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1 hit wonders of the 90's

Discussion in '90's Music' started by jimmyn321, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Dave78

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    James' "Born Of Frustration"?

    Naturally the band had plenty of songs on the UK Charts (not that any of them were any good imo), but here in the states this non-charting song got plenty of airplay on the local Alternative radio station in the early 90's. Their only song on the U.S. Charts was "Laid" which "peaked" at No. 64. I think Born Of Frustration is a Bone-Fide hit song even if the charts say otherwise.

     
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    Jeez! thanks Dave i had forgotten about James...other than Sit Down song..i was having babies around this time..and putting in hard days in construction..lots probably passed me by. All i Want is You by Sheryl Crowe was massive in England..around these times..as was Zombie, I Didn't Start The Fire, Buffalo Stance- we used to alter the lyrics on site for the craic...that flippin' Hanson song did my head in!
     
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    After double checking Wiki, while "Born Of Frustration" didn't chart in the U.S. on Billboard's Top 100 (the chart I first checked before I posted earlier), I see the song did hit No. 5 on the U.S. Alternative charts, so it seems the song did make a splash here in the U.S.

    A spalsh that apparently didn't go unnoticed by Westin Hotels who used the song in one of their tv commercials in the early 2000's. :)
     
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    1990? really? That's weird since it was released as a single in the fall of 1988.
     
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    That's the only song that I can remember from these guys. Good tune. Didn't typically like this style/genre, but there's a cool hook to this song.
     
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    I'm not sure if Dishwalla is a One-Hit Wonder or not. In 1995, "Counting Blue Cars" hit No. 1 in the U.S., although the band had three other songs on the charts in the 90's with peak positions of 17, 24 and 85. Hmm...

     

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