Through consideration of everything from society’s obsession with novelty to the well-known curse of the second album, High Snobiety writer Aleks Eror poses an in-depth analysis of the one-hit wonder. With stunning facts, “nearly half of all musicians that created a chart hit in the half-century in between 1955 and 2005 never did so again,” and a thoughtful approach to marketing, originality and the zeitgeist, Eror explains that the one-hit wonder of the music world is very much the viral video of today—something for passing entertainment. But there’s so much more. Head over to HighSnob for the full feature.
Analyzing The Music Industry’s One-Hit Wonder