Great Moments in Timely Pop Culture References

I know I throw a lot of old references out there, but I’d like to think they read better than this one about the Cubs’ impotent offense from Gordon Wittennyer of the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chumbawamba and Vanilla Ice have more hit singles than these guys had the last week.


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blaze
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blaze

You’re better, but you can’t beat this reference for conveying absolute suckiness. Although I will be totally honest and cop to *still* owning the Vanilla Ice cassette. Hey, I was in college! In West By God! What else was I supposed to listen to?!

Chris Kash
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Chris Kash

I saw Vanilla Ice in concert in Huntington, WV as a part of Marshall’s homecoming festivities in 1990 or 1991.

Michael
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Michael

What comparison did you expect – Daniel Powter and Danity Kane?

And it could have been worse – they could have used the Baha Men.

elmussol
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elmussol

rather missing the point of chumbawumba i feel.

elmussol [resident anarcho]

Kevin S.
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Kevin S.

Hasn’t enough time passed to consider Vanilla Ice and Chumbawumba one-hit wonders?

I’ll not apologize for my love of Tubthumping, though.

Luke Gofannon
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Luke Gofannon

Hasn’t enough time passed to consider Vanilla Ice and Chumbawumba one-hit wonders?

Oh, I agree.  I guess my point was directed at the criticism of using dated examples of one-hit wonders.  By their nature, it seems, one-hit wonders are going to be dated.  If a band is relatively new and still making “relevant” music, well, no one’s going to be calling it a one-hit wonder.

BillyBeaneismyHero
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BillyBeaneismyHero

Nothing like dated pop culture references…

Luke Gofannon
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Luke Gofannon

Isn’t a certain amount of time required to pass before a singer or band is considered a “one hit wonder”?

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