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VH1 celebrates '80s one-hit wonders



Tonibasil_small Good news, '80s couch potatoes: VH1 is set to premiere its a new series geared especially for us: 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s.

The program will run Tuesday, March 31, through Friday, April 3, at 10 o'clock each night. It's also set to run on VH1 Classic from April 13 to April 17.

30 Rock star Judah Friedlander is the host (Odd choice. What? They couldn't get Frank Stallone or Toni Basil?). According to the cable network, viewers picked the top 100 by voting for their favorite one-hit wonders over the past month.

VH1 isn't giving away the list yet, but promises "unforgettable video clips, footage and performances, plus exclusive, new interviews with the decade's best one hit wonders." Some of the names they throw around include: Stacey Q, Animotion, Musical Youth, Georgia Satellites, E.U., The Mary Jane Girls, Vixen, Nu Shooz, Alannah Myles, Thomas Dolby, Kajagoogoo, Bow Wow Wow and A Flock of Seagulls.

I'm okay with about 90 percent of that list, but if they're going to make cases for Dolby and Seagulls, VH1 and I are going to have issues.

Of course, if you want the professional version of One-Hit Wonders, just check out the Stuck in the '80s podcasts. We did our top 10 one-hit wonders for every year in the decade. 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:44pm]


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