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Defining Greatness: The One-Hit Wonder Scale

February 26th, 2008 11:14am EST
Vanilla Ice
Probably the most underrated term in the music industry is the "One Hit Wonder." Popularized in the 80s, one hit wonders are either regarded as artists with one hit (like Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart"), or artists who produced a song that everybody knows (like "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors).

However, the truth of the matter is that one hit wonders actually come in many shapes and sizes. There are hits that are huge one day and laughable the next, there are hits that are mildly spectacular at first but ultimately propel the careers of the artists who recorded them, and there a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 6

September 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Roger Waters
Happy Birthday to WWE wrestler Jillian Hall (1980), rapper Foxy Brown (1979), "7th Heaven" actress Sarah Danielle Madison (1974), actor Justin Whalin (1974), The Cardigans singer Nina Persson (1974), Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan (1971), singer Ce Ce Peniston (1969), "White Men Can't Jump" actress Rosie Perez (1964), A-Ha guitarist Pal Waaktaar (1961), "Spaceballs" actor Michael Winslow (1958), 'redneck' comedian Jeff Foxworthy (1958), "Third Rock From The Sun" actress Jane Curtin (1947), actress Swoosie Kurtz (1944), Pink Floyd bassist/singer/songwriter Roger Waters (1943), country ...
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'Romeo and Juliet:' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Released In Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

February 14th, 2007 4:00pm EST
William Shakespeare
A dazzling and unconventional contemporary re-telling of William Shakespeare's classic love story, Romeo+Juliet comes to life in a whole new way on February 6 as Capitol/EMI and Fox Home Entertainment celebrate the 1997 hit film's 10th anniversary with new commemorative releases. On February 6, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded 10th Anniversary Edition of the film's hit soundtrack on CD and digitally, and Fox Home Entertainment will release an expanded Music Edition DVD. Both releases include previously unreleased and newly produced material. Capitol/EMI's soundtrack is expanded to 18...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 6

September 6th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Roger Waters
Happy Birthday to WWE wrestler Jillian Hall (1980), rapper Foxy Brown (1979), "7th Heaven" actress Sarah Danielle Madison (1974), actor Justin Whalin (1974), The Cardigans singer Nina Persson (1974), Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan (1971), singer Ce Ce Peniston (1969), "White Men Can't Jump" actress Rosie Perez (1964), A-Ha guitarist Pal Waaktaar (1961), "Spaceballs" actor Michael Winslow (1958), 'redneck' comedian Jeff Foxworthy (1958), "Third Rock From The Sun" actress Jane Curtin (1947), actress Swoosie Kurtz (1944), Pink Floyd bassist/singer/songwriter Roger Waters (1943), country ...
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The Hellacopters Aim To Soar On Feb. 7

January 10th, 2006 12:44pm EST
The Hellacopters
Due to manufacturing delays, the release date for the American pressing of The Hellacopters' acclaimed new album, Rock & Roll Is Dead, has been pushed back two weeks to Feb. 7. It will still contain two bonus tracks not included on any other version of the recording, as well as bonus video clips for the singles "Everything's On T.V." and "I'm In The Band."

In other Hellacopters news, the band has once again been nominated for a Swedish Grammy award, this time for Best Rock Group of the Year. They'll compete against Kent, The Cardigans, The Soundtrack To Our Lives and The Ark. The Swedi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 18

October 18th, 2005 11:24am EDT
Wynton Marsalis
Happy Birthday to The Cardigans guitarist Peter Svensson (1974), singer Nonchalant (1973), Sponge bassist Tim Cross (1966), actor Vincent Spano (1962), actress Erin Moran (1961), jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (1961), martial artist/actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), actress Pam Dawber (1951), actor Joe Morton (1947), actor Peter Boyle (1935), singer/guitarist Chuck Berry (1926).
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