, and this thread has given me a great opporunity to put on the headphones and listen to some great memories.
That's a beautiful song; what do oyu call it?
Lick my love pump.
Lovely! I don't remember Millie! But nuttin sexier than a woman on the can! ;o)
Arrested Development, Tiffany and CeCe Penniston had no business being on that show. They haven't exactly been out of the spotlight as long as Loverboy and Flock of Seagulls.
Thanks for the PING. So many bad memories, so little time!
Marion "Shug" Knight.
I'm not ashamed to say I have a VHS of all of their videos......Stuart Goddard and I share birthdays with Roseanne Barr. Stuart's mother cleaned house for Paul McCartney's mom, before Stuart became Adam Ant.
Oh, and I bought my VHS tape two months ago off eBay. Prince Charming is visually delightful. He should have been in more movies then just Slam Dance (IIRC).
Jermaine Stewart is dead, the lead singer for The Waitresses is dead, Michael Hutchense is dead, keyboardist for Loverboy is dead, so many of them died so young.
Vanilla Ice stole it, said he didn't, and refused to give credit (i.e., license cash) to Mercury and Queen.
He was sued, he presented his riff as being slightly different, and that was his defense.
He was made a money-grubbing fool, lost his lawsuit, and had to credit Queen and Bowie. Nothing honorable about it, actually.
Duran Duran videos got on my nerves.
Hubby and I are big Pixies fans. We saw them at Pat's in the Flats in Cleveland in the 80s.
How did the lead singer for the Waitresses die? That's a bummer--I really liked their album.
That was 70s, I believe.
BTW what's great about that song is what's great about "Tempted" by the Squeeze, and "Silent Running" by Mike and the Mechanics. Do you know what it is?
Paul Carrack. The greatest least known singer in the history of rock.
A dog returning to its vomit.
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