Revv52 Presents: One Hit Wonders
Experience a thrilling night filled with musical surprises as Revv52’s “One Hit Wonders” takes the stage – a high-energy extravaganza celebrating those legendary tunes that rocketed to stardom and then faded into the annals of music history! This exhilarating show features a series of vibrant smaller group performances, ingeniously crafted and curated by the gifted members of Revv52 themselves.
Written and originally released by Harold Faltermeier for the 1984 movie, “Beverly Hills Cop”. Arranged by Deke Sharon. Performed by Revv52.
Composed by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen. Lyrics by Carlo Karges (German) and Kevin McAlea (English). Originally released by Nena in 1983. Arranged by Anderson. Performed by Michael Birnie, April Cook, Jen Matthias, Jasmin Ogroske, Sandy Peacock, Brett Sieben, Shannon Stannard, Madi White, and John Wiest.
Fun Fact: This anti-war protest song became a worldwide hit in 1983 with lyrics in both German and English. Despite its success, Nena didn’t manage to produce another international hit.
Jessie’s Girl / Your Daddy Don’t Know
“Jessie’s Girl” written and originally released by Rick Springfield in 1981. “Your Daddy Don’t Know” written by Geoffrey Iwamoto and Michael Roth, and originally released by Toronto in 1982. Arranged and performed by Kate Heney and Mike Heney.
Fun Fact: Australian-American musician and actor, Rick Springfield, portrayed Dr Noah Drake on the daytime drama “General Hospital” from 1981 to 2013.
Nothing Compares 2 U
Written by Prince and originally released by The Family in 1985. Made famous by Sinead O’Connor in 1990. Performed by Sue Miller, Manuella Scotton, and Madi White.
Fun Fact: Sinead O’Connor’s stark, emotional video won three “Moonmen” at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards: Video of the Year (she was the first female artist to be awarded it), Best Female Video, and Best Post-Modern Video.
Written by Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little. Originally released by Lorde in 2012. Arranged by Pentatonix. Performed by Jennele Coulson, Peita Luti, Dave MacLeod, Jennifer Robertson, and John Wiest.
Fun Fact: At 16 years and 11 months old, Lorde became the youngest female artist in 26 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Tiffany charted with “I Think We’re Alone Now” in 1987.
You Gotta Be
Written by Des’ree and Ashley Ingram. Originally released by Des’ree in 1994. Arranged by Jetse Bremer. Performed by Stephanie Brugos, Kim Bercsenyi, Carolynne Bohnsack, April Cook, Peita Luti, Barb Mitchell, Kelly Northrup, Jasmin Ogroske, Sandy Peacock, Lisa Rouleau, Shannon Stannard, and Rachel Thorne.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Written by Todd Pipes. Originally released by Deep Blue Something in 1993. Performed by Jody Alexander, Kevin Barclay, and Ian Malayang.
Fun Fact: Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly called this song “possibly the year’s most innocuous single, distressingly prosaic pop from a wimpy-sounding Texas quartet”. Despite this lashing, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” hit #1 on the UK charts and #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Shut Up And Dance
Written by Ben Berger, Eli Maiman, Ryan McMahon, Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, and Sean Waugaman. Originally released by Walk the Moon in 2014. Arranged by Deke Sharon. Performed by Jody Alexander, Michael Birnie, Jennele Coulson, Kate Heney, Jen Matthias, Joe Moreau, Sandy Peacock, Bekah Peterson, Jennifer Robertson, and John Wiest.
Video Killed the Radio Star
Written by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, and Bruce Woolley. Originally released by The Buggles in 1979. Arranged by Pentatonix. Performed by ReMix.
Fun Fact: This was the first music video shown on MTV, emblematic of MTV’s concept of combining music and television. Lead singer Trevor Horn went on to sing with prog-rock group, Yes, and wrote the theme for the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Written and originally released by The B-52s in 1989. Arranged by P. van Lonkhuijsen. Performed by Revv52, featuring Dave Macleod and Stephanie Brugos.
Fun Fact: Drag queen RuPaul, unknown at the time, appears in the video.
All That Jazz
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Originally from the musical, “Chicago”. Arranged by John Wiest. Performed by the sopranos and altos of Revv52.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Written and first recorded by Solomon Linda in 1939. Made famous by The Tokens in 1961. Performed by Kevin Barclay, David Birnie, Alec Blair, Barb Fabijan-Waddell, Dave Greason, Dave Macleod, Ian McKay, Sue Miller, Barb Mitchell, Olivia Meyer, Rachel Thorne, Chris Willott, Krista Willott, and Ken Wilson.
Written by Bård Ylvisåker, Vegard Ylvisåker, Christian Løchstøer, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel S. Eriksen, and Nicholas Boundy. Originally released by Ylvis in 2013. Performed by Ryan Northcott and John Wiest.
