What Happened to Some of Our Favorite One-Hit-Wonders?

What Happened to Some of Our Favorite One-Hit-Wonders?

Or artists with short-lived careers
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Where are they now? What happened to those artists who blessed our radios and school dances years ago? Well look no further! I've been entirely too curious as to why some of these bands only had one hit or why they stopped making music quickly into their big breaks, and am about to spill the tea on them.

Cobra Starship

Seriously though, what happened to all of those good girls after they went bad?! "Good Girls Go Bad" MIGHT be the second best thing Leighton Meester did with her career! (obviously next to her legendary role as Blair Waldorf) Back in 2015, the band split after apparently a decade of working together. My real question is how was this band together for 10 years and this and "You Make Me Feel" the only songs I, and many others, know them for?! Lead singer, Gabe Saporta, announced in Cobra Starship's farewell letter that he was starting a company called "The Artist Group" but there is no information on the website.


Kris Allen

Winner of American Idol, season 8 the guy had a pretty big hit with "Live Like You're Dying." After the temporary success post American Idol Kris hopped around, making new music and new albums, but nothing overly successful. In most recent news, he welcomed his second child in 2016. Sadly, Kris falls under the curse that so many male American Idol winners face... they shine bright but burn out.



The Wanted

This British boyband's claim to fame was the pop song "Glad You Came." Okay song, but let's be real, it couldn't ever live up to the pure perfection coming from the teen heart throbs in One Direction. James Corban, in an episode of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts featuring Katy Perry, confessed the band tried to make an appearance in James' TV sensation "Carpool Karaoke" but the show turned them down. It's a tough world out there, and sadly The Wanted just couldn't make the cut.


3!OH!3

To this day few things get me as excited as hearing "Black dress, with the tights underneath…" Anyone who doesn't think that "Don’t Trust Me" wasn't an absolute bop is lying to themselves. The band started strong with lots of hits like "Starstrukk", "My First Kiss", and "Double Vision" but they sort of fell off the face of the earth since. Band mates Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte released new music in 2016, but literally no one knew about it. Rumor has it that Sean Foreman used some of his time off to become a world renowned ultimate frisbee player, but their Twitter shows they are part of the Warped Rewind at Sea line-up.


Hot Chelle Rae

Who could forget the catchy little song "Tonight Tonight" about dancing on the Hollywood sign and waking up with new tattoos. I personally LOVED Hot Chelle Rae (and even have a cut-up concert tee to prove it!!) Their album "Whatever" was the soundtrack to my early high school years, but nothing came of the band afterwards. The downfall of the band began when bass player, Ian Keaggy, left the band. Lead singer Ryan Follese is still making music, and recently came out a new, self-titled album, but no sign of the band ever getting back together.


Baby Bash

"Cyclone" featuring T-Pain might have been the single greatest thing to come to my middle school. There wasn't a kid in their folding chair when this jam came on at the Recreation Center dances. But what happened to the main singer Baby Bash? T-Pain stayed relevant! Sources say he's left his California days behind and relocated to Texas. Can't blame a former star for wanting to get away from the limelight, but if he ever wants to make a comeback with another hit like Cyclone, my high school reunion is 6 years away.


All I can say is whatever these artists are doing with their lives, I hope they're happy and know there's at least one person out there who hasn't forgotten the spunk they brought to the music industry, even if it was short-lived.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...

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It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top

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It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives

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There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming

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What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen

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"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 

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Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 

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It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready

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At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 

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Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table

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But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 

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There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 

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It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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