When somebody uses the phrase “one hit wonder” I imagine everyone has a certain track that springs to mind, there must be a different tune for every generation. For me it’s Chesney Hawkes with the “The One and Only”. I’m not posting it because it’s a great track, it’s a fairly run of the mill pop song, but it’s one hit wonder status lends it a certain place in the memory of those who were around in 1991.
For me the definition of “one hit wonder”
I’ve actually managed to see Chesney Hawkes live twice, both at student unions as no doubt he spotted a market for those who were nostalgic for the songs that they grew up with in the early nighties and fair play to him. He was under no illusion that a lot of people had rocked up to here one song only. I imagine that’s a window that’s now closed as those who frequent the student’s unions weren’t even born in ’91!
So Chesney I salute you for getting one hit, one more than the majority of the population manage and also for becoming the definition of “one hit wonder” for me – it’ll certainly be interesting to see what sticks in the minds of those growing up now.
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