One Hit Wonder Wednesday: Women of the Eighties
Madonna encouraged us to express ourselves and Cyndi confessed girls just want to have fun. If you love rock and roll and the women of the '80s, don't miss this.
While you will definitely hear the greatest hits of the '70s, '80s and more, the focus tonight is on the women who had one big hit in the yuppie decade. The Night Shift's One Hit Wonder Wednesday highlights women of the '80s on K102.5.
99 Luftballoons | Nena | 1983
It sounds so pretty, but this song is grim. The German ending translates to "99 years of war have left no place for winners." The English-language version tells a slightly different story, but the outcome is the same: bleak. The song became an international hit but Nena was never able to follow it up.
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) | Enya | 1989
The success of this single propelled the album Watermark to the million-selling mark, but it was truly lightning in a bottle as she was never able to replicate the success of this one hit
Somebody's Knockin' | Terri Gibbs | 1980
Gibbs' debut single crossed over to the pop charts in 1980, but the rest of her songs were pure country.
Personally | Karla Bonhoff | 1982
Glenn Frey tipped Karla to this obscure R&B tune. Although Karla's songs would be recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Wynona Judd and Linda Ronstadt, this was her only hit as a singer.
Listen for these songs and more of the greatest hits as we salute the women of the '80s on One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan on K102.5.
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