Michigan’s Best One-Hit Wonder
Today is National 'One-Hit Wonder Day', so it's fitting to honor 'Ready For The World'!
Idiomsthefreedictionary.com describes the 'One-Hit Wonder' as...
"someone who performs popular music who makes one successful record and then no others"
Which makes me think of the famous Michigan On-Hit Wonder band Ready For The World!
The band is out of Flint Michigan, and started by playing High School Talent Shows and were discovered buy a Detroit Radio Station DJ. After that, their single "Oh Shelia' sped to the top of the charts and broke recording records.
'Oh Sheila' took the #1 spot on the...
- R&B charts
- The Pop charts
- Hot Dance Club Play Charts
Ready For The World was the first band to hold that #1 spot on all three charts at the same time.
The band reunited back in 2004 and are still playing today with the original line-up...
- Melvin Riley (front man)
- Gordon Strozier (lead guitar)
- Gregory Potts (keyboards)
- Willie Triplett (percussion & keyboard)
- John Eaton (bass guitar)
- Gerald Valentine (drums)
So Cheers to the best 'One-Hit Wonder' to come out of Michigan!