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    The mix: top 5

    This week’s compilation is dedicated to the artists that never made it past the breakthrough single.

    1

    “”Macarena”” by Los Del Rio
    Talk about trends. If you don’t know the dance then you didn’t live in the 90s.

    2

    “”Blue (Da Ba Dee)”” by Eiffel 65
    I heard if you listen to this song three times in a row it will be in your head for the rest of your life. “”I’m Blue Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die blah blah blah.””

    3

    “”Escape”” by Rupert Holmes
    It might come on at a party and you’ll wonder what the song is, but once it gets
    to the chorus you’ll be singing along, “”If you like pina coladas…””

    4

    “”Whatever Happened to Fun”” by Candy
    The band released only one album in 1985, which takes its name from this song. This is a great power pop song that, amazingly, continues to survive online. You can find the band’s appropriately irreverent music video at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rnGbYOJn_I
    .

    5

    “”Tubthumping”” by Chumbawamba
    Ahh, the great grade school anthem. I remember riding the bus home with this song coming on the radio and all the kids boisterously shouting along even though most of us had no idea the song was about getting drunk and “”pissing the night away.””

    5 More Sensations that Didn’t Quite Make It

    • Medicine Man by the Buchanan Brothers
    • Turning Japanese by The Vapors
    • Who let the dogs out? by Baha Men
    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Deep Blue
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    • Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

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