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A one-hit wonder is any entity that achieves mainstream popularity and success for a very short period of time, often for only one piece of work, and becomes known among the general public solely for that momentary success. [1]

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? and the Mysterians

? and the Mysterians (also rendered Question Mark and the Mysterians) are an American garage rock band from Bay City and Saginaw in Michigan, who were initially active between 1962 and 1969.

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A-ha

A-ha (usually stylized as a-ha) is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982.

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Achy Breaky Heart

"Achy Breaky Heart" is a country song written by Don Von Tress.

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Adagio for Strings

Adagio for Strings is a work by Samuel Barber, arguably his best known, arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. 11.

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Adagio in G minor

The Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo is a neo-Baroque composition popularly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, purportedly based on the discovery of a manuscript fragment by Albinoni.

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Afroman

Joseph Edgar Foreman (born July 28, 1974), better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American rapper and musician.

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Airplay

In radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations.

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Albert Costa

Albert Costa i Casals (born 25 June 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle that was first featured in the film Monty Python's Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches as well as funerals.

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Amilcare Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli (31 August 1834 – 16 January 1886) was an Italian opera composer, best known for his opera ''La Gioconda''.

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Anastasia Myskina

Anastasiya Andreyevna Myskina (p; born 8 July 1981) is a former professional tennis player.

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Andrés Gómez

Andrés Gómez Santos (born February 27, 1960 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian former professional tennis player.

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Andy Roddick

Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former professional tennis player.

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Animotion

Animotion is an American synthpop band from Los Angeles, California, best known for the songs "Obsession", "Let Him Go", "I Engineer, and "Room to Move".

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Aram Khachaturian

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (Ара́м Ильи́ч Хачатуря́н; Արամ Խաչատրյան, Aram Xačatryan;; 1 May 1978) was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor.

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Armando Galarraga

Armando Antonio Galarraga Barreto (born January 15, 1982) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball pitcher.

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Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game

In a Major League Baseball game played on June 2, 2010, at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga nearly became the 21st pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game.

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At Seventeen

"At Seventeen" is a song by Janis Ian, released in 1975 on Between the Lines (her seventh studio album) and as a single.

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Émile Waldteufel

Émile Waldteufel (born Charles Émile Lévy, 9 December 183712 February 1915) was a French pianist, conductor and composer of dance and concert music.

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Baha Men

The Baha Men are a Bahamian band playing a modernized style of Bahamian music called junkanoo.

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Because I Got High

"Because I Got High" is a song by American rapper Afroman from his album of the same name.

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Bill Buckner

William Joseph Buckner (born December 14, 1949) is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 22 seasons, from 1969 through 1990.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Billy Ray Cyrus

William Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

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Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" (commonly written with an ampersand) is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is featured on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope.

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Blair Packham

Blair Packham is a veteran Canadian singer/songwriter.

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Bobby Day

Robert James Byrd (July 1, 1930 – July 27, 1990), known by the stage name Bobby Day, was an American rock and roll and R&B singer, multi instrumentalist, music producer and songwriter.

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Bobby McFerrin

Robert Keith "Bobby" McFerrin Jr. (born March 14, 1950) is an American jazz vocalist and conductor.

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Bobby Pickett

Robert George Pickett (February 11, 1938 – April 25, 2007), known by the pen name Bobby "Boris" Pickett, was an American singer, best known for co-writing and performing the 1962 hit novelty song "Monster Mash.".

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Born to Be Alive

"Born to Be Alive" is a song written by French singer Patrick Hernandez.

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Brand New Lover

"Brand New Lover" is a song recorded by the British band Dead or Alive.

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Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

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Bust a Move (song)

"Bust a Move" is a song by British-American rapper Young MC.

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Buster Douglas

James "Buster" Douglas (born April 7, 1960) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1990, and 1996 to 1999.

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C4 (television channel)

C4 was a New Zealand television channel owned and operated by MediaWorks New Zealand.

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Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta.

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Can You Dig It (song)

"Can You Dig It?" is a 1991 single by the English indie band The Mock Turtles and was featured on the album Turtle Soup.

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Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.

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Carl Douglas

Carlton George Douglas (born 10 May 1942), also known by his stage name Carl Douglas, is a Jamaican recording artist who rose to prominence with the 1974 single "Kung Fu Fighting".

