- Zoosk.com celebrates the artists (and their love songs) who didn't get
a second date with the top of the charts -
TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, September 25, is National One
Hit Wonder Day - a day to celebrate those artists or bands that
skyrocket to success producing one major hit, then fade into oblivion
just as quickly. To mark the occasion, romantic social network
Zoosk.com releases the list of Canadians' favourite romantic One Hit
An online survey revealed Canada's favourite artists who only enjoyed
one date with the top of the charts.
The top three One Hit Wonder romantic tunes are:
1.) Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)
2.) The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (1995)
3.) Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life (1977)
With honourable mention to Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
(1976), which narrowly missed out on the top-three.
While not all artists have staying power, their music can help keep the
romance alive in your relationship:
"Use music to set the mood when you spend time as a couple, you may
start to associate certain songs with good memories together," says
Lida Elias, CEO and creative date planner from 'Save My Date', who
offers personalized date planning services. "Each time you hear the
song, you'll remember those good times, which can strengthen your
romantic bond. If there's a song that reminds you of your partner or
you know that they like, add it to your playlist and play it the next
time you're spending time together. Cute little gestures that show
you're thinking of each other help keep the romance alive."
58% of Canadians say that when in a relationship there is usually a song
that they and their partner describe as "our song"
86% of Canadians would find it romantic if someone called the radio and
requested a song for them.
82% would find it romantic if someone made them a mix-tape, CD or
For the truly dedicated, 88% say it would be romantic - even a dream
come true - if someone wrote a love song for them. But - know your
audience before penning an original tune: 12% would be embarrassed by
an original song in their honour. Begging the question, how did these
muses feel about the songs about them that have gone down in history as
great One Hit Wonders: Tommy Tutone - Jenny (1982), Dexy's Midnight
Runners - Come on Eileen (1983), Toni Basil - Mickey (1982)?
About the Zoosk.com One Hit Wonder Poll
Between September 10-21, Zoosk.com collected responses from 623 of their
Canadian members about their favourite romantic One Hit Wonders and
their feelings about music and song as a factor in romance.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share
their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe
enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different
stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools
such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals
application. Members can easily access Zoosk's services from its
website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop
application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more
than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr,
Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners,
Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
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