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Former Top 40 disc jockey Brent Mann ranks the 101 greatest one hit wonders in pop music from Doo-Wop to Pop-Rock - from the Standells (Dirty Water), to Dexy's Midnight Runner's (Come On Eileen), to Jesus Jones (Right Here, Right Now) plus 98 other best-loved and fascinating artists who have made the charts... once. There's sidebar information about the songs and the artisFormer Top 40 disc jockey Brent Mann ranks the 101 greatest one hit wonders in pop music from Doo-Wop to Pop-Rock - from the Standells (Dirty Water), to Dexy's Midnight Runner's (Come On Eileen), to Jesus Jones (Right Here, Right Now) plus 98 other best-loved and fascinating artists who have made the charts... once. There's sidebar information about the songs and the artists as well as follow-ups on their careers.Did you know that one hit wonder Jonathan King (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) is credited with discovering the groups, Genesis, 10cc, and the Bay City Rollers? Did you know that singer Chris Izaak has had his own Showtime TV show and appeared in such movies as The Silence of the Lambs, but his only chart hitter was 1991's Wicked Game? Did you know Walking in Memphis singer/songwriter Marc Cohn fronted the band that played at Caroline Kennedy's wedding?One hit wonders are as important to a complete understanding of American popular music as anything by Elvis or The Beatles. 99 Red Ballons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders spotlights all the timeless one-hit songs that have provided the sound track for our lives. Exhaustively researched, entertaining, and addictively fun,99 Red Ballons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders is a pop culture musical smorgasbord filled with lyrics, trivia and history -an absolutely essential compendium for music lovers everywhere....

Title : 99 Red Balloons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders: From Doo-Wop to Pop-Rock
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ISBN : 9780884864356
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 305 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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99 Red Balloons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders: From Doo-Wop to Pop-Rock Reviews

  • Soobie can't sleep at night
    2019-02-27 15:45

    OK, four months to read this one...Let me get this straight. This book was a perfect Bathroom Reading, one of those book with short chapters, or sections, that can be read when you're sitting on the toilet. I liked Mann's other book, Blinded by the Lyrics : Behind the Lines of Rock and Roll's Most Baffling Songs. For this reason I search for his other work and eagerly started reading. From an Italian point of view this book was difficult to read. On one hand some of the one-hitters mentioned in the book are not one-hitters in Italy. Secondly, Mann mentions so many compilation that are published only in the US, thus making in a bit boring for non-US.One thing I'd suggest to readers is this: don't read in the bathroom but someplace where you have some music player available so you can actually listen to the tunes presented in the book. ^__^

  • Missy Eldridge
    2019-03-11 19:29

    A fun way to go down memory lane and a perfect conversation piece when put out on a coffee or side table.

  • Bunny
    2019-03-09 16:26

    Good clean fun. I don't actually remember what #1 was at this moment, but I don't believe I had a problem with the choice.Damn, it's going to bug me until I figure it out.A lot of the songs I didn't know, which surprised me, but only a little. I'm not terribly good with 70's music that isn't rock. Plus Groove is in the Heart was one of the choices, which, FUN!