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Carl Orff

Carl Heinrich Maria Orff (–) was a German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937).

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Carlisle United F.C.

Carlisle United Football Club is a professional association football club based in Carlisle, Cumbria, where they play at Brunton Park.

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Carlos Moyá

Carlos Moyá Llompart (born 27 August 1976) is a retired world no. 1 tennis player from Spain.

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Cat's in the Cradle

"Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & Balderdash.

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Caucasian Sketches

Caucasian Sketches (Кавказские эскизы) is a pair of orchestral suites written in 1894 and 1896 by the Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.

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Cavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria rusticana (Italian for "rustic chivalry") is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from an 1880 and subsequent play by Giovanni Verga.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Charles-Marie Widor

Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor (21 February 1844 – 12 March 1937) was a French organist, composer and teacher, most notable for his ten organ symphonies.

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Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba were a British band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012.

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Come On Eileen

"Come On Eileen" is a song by English group Dexys Midnight Runners (credited to Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express), released in the United Kingdom on 25 June 1982 as a single from their album Too-Rye-Ay.

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Conchita Martínez

Conchita Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a Spanish former professional tennis player.

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Counting the Beat

"Counting the Beat" is a single by New Zealand rock band The Swingers released in 1981 from their album Practical Jokers (released in the USA as Counting the Beat).

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Csárdás (Monti)

"Csárdás" (or "Czardas") is a composition by Italian composer Vittorio Monti.

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Cult following

A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.

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Culture

Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies.

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Cum On Feel the Noize

"Cum On Feel the Noize" is a song by the British rock band Slade, released in 1973 as a non-album single.

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Cup of coffee

A "cup of coffee" is a North American sports idiom for a short time spent by a minor league player at the major league level.

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Cutting Crew

Cutting Crew are an English rock band formed in London in 1985.

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Dale Earnhardt

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001), known professionally as Dale Earnhardt, was an American professional auto racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR.

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Dance of the Hours

Dance of the Hours (Italian) is a short ballet and is the act 3 finale of the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchielli.

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Dave Dobbyn

David Joseph Dobbyn (born 3 January 1957) is a New Zealand musician, singer–songwriter and record producer.

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David Tyree

David Mikel Tyree (born January 3, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons.

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Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Dead or Alive (band)

Dead or Alive was an English pop band, formed in 1980 in Liverpool.

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Derrike Cope

Derrike Wayne Cope (born November 3, 1958) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner.

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Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical music record label that was the precursor of corporation called PolyGram.

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Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners (currently officially Dexys, their former nickname, styled without an apostrophe) are an English pop band with soul influences, who achieved their major success in the early to mid-1980s.

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Divinyls

Divinyls (often incorrectly referred to as The Divinyls) was an Australian rock band that was formed in Sydney in 1980.

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Dmitry Kabalevsky

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky (Дми́трий Бори́сович Кабале́вский; 14 February 1987), HSL, PAU, was a Russian composer.

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Don't Worry, Be Happy

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a popular worldwide hit song by musician Bobby McFerrin.

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Dream (American group)

Dream is an American pop girl group, which was active in 1998–2003 and 2015–2016.

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Dru Hill

Dru Hill is an American R&B group, most popular during the 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music.

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Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Edward MacDowell

Edward Alexander MacDowell (December 18, 1860January 23, 1908) was an American composer and pianist of the late Romantic period.

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English Football League

The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.

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Enrico Toselli

Enrico Toselli, Count of Montignoso (March 13, 1883 – January 15, 1926), was an Italian pianist and composer.

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Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe song)

"Everything About You" is rock band Ugly Kid Joe's first hit.

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Eye of the Tiger

"Eye of the Tiger" is a song by American rock band Survivor.

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Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (March 27, 1892 April 3, 1972) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist.

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Flower Duet

The "Flower Duet" is a famous duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano from Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883.

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Football League Third Division

The Football League Third Division was the third tier of the English football league system in 1920–21 and again from 1958 until 1992.

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Funky Cold Medina

"Funky Cold Medina" is a hip hop song written by Young MC, Michael L. Ross and Matt Dike, and first performed by Tone Lōc.

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Funkytown

"Funkytown" is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979).

