Today on the Morning Groove (or in today’s case, Grooves), we are continuing one-hit wonders week. (See this post on how this got started). And on this Wednesday, I’m going to do more than one song. We’re going to dance today. Or at least, I will. You can do what you want; and of course, your mileage may vary.
In no particular order, these are the songs I’ve chosen for today:
Haddaway, “What Is Love?”
Because Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell crack me up in the movie A Night At The Roxbury (and the Saturday Night Live sketches before it), I had to include this. And yes, it is a one-hit wonder; the follow up single just missed the top 40. This classic peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100. And no, I don’t do the dance they do in this clip.
Deee-lite, “Groove Is In The Heart”
I’ve already written about how the local radio station cuts Q-Tip’s rap verse out of this song when they choose to play it, but the song is still nice. And somewhere in the mists of time, yeah, I danced to it. Often. And yes, this video has the rap verse intact. And how can you be upset when you got Bootsy Collins on the track? This one got all the way up to #4 on the chart. It’s follow up made it to #47.
DJ Kool, “Let Me Clear My Throat”
I guarantee you, when they play this at a party, people will get out on the floor and move something. Still. I’ve seen it happen too many times to believe otherwise. This one made it to #30, and was his only single to make the chart.
Wreckx-N-Effect, “Rump Shaker”
You only need the audio for this one; after last week, I refuse to put the video up for this. I respect my female readers too much to show that much booty wiggling. Anyway, people will still sing the hook, and dance like nobody’s business when it plays. This one camped out at #2 for three weeks on the Pop chart, and the group was never seen threatening the top 40 again.
So there they are. The grooves to get you over the hump. Dance your pain away to these, or just step aside and let someone else do their thing! Hope you are enjoying one-hit wonders week, and as always, thanks for listening and reading.