All posts tagged: one hit wonder

Who Remembers Vitamin C?

Often when someone talks about Vitamin C, they are referring to the actual vitamin found in Orange Juice and other fruits. But, today we are referring to the 90s singer who was a glorified one-hit-wonder. Once gracing the list of Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2001 (she was #76), Vitamin C had what looked to be a promising music career after her self-titled 1999 album was a runaway success. After all, who didn’t have her song Graduation played at their graduation. She released a follow up album in 2001 (entitled More), but didn’t reach the success of her previous. During her time at the top, Vitamin C appeared in various films, TV shows and was even a judge of WB’s SuperStar (a knock off/mock of American Idol). Since her 15 minutes of fame, she has stayed relevant behind the scenes of music, writing some hits for pop stars and in 2012 became the Vice President of Music at Nickelodeon. I guess she still has sometime to Smile about…

Take A Message, folks: We Have Found Remy Shand

If you don’t remember the Canadian soul-goodness that is Remy Shand’s “Take a Message,” this is what we’re here for. We don’t blame you either, as it came out 11 years ago in 2002!┬áBack then, I was in grade 6, American Idol was just starting up, and people still hugely bought singles on CD, the latter of which led Remy to major success. His debut album “The Way I Feel” went Platinum in Canada, and earned him a Juno Award and four Grammy nominations that year. With all this momentum behind him, he was quickly slated to return with a sophomore album…But then he disappeared. For years, there was no news of Remy’s music – or even his whereabouts – which left fans forgetting about that knitcapped man from Manitoba – Until recently. Two weeks ago, Remy put up a YouTube channel containing some new and unreleased songs. Listening to them, I can assure you that his vocals are deeper, yet still as smooth and soulful as ever. So check it out. But to us …