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Gabriela Sabatini

Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (born 16 May 1970) is an Argentine former professional tennis player.

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Gastón Gaudio

Gastón Norberto Gaudio (born 9 December 1978) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina.

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Gayane (ballet)

Gayane (Gayaneh or Gayne (the e is pronounced); Գայանե); is a four-act ballet with music by Aram Khachaturian.

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General Public

General Public was a band formed by The Beat vocalists, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger, and which included former members of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Specials and The Clash.

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Gerardo (musician)

Gerardo Mejía (born April 16, 1965. Retrieved September 22, 2008.), better known by his mononym Gerardo, is an Ecuadorian-American rapper, singer and actor who later became a recording industry executive, and more recently a pastor.

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Goalkeeper (association football)

The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.

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Golden Earring

Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the definite article was dropped in 1967, while the "s" was dropped in 1969).

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Good Vibrations (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch song)

"Good Vibrations" is a song by American group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

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Hard rock

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.

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He Loves U Not

"He Loves U Not" is a song by American girl group Dream.

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos (March 5, 1887November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music".

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Helmet Catch

The Helmet Catch was an American football play involving New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver David Tyree in the final two minutes of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008.

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Herbs (band)

Herbs are a multi-cultural New Zealand reggae group, which since its foundation has featured Samoans, Tongans, Cook Islanders and Maori members.

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Hit single

A hit single is a recorded song or instrumental released as a single that has become very popular.

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Homo unius libri

Homo unius libri ("(a) man of one book") is a Latin phrase attributed to Thomas Aquinas in a literary tradition going back to at least the 17th century, bishop Jeremy Taylor (1613–1667) being the earliest known writer in English to have done so.

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How Bizarre (song)

"How Bizarre" is a hit single written and recorded by New Zealand musical group OMC.

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Hugo Alfvén

Hugo Emil Alfvén (1 May 18728 May 1960) was a Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter.

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I Touch Myself

"I Touch Myself" is a song written and recorded by the Australian rock band Divinyls.

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I'll Be Gone (Spectrum song)

"I'll Be Gone" or "Some Day I'll Have Money" is a song by Australian progressive rock group Spectrum released as their debut single by EMI on Harvest Records in January 1971.

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I'll Be There for You (The Rembrandts song)

"I'll Be There for You" is a song recorded by the American duo The Rembrandts.

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I'll Take You There

"I'll Take You There" is a song written by Al Bell (using his real name Alvertis Isbell), and originally performed by soul/gospel family band The Staple Singers.

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I'm Too Sexy

"I'm Too Sexy" is the debut song by British group Right Said Fred.

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I've Been in Love Before (song)

"I've Been in Love Before" is a song by English rock band Cutting Crew.

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Ice hockey

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

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Ice Ice Baby

"Ice Ice Baby" is a hip hop song written by American rapper Vanilla Ice, K. Kennedy and DJ Earthquake.

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Incomplete (Sisqó song)

"Incomplete" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Sisqó.

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Jana Novotná

Jana Novotná (2 October 1968 – 19 November 2017) was a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

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Janis Ian

Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s; her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen", was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines which reached number 1 on the Billboard chart.

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Jean-Joseph Mouret

Jean-Joseph Mouret (11 April 1682 in Avignon – 22 December 1738 in Charenton-le-Pont) was a French composer whose dramatic works made him one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his country.

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Jean-Paul-Égide Martini

Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, (31 August 1741 – 14 February 1816) was a composer of classical music.

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Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 – 1 December 1707) was an English baroque composer and organist, best known for his ''Trumpet Voluntary,'' a popular piece often played at wedding ceremonies.

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Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones are a British alternative rock band from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire, formed in late 1988, who recorded and performed from the late 1980s to the 2000s.

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Jim Marshall (American football)

James Lawrence Marshall (born December 30, 1937) is a former American football player who was a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1960) and the Minnesota Vikings (1961–1979).

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Jimmy Glass

James Robert Glass (born 1 August 1973) is an English former football goalkeeper, chiefly remembered for scoring the last-minute goal which kept Carlisle United in the Football League in 1999, when Glass was on loan from Swindon Town.

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Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel (baptised 1 September 1653 – buried 9 March 1706) was a German composer, organist, and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak.

