One Hit Wondering
About This Show
Host John Mark Lapham delves in to the sordid, bumpy and transient world of one hit wonders to take a closer look at the albums that spawned the hit. One Hit Wondering examines the full body of work to weigh in on whether it merits a second look or if it did indeed deserve a swift, merciful death. Join John Mark and guests as they take a sometimes irreverent, sometimes educational examination of these blips in the history of popular music.
Most Recent Episode
#007: I Listened To This On Purpose: Chris de Burgh
Sep 2 14
We have a very special episode for you this month! Not one but TWO guests join me to break down the man, the legend, the mighty force that is Chris de Burgh. He is known here in the States primarily for his ballad The Lady in Red, but to some he is much, much more: part historian, part lover, and perhaps, part observer of the apocalypse! I am joined by two very funny guys. Robin Allender is a multi-instrumentalist who is currently on tour with Yann Tiersen. John Robins is a professional stand-up comedian and XFM radio DJ. We also play a new game called Verses From Hell where one guest will be reading lyrics from an array of bad pop songs and the other will have to figure out which stone cold classic theyre from. Its a show of mythic proportions!