Sunday, April 27, 2014

some of my favorite almost-one-hit-wonders

the other night, i saw better than ezra in concert for the 2nd time. while -- strangely enough -- they're one of my all-time favorite bands, i realized that most people only associate them with '90s mega-hit "good" (and maybe "desperately wanting" on a lesser level).

i got to thinking about some tunes that i loved from flash-in-the-pan bands ... in some cases, i'm not even sure these could be classified as "hits" because they weren't even that popular. regardless, i'm bringing 'em back, so check 'em out. and listen to some better than ezra while you're at it. :)

injected - "faithless"

i saw this video on some random premium cable music channel while i was babysitting one night in high school, and basically spent the rest of my sophomore year trying to convince my friends that these guys deserved to be huge. I STILL BELIEVE IT. that chorus! and their entire debut album is flawless, to boot.

lillix - "it's about time"

so much canadian mall-teen angst, and the lyrics are hilariously nonsensical. "i say goodbye to you, i say hi to you, no clue." but a jam nonetheless.

the von bondies - "c'mon c'mon"

yeah, it's the theme song for "rescue me," but the VBs all but dropped off the map shortly after this one came out. aside from usher's "yeah," no song invokes as much nostalgia for my senior year of high school as this one. jason stollsteimer has one of the most underrated voices in rock IMO, so i'm thankful he's still doin' his thang in the hounds below.

the click five - "just the girl"

everything about this band was SO CHEESY. it's like the wonders from "that thing you do!" came to life or something. regardless, one of the best songs to drive around to on a summer day. full of sunshine and bubblegum.


  1. Loving this glimpse into your formative music years, but am I adding any of these to my iPod rotation? I think not. (Although Lillix made be a little reminiscent for some Avril.) Thanks, as always, for writing!

    1. Haha, Lillix was definitely riding that Avril wave. Glad you (kind of) enjoyed! :)