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Joseph Canteloube

Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (21 October 18794 November 1957) was a French composer, musicologist, and author best known for his collections of orchestrated folksongs from the Auvergne region, Chants d'Auvergne.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero

Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (born 12 February 1980) is a Spanish former world No. 1 professional tennis player.

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Jules Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 184213 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty.

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Just the Way It Is, Baby

"Just the Way It Is, Baby" is a song recorded by American pop rock duo The Rembrandts.

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Kevin Dyson

Kevin Tyree Dyson (born June 23, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League.

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KT Tunstall

Kate Victoria Tunstall (born 23 June 1975), known by her stage name KT Tunstall, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician.

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Kung Fu Fighting

"Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas, with production by British-based musician Biddu.

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La Gioconda (opera)

La Gioconda is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli set to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito (as Tobia Gorrio), based on Angelo, Tyrant of Padua, a play in prose by Victor Hugo, dating from 1835.

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Lakmé

Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille.

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Léo Delibes

Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (21 February 1836 – 16 January 1891) was a French composer of the Romantic era (1815–1910), who specialised in ballets, operas, and other works for the stage.

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Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc. was an American disco and funk group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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List of one-hit wonders in Canada

A one-hit wonder is a Top 40 phenomenon: the combination of artist and song that scores big in the music industry with one hit, but is unable to repeat the achievement with another hit.

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List of one-hit wonders in Ireland

This list covers songs which were one-hit wonders in Ireland by Irish artists only.

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List of one-hit wonders in the United States

A one-hit wonder is a musical artist who is successful with one hit song, but without a comparable subsequent hit.

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List of one-hit wonders on the UK Singles Chart

This is a list of artists who have achieved one number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart and no other entry whatsoever on the chart.

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List of signature songs

A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established recording artist or band is most closely identified with or best known for, even if they have had success with a variety of other songs.

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Los del Río

Los del Río ("Those from the River"), also known as The Del Rios, are a Spanish Latin pop and dance duo which formed in 1962 by members Antonio Romero Monge (born 1947) and Rafael Ruíz Perdigones (born 1949).

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Lou Bega

Lou Bega (born David Lubega on 13 April 1975) is a German mambo musician.

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Love Song (Tesla song)

"Love Song" is a power ballad written by Frank Hannon and Jeff Keith of the rock band Tesla, originally released on their 1989 album The Great Radio Controversy. The song reached number ten on the U.S. charts, becoming the group's biggest hit to date.

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Luigi Boccherini

Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian composer and cellist of the Classical era whose music retained a courtly and "galante" style even while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers.

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Lysergic acid diethylamide

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which may include altered awareness of one's surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.

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Macarena (song)

"Macarena" is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name.

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Maiden's Prayer

"A Maiden's Prayer" (original Polish title: "" Op. 4, French: "") is a composition of Polish composer Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834–1861), which was published in 1856 in Warsaw, and then as a supplement to the Revue et gazette musicale de Paris in 1859.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Mambo No. 5

"Mambo No.

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French composer of the Baroque era.

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Mark Rypien

Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962) is a former professional football quarterback.

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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was an American hip-hop group led by Mark Wahlberg.

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Masquerade (Khachaturian)

Masquerade was written in 1941 by Aram Khachaturian as incidental music for a production of the play of the same name by Russian poet and playwright Mikhail Lermontov.

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Masterpiece (TV series)

Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston.

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Men Without Hats

Men Without Hats are a Canadian new wave/synthpop group, originally from Montreal, Quebec.

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Metal Health (song)

"Metal Health", sometimes listed as "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)", "Bang Your Head" or, as it was listed on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)", is a song by the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot on their breakthrough album, Metal Health.

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Michael Chang

Michael Te-Pei Chang (born February 22, 1972) is a retired American professional tennis player.

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Mickey (song)

"Mickey" is a 1981 song recorded by American singer and choreographer Toni Basil on her debut album Word of Mouth.

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Mike Jones (linebacker)

Michael Anthony Jones (born April 15, 1969) is an American football coach and former player in the National Football League (NFL).

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Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005.

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Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov (Михаи́л Миха́йлович Ипполи́тов-Ива́нов; 28 January 1935) was a Russian composer, conductor and teacher.

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Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Minor league

Minor leagues are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports.

