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Few (One/Two) Hit Wonders - THE WEATHER GIRLS (1982)
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"It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls - 

The Weather Girls were the duo of Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes, who were both overweight and also recorded as Two Tons Of Fun. Wash, who had a very powerful voice, sang on many projects over the next several years, including songs by the groups C&C Music Factory ("Make You Sweat") and Black Box ("Strike It Up"). She was often uncredited and replaced in videos by models lip-synching her lines. She eventually sued for royalties and released a solo album under her own name. Rhodes died in 2004.
 
This became a gay anthem. Like "YMCA" by The Village People, the gay community helped popularize it.
 
Geri Halliwell, formerly a member of the Spice Girls, recorded this in 2001. Her version was used on the soundtrack to the movie Bridget Jones' Diary. When released, the single shot straight to #1 for 2 weeks. This was Halliwell's fourth #1 single in a row, and it made her the British female artist with the most #1 singles (11 in total, 7 with the Spice Girls and 4 of her own).
 
Halliwell's version was her fifth single. Her new ultra-thin image in the video caused a field day for the press, who came up with all sorts of ways she had achieved this - some included her reported bulimia.
 
This was written and produced by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara. Shaffer is David Letterman's bandleader; Jabara wrote "Last Dance" and "No More Tears" for Donna Summer.
 
Barbara Streisand and Diana Ross were both offered this song and turned it down.
 
This was used on an episode of the TV show Friends when Chandler and Monica went to Las Vegas to see Chandler's dad to tell him they were getting married. Not long after they met him he sang this on stage.

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2299&

Position Artist Song Title
     
1 Olivia Newton-John Physical
2 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
3 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
4 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory
5 J. Geils Band Centerfold
6 Human League Don't You Want Me
7 John Cougar Jack And Diane
8 John Cougar Hurts So Good
9 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
10 Chicago Hard To Say I'm Sorry
| Closed on 01/18/14 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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13%a. 10 (Great Song)
25%b. 7-9 (Good Song)
13%c. 5-6 (ehh..ok)
25%d. who? What? Huh?
25%e. Ah, yes, JSwol's favorite song! In fact, it's his THEME SONG!

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#4 | 254 days ago


  
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#1 | 254 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Only 2 more of these Few Hit Wonders left………  frown

These past 2 years of doing this poll has flown by!
Ah, yes, JSwol's favorite song! In fact, it's his THEME SONG!  
#2 | 254 days ago

Oh there's a whole lot more of Marsha Walshout there, who started out as a back up singer for  ' Sylvester" himself.who coined a top all time pornographic hit " Its All Over My Face"
#3 | 254 days ago

Oh there's a whole lot more of Marsha Walshout there, who started out as a back up singer for  ' Sylvester" himself.who coined a top all time pornographic hit " Its All Over My Face"
#4 | 254 days ago


#5 | 253 days ago

Absolutely soaking wet. It's rainin' men.
Hallelujah
It's rainin' men
Ev'ry spe-ci-men:
Tall
Blond
Dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean.
 
God bless mother nature
She's a single woman too.
She took on the heavens
And she did what she had to do.
She fought ev'ry angel
She rearranged the sky
heartyes
10 (Great Song)  
#6 | 253 days ago

Every 'Weather Girls' joke from the 8th grade still stands up imo.

You can really explore every corner of the sophomoric studio space with it... gay... Nell Carter... Gay Nell Carter.

Ah, yes, JSwol's favorite song! In fact, it's his THEME SONG!  
#7 | 253 days ago

I had to laugh…this is the 1st time I had heard/seen this …  them are some big chi chi's  …     lol        cool
7-9 (Good Song)  
#8 | 253 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Only 2 more of these Few Hit Wonders left………  frown

These past 2 years of doing this poll has flown by!
wow, ..2 years ?  it had to have been fun ..    yes
7-9 (Good Song)  
#9 | 241 days ago

I don't feel so good...
7-9 (Good Song)  

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