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Challenge One-Hit Wonder Challenge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Raissa Baiard, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    That pop star stuff might be fun at first, but then you'd be stuck with a dead end job. Too bad you can't just do it once and move on.—Phineas Flynn, “Flop Starz”

    Ah, the one-hit wonder! You know them. You love them… Those musical acts who reach the top of the charts just once. Their songs might be strange or silly or sappy, but they’re always insanely catchy...and maybe even inspiring!

    So, without further ado, here’s the
    One-Hit Wonder Challenge!

    I’ve compiled an entirely unscientific list of songs from 1957 to the present. These acts are one-hit wonders on the United States pop music charts (it’s possible that they have more than one hit in another country or a :different musical genre, though).

    How do you play? The rules are as simple as a one-hit wonder’s lyrics!

    Bow, Chicka, Bow-Wow, That's what my baby says!

    The Rules
    1. Pick a number between 1 and 25. I’ll give you a one-hit wonder and a link to its lyrics. (All songs are TOS compliant).
    2. Write a story inspired by your hit. SW and NSWFF are allowed, any era or genre. Remember to keep your story TOS compliant, too.
    3. Post a link to your story here and include “One-Hit Wonder Challenge “ in the title.
    4. There’s no deadline for writing, and no prize… just fun.

    Who do you think we are, some two-bit hacks who will keep writing new songs just because you pay us obscene amounts of cash?!—Phineas

    Good luck, and here’s hoping this will inspire some stories whose appeal is impossible to duplicate!

    Index:
    1. Stay - Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1960) @Cowgirl Jedi 1701
    2. Mambo No. 5–Lou Bega (1999) @Tarsier
    3. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (1958) @Findswoman
    4.
    5. Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco (1983) @RX_Sith
    6.
    7. Get A Job - The Silhouettes (1958) @Nehru_Amidala
    8. Funkytown — Lipps Inc. (1980) @Mira_Jade: "Keep Me Moving" -
    9. Silhouettes—The Rays (1957) @Raissa Baiard : Shadow of a Doubt
    10. What Does the Fox Say?—Ylvis (2013) @Briannakin: What Does the Fox Say.
    11.
    12. Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men (2000) @Flyboy240
    13. Short People -- Randy Newman (1978) @CosmicDust
    14. Gangnam Style—Psy (2012) @It Is Your Destiny
    15. Don’t Worry, Be Happy — Bobby McFerrin (1988) @Tekman
    16.
    17. I Wanna Be a Cowboy—Boys Don't Cry (1986) @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: What I Wanted
    18.
    19.
    20.
    21.
    22.
    23.
    24. Do You Love Me—The Contours (1962) @mavjade
    25. Tubthumping— Chumbawamba (1997) @earlybird-obi-wan Fighting or not
     
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  2. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Woot, here it is! You know me... I love a good no-deadline challenge, so I am definitely in. The Google random number generator has given me 3, so that's what I'd like to take, please. :)
     
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  3. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Jul 31, 2014
    I got number 22. :)
     
  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I love so many one-hit wonders! I don't really need another challenge on the plate, but I certainly want one! :D

    Can I have 24 please?
     
  5. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    And you get: The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (1958)
     
  6. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    Another oldie but goodie: Chantilly Lace—The Big Bopper (1958)
     
  7. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Looks like oldies all around! (I swear I randomized these!): Do You Love Me—The Contours (1962)
     
  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, I know Mav's song, but not the other two. I like all three so far, though and mine fits like a glove - just what I needed for my epic.
     
  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    @Ewok Poet, would you do the honors of generating a number for me?
     
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  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Sure. :) It's 9.
     
  11. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeesss!! I was hoping for an oldie!

    Chantilly Lace is a great song, EP! When I was little I 'stole' a tape from my parents called The Immortals of Rock and Roll, so it was Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Elvis, The Big Bopper, etc. and that was one of the songs on it. Man, I miss that tape.
     
  12. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Aaand I heard yours through Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers. It's a monstrosity, but it was a great way for us kids to get into so, so, so many early rock and roll to glam rock songs. :)
     
  13. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Oldies all around! Silhouettes—The Rays (1957)
     
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  14. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Feb 25, 2010
    Yeah... I don't need another challenge (I'm sure I have a few I've forgotten about but I'm not going to worry about them because it is 2018 and I write what I want).

    Anyways #10 please!
     
  15. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Yours is definitely not an oldie :D What Does the Fox Say?—Ylvis (2013)
     
  16. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Okay. I totally have an idea :p
     
  17. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] the Purple People Eater -- can't wait to find out what that turns into [face_party] #12 please? [:D] to @Raissa Baiard for hosting the hilarity. :D
     
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  18. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Get the party started with—Who Let the Dogs Out?" – Baha Men (2000)
     
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    [face_thinking] Hmmm. Don't know what I could do with that so if I could, could I put that back in the pile and select #17? Thanks.
    @};-
     
  20. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    [face_laugh] that song I actually remember. Made me go huh? [face_laugh] But I think I can find an SW equivalent. 8-} :p
     
  22. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Why do I keep doing this to myself? I already have a way too long list of things I want to write. But what the hey, gimme #1.
     
  23. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    And another oldie but goodie: Stay - Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1960)
     
  24. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Sooo ... I already have a few of these roulettes that I need to stop stalling and finish my entries for. Which of course means I'll add this challenge to the list, too. ;) [face_whistling]

    I'll take number 8! :D
     
  25. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    You get: Funkytown — Lipps Inc. (1980)