Oftentimes, lightning only strikes once for many singers and bands. My A-Z Challenge for 2014 will focus on those glorious "one hit wonders" spanning the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Some are my favorite songs, others are just plain memorable (for better or for worse). Join me in celebrating these 26 one hit wonders in pop music!
I was first year high school English teacher in 1996, and pop music was swaying towards bubblegum pop again. Boy bands were emerging, and Britney and Christina were on the verge of hitting the music scene. Then Duncan Sheik's "Barely Breathing" hit the airwaves, and his song became a nice "breath" of fresh air.
His only big hit sat on the charts for an incredible 55 weeks! "Barely Breathing" was even nominated for a Grammy.
After that, we didn't hear much from Duncan at all. It's a shame, because I have come across several of his other songs, and they're pretty good. Melancholy, but good. After a string of album releases in the 2000s that not many people knew about, he's been composing music the musical adaptation of "American Psycho" and "Because of Winn Dixie."