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'Hit Me Baby' Brings Back 80s 1-Hit Wonders
NBC10 ^ | 6/04/05 | NBC10

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


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 80s; americanfalseidols; better2watchpaintdry; bigcountry; bighair; cockrock; fatdudesinspandex; genx; music
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1 posted on 06/03/2005 11:12:36 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/2005/06/hit_me_baby_one_1.html

Hit Me Baby One More Time Is A Ratings Success

Thursday night's debut of "Hit Me Baby One More Time" hit the highest adult 18-49 rating for a new summer unscripted series premiere in two years, winning its slot among all adult viewers under the age of 50, according to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

From 9-9:59 p.m. ET, the premiere of "Hit Me Baby One More Time" (4.7 rating, 13 share in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall) scored the highest debut rating for a new unscripted summer series since June 3, 2003 (Fox's "American Juniors") and matched NBC's best 18-49 rating for a summer reality series debut in nearly three years ("Meet My Folks" on July 22, 2002). "Hit Me" improved the time period by 62 percent in adults 18-49 versus NBC's performance on the same night last year (4.7 vs. a 2.9 with comedy encores).

"Hit Me Baby One More Time" was #1 in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34, beating all competition including CBS' "CSI" rebroadcast and ABC's "Charlie's Angels" encore. "Hit Me" built on its 18-49 lead-in by 57 percent (4.7 vs. 3.0).

"Hit Me Baby" is the #1 primetime telecast of the week to date in adults 18-49 and is also tied for the highest 18-49 rating of any primetime telecast since the end of the May sweep (tying the May 26 encore telecast of CBS' "CSI").


2 posted on 06/03/2005 11:13:31 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

3 posted on 06/03/2005 11:16:27 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: freedom44

Loverboy was a crackup and Flock of Seagulls flopped. Arrested Development stole the show.


4 posted on 06/03/2005 11:20:58 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: freedom44

I'm thinkin' Adam Ant is no Longer Ready For Prime Time.

5 posted on 06/03/2005 11:21:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: freedom44; cyborg
One Band To Be Determined

These guys got back together? They were great!

6 posted on 06/03/2005 11:22:14 PM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: freedom44

Not to nitpick, but Loverboy and Wang Chung were not one-hit wonders. Not defending them, mind you, just that they each had more than one hit. I also think the Knack had more than one hit, or maybe they just had one hit and one unforgettable classic expression of teen hormonal angst ("Good Girls Don't").


7 posted on 06/03/2005 11:23:35 PM PDT by Burma Jones
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To: Burma Jones

I know the title 'one hit wonder' is not exactly true. I've heard VH1 call Men at Work a one-hit wonder, but they had four songs on on billboard top 20 and also Midnight Oil.


8 posted on 06/03/2005 11:27:10 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Cory Hart's, "I Wear My Sunglasses At Night" comes to mind.

Or how about Samantha Fox and "Touch Me." I suspect that her audience couldn't sing you the chorus to that song to save their lives.

These stories remind me of why we disconnected the t.v. As Groucho Marx once said, "Television is very educational... every time someone turns it on, I go into the other room and read a book."


9 posted on 06/03/2005 11:37:17 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: This Just In
Cory Hart's, "I Wear My Sunglasses At Night" comes to mind.

wasn't his song, "Never Surrender" a hit? i loved that song... he opened for Hall and Oats back in 1984...

10 posted on 06/03/2005 11:42:30 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: freedom44; Petronski

Go away, Dave.

11 posted on 06/03/2005 11:45:11 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: freedom44
I know the title 'one hit wonder' is not exactly true. I've heard VH1 call Men at Work a one-hit wonder, but they had four songs on on billboard top 20 and also Midnight Oil.

yes--how could Men At Work be considered One-Hit wonder? even their second album had a couple of good songs--including my favorite, "Overkill." they sounded terrible in concert... very disappointing...

12 posted on 06/03/2005 11:46:01 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Please, do your Safety Dance for us.


