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!
Anyone else remember this big hit for Semisonic, "Closing Time?" It hit #1 here in the US in 1998 and was nominated for a Grammy. The song, on the surface, is about partying at a bar and it's time to go. That's it, party's over!
However, it's been revealed that the song is actually about the fears of impending fatherhood. It's funny, because I remember dancing around to "Closing Time" while holding my newborn son. But I just love that line, "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Gotta love a song that quotes Seneca, the Roman philosopher.
But here in America, Semisonic would never have another hit, although they did experience more success overseas.