The Ralph Report – One Hit Wonder Wednesdays
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Ralph Garman and his time on the Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ. Since KROQ cut him loose I have been a supporter of the Ralph Report from day one and I’m a proud four-star General of the Garmy (looking forward to my quarterly merch). One of the fun things about this new venture is, in the short time it’s been going, the evolution of the show. Just like when I went back and downloaded all the back-episodes of Hollywood Babble-On and SModcast (I was a latecomer to podcasts), seeing the shows evolve and grow has been a tremendous amount of fun.
With Ralph’s solo effort, it’s good to see him do something new – as the man himself puts it, it allows him to be himself; a side of which we don’t really see when he’s teamed up with Kevin Smith or, of course, his long partnership with Kevin & Bean. He really made that show (I’m yet to catch up to where he leaves so no idea how well it holds up afterwards – I’m sure I’ll be unsubscribing).
Ralph recently created a new segment which captures a part of his being – one hit wonders. I think we all have a guilty pleasure when it comes to one hit wonders but, for most of us, we only regurgitate the same bands and tracks – Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen” being at or near the top of most lists. Ralph’s One Hit Wonder Wednesdays does it a little bit differently – these are tracks I don’t recall hearing. So far anyway. But after hearing them, I have found myself oddly addicted and so I figured I would keep an ongoing and updated list of tracks featured in this segment.
At the moment, “Vehicle” by Ides of March is getting a hammering on my Google Play Music. Super addictive. Ralph played a snippet of it on the 15th March episode and, because of great feedback, he decided to make it a weekly segment every Wednesday.
I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Google Play Music playlist for songs featured on One Hit Wonder Wednesdays (it also includes songs that aren’t strictly one hit wonders but were featured on The Ralph Report).
So, without further ado, find some delightful gems below!
Wednesday 21st March 2018 -“What Do All the People Know?” – The Monroes
Thursday 22nd March 2018 – “Oogum Boogum Song” & “Gimme Little Sign” – Brenton Wood (not One Hit Wonders nor on a Wednesday but I want to mention other songs that crop up too)
Wednesday 4th April 2018 – “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” – Looking Glass
Wednesday 11th April 2018 – “One Night in Bangkok” – Murray Head
Wednesday 18th April 2018 – “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mixalot
Wednesday 25th April 2018 – “When I’m With You” – Sheriff
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 – “Groove is in the Heart” – Deee-Lite
Wednesday 9th May 2018 – “All I Need” – Jack Wagner
Wednesday 16th May 2018 – “Video Killed The Radio Star” – The Buggles
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – “Run Runaway” – Slade
Wednesday 30th May 2018 – “Tough Enough” – The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Wednesday 6th June 2018 – “Into the Night” – Benny Mardones
Wednesday 13th June 2018 – “Break My Stride” – Matthew Wilder
Wednesday 20th June 2018 – “She’s Like the Wind” – Patrick Swayze
Wednesday 27th June 2018 – “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina & the Waves
Wednesday 4th July 2018 – “Ballad of the Green Berets” – SSGT Barry Sadler
Wednesday 11th July 2018 – “In the Summertime” – Mungo Jerry
Wednesday 18th July 2018 – “Wipeout” – Surfaris
Wednesday 25th July 2018 – “Steal My Sunshine” – Len
Wednesday 1st August 2018 – “Beach Baby” – The First Class
Have I missed something or want to share your thoughts? Drop a comment below!
Oh, and don’t forget to check out Ralph Report – each episode on Monday is free to allow you to check it out before subscribing so give it a go – you won’t regret it!
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