Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series, “ GREATEST ONE-HIT WONDERS OF THE HAIR METAL ERA,” where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!
Let’s be real — there’s no shame in being a one hit wonder. With 99.9 percent of bands never getting TV or radio play at all, creating a single song that captivates the entire world, if just for a few moments, is a legitimate achievement. We fondly remember these bands who infiltrated the mainstream chart only once, but remain beloved.
Blind Melon’s massive success was short-lived in the grunge era, but thanks to the gorgeous “No Rain,” the Los Angeles band sold four million copies of their self-titled debut album. Blind Melon’s second album, Soup, received decent reviews, but the 1995 death of singer Shannon Hoon ended the band’s hopes of reclaiming their early fame. Still, the kid in the bee suit remains an iconic image in music video history.