...One Hit Wonder
by Jo Michelmore
If Meghan Trainor is good for one thing, it's the fact that she has inspired the O in the A to Z of the 80s. After all, while having to endure hearing her whinny about Marvin Gaye in a shop this week, I couldn't help but think to myself, why couldn't she have just gone away after that bass song? As annoying as it was, it was a perfect candidate for a one hit wonder. The ultimate ear worm, it got stuck in your head for days, you knew all the words and may have had a hum the bazillionth time you heard it. But then she had to release another and another and alas, we're still hearing Ms Trainor on commercial radio and commercials now and will be for months to come. Has the music industry gotten too savvy? Has social media killed the one hit wonder? Where have they gone? They're all stuck in the 80s it seems...
"You know I like my girls a little bit older, I just want to use your love tonight"...clearly The Outfield were banned from music after that lyric.
"Operate that body, operate on me"...I do not understand how a band with a trio of keyboardists, those costumes and novelty over sized phone didn't have another hit. This is a travesty.
"I will have you, like a butterfly, a wild butterfly, I will collect you and capture you"...Animotion went on to have a successful career in insect taxidermy. Maybe. I kind of hope so.
"Out in the street, you don't survive by being weak"...I'm just hoping either Ollie or Jerry were actually Bear Gyrlls.Or Eminem.
"You didn't know that rock n roll burned, so you bought a candle and you lived and your learned"...how did Great White not have another hit? Like a power ballad? HOW? HOW I ASK YOU?
"Chik, chika chika"...and if this doesn't get stuck in your head for a couple of hours, perhaps you should subject yourself to some Meghan Trainor. You're welcome.