I’ve always kind of been obsessed with bands second singles. A lot of times I think first singles generally blow and that artists save their big guns for later, which I’m all about. Sometimes a band’s first hit is so huge that that it overshadows everything else that they could bring to the table…enter this blog post.
I’m going to break you off with some of my favorite songs by one hit wonders after their initial…wonder.
5. Kris Kross – I Missed the Bus
So this isn’t actually that good of a song but the video is fucking amazing. Obviously Kris Kross had trouble keeping up momentum after the novelty of “Jump” and their backwards pants wore off. I wonder where they are now….
4. Spacehog – Mungo City
OK so I love Spacehog, fuck you. “In The Meantime” in one of those perfect pop songs, right up there with “Bittersweet Symphony” and “L Dopa.” The actually had a bunch of other singles from three albums in total, this is the best other one from their best album The Chinese Album. YAY.
3. Alien Ant Farm – Movies
Here is another actual BAD song but I want to tell this story: So “Movies” was actually AAF’s first single but it didn’t chart so well. So what did they do? They pulled an ORGY and just released a famous cover for their next single. “Smooth Criminal” blew up but then they found themselves with another dilemma…what do they follow that up with. With no more “hits” left they decided their only option was go back and release their first single, “Movies,” as a single again! Unreal. So here is the retardely epic big budget version of “Movies.” Enjoy.
PS: One time I saw Alien Ant Farm at Van’s Warped Tour and the lead singer was bitching about people throwing garbage at them. PUNK!
2. City High – Caramel
Remember City High’s hit song R&B “What Would You Do?” about the ethics of prostitution? Yeah me neither. BUT they did have this pretty amazing second single that is WAY less depressing and has a video which I guess is just a black version of “Weird Science.”
PS: I definitely got drunk two weeks ago and edited out that Eve verse, best thing I’ve ever done in my life.
1. Marcy Playground – St. Joe On the School Bus
Let’s just get right into it…this very well could be the greatest song ever made (it is also the second song with the word “Bus” in it on this list so there is that). In fact this whole album, Marcy Playground by Marcy Playground, is amazing slept on stuff. I’m going to go ahead and throw out that “Sex and Candy” might be the WORST song on this album.
Ok, that’s it. Did I miss any good ones? Let me know, people.