13 posted on 06/03/2005 11:48:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: martin_fierro

I can't tell you how grateful I am that Mr. Ant has gracefully bowed out of the "scene". It is quite annoying to see old artists trying their darndest to look young and hip. It is no different than putting lipstick on a pig.

Although I'm aware of a run-in or two that Mr. Ant has had with the law, he looks like a dignified man in that photo. Much more deserving of our attention then when he slapped that silly war paint on his face, wearing that military uniform while prancing about as if he had ants in his pants(pun intended) all those years ago. :^)


14 posted on 06/03/2005 11:48:08 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: latina4dubya

I do recall "Never Surrender", but I don't believe it was a hit. I may be wrong.


15 posted on 06/03/2005 11:50:14 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: freedom44

Gary Newman's "Cars," and Aldo Nova's "Fantasy," and Toni Basil's "Mickey," (i think they're all one-hit wonders) remind me of high school football games...


16 posted on 06/03/2005 11:50:40 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: This Just In
I do recall "Never Surrender", but I don't believe it was a hit.

i'm probably the only one who liked it...

17 posted on 06/03/2005 11:51:44 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: latina4dubya

Overkill was alot of peoples fav


18 posted on 06/03/2005 11:52:02 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: This Just In

I wonder what he thinks of the French?

19 posted on 06/03/2005 11:52:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Robert Byrd:He may have 'gone under the water,' but the preacher didn't hold him down long enough.")
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To: martin_fierro

Damn he's way too old to be dressed like that.


20 posted on 06/03/2005 11:52:38 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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To: latina4dubya

I'm thinking of "Don't worry, be happy" and I REALLY wish I weren't.


21 posted on 06/03/2005 11:53:42 PM PDT by AggieCPA (Howdy, Ags!)
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To: freedom44
Did you ever wonder what happened to some of those one-hit wonders like Vanilla Ice, Tommy Tutone and Flock of Seagulls?

No.

22 posted on 06/03/2005 11:54:40 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: freedom44; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Old Sarge; SandyInSeattle; ...
80's-musician-mockery ping!
---
This-Is-Not-A-Ping-List ping!

[Freepmail me to get on or off this Not-A-Ping-List.]

23 posted on 06/03/2005 11:54:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Robert Byrd:He may have 'gone under the water,' but the preacher didn't hold him down long enough.")
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To: freedom44
From "Worster Album Art II"


24 posted on 06/03/2005 11:55:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: Burma Jones
Not to nitpick, but Loverboy and Wang Chung were not one-hit wonders. Not defending them, mind you, just that they each had more than one hit

Wang Chung had a number of hits, and they had a number of songs that made it into a bunch of successful movies. In fact they did the soundtrack to the movie "To Live and Die in LA," which IMHO is a pretty awesome movie.

Mark

25 posted on 06/03/2005 11:56:19 PM PDT by MarkL (I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!!)
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To: AggieCPA
I'm thinking of "Don't worry, be happy" and I REALLY wish I weren't.

oh, why did i have to check in before i went off to bed? thanks a lot...

26 posted on 06/03/2005 11:57:09 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: martin_fierro

27 posted on 06/03/2005 11:57:30 PM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: martin_fierro

This is PRECISELY what I'm talking about.

Why must people behave in such a revolting manner?! There is nothing, absolutely nothing alluring, graceful or dignifying about that. It is rather offensive.

Dave and Van Halen created memorable hits, the persona worked then, but no more. It's old, as he is-older. Music doesn't have to end, but the "youthful" image does.


28 posted on 06/03/2005 11:57:52 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: freedom44
Overkill was alot of peoples fav

i also liked, "It's a Mistake." i remember when, "Who Can It Be Now?" was all the rage... my brother would not stop, or i guess--could not sto--singing it... it was very annoying...

29 posted on 06/03/2005 11:59:36 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL.


30 posted on 06/03/2005 11:59:42 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Darkwolf377
Jenny, Jenny who do i turn to? You give me something I can hold on to. 867-5309
31 posted on 06/04/2005 12:00:16 AM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

I bet I know the cause: umbrella guy! he has not been holdng the umbrella properly. I hope jackson fires him and gets a new umbrella guy. maybe jackson could put an ad on monster.com
hmmm.....


