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!
Back in 1990, music was just on the verge of going into its grunge phase. But on the eve of this revolution, we still had retro-70s pop music still going on the charts (i.e. B-52s "Love Shack"). Deee-Lite's "Grove is in the Heart" is a fun mix of disco, funk, pop, and hop-hop.
The song is heavily sampled, borrowing from Herbie Hancock, Vernon Burch, and Eddie Jefferson. Oh, and don't forget the rap from A Tribe Called Quest's (remember them?) Q-Tip. And there is a lot of cow-bell goin' on! The result is a psychedelic great dance song that topped out at #4 in America and #1 in Australia. It was the biggest club song of the year.
Some would argue that Deee-Lite isn't a one-hit wonder group, since they did score another 6 top dance songs, but as far as popular mainstream music is concerned, after "Groove is in the Heart," the group pretty much disappeared. They disbanded just seven or eight years after their biggest hit.