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Monster Mash

"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

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Monty Python

Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.

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Musical Youth

Musical Youth is a British Jamaican reggae band.

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Musician

A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.

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My Sharona

"My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack.

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NASCAR

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.

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National Hockey League

The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

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Nena

Nena (born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 24 March 1960) is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons".

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Norman Greenbaum

Norman Joel Greenbaum (born November 20, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter.

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Obsession (Animotion song)

"Obsession" is a 1983 song covered in 1984 by the group Animotion.

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OMC (band)

OMC, or Otara Millionaires Club, was a New Zealand music group.

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Pachelbel's Canon

Pachelbel's Canon is the common name for a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) (PWC 37, T. 337, PC 358), sometimes referred to as Canon and Gigue in D or Canon in D. Neither the date nor the circumstances of its composition are known (suggested dates range from 1680 to 1706), and the oldest surviving manuscript copy of the piece dates from the 19th century.

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Pass the Dutchie

"Pass the Dutchie" is a song produced by Toney Owens from Kingston and the British Jamaican reggae band Musical Youth, taken from their debut studio album, The Youth of Today (1982).

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Patrick Hernandez

Patrick Hernandez (born 6 April 1949 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France) is a French singer who had a worldwide hit with "Born to Be Alive" in 1979.

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Paul Dukas

Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher.

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Paul Henderson

Paul Garnet Henderson, (born January 28, 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.

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Peter Warlock

Philip Arnold Heseltine (30 October 189417 December 1930), known by the pseudonym Peter Warlock, was a British composer and music critic.

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Petr Korda

Petr Korda (born 23 January 1968) is a Czech former professional tennis player.

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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer most noted for his operas.

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Pinball

Pinball is a type of arcade game, in which points are scored by a player manipulating one or more steel balls on a play field inside a glass-covered cabinet called a pinball table (or "pinball machine").

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Placekicker

Placekicker, or simply kicker (PK or K), is the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals and extra points.

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Plaisir d'amour

"" (literally "The pleasure of love") is a classical French love song written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (1741–1816); it took its text from a poem by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794), which appears in his novel Célestine.

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Pop Goes the World (song)

"Pop Goes the World" is a song recorded by Canadian new wave/synthpop group Men Without Hats.

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Pretty Ballerina

"Pretty Ballerina" is a song written by pianist Michael Brown (born Michael Lookofsky) and was a number 15 hit for his band The Left Banke.

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Prince of Denmark's March

The Prince of Denmark's March (Jørgens March), commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, is a musical composition (a march) written by English baroque composer Jeremiah Clarke (who was the first organist of the then newly rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral).

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Principal's Office (song)

"Principal's Office" is a 1989 single by Young M.C. It is the follow-up single to his international hit, Bust a Move.

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Psychoactive drug

A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior.

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Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band.

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Radar Love

"Radar Love" is a song by the Dutch rock band Golden Earring.

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Real Real Real

"Real Real Real" is a song from the UK band Jesus Jones' 1991 album Doubt.

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Record chart

A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time.

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Reinhold Glière

Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (Russian language: Рейнгольд Морицевич Глиэр, Ukrainian language: Ре́йнгольд Мо́ріцевич Гліер / Reingol'd Moritsevich Glier; born Reinhold Ernest Glier, which was later converted for standardization purposes; 23 June 1956), PAU, was a composer in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, of German and Polish descent.

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Remo Giazotto

Remo Giazotto (September 4, 1910, Rome – August 26, 1998, Pisa) was an Italian musicologist, music critic, and composer, mostly known through his systematic catalogue of the works of Tomaso Albinoni.

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Richard Addinsell

Richard Stewart Addinsell (13 January 190414 November 1977) was an English composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).

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Rico Suave (song)

"Rico Suave" is a 1990 single by Ecuadorian rapper and singer Gerardo.

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Right Here, Right Now (Jesus Jones song)

"Right Here, Right Now" is a song by British alternative dance band Jesus Jones from the album, Doubt.

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Right Said Fred

Right Said Fred is an English band based in London and formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass in 1989.

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Rockin' Robin (song)

"Rockin' Robin" (originally released as "Rock-In Robin" on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Room to Move

"Room to Move" is a pop song written by Simon Climie, Rob Fisher and Dennis Morgan.

