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!
Wow, "U" was tough. Not too many to choose from here. So I picked a dark and moody song that was used in the weird movie, Donnie Darko in 2001. The Church released "Under the Milky Way" in 1988 from their 5th album, Starfish. The song peaked at #26 here in the States, but was a big hit in their native Australia.
I don't love this song, nor do I necessarily hate it. I just remembered it from the soundtrack. But the song is kind of haunting. Maybe even a little depressing. At first, I thought this song was about a guy on the road who's lonely after a show.
But after a much closer examination, I'm now convinced the song is about being high on drugs.
The Church is still around, and their career has continued into the 2000s. I think their last official album was released back in 2009.
Anyway, if you're in a dark mood, give this song a listen.