You Wanted a Hit!

A discussion of unlikely, perplexing, and positively bizarre hit songs that swept the nation, and often the world. Have you ever heard a classic song and thought, "why on Earth was this popular?" Or "How did this even get played on the radio?" Well, we're here to answer these questions for you. Each episode we will explore the backstory, creation, and success of one unlikely smash hit. The catch? Only one host knows which song will be the topic. Hosted by music fanatics and pop culture enthusiasts Michael Smith and Theo Beidler.

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You Wanted a Hit!

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Weezer "Buddy Holly" (w/ Amr Kotb)
68 minutes

Weezer "Buddy Holly" (w/ Amr Kotb)

Taco "Puttin' on the Ritz"
68 minutes

Taco "Puttin' on the Ritz"

The Knack "My Sharona"
65 minutes

The Knack "My Sharona"

Suzanne Vega & DNA "Tom's Diner"
65 minutes

Suzanne Vega & DNA "Tom's Diner"

Devo "Whip It" (w/ Alex Goldman)
63 minutes

Devo "Whip It" (w/ Alex Goldman)

Vangelis "Chariots of Fire"
59 minutes

Vangelis "Chariots of Fire"

Aqua "Barbie Girl"
64 minutes

Aqua "Barbie Girl"

Phil Collins "Sussudio"
66 minutes

Phil Collins "Sussudio"

Snow "Informer" (w/ DAVIE)
64 minutes

Snow "Informer" (w/ DAVIE)

Lou Monte "Dominick the Donkey"
34 minutes

Lou Monte "Dominick the Donkey"

Rammstein "Du Hast"
55 minutes

Rammstein "Du Hast"

Rose Royce "Car Wash"
43 minutes

Rose Royce "Car Wash"

Toni Basil "Mickey"
51 minutes

Toni Basil "Mickey"

Bloodhound Gang "The Bad Touch"
61 minutes

Bloodhound Gang "The Bad Touch"

Enigma "Return to Innocence"
44 minutes

Enigma "Return to Innocence"

Nena "99 Luftballons"
47 minutes

Nena "99 Luftballons"

Chumbawamba "Tubthumping"
39 minutes

Chumbawamba "Tubthumping"

Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy"
41 minutes

Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy"

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