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One Hit Wonders

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Top 10 Alt-Rock One-Hit Wonders

While alt-rock emerged shadows of the mainstream primarily on the basis of breakout album bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, like most other genres of popular music, the sound has more […]

05/01/2013

Kevin Rowland (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

One-Hit Wonders: Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen”

A tumultuous band subject to the tumultuous whims of leader Kevin Rowland, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dexy’s Midnight Runners[/lastfm] were a hit many times over in the UK. In the US, however, they’ve never managed to break free from the category known as […]

02/03/2012

Big Country - "In a Big Country" (Mercury, 1983)

One-Hit Wonders: Big Country And “In A Big Country”

Though they had a string of hits in the UK over the course of more than 15 years, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Big Country[/lastfm] found only one hit in the US…and we all know which one that is.

01/25/2012

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