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8 ‘80s One-Hit Wonders You Need To Listen To Now

Whether you’re reading this on a Friday or not, flashbacks are always fun!

We’d like to take you back with some of our favorite ‘80s one-hit wonders.  Now, we know the term “one-hit wonder” isn’t always the kindest of terms, but there’s a reason the charts were kinds to these eight songs.

 

Autograph – “Turn Up The Radio” (1984)

Autograph - Turn up the Radio

Music video by Autograph performing Turn up the Radio. (C) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

L.A. Guns – “The Ballad of Jayne” (1989)

L.A. Guns - The Ballad Of Jayne

Music video by L.A. Guns performing The Ballad Of Jayne. (C) 1989 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

 

Vixen – “Edge Of A Broken Heart” (1988)

Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

Music video by Vixen performing Edge Of A Broken Heart.

 

Red Rider – “Lunatic Fringe” (1981)

Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

Music video by Red Rider performing Lunatic Fringe.

 

Faster Pussycat – “House of Pain” (1989)

Faster Pussycat - House Of Pain (Video)

House Of Pain (Video) by Faster Pussycat (c) 1989 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

 

Pretty Boy Floyd – “Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)” (1989)

Rock & Roll (Is Gonna Set The Night On Fire)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Rock & Roll (Is Gonna Set The Night On Fire) · Pretty Boy Floyd Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz ℗ ℗ 1989 UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1989-01-01 Author, Composer: Pretty Boy Floyd Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

JETBOY – “Feel The Shake” (1988)

JETBOY - Feel The Shake [Official Music Video]

JETBOY - Feel The Shake [Official Music Video] from the album "Feel the Shake" (1988)

 

Vinnie Vincent Invasion – “Boyz Are Gonna Rock” (1986)

Boyz Are Gonna Rock (2003 Digital Remaster)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Boyz Are Gonna Rock (2003 Digital Remaster) · Vinnie Invasions Vincent Vinnie Vincent Invasion ℗ 1986, 2003 Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved. Producer: Vinnie Vincent Mixer: George Tutko Producer: Dana Strum Assistant: Kevin Smith Digital Remastering Engineer: Robert Norberg Assistant: Curtis Drake Recording Engineer: Mickey Davis Composer, Arranger: Vinnie Vincent Arranger: Dana Strum Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.