Manage Flight Lesser-Known Gems From Popular One Hit Wonders

It will never be designated as a National Holiday, but the yearly occasion is certainly worth celebrating. Oldies stations across the country paid due tribute to September 25, known to music lovers as National One Hit Wonder Day.Over the past six decades, hundreds of performers have become associated with just one hit that appeared on the charts. Some of the most obvious are Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance” and Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out.”Many of these bands have actually enjoyed long careers with legions of faithful fans, people who appreciate the bulk of the group’s work beyond just the most recognized tune. Frank Zappa, who charted only once with “Valley Girl,” is a prime example. He is revered as one of the most influential artists in the history of rock.Here are ten one hit artists who have better songs than their most well-known hit.


Fountains of Wayne Known For Stacy’s MomNearly every song in this power pop band’s twenty year catalogue trumps their one hit, especially gems like “Hackensack” and “Red Dragon Tattoo.”Jigsaw Known For Sky HighOn the flip side of the same album as the above you can find “Love Fire”, which is even catchier than the chart topping title track.Mott The Hoople Known For All The Young DudesDavid Bowie gave fellow Brit Ian Hunter this hit, but the latter himself wrote even better tunes like “All the Way To Memphis” and “I Wish I Was Your Mother.”The Knack Known For My SharonaDoug Feiger and Breton Averre struck gold with this number one, only to see better songs like “Art War” and “Another Lousy Day In Paradise” go virtually unnoticed.T. Rex Known for Bang a Gong (Get It On)Pick any song from Marc Bolan’s discography, be it “Ride a White Swan” or “Mambo Sun” or “Jeepster” among dozens of others, and you will wonder why Gong gave the band its only mainstream recognition.Jo Jo Gunne Known for Run Run RunAlthough scampering through the charts and bringing recognition to the group’s debut album, it is the sophomore record Bite Down Hard that holds superior tunes like “Ready Freddy.”Terry Jacks Known For Seasons In The Sun


Tracks like “Concrete Sea” and “The Love Game” are better than Jacks’ well-known version of the Rod McKuen composition.Deep Blue Something For Breakfast At Tiffany’s”Home” is the title track, and it is even better than the song named after Truman Capote’s book.Semisonic For Closing TimeSports arena are constantly playing the hit by Dan Wilson’s Nineties band, but their best track came an album earlier with “Brand New Baby.”Ben Folds Five For BrickPiano-pounding Folds found some recognition when he served as a judge on a prime time network game show years after his only hit, while also managing to create many superior tunes like “Rockin’ the Suburbs” and “Zak and Sara.”

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Let’s say that a new technology is developed that could allow many parties to transact a real estate deal. The parties get together and complete the details about timing, special circumstances and financing. How will these parties know they can trust each other? They would have to verify their agreement with third parties – banks, legal teams, government registration and so on. This brings them back to square one in terms of using the technology to save costs.

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The technology being alluded to in the example is the blockchain technology. Trade is the backbone of the economy. A key reason why money exists is for the purpose of trade. Trade constitutes a large percentage of activity, production and taxes for various regions. Any savings in this area that can be applied across the world would be very significant. As an example, look at the idea of free trade. Prior to free trade, countries would import and export with other countries, but they had a tax system that would tax imports to restrict the effect that foreign goods had on the local country. After free trade, these taxes were eliminated and many more goods were produced. Even a small change in trade rules had a large effect on the world’s commerce. The word trade can be broken down into more specific areas like shipping, real estate, import/export and infrastructure and it is more obvious how lucrative the blockchain is if it can save even a small percentage of costs in these areas.