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VH-1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s, part 2

by Jamie Sanford on April 28, 2011

VH-1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s was on last weekend and so we’re onto part 2 of my recap list with videos and commentary.

Click here to access my iTunes Ping Playlist of all of the songs so that you can preview them and buy them from iTunes if you’re so inclined.

20. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, “Good Vibrations”

I won a contest on the radio after identifying it after hearing 2 seconds of the introduction. Classic video, and the consensus is solid that no one thought Marky Mark would end up being an Oscar-nominated actor after watching him prance around in tighty whities.

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19. Len, “Steal My Sunshine”

Summer all year long when you listen to this song.

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18. EMF, “Unbelievable”

“OH!”

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17. Snow, “Informer”

I love love love David Usher, a Canadian artist who sadly has never achieved gigantic success in the US.  Snow guested on David Usher’s second album on a song I love so much, and it made me love Snow that much more. However, this song for me is all about me and my friend Christina singing it together.

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16. Kris Kross, “Jump”

Thankfully I never tried wearing my pants backwards.

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15. Blind Melon, “No Rain”

Another example of a band that would have probably had a great future if they had continued, but unfortunately, Shannon Moon died so soon after this song was such a massive hit.

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14. Wreckx-N-Effect, “Rump Shaker”

Just shake your rump. Go ahead, do it.

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13. Red-Nex, “Cotton Eye Joe”

Never liked this song.

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12. Digital Underground, “The Humpty Dance”

Still totally my jam to this day.

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11. New Radicals, “You Get What You Give”

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10. Joan Osborne, “One of Us”

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9. House of Pain, “Jump Around”

Still makes me jump, and always will.

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8. Duncan Sheik, “Barely Breathing”

Love this song – was later a big Spring Awakening fangirl and it was nice to reconnect with Duncan.

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7. Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

So bad but oh so good.

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6. Semisonic, “Closing Time”

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5. Chumbawamba, “Tubthumping”

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4. Los Del Rio, “Macarena”

I banned this from playing at my wedding. What does that tell you?

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3. Gerardo, “Rico Suave”

More abs ftw.

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2. Right Said Fred, “I’m Too Sexy”

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1. Sir Mix-A-Lot, “Baby Got Back”

Everyone likes big butts and they cannot lie when this song is playing.

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Come on everyone, let us know which one-hit wonder is your favorite.

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My Holiday Wishlist: Jenny from Closet365, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on December 10, 2010

Today’s guest blogger for the My Holiday Wishlist series is Jenny from Closet365. She has worn a different outfit every day in 2010. THIS BLOWS MY MIND as I am so lame when it comes to repeating outfits. Go check our her blog, she’s doing outfits inspired by The Nutcracker this week!

This is part 2 of Jenny’s holiday wishlist. Check out part 1 here.


Seven Swans-a-Swimming
In an ideal world, Urban Outfitters would decorate my entire home. But since they haven’t yet developed a wedding registry, I instead daydream about the day that I can toss the fine China and host dinner parties on these beauties($8). Love!

Eight Maids a-Milking
Not gonna lie. This was a hard one to gift with, but it turns out that milkmaids are actually a pretty common subject in fine art prints. This Norman Rockwell one is my favorite. Not only is it pretty and whimsical, but Norman Rockwell totally conjures up nostalgia for me. I would totally hang this fun print ($19.99) in my house as a conversation starter.

Nine Ladies Dancing
Everybody knows that the ladies love to dance. Me included. But what makes dancing extra fun, is having a great dress to wear while you do your thing. Aptly named, the “Burnin’ Up The Dance Floor Dress” ($69.99) is most certainly something I would wear while tearing it up. Look how shiny!

Ten Lords a-Leaping
Another challenge in the gifting department. What exactly is a Lord? And why are they leaping? I wasn’t sure when I went a-looking for a leaping gift. I never did find my answers, but I did find this adorable and inspirational necklace ($75). I’ll take it!


Eleven Pipers Piping
How cool is this? This pop up site, features tons of cool cards and kits to make 3-D holiday decorations easy. I wasn’t sure what a piping piper was either, but if it’s as cool as it looks, sign me up! ($3.95)


Twelve Drummers Drumming
Okay. With all this girliness afoot, one wonders where the dudes are in this song? Probably at the store. Buying all these strange gifts for their true love. But by the end of the song, doesn’t he deserve a little something too? Check out this drum kit shirt! ($29.99) It’s a drum kit and a shirt! It makes noises, people! Which means it would probably annoy the holy hell out of me. But also guarantees that a dude would love it.

Think Geek Electronic Drum Kit Shirt


Many thanks to Jenny from Closet365 for contributing 2 fabulous posts for the My Holiday Wishlist series! Click here to see all of the posts so far. Coming next week, Renae from The Bubbly Black Girl and more!

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My Holiday Wishlist: Kelly Kreth, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on December 2, 2010

Striped and Fabulous.

Kelly Kreth

(Today’s guest post was contributed by Kelly Kreth. I “met” Kelly online around 10 years ago, and since then she’s made me jewelry, she’s been the subject of one of the best photos I’ve ever taken, and thoroughly kicked my ass in Facebook Scrabble. Check out her new blog which explores optimism and pessimism with great humor and frankness. Check out Part 1 of Kelly’s Holiday Wishlist here.)

Wow! That first part took a lot out of me. So I think I’ll start this second part off with a nice bottle of champagne. [Hell, 52 bottles. One for each week. Veuve Clicquot Rose is a “perfectly balanced rosé which combines elegance and personality. This delectable champagne is beautifully ample and full of charm. It is a delicious wine in early bloom, a rosé with character, wonderful as an aperitif to be shared as a twosome [or for Kelly, alone] or with dear friends.” $71.99 per bottle.

If this booze doesn’t get me sufficiently soused, I’d also like this vodka, but mostly because I love the bottle. $41.99.

Once I am sufficiently buzzed, it’s not enough to just feel good, but I’ll also need to look good. Hence my desire for sexy undies from my favorite lingerie line, Agent Provocateur. I’d pretty much take any of the pieces on the site, but if I had to pick one it’d be this Alina bra, $180 and panty $180.


Whenever I travel or even just stay the night at someone’s home, I always hate having to carry my big daytime bag and also bring a smaller, fancier clutch for evening. Tiffany’s of Breakfast at… fame has come up with a gorgeous solution. This metallic tote reverses to tan for a day look and has a smaller gold clutch attached for evening. How brilliant! Holly Golightly would think it was darling, darling. It is part of their new leather collection, and costs $595. If you aren’t hot for beige and gold, their other color combos are: Tiffany blue and platinum, coral suede and gold, and black and onyx.


And speaking of Tiffany’s, I’ve always wanted two carat diamond stud earrings. These beauties will run about $11,000, but as you all know, as cliché as it sounds, diamonds are forevah.


Now that my ears are a’sparkling, I’d want my wrist to not be naked. I’ve passed the TENO store in Soho tons of times and always marvel at this bracelet. For $1650, it seems pricey for rubber and some gold, but it is a wish list…


I have a flat-screen Bravia tv in my bedroom but it is only 26 inches. I’d love a 40-inch one for my living room. (Currently available for $1,349.)


And now that I’d no longer have to invite those who want to watch tv with me to lay in my bed, I’d get a new couch. Because I am neurotic about keeping everything in my home black, white and red. I’d get this couch, the Antoinette Fainting Sofa at Urban Outfitters for $578.


In case there still is someone who’d like to lay in bed and watch tv with me, I’d get an assortment of these creative black and white pillowcases at Urban Outftters for $28 a pair.


And on that note, I am exhausted; to all a good holiday and to all a good night.

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