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Sabre Dance

"Sabre Dance" (Սուսերով պար, Suserov par; Танец с саблями, Tanets s sablyami) is a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane (1942), where the dancers display their skill with sabres.

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Samuel Barber

Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music.

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San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Scott Norwood

Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960) is a former American football placekicker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons and spent the entirety of his career with the Buffalo Bills.

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Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band formed in The Hague in 1967.

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Signs (Five Man Electrical Band song)

"Signs" is a song by the Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band.

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Sisqó

Mark Althavean Andrews (born November 9, 1978), known by his stage name Sisqó (stylized as SisQó), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.

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Slice of Heaven

"Slice of Heaven" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs, released in 1986 on the soundtrack of the animated motion picture, Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale.

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Society's Child

"Society's Child", or "Baby I've Been Thinking", was a song written, composed, and recorded in 1965 by Janis Ian.

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Soft Cell

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.

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Spectrum (band)

Spectrum is an Australian progressive rock band which formed in April 1969 and broke up in April 1973.

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Spirit in the Sky

"Spirit in the Sky" is a song written and originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum and released in late 1969.

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Splodgenessabounds

Splodgenessabounds are an English punk rock band formed in Peckham, South London.

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Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.

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Steve Smith (ice hockey, born in Scotland)

James Stephen Smith (born April 30, 1963), better known as Steve Smith, is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman and current assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 (Boccherini)

The String Quintet in E major, Op.

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Suddenly I See

"Suddenly I See" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is featured on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope.

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Sugar, Sugar

"Sugar, Sugar" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim.

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Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings and timpani No. 1

The Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings & timpani No.

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Summer hit

In the entertainment industry, a summer hit is a song that is released and peaks in its popularity during summer and often later quickly fades away.

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Summit Series

The Summit Series, or Super Series (in Russian Суперсерия СССР — Канада; Superseriya SSSR — Canada), known at the time simply as the Canada–USSR Series, was an eight-game series of ice hockey between the Soviet Union and Canada, held in September 1972.

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Super Bowl XLII

Super Bowl XLII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2007 season.

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Super Bowl XXII

Super Bowl XXII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins and American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1987 season.

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Super Bowl XXV

Super Bowl XXV was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1990 season.

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Super Bowl XXVI

Super Bowl XXVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1991 season.

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Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion St. Louis Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Tennessee Titans to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1999 season.

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Survivor (band)

Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by guitarist/songwriter Jim Peterik.

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Symphony for Organ No. 5 (Widor)

The Symphony for Organ No.

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Tainted Love

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964.

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Take On Me

"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha.

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Te Deum (Charpentier)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed his grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major probably between 1688 and 1698, during his stay at the Jesuit Church of Saint-Louis in Paris, where he held the position of musical director.

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Teenage Dirtbag

"Teenage Dirtbag" is a song and debut single by American pop rock group Wheatus.

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Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska

Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1829/1834 – 29 September 1861) was a Polish composer.

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Tenderness (song)

"Tenderness" is a song by General Public from their 1984 album All the Rage, produced by I.R.S. Records.

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Tesla (band)

Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon as Earthshaker, and later City Kidd.

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Thaïs (opera)

Thaïs is an opera, a comédie lyrique in three acts and seven tableaux, by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France.

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That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Hanks in his directorial debut; he also co-stars in it.

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The Archies

The Archies is an American fictional garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones, Veronica Lodge, and Betty Cooper, a group of adolescent characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the animated TV series, The Archie Show.

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The Buggles

The Buggles were an English new wave band formed in London, England in 1977 by singer and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes.

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The Knack

The Knack was an American rock band based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international number-one hit in 1979.

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The Left Banke

The Left Banke is an American baroque pop band, formed in New York City in 1965.

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The Mock Turtles

The Mock Turtles are an English indie rock band, formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester in 1985, who enjoyed some success in the early 1990s.

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The Rembrandts

The Rembrandts are an American pop rock duo, formed by Danny Wilde and Phil Solem in 1989.

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The Safety Dance

"The Safety Dance" is a song by Canadian new wave/synth-pop band Men Without Hats, released in Canada in 1983 as the second single from Rhythm of Youth.

