My videos this week are of songs that were "One-Hit Wonders" for the artists that did them. I selected one from each of 3 decades.
Funny thing is, for some reason, in recent weeks I've thought of each of these songs at different times. Maybe that's just because I'm a bit strange...and stranger still...I'll admit I actually like all these songs!
The titles link to Wikipedia entries on the artists.
Pass The Dutchie....Musical Youth
KungFu Fighting....Carl Douglas
They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haaa!....Napolean XIV
There weren't any music videos back in the 60's, but I found this one that someone created using scenes from an anime, matched with the song. This link goes to a site that has other versions of the song, and related songs.
I first heard this one when I was about 11 years old. A cousin had it on a 45RPM record (that's one of those round vinyl things with a big hole in the center--for you kids out there who only know about CD's & MP3's). On the flip side of the record the song was recorded backwards. My cousin liked to play it over & over....I think he was trying to drive his mother crazy. If you want to hear the original and the backwards version, click on the links below:
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!
!Aaah Ah Yawa Em Ekat Ot Gnimoc Eryeht
Bonus Video !!
While searching I found this other "one-hit wonder" from the 60's that I also liked so here it is!
In The Year 2525...Zager & Evans
The big question is--will the human race make it to the year 2525?