One Hit Wonder Wednesday: The ’90s
Things were changing around the world as everything was moving faster. Tonight, we dip our toes into the 1990s and play some songs we can't believe are 30 years old.
In 1989, the Berlin Wall had come down. By the end of the decade, communism was almost a generation removed from Eastern Europe. The internet was in its infancy at the beginning of the '90s and had exponentially grown and nearly peaked before the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s. New technology made cellular phones smaller and more portable in 1990, and by '99 some even had games on them. (Games on phones? It'll never catch on.) Customizable ringtones meant you could make your own music too. Tonight, on our One Hit Wonder Wednesday, we'll look at some artists from the '90s who had one chart hit and disappeared like Tamagotchis.
I'm Too Sexy | Right Said Fred | 1992
This British band made the most of their turn on the catwalk and their debut single went #1 in six countries, including Australia, Ireland, and the United States.
Unbelievable | EMF | 1991
Another British band that hit #1 in America with their debut, EMF is short for Epsom Mad Funkers.
Nothing Compares To You | Sinead O'Connor | 1990
A memorable video added to the success of this song. You may remember that Prince wrote it, but not for Sinead.
Groove Is in the Heart | Deee-Lite | 1990
"We're going to dance and have some fun" says the sample at the beginning of this record. You simply cannot sit still while hearing this one. It ranks on nearly all of the "Best of the '90s" lists, but Deee-Lite could never replicate its success.
Hear these songs and more as we're going to party like it's 1990-something tonight on our One Hit Wonder Wednesday with Craig Alan on the Night Shift at K102.5.
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