This new podcast which will be hosted by myself (Arkle), podcast novelist T.M. Camp, and a guest co-host each episode will discuss a topic near and dear to all music lovers; one hit wonders. 😉
The show is still in development at the moment, but the format as it currently stands is each month on the 11th a new episode goes into the feed wherein the hosts discuss 4 randomly selected one hit wonder songs (using the standard of any artist/band to have only one song break the Billboard Top 100 charts).
Before each episode comes out, the 4 songs will be listed here so you can have a chance to listen to them yourself (if by chance you haven’t heard them before) before the episode comes out.
Coming up in the next week or so, we will have an Episode 0 where we only discuss one song, done twice. Yes, we’ll be not only covering a one hit wonder, but a one hit wonder that was a cover of the first one hit wonder. The song in question is that song that you have danced to at least once, even if you will never admit it in public, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. from 1980, as well as it’s 1986 cover by the Australian group Pseudo Echo. This episode will mainly be done to work our some of the kinks in the show’s format, and decide what might and might not work for the show.
Now, as it stands we will not be discussing any songs from after 2006 (2007 for next year, 2008 for 2013, etc.) since T.M. and I agreed that that’s enough time for some of those alleged one hit wonders to have a second shot at the charts. But, if there are any one hit wonders you just HAVE to hear us talk about, use the contact info on the right hand side of this website, and, although I won’t promise we WILL do it, it will certainly be considered.
Episode 0 will, with more than 90% certainty, be out sometime next week, while Episode 1 should be out on May 11. The songs planned for that episode are;
- Sh-Boom by The Chords (1954)
- Who Let the Dogs Out? by The Baha Men (2000)
- Cars by Gary Numan (1980)
- Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm (2001)