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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:17am

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Artists Who I Don't Particularly Care For, But Who Have Had Long Careers For Some Reason I Can't Quite Explain, But it Sure Can't be Because Other People Seem to Like Their Music. No, That Can't be It.

 
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:07am

Artists Who I Don't Particularly Care For, But Who Have Had Long Careers For Some Reason I Can't Quite Explain, But it Sure Can't be Because Other People Seem to Like Their Music. No, That Can't be It.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 6:18am

 rhahl wrote:
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Try the old version of the song when he was fun, so we could have fun.

You're right. At first I thought it would be interesting to see how shameless they can get about milking the old hit, but it's not interesting, just annoying and embarrassing. One Particular Harbor is good, I didn't know about it. But if I have to hear Margaritaville on the radio one more time, someone is going to pay.

 
That clip from Ellen was indeed embarrassing, especially to an old parrothead.  His concerts stopped being fun towards the mid 90's when he had to tone things down for his corporate sponsors.  I especially find the salt, salt, salt addition to Margaritaville especially annoying, but its his song so ...  Yeah, airplay, its ruined so many songs for so many.  Fortunately, I haven't listened much to terradio for over 15 since finding RP and a lot of songs that got played to death have a new life.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 5:42am

 kurtster wrote:
Try the old version of the song when he was fun, so we could have fun.

You're right. At first I thought it would be interesting to see how shameless they can get about milking the old hit, but it's not interesting, just annoying and embarrassing. One Particular Harbor is good, I didn't know about it. But if I have to hear Margaritaville on the radio one more time, someone is going to pay.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 5:22am

In the spirit of the thread title, here's one I feel fits.  I know I'll get lot's of grief on this one, but ... their only worldwide number one hit hasn't been played here in over 5 years.

 


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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 6:09pm

 rhahl wrote:

Jimmy Buffett Performs 'Margaritaville' on Ellen



 
  
You ain't a parrot head.  Try the old version of the song when he was fun, when we could have fun ...



He had plenty o hits.  Like this one ... best started at 2:20




He gets no justice here.  There are a few other legitimate hits that got ton's of airplay for years.  Fins, Volcano and Cheeseburger in Paradise to name the most popular.    
And my favorite version of one of his best songs ever ...  I'll stop now. 





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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 4:57pm

with both Eddie Money and Kenny Rogers mentioned the post name can now be "Real One Hit Wonders now on Geico Commercials" 
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 11:16am

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I am thinking of people who had big, big careers based on one song. Kenny Rogers comes to mind but I know that he was famous before The Gambler.

 
Yeah, some acts have a few minor hits, then one really big hit making them superstars for a time before they slowly fade away - some slower than others.

*edit - oh, you modified the title - cool.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 11:10am

 Proclivities wrote:

So far, none of the acts featured in this thread fit the thread's description; unlike this guy:
 
I am thinking of people who had big, big careers based on one song (bonus points if they are still doing it). Kenny Rogers comes to mind but I know that he was famous before The Gambler.


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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 11:02am

Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Southeners think that Charlie Daniels had lots of hits, but I can't hear it in anything beside this one.




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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 11:01am

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but...pretty sure they weren't a one hit wonder...

 
So far, none of the acts featured in this thread fit the thread's description; unlike this guy:

No matter; it's only Monday.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:57am

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but...pretty sure they weren't a one hit wonder...

My mistake...one album wonder
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:55am

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Please let it die already.  I have been over this band since 1979


 
but...pretty sure they weren't a one hit wonder...
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:43am

Please let it die already.  I have been over this band since 1979

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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:38am

 Proclivities wrote:

I think he had about ten Top 40 hits, as much as I tried ignoring them.

 
Yes, but the fact that Eddie Money is still doing this one is a real wonder.


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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:36am

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Eddie Money performs 'Take Me Home Tonight' on Fox


http://video.foxnews.com/v/2444951558001/eddie-money-performs-take-me-home-tonight/?#sp=show-clips

 
I think he had about ten Top 40 hits, as much as I tried ignoring him, he was pretty ubiquitous for a while.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:34am

Jimmy Buffett Performs 'Margaritaville' on Ellen


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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 - 10:32am

Eddie Money performs 'Take Me Home Tonight' on Fox



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