somewhere online, on websites dedicated to mp3s from long forgotten artists, somebody somewhere might be requesting a track by one of these no-hit wonders. and i don’t mean that as an insult. when the music industry was booming, labels clamoured to replicate the latest success story, and after boyz ii men and blackstreet hit the big time, there was no shortage of pretenders to their crowns.
only the strong survive. these boys will be remembered fondly for one or two songs, by three or four people. well hopefully a few more than that. i wonder where they are now?
also check out the a list, b list and happy to be on any list.
1-900 – oh
love this, bumpy. no idea who they are/were.
art and soul – dog in me
an al green sample and sub-blackstreet lyrics gave this group a club hit in 1996.
bubba – i like your style
very little info about this band online – assuming it was a band and not a solo effort with backing vocals?
coming of age – my side story
well tq was part of this band so we know at least one of the members is still in the industry – just about.
imajin – shorty
if a live website is evidence that the group is still going, then…they are. but it was last updated in 1999.
in essence – you’ll never find
again, has website, will travel. in essence performed with fellow canadian keshia chante two years ago…since then, who knows?
in the mix – dial me baby
no idea. this mp3 is all over the internet though.
lo-key – i got a thing for you
nice slow jam from 1993, and a minor hit.
riff – judy got a boyfriend
part of the new jack swing movement and i’m not aware of any other releases from this group.
rude boys – written all over your face
possibly too successful for this list, they had several club hits and even made an unprecedented third album.
zhype – used to be your lover
new jack stomper a la johnny gill. no album.
z’looke – can you read my lips
actually started in the late 80s. held on till 91 but still no album.