Bands that only have one good song

DongBeetle

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Oct 25, 2017
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Title says it all. Doesn’t necessarily have to be obscure or one hit wonders. Some bad songs become hits

My vote is Harvey Danger
 

Wate

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May 22, 2019
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Babylon Zoo are a pretty good contender for this with Spaceman, considering that not only was that their only good song, but most people would say only the first 30 seconds of it are good. Personally I always liked the whole thing, but the melodrama around it with the Levi's ad was hilarious.
 

jml

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Mar 9, 2018
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Foo Fighters

Everlong is so fucking good (like "one of the best songs of all time" good imo) but nothing else they've done has ever risen above merely okay for me.
 

bytesized

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Oct 27, 2017
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Latest case of this for me is Jinjer. Their song Pisces went viral and for good reason, this song is to me one of the best metal songs ever.


Like many, after listening to it I decided to listen to other songs and albums of the band really expecting them to blow my socks off. This however never happened. I don't know how or why but none of their other songs really did much for me, which is a shame.
 

DECK’ARD

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Nov 26, 2017
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Babylon Zoo are a pretty good contender for this with Spaceman, considering that not only was that their only good song, but most people would say only the first 30 seconds of it are good. Personally I always liked the whole thing, but the melodrama around it with the Levi's ad was hilarious.
It’s not easy writing a spherical song.

 

Version 3.0

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Oct 27, 2017
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There aren't any. Anyone who can produce one good song, can produce at least a few. I can think of a handful of bands that only have one song I know of, but I'll bet I'd like a few more of their songs, if I bothered to check them out.

Anyway, expect a thread full of hot takes about popular bands with several hits. Yawn.
 
Dec 5, 2018
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Babylon Zoo are a pretty good contender for this with Spaceman, considering that not only was that their only good song, but most people would say only the first 30 seconds of it are good. Personally I always liked the whole thing, but the melodrama around it with the Levi's ad was hilarious.
Even that is a pile of shite.

People remember the 20 seconds at the beginning or the remix.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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"One hit wonders" would have been a better title as it essentially means the same thing but cuts down on the potential for edgelord posts.
 

acheron_xl

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Swallowed is the only Bush song I can even remotely tolerate.
Live Forever is the only good Oasis song, but I realize there are millions of mistaken people that vehemently disagree.