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25 Unfortunate '90s 1.5-Hit Wonders

Rocks Off loves the '90s more than we probably should, especially all the dumb little things about the pop music that clogged the radio and MTV. We could probably write a book about the songs that helped shape our formative musical knowledge from 1990 to 1999. This was before we started meeting and covering these artists, and they were still only faces in Rolling Stone and SPIN.

The phenomenon of the one-hit wonder has always bothered our brain. These bands and artists listed here had a great run of albums, some before and after their initial pop smashes. The people who stood by the bands once the singles dried up were sometimes rewarded with output that even bested the better-known stuff; eels' 1998 LP Electro-Shock Blues is a shining example.

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Craig Hlavaty
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