Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level
Mr. Adventure wrote:
I believe in the US they are only known for "Come On Eileen".
Ah! Well, yes, that was a big hit here too, but it's not their best song by a long chalk. In fact, if I never heard it again, I wouldn't feel I'd lost anything. Not with the richness of the rest of their catalogue.
What I always found funny about the VH1 Classic program "One Hit Wonders" was the American-centric tilt of it.
A lot of groups we consider one-hit wonders had great careers elsewhere.
Falco had a #1 hit here in the U.S. with Rock Me Amadeus
and a minor hit with Vienna Calling
, but surprisingly not with Der Kommissar
. Yet he had many, many songs chart in other countries, mostly European.
It's not that surprising given that "One Hit Wonders" is a U.S. show on a U.S. cable network that deals with how well various songs did in the U.S. Other countries likely have many otherwise successful American acts regarded as one-hit wonders on their
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