Not even their first or second highest-charting single! (Song #2 didn’t even crack the top 100, and even just considering the alternative charts, it was only the third-best. “Girls & Boys” and “There’s No Other Way” outperformed it chart-wise. I know their stuff reasonably well, and in today’s playlists I’m by far most likely to hear Song #2, then maybe “Girls & Boys,” and I can’t remember the last time I heard “There’s No Other Way” on the radio.)
I choked on my lunch on that one - I’d been wincing at the mention of artists like Dexy’s and Gary Numan - both highly successful - but BLUR! To a Brit, that’s like saying The Who were a one hit wonder.
Dexy’s had only one hit in the US. We had a mention of the **Grateful Dead **and while technically correct, it was very odd as the group was hugely successful for 30+ years. Also I had assumed Truckin’ was a hit at some point but it only reached #64 on the charts.
Seconding T’Pau’s Heart and Soul, and Starland Vocal Band’s Afternoon Delight.
Then I’m gonna post my five and if they don’t make the cut, that’s cool: She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush (only hit in the US) One Tin Soldier, Coven One Night in Bangkok, Murray Head What’s Up, 4 Non Blondes