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#1290

is it a 1 hit wonder or not? and how often had you heard before the movie? In current pop culture it was ancient , almost dead and buried, what do you call a 40 yr old 1 hit wonder?

That proves my point Eduardo. Outside of Germany, who listened to Hasselhoff?


#1291

I’m not sure what the significance of it being a 1 hit wonder is. There are plenty of well known songs that were also 1 hit wonders for their creators and even more songs from famous career musicians that no one remembers. If a 40-year-old 1-hit wonder is still well known it’s not obscure. More people knew the song in the first Guardians trailer than knew the Guardians.


#1292

“Hooked on a Feeling” hasn’t been obscure since Ally McBeal wore it out with that damned dancing baby that went viral before viral was “viral.”


#1293

That clip went viral like crazy, when we didn’t even do viral :stuck_out_tongue:

I mean, it reached Argentina back then 0_o

Oh, and it was in some little movie


#1294

i never watched Ally McBeal and did not follow dancing baby craze. so I was uninformed. Mea Culpa


#1295

Funny how no one’s arguing “Fox on the Run”. I know I’d never heard of that song b4 the GOTG vol 2 trailer.


#1296

I think (think) I heard it in a Linklater movie.


#1297

Oh, this comes out this week? I thought it was on the 28th. I guess I saw 2/8 and missed the divider.


#1298

I’d lost track, despite loving the trailers. I have high hopes for this and a lot of people I know will be watching it too.


#1299

There were a lot of TV spots for it during the Super Bowl.


#1300

This will make @Jim happy:


#1301

I never watched Ally McBeal but I was familiar with the dancing baby. In fact, that’s what I thought of when that song first played in the original Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.


#1302

While I would never consider hooked on a feeling to be obscure (I grew up with that song). Citing a pop culture phenomenon that happened 16 years before the GotG movie doesn’t mean it was a song well known by a good chunk of the audience when the movie came out. But I’m also just being difficult.


#1303

I wasn’t aware of Hooked on a Feeling before GOTG. I remember the dancing baby, but the thing was hideous and ridiculous, so I didn’t pay much attention to it. The music certainly left no lasting impression, obviously.

Looking it up, the song was a very minor hit in the UK in the 60s. I would be astonished if more than a tiny percentage of the GOTG audience actually remembered that. I think “obscure” is a fair label.

At the end of the day, it’s a fairly mediocre 60s pop song. Now, by virtue of being a 60s song it’s automatically immensely superior to any modern pop song, but by the standards of the 60s it’s mediocre. It’s no wonder nobody remembered it.


#1304

Hell, the Blue Swede version used in the movie and ads isn’t even the original version.


#1305

The B.J. Thomas original was a minor hit in the UK, which is why I said 60s song. As far as I can see, the Blue Swede cover was completely unknown here. (Not surprising. I mean, they were Swedish and their name wasn’t “ABBA”.)


#1306

Not that it’s a big deal, but I thought it was used more as a nod to Reservior Dogs and Tarantino in tone.


#1307

BJ Thomas had a song that wasn’t Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head…Wow! I am genuinely surprised.


#1308

The Media really tried to push him; it didn’t work.

He must have had a hell of an agent, though!


#1309

“BJ” is such a funny nomenclature.

Heh, “BJ Novak” - what a goof.