Old School Friday #36 "One Hit Wonders"

Hi There Bloggers!!
You Know What today is… Old School Friday!
In case you are new around these parts and don’t know what “Old School Friday” is, well it is grown folks MUSIC! Yes we post some music that comes from some time before 1999, (hopefully) to relive some memories, and to educate or just entertain each other.
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! To join in the Old School Friday Fun go Here for guidelines.

The theme for this week ,


Here are the other “Old School Friday” participants:

Electronic VillageFresh And FabDanielleKim

Ms GrapevineQuick Marcus LANGFORD

CassandraKeviniriegalMahogany Hagar’s DaughterLisa C

Chocl8t DPDallassouthJohnCC GroovyKreative Talk

Marvalus One ReginaClnmikeVivrant Thing

AJ SharonRevvyRevInvisible Woman

Beleiver 1964 CooperSJPBriaBklynQueen 86Hey Shae

From the BattlefieldThembi D SpotMalcolm

Pop Art DivaPjazzyparMsLadyDeborah

I had a lot of different songs that I pulled for this theme but they all seemed a little to easy and to much of the obvious pick. I decided to dig a little deeper and pull up something that I am about 95% sure no one else would post!! (Vanilla Ice was waaayyy to easy!) Enjoy!!

This song has been heard at sporting events and in movies (“Remember The Titans”) but sadly I never even heard the name of the group until last night…
Steam – Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye [1969]

Soft Cell (Marc Almond) – Tainted Love [1981]

And lastly for comedic relief, this is one of the lowest, low budget videos I have ever seen!
Junior – Mama Used To Say [1982]

Have a great weekend!!


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The True Urban Queen aka Sharon
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 07:27:00

    Listening to the first two I am still stump. I don’t know either song or group.Now, Junior that was the song. I got my daughter singing it. I still like listening to it.

  2. SjP
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 08:23:00

    Great picks! I love Remember the Titans!Hope you get a chance to stop by SjP’s for one of my favority One Hit Wonders.

  3. Vivrant Thang
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 08:54:00

    Very fun picks. We sing that Steam song during football games to this day!This is the second week in a row that I think we’ve picked the same song. Get outta my head girl!Happy OSF!

  4. Mike
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 09:12:00

    Hi Regina from New York! I love music. Nice selections you have. You can spend a week on your blog. You have a lot of stuff on here going on. Danayja looks cute in the pictures on here!Have a nice weekend.

  5. Revvy Rev
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 09:29:00

    Great Picks! I remember them all – well. Na Na Na Na, is still embedded in pop culture. Junior – funny!

  6. pjazzypar
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 09:41:00

    What can I say, great minds think alike. I haven’t heard that Junior song since forever. Great choices.

  7. (¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯)
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 10:19:00

    wow great choices, i rember mama used to say…gr8 track and tainted love..shameanyhoo, happy osf and u have a gr8 weekend

  8. Villager
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 12:21:00

    Happy OSF! The first song is still popular in many college football stadiums on Saturday! The second song I’ve seen twice in my OSF romps today. Those were the first two times I have ever seen ’em! The last one is still a cult classic…Thank you for visiting my ‘One-Hit Wonder’ post today. I invite your blog readers to check out ‘Ready for the World’ if they have time or inclinaton. I’m proud to say that I never wore a jheri curl back in the day … how about you?peace, Villager

  9. Marcus LANGFORD
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 12:27:00

    i never knew the brainchild singer behind ‘tainted love’ was a one-hit wonder! crazy stuff! and junior…i love that song; it is my favorite song by junior with his song ‘louise’ following close behind. that video is all that…lol![associated mess©]

  10. iriegal
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 12:44:00

    I know all the songs and I have to say my favorite is MAMA USED TO SAY. I even bought the album…shhhhhh..don’t tell nobody..lol

  11. Hagar's Daughter
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 13:31:00

    Everyone knows Steam’s song, but nobody knows the group’s name. Now we do. Have a great weekend.

  12. Hey Shae!
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 16:45:00

    Steam will go down in the one hit wonder hall of fame next to Whoomp There It Is.Tainted Love got lots of airplay. I still like it. But Jr. takes the cake. “And Mama used to say… take ya time young man…” *snapping my fingers*

  13. MsMarvalus
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 19:02:00

    Excellent picks once again, Ms. Regina!

  14. Hey it's Amy Shipp
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 19:04:00

    I have danced to Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” many times! Good memories… 😀

  15. LaKeshia (Kreative Talk)
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 19:12:00

    Mama Used To Say…great choice! Happy OSF!

  16. Dori
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 02:53:00

    I love this song by Junior. I recently found it on an 80s compilation CD here and I play it like it is the 80s all over again lately. LOL. All great picks!

  17. melanie
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 14:21:00

    I didn’t know the last song but I remember the first 2. Fun songs!

  18. Malcolm
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 20:09:00

    Back when I was a kid, I assumed that Steam was a Black group. It's because "Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye" got a lot of airplay on the R&B station in Flint and the group had a bit of a soulful sound as well. "Remember the Titans" is one of my favorite sports movies.I'm glad to see Junior getting some love… you are the second person to use "Mama Used To Say" as a selection for this week's OSF.By the way, it's a good thing you didn't choose Vanilla Ice because he was a two-hit wonder. His follow-up to "Ice Ice Baby" was "Play That Funky Music", which peaked at #4.

  19. Believer 1964
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 02:32:00

    Steam had it goin’ on with this tune, but what’s with the hairdos and outfits? I know…it’s 1969! Your last pick was on a list of one-hit wonders that I searched through. I’m still clueless! 😉

  20. bluedreamer27
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 07:16:00

    i love tainted loveas far as i remember Elvis Presley also had a version of that songgreat pick of songs reginai love old school music woohoo

  21. ktales
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 09:11:00

    I’ve heard all three on the radio, but never got to see the video of any of them. I’m glad that I was too young to be able to remember the original mtv. The videos were awful 🙂

  22. Regina
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 13:51:00

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  23. Dorothy
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 15:34:00

    Just stopped by to enjoy your site..Dorothy from grammologygrammology.com

  24. blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com
    Oct 27, 2008 @ 15:47:00

    Hey there!I haven’t even heard of these artists! (smiles)This proves their status as bona fide one hit wonders!

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