Episodes

"Rico Suave" by Gerardo (f/Paul Menotiades)

Feb. 1, 2023

Do you hate it when you show up to a date’s house in your best ripped jeans and leather jacket, only to be offered disgusting food by their scumbag mother? Well this episode’s for you! This week, we’re joined by my good budd…

"Something About You" by Level 42

Jan. 25, 2023

Welcome to the most bass-heavy episode of One Hit Thunder ever! Thanks to Level 42’s 1985 hit single “Something About You”, we get into a LOT of talk about the best instrument in the world…the good old electric bass. Frontma…

"Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil (f/Scott Mellinger)

Jan. 18, 2023

Midnight Oil shined a light on the plight of the Aboriginal communities in the Australian Outback with their 1987 hit “Beds Are Burning”. This anthemic song is widely considered one of the greatest pieces of music to ever co…

"Informer" by Snow

Jan. 11, 2023

In 1993, the world was introduced to a white Canadian reggae artist named Snow. His hit song “Informer” topped the US Billboard charts for nearly two months straight, while Snow himself sat in a prison cell for maybe or mayb…

"New Age Girl" by Dead Eye Dick (f/ Johnny Yetsconish)

Jan. 4, 2023

Sometimes we have to bend the rules to qualify artists as appropriate subject matter for One Hit Thunder, but not this week. Deadeye Dick are an undeniable choice, as they are almost universally known ONLY for their catchy p…

"Waiting For a Star To Fall" by Boy Meets Girl

Dec. 28, 2022

The songwriting duo Boy Meets Girl wrote chart-topping songs for several iconic artists, but it wasn’t until their 1988 single “Waiting for a Star to Fall” that they made a name for themselves as performers. The song was an …

White People Problems; An O.C. Podcast Promo

Dec. 28, 2022

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"Christmas Wrapping" and "I Know What Boys Like" The Waitresses

Dec. 21, 2022

The holiday season is here once again. To celebrate, we’re discussing the bizarre case of The Waitresses, which are a band that we’re able to discuss on One Hit Thunder because they’re a one hit wonder in two different count…

"True" by Spandau Ballet

Dec. 14, 2022

Today is our 150th episode, so we had to bring the heat with an undeniable 80s jam. Spandau Ballet may have formed out of a love for the Sex Pistols, but their 1983 musical love letter “True” was inspired by soulful sounds o…

Our Third Year Countdown

Dec. 7, 2022

As we near Episode 150 it's time for another Year Countdown; Where will your favorites stack up this year? Listen and find out!!

"Insane in the Brain" by Cypress HIll (f/Matt Jurcevich)

Nov. 30, 2022

This week, return guest Matt Jurcevich joins us to discuss something that’s got US feeling insane in the membrane — the fact that we can categorize legendary rap group Cypress Hill as a one hit wonder. Despite having multipl…

"99 Luftballons" by Nena (f/Justin Humenik)

Nov. 23, 2022

Against all odds, a song completely sung in German floated all the way up to #2 on the Billboard charts in 1983, rising above some of the biggest artists of the 80s. Even more surprising, the danceable pop gem “99 Luftballon…

"Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles

Nov. 16, 2022

After two decades of pursuing a music career, a 30 year old Canadian singer named Alannah Myles scored a #1 hit in 1989 with “Black Velvet”. While her success continued for years after in the Great White North, she completel…

"Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods

Nov. 9, 2022

We’ve discussed close to 150 one hit wonders on the podcast at this point, but none have had as bizarre of a series of events that led to a hit as Primitive Radio Gods. Producer Matt Kelly considers “Standing Outside A Broke…

"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts (f/Brian Rodrigeuz)

Nov. 2, 2022

Originally intended to be a theme song and nothing more, “I’ll Be There For You” gave The Rembrandts a Top 20 Billboard hit on the wings of NBC’s juggernaut of a sitcom Friends. The visual that the song provokes in everyone’…

"Whoomp! There It Is" by Tag Team

Oct. 26, 2022

Hey Party People! One Hit Thunder back again. This week, the REAL tag team - myself and my co-host and producer Matt Kelly - jump in the ring with the massive stadium anthem “Whoomp (There It Is)”. The song never REALLY went…

"Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes (f/Tessa Markle)

Oct. 19, 2022

In 2010, a song by a ten-piece hippie folk pop group unexpectedly started appearing in seemingly endless amounts of movies, TV shows, and commercials. This sincere and lively tune caught the ear and heart of this week’s gues…

"California" by Phantom Planet (f/Matt "Team Goldie" DiStefano)

Oct. 12, 2022

Phantom Planet had a modest radio hit with their single “California” in 2002. When a little TV show called The O.C. debuted and used the song as its theme song, however, it skyrocketed the band to stardom. The album The Gues…

"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart

Oct. 5, 2022

Break out the cherry wine and prepare to have your brain stimulated…we’re FINALLY taking a deep dive - or should we say SKINNY DIP - into Jermaine Stewart’s hit 1986 single “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”! Does a man…

"Blue Monday" by Orgy (f/Kyle Kutcha)

Sept. 28, 2022

This week, we’re joined by Horror Movie Night co-host Kyle Kuchta to discuss Orgy, an industrial nu metal band that rose to fame thanks to a questionable cover of New Order’s 1983 classic “Blue Monday”. Was Kyle right to ask…

Patreon Bonus Release ... Our Favorite Beavis & Butthead Moments

Sept. 25, 2022

This was recorded as the Patreon bonus episode to our Sagat episode ... enjoy this episode and hear more Patreon episodes like this every Friday on Patreon.com/OHTPodcast

"But It's Alright" by J.J. Jackson (f/A.J. Santini)

Sept. 21, 2022

There’s a good chance that if someone mentioned the song “But It’s Alright” by J.J. Jackson, you would say “uh…how does that one go?”. The second you heard the iconic opening guitar riff, however, you’d undoubtedly say “Oh, …

"Pro Nails" by Kid Sister (f/Matthew Milligan)

Sept. 14, 2022

Being that Matthew Milligan is currently our most frequent guest, we tend to give him a little more leeway with his song choices. That being said, he chose Kid Sister and her minor 2008 hit “Pro Nails”. Prior to this episode…

"You Gotta Be" by Des'ree

Sept. 7, 2022

Our Patreon supporters voted, and they made it clear…they said YOU GOTTA BE crazy if you don’t do an episode about Des’ree! Don’t worry Patreon, we’re not crazy…but we ARE bad, bold, wise, hard, tough, strong, cool, calm, to…