3 thoughts on “Another little test

  1. Isaac Kelley January 29, 2021 / 12:31 pm

    The whole thing is that their one hit was an outlier for a soundtrack and their normal output sounds nothing like it, right?

  2. joshwilson1977 January 31, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    Obligatory “Don’t You Forget About Me”. Lemme see: “Promised You a Miracle”…. and I guess that’s it. I can think of videos for a few others but the tunes & titles aren’t coming to me. I wouldn’t claim to know them well.

    They’re in an interesting category. I want to say they had lots of UK hits and were a bigger deal over there. But they didn’t write, and to my understanding particularly like, their big U.S. hit. They were saddled with it anyway. Being a famous performer must be pretty weird sometimes.

  3. ethanabides January 31, 2021 / 4:03 pm

    Isaac, I wouldn’t say that. In both cases (Wang Chung and Simple Minds) the lesser known tracks are in line with the hits as far as style and content goes

    Josh, I’d never heard that about Simple Minds. I do remember in the early-to-mid 90s they went down to three members and staged a US comeback tour with a new album. “She’s a River” was maybe one of the titles.

    So, “Don’t You Forget About Me”, “Alive and Kicking”, “Once Upon a Time”, “All the Things She Said She Said”, “Ghost Dancing”, “East At Easter”, and of course “Promised You a Miracle”, which I wouldn’t’ve thought of but Josh Did.

    This is fun. I’ll see if I can come up with more candidate bands. They have to be a band with more than one hit, but not as many as three hits. So what? Two-hit wonders?

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