so the other day, I found a website that catalogs one hit wonders throu the last 50 years or so. Its pretty cool. I spetn some time perusing it, by decade. For obvious reasons, starting with the 80s I recognize more bands than in prior decades. So I was paging through and going down memory lane and I hit Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock, and all of a sudden, I'm like hold it now. Now, yes, I will grant that It Takes Two was their biggest song, but I have to say that Joy and Pain was a hit. If only because the Laker Girls used it as their theme song during the height of their Paula Abdul inspired popularity.
I'm not saying that Rob Base belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or anything, but Jay-Zdamn it, give credit where credit is due. Rob Base was a two-hit wonder. And speaking of credit, how come no one ever gives credit to D.J. E-Z Rock. Big ups to D.J. E-Z Rock. One Love. One Love!
Join us next week when I pay homage to the late great Notorious B.I.G. and explain why we still miss Big Poppa. Then i will maybe express outrage over Eric B and Rakim never getting their fair due.