Fun Fact: Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis unexpectedly went viral with this song in 2013. Despite its massive online success, the duo hasn’t replicated this hit, largely due to focusing on their comedy TV work.
Written by Jason Levine and James McCollum. Originally released by b4-4. Performed by Greg Duhaney, Mike Heney, and Ryan Northcott.
Fun Fact: Two of the three members of b4-4 have since gone on to perform a mixture of pop, opera, and classical under the name RyanDan, and even toured as background vocalists for Shania Twain.
Barbie Girl / Stacy’s Mom / Teenage Dirtbag
“Barbie Girl” written by Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen, René Dif, and Lene Nystrøm; originally released by Aqua in 1997. “Stacy’s Mom” written by Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood; originally released by Fountains of Wayne in 2000. “Teenage Dirtbag” written by Brendan Brown; originally released by Wheatus in 2000. Arranged by Ryan Northcott. Performed by Akina, Kevin Barclay, Stephanie Brugos, April Cook, Greg Duhaney, Dave Greason, Ryan Northcott, Aidan Roberts, Rachel Thorne, and Ken Wilson.
It’s Raining Men
Written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer. Originally released by The Weather Girls in 1982. Arranged by John Wiest. Performed by the tenors and basses of Revv52.
Fun Fact: This song was written by Paul Shaffer of “Late Night with David Letterman” fame, originally penned for Donna Summer; unfortunately, she had recently become a born-again Christian and rejected the song as “blasphemous”.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
Written by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo, and Dale Frashuer. Originally released by Steam in 1969. Made famous by The Nylons in 1987. Performed by John Wiest, Jody Alexander, Dave Macleod, and Aiden Roberts.
Written by Linda Perry. Originally released by 4 Non Blondes in 1993. Arranged by Bekah Peterson. Performed by Bekah Peterson, Joe Moreau, and Jen Matthias.
Fun Fact: This song was a global hit in 1993, but the band broke up shortly after, cementing their status as one-hit wonders. Lead singer Linda Perry went on to become a successful producer and songwriter for artists like Christina Aguilera and Pink.
Take On Me
Written by Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, and Pål Waaktaar. Originally released by a-ha in 1985. Arranged by Jonathan Miller. Performed by ReMix.
Fun Fact: A-ha have two entries in the Guinness World Records book; largest paid rock concert attendance (198,000 fans at Rock in Rio) and longest held same-pitch note in a song (20.2 seconds).
Take Me to Church
Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne. Originally released by Hozier in 2013. Arranged by Dylan Bell. Performed by Revv52, featuring Manuella Scotton and Eden Taylor.
Fun Fact: Hozier’s debut single became an overnight sensation in 2013, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for “Take Me to Church” helped launch the career of acclaimed ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.
Encore: Come On Eileen
Written by Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson, and Billy Adams. Originally released by Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1982. Arranged by Sugarland and John Morgan. Performed by Revv52, featuring Jennele Coulson, Jen Matthias, and Jody Alexander.
LOBBY PRE-SHOW CREDITS
Put Your Records On
Written by Corinne Bailey Rae, John Beck, and Steve Chrisanthou. Originally recorded by Corrine Bailey Rae in 2006. Featuring Carolynne Bohnsack, Jasmin Ogroske, and Ian McKay.
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Written and originally recorded by Randy Newman in 1995. Featuring Joe Moreau and Jennifer Robertson.
Would I Lie to You
Written by Mick Leeson and Peter Vale. Originally recorded by Charles & Eddie in 1992. Featuring Ryan Northcott, Jen Matthias, Mallorie Miller, and Barb Mitchell.
Written by Bill Danoff. Originally released by Starland Vocal Band in 1975. Featuring Janet Boswell, Kelli Northrup, Sandy Peacock, and Brett Sieben.
Written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Phil Thornalley. First recorded as “Brændt” in 1993 by Danish singer Lis Sørensen. Made famous by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia in 1997. Performed by Akina.
Written by Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Jinsoo Lim, and David Wilder. Originally recorded by Macy Gray in 1999. Performed by Kate Heney.
Written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson. Originally released by The Cardigans in 1996. Featuring Carolynne Bohnsack, Sue Miller, and Ian McKay.
Come and Get Your Love
Written by Lolly Vegas. Originally released by Redbone in 1974. Featuring Greg Duhaney and Akina.
Written and originally released by Eagle-Eye Cherry. Featuring Dave Greason, David Little, and Ian McKay.
- Axel F3:25
- 99 Luftballons3:25
- Jesse's Girl/Your Daddy Don't Know3:25
- Nothing Compares 2 U3:25
- You Gotta Be3:25
- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- Shut Up and Dance
- Video Killed The Radio Star
- Love Shack
- All That Jazz
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Fox
- Get Down
- Barbie Girl/Stacy's Mom/Teenage Dirtbag
- It's Raining Men
- Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- What's Up
- Take On Me
- Take Me To Church