32 posted on 06/04/2005 12:01:13 AM PDT by isom35
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To: MarkL
To Live and Die in L.A. looks awesome on DVD. I recall seeing it in the theater and loving how it didn't do all the "buddy cop movie" cliches. There is a moment toward the end--you know what I mean if you've seen it--which is a complete surprise--the audience was really shocked.

The best cop movie until Heat.

33 posted on 06/04/2005 12:02:13 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: freedom44

Oh, great, now it's stuck in my head...


34 posted on 06/04/2005 12:02:41 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

Never saw "To Live and Die in LA" except the bits in the Wang Chung video. But, "Heat" is a great film. Wildly underrated.


35 posted on 06/04/2005 12:03:25 AM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Please pardon my ignorance, but I know there's a joke in that post somewhere.


36 posted on 06/04/2005 12:04:02 AM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: freedom44; Petronski

Not an 80s musical group, but you get my drift.

37 posted on 06/04/2005 12:04:14 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: martin_fierro

I'm very scared. Is that a photoshop? Is it recent? Is he smuggling a baked potato in those "pants?"


38 posted on 06/04/2005 12:04:43 AM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: freedom44

In the city I live in, when that song was out in the 80's they had to disconnect the phone number of the person who had that number and give him another number.

People would ring up and say...

"Hello, is Jenny there ?"


39 posted on 06/04/2005 12:04:49 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: martin_fierro; cyborg

I just love that. Pinging the little lady.


40 posted on 06/04/2005 12:05:20 AM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: This Just In
Willie the Groundskeeper (right) first uttered the phrase "Cheese-eating surrender monkeys" on The Simpsons.
41 posted on 06/04/2005 12:06:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Robert Byrd:He may have 'gone under the water,' but the preacher didn't hold him down long enough.")
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To: Petronski

"Heat" and "Ronin" should be packaged together in a DVD 2-pack.

I'd buy it.


42 posted on 06/04/2005 12:06:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: freedom44
Vanilla Ice had a short but very successful career. He had maybe 4 or more songs that went somewhere on the charts. He was better than a one hit wonder.

He also was very good with the money and was one of the few that grew his wealth and still has money today.

He tried puck type rock and races motorcycles professionally.
I wouldn't want a cd of his now, but in his time he was a decent performer and popular.

He got black listed by rappers for not being from the ghetto and of course for being a white guy doing rap.

Somehow they got that into the views of the buying audience, and from there he was effectively ruined as a performer.
43 posted on 06/04/2005 12:06:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: martin_fierro

I have "Heat" and "Ronin" on the shelf right behind me. You have great taste in guy flix.


44 posted on 06/04/2005 12:07:24 AM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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To: Petronski
When I was fifteen years old I went to a T.V. show recording of Adam Ant, who sang "Stand and Deliver".

A lot of the early/mid 80's Blitz/New Wave was great music. It was quite upbeat, innocent and fun, in contrast to a lot of the nihilistic, dark music that became popular with the youth of the 90's and today. P.S. A Flock of Seagulls was not a Persian band. "I ran, I ran so far away...Couldn't get away."
45 posted on 06/04/2005 12:08:11 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Petronski

I believe you are confusing the potato with the cucumber in Spinal Tap.

Now that was a hilarious satire on the "rock" culture.


46 posted on 06/04/2005 12:08:20 AM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: martin_fierro

The poster family for hairdressers of the 80's.


47 posted on 06/04/2005 12:09:00 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Petronski
Is he smuggling a baked potato in those "pants?"

(that would be the male equivalent of a "cameltoe")

49 posted on 06/04/2005 12:11:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: This Just In

I'm aware of that famous, foil-covered cucumber. But a baked potato is shorter and more, well, malleable.






(You forced me to say it...)


50 posted on 06/04/2005 12:13:43 AM PDT by Petronski (How do you solve a problem like Petronski?)
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