Monday, April 7, 2014

F is for "Faded"

* I'm out of town from Sunday - Friday night, so I will be scarce until then. I apologize, but I hope to try my best to catch up when I return!

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!

At the height of MTV's TRL, bubblegum pop music was given a home to gain in popularity. A trio from Canada hit it big with their 2000 song, "Faded." Many people lump the group, soulDecision with other boy bands that dominated the charts. But soulDecision wrote their own music and played their own instruments.

"Faded" is about a guy being so infatuated with some girl, that he's practically intoxicated. It's saccharine, bubblegum pop music that tends to become an earmworm after hearing it. I don't love this song, but it's one of those "Oh yeah, I remember that tune from the 90s" kinda deal.

inDecision toured with Christina Agiulera, N*SYNC, Destiny's Child, and even Jay-Z. Their debut album sold over 1 million copies worldwide. But, they're on my list for a reason, and "Faded" remains their only big hit.

They released a second album in 2004 that is pretty forgettable, and you can add "Faded" to the long list of one hit wonders.


14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't believe I remember that song...

Pat Dilloway said...

Faded--like their career.

Tony Laplume said...

Sort of remember it. I won't count this one.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I've never heard of this song. Even when I listened to it here - nothing.

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Ruby Manchanda said...

I like the theme of doing the challenge

cleemckenzie said...

I'm enjoying your one hit wonders. Some I missed, but others deserve another listen!

Robin said...

Never heard this one.

Faded. Ironic that it is their only hit.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The guitar riffs and backbeat remind me a lot of the Backstreet Boys. For good or bad.

Jenna Howard said...

Oh wow....soulDecision.

That's a blast of Canadian nostalgia right there.

Melanie Schulz said...

I've never heard that one before...

River Fairchild said...

I like it! I know I've never heard it but it has a really familiar sound to it.

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njmagas said...

I'm sitting here with a couple American friends and they haven't heard this song before. I guess it's 'cause I'm Canadian, but this song was all over the radio.

Jessica L. Celaya said...

This is a cool topic for the A-Z challange. I've never heard of that song, even though I grew up during that time period. I learned something new today.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I remember this song! Yup definitely bubblegum pop. Ironic how they started so high but had only one hit. But hey it's one more than many people ever get.

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