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The Sun Always Shines on T.V.

"The Sun Always Shines on T.V." is a song by Norwegian pop rock band A-ha.

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The Swingers

The Swingers were a New Zealand rock band.

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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling.

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The Vapors

The Vapors are an English new wave and power pop band that initially existed between 1978 and 1981.

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This Is Me (Dream song)

"This Is Me" is a song by American girl group Dream.

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Thomas Johansson

Karl Thomas Conny Johansson (born 24 March 1975 in Linköping), commonly known as Thomas Johansson, is a retired professional tennis player from Sweden.

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Thong Song

"Thong Song" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Sisqó.

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Timmy Smith

Timothy LaRay Smith (born January 21, 1964) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.

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Tomaso Albinoni

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751) was an Italian Baroque composer.

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Tone Loc

Anthony Terrell Smith (born March 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Tone Loc (stylized as Tone Lōc), is an American rapper and actor.

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Toni Basil

Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director, choreographer, and dancer, best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1982 hit "Mickey", which reached No 1 in several countries.

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Tubthumping

"Tubthumping" (also known colloquially as "I Get Knocked Down", referring to the first line) is a song released by British rock band Chumbawamba in 1997.

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Turning Japanese

"Turning Japanese" is a song released by English band The Vapors, from their album New Clear Days, and the song for which they are best known.

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Twilight Zone (Golden Earring song)

"Twilight Zone" is a 1982 hit by Dutch band Golden Earring.

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Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe is an American rock band from Isla Vista, California, formed in 1987.

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Vanilla Ice

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host.

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Venus (Shocking Blue song)

"Venus" is a 1969 song written by Dutch musician Robbie van Leeuwen.

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VH1

VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.

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Video Killed the Radio Star

"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978.

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Vittorio Monti

Vittorio Monti (6 January 186820 June 1922) was an Italian composer, violinist, mandolinist and conductor.

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Vox Records

Vox Records is a budget classical record label.

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Walk Away Renée

"Walk Away Renée" is a song written by Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, and Tony Sansone for the band the Left Banke, released as a single in July 1966.

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Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area.

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Wheatus

Wheatus is an American rock band from Northport, New York, formed in 1995.

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

"Who Let the Dogs Out?" is a song performed by the Bahamian group Baha Men, released as a single on July 26, 2000.

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Wide receiver

A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player.

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Wide Right (Buffalo Bills)

Wide Right, a.k.a. 47 Wide Right, was sportscaster Al Michaels' description of kicker Scott Norwood's missed 47-yard field goal attempt at the end of Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991.

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Wild Thing (Tone Lōc song)

"Wild Thing" is a single by American rapper Tone Lōc from his 1989 album Lōc-ed After Dark.

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Wildside (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch song)

"Wildside" is a song by American hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

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William Shatner

William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director.

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Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah (born 18 May 1960) is a former professional tennis player from France.

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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

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Young MC

Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967), better known by his stage name Young M.C., is an English-born American singer, rapper and actor.

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(I Just) Died in Your Arms

"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" is a song by the English rock band Cutting Crew.

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15 minutes of fame

15 minutes of fame is short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon.

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1986 World Series

The 1986 World Series was the 83rd edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, and the conclusion of the 1986 Major League Baseball season.

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1990 Daytona 500

The 1990 Daytona 500, the 32nd running of the event, was held on February 18, 1990 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over 200 laps on the 2.5 mile (4 km) asphalt tri-oval.

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1998–99 in English football

The 1998–99 season was the 119th season of competitive football in England.

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20 to One

20 to One (known as 20 to 1 before 2016) is an Australian television series on the Nine Network from 2005 to 2011, hosted by Bert Newton that counts down an undefined "top 20" of elements or events of popular culture, such as films, songs, sporting scandals.

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2003 US Open (tennis)

The 2003 US Open was held between August 25 – September 7, 2003.

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96 Tears

"96 Tears" is a song recorded by the American garage rock band ? and the Mysterians in 1966 (see 1966 in music).

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96 Tears (album)

96 Tears is the debut album by the American garage rock band ? and the Mysterians, released in 1966.

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99 Luftballons

"99 Luftballons" (Neunundneunzig Luftballons, "99 balloons") is an anti-war protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-hit_wonder

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