Perusing Twitter, I caught this tweet from my buddy Marc.
The top 10 one-hit wonder bands from Toronto blogto.com/music/2013/03/… via @blogtoat least 7 of these aren't one-hit wonders, maybe 8 or 9?— marc weisblott (@scroll) March 5, 2013
I had to click over to the blogto.com article to see for myself. Here's their list of the top 10 one-hit wonder bands from Toronto.
- Len - "Steal My Sunshine"
- Snow - "Informer"
- Alannah Myles - "Black Velvet"
- jackSOUL - "Can't Stop"
- Choclair - "Let's Ride"
- Love Inc. - "You're A Superstar"
- Toronto - "Your Daddy Don't Know"
- The Pursuit of Happiness - "I'm An Adult Now"
- Platinum Blonde - "Crying Over You"
- Boys Brigade - "Melody"
Right off the bat, having listened to radio in this city for over 30 years, I can tell you this is an awful list. Many of these artists are not one-hit wonders by any definition, and as we've discussed, the standards for one-hit wonders keep dropping.
Just off the top of my head, from my 680 CFTR days and Q107 Top Ten At Ten days, I can tell you Platinum Blonde had several big hits in Canada, The Pursuit of Happiness had a handful and Allannah Myles was all over the radio with "Love Is" before she even released her biggest hit "Black Velvet".
As I scratch my temple, I remember Snow making a comeback with the hit single "Everybody Wants to Be Like You". That means, just off the top of my head, I can confirm four of this top ten list had multiple hits in Canada.
What say you?