🏆 WORLD CUP: One Hit Wonders 🏆 THE FINAL: POST 265

Hello! Got this ready ages ago and then kind of forgot until now so now it is!

Vote for two to go through from each group to the knockout stages when it’s head to head all the way to the winner.

I know I’ve left out loads and missed some good ones but the important thing to remember is that I don’t care.

GROUP A

  • Turning Japanese - The Vapours
  • Yes - McAlmont & Butler
  • How Bizarre - OMC
  • Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back) - Eamon

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GROUP B

  • Your Woman - White Town
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
  • I Try - Macy Gray

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GROUP C

  • Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
  • Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
  • A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
  • Monster Mash - Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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GROUP D

  • 99 Red Balloons - Nena
  • Wipe Out - The Surfaris
  • Steal My Sunshine - Len
  • The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

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GROUP E

  • Drinking In LA - Bran Van 3000
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
  • Everywhere - Michelle Branch
  • Bad Day - Daniel Powter

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GROUP F

  • It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
  • F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back) - Frankee
  • You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve - Johnny Boy
  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks

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GROUP G

  • A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
  • Down Under - Men At Work
  • Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
  • Rapper’s Delight - Sugarhill Gang

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GROUP H

  • What’s Up? - 4 Non Blondes
  • What Is Love? - Haddaway
  • Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • You Get What You Give - The New Radicals

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As always, chats ‘n’ beeves (light-hearted) are actively encouraged.

Incredible that the eventual winners and runners-up started in the same group.

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Group of death?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H

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Yeah I didn’t enjoy not voting for Monster Mash but sacrifices have to be made.

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FUN FACT ALERT: It’s Raining Men was originally written for Donna Summer but she thought the word ‘Hallelujah’ was blasphemous so turned it down.

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Is johnny boy a hit?

Dunno, put it in cause it’s really good and it’ll keep the chin stroking grandads happy.

assume spaceman has been given a bye to the final

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I forgot Spaceman and Inside and it’s already haunting me.

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I remember loving that Deep Blue Something album back in the day and I was sure they were going to be huge. Not listened in about 20 years so going to give it a revisit.

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Group E must be the group of life then, didn’t want to vote for any of them :slight_smile:

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Surprised this all-time classic one hit wonder was overlooked :stuck_out_tongue:

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Sorry Eagle Eye Cherry, but you were in the same group as Haddaway and New Radicals.
Your Woman for the win please!

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Reckon there’ll be a lot of soul-searching in the Gotye camp after not even making the group stage.

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G & H both Groups of Death

Was on the longlist but rejected on the grounds that even the thought of it makes me feel sick.

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I’m here for the frankee v Eamon final

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Group G is wild, would have voted for all of them

Yeah, that’s fair - I voted for the one I either don’t know or can’t recall (Michelle Branch) because the it was a vote against the other three.