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One Hit Wonders: Taco (1982)

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Puttin' On the Ritz Single: Taco Album: After Eight B-side: Livin' in My Dream World Released: 1982 Genre: Synth-pop Songwriters: Irving Berlin The singer known as Taco released a synth-pop cover version of "Puttin' On the Ritz" from his 1982 album After Eight . It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the then 95 year-old  Irving Berlin  the oldest living songwriter with a hit in the  top ten.  It's Taco's only hit in the United States and ranks  number 52 in VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. It's number 79 on their list of 100 All Time Greatest One Hit Wonders.

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Pop Up Video: Fly (1997)

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Fly Single by: Sugar Ray Album: Floored Released: June 17, 1997 Genre: Reggae, reggae fusion,  pop, alternative rock Songwriter: Sugar Ray "Fly" by American rock band Sugar Ray is from their 1997 album Floored. It was the band's first hit. The album contains two versions of the song; one with Super Cat and one without .  It was number one four consecutive weeks on the Hot 100 Airplay and spent eight weeks at number one on the Hot 100 Modern Rock Tracks charts. It's listed at number 52 of VH1's countdown of the " 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s. " 

Cool Water: Number 3 of the Top 100 Western Songs of All Time

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Cool Water Written: 1936  Recorded by: The Sons of the Pioneers Recording date: March 27, 1941 Genre: Western standard Songwriter: Bob Nolan "Cool Water" is a gospel-folk song about a man, his mule and a mirage in the desert. Written and recorded by Bob Nolan and  The Sons of the Pioneers , it won a Grammy Award in 1941. It's listed number 3 of the Top 100 Western Songs of all time as chosen by the Members of the Western Writers of America .  In 1979 the Smithsonian’s Division of Performing Arts designated the Sons of the Pioneers a “ National Treasure ” for their contribution to American music and culture. In 1986 the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences of Los Angeles choose the Pioneers’ recording of “Cool Water" for their Grammy Hall of Fame .

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Space Oddity: One of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll

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Space Oddity Single: David Bowie Album:  David Bowie (Space Oddity) Released: July 11, 1969 Recorded: June 20, 1969 Genre: Psychedelic folk Songwriter: David Bowie "Space Oddity" was released on July 11, 1969, five days before the US Apollo 11 mission launched the first manned moon landing. The song became the first track on David Bowie's self-titled album, released in November. It's one of three of his songs in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

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One Hit Wonders: A-ha (1985)

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Take On Me Single by: A-ha From the album: Hunting High and Low First release: October 19, 1984 Genre: Synth-pop, new wave Songwriters: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar Rolling Stone magazine published the results of  their reader's poll for the Top 10 One Hit Wonders of All Time in May 2011. " Take On Me " by a-ha took the top spot. It makes number 8 on VH1s list of  100 Greatest One Hit Wonders.

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