Favorite one-hit wonder of 1980?
When you think of the mega-artists of the 80s, here are some names that do not come to mind: Robbie Dupree, Benny Mardones, Lipps Inc., The Vapors. That's because they're the one-hit wonders of 1980.
This week's Stuck in the 80s podcast takes a closer look at the forgotten hits of the year 1980 and we want your opinion. Which of these artists recorded your favorite forgotten hit of 1980? (Some tunes were recorded in '79 but still charted in 1980). (Click here to listen to the podcast)
Rapper's Delight, Sugar Hill Gang: "I gotta bang bang the boogie to the boogie say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie, let's rock, you don't stop."
Funky Town, Lipps Inc.: "Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me."
Into the Night, Benny Mardones: "I can't measure my love. There's nothing to compare it to."
Steal Away, Robbie Dupree: "I caught you glancin' my way. And I know what you're after"
Pop Musik, M: "Singing in the subway. Shuffle with a shoe shine. Fix me a molotov. I'm on the headline."
Turning Japanese, The Vapors: " I asked the doctor to take your picture. So I can look at you from inside as well."
Video Killed the Radio Star, The Buggles: " And now we meet in an abandoned studio. We hear the playback and it seems so long ago."
(Hard decision, I know. You gotta balance the New Wave fun of the Vapors and Buggles with the slow mellow goodness of Benny and Robbie. Or go old school with the Sugar Hill Gang and Lipps Inc.)