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”


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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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