JACK-fm One Hit Wonder Tournament Predictions
Who stands out the most to me is A Flock of Seagulls. I see them doing well in this bracket. Come on, who in their right mind or who would have the cojones to wear their hair like that? Oh, and speaking of hair, look for hair bands Europe and Autograph will go far too. And staying with the whole HAIR theme…my surprise pick of the Dweebs bracket is Bow Wow Wow…their lead singer was a chick with a mowhawk! That is so RAD!
Moose Final 4 Pick: A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
Talk about a bracket packed full of movie soundtrack songs….Flashdance, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Road House, and Footloose. I’m guessing a lot of people will put their money in the a-ha basket. Not a good idea. Yes, Take On Me was huge…and had a groundbreaking video (Wasn’t that Val Kilmer in the video?) But I’m looking strongly at Biz Markie tearing it up. Probably my sleeper pick of the tournament.
Moose Final 4 Pick: Biz Markie – Just A Friend
Wow, I think the theme should be, “Who the heck named these bands?” For Example…After the Fire, Boys Don’t Cry, Ready for the World, and Johnny Hates Jazz sound like they would be better as an incomplete sentence from a 3rd grader than a band name. Then there’s Animotion and Kajagoogoo…..those are just plain weird! Look for either Bobby McFerrin or 'Til Tuesday (Aimee Mann is too cool) to advance, but the winner of this bracket will be Nena! Singing a hit song in German about 99 luftballoons, then changing it to 99 Red Balloons so we in the states had a clue, is pretty boss. Plus Goldfinger did a sweet cover
Moose Final 4 Pick: Nena – 99 Red Balloons
This is going to be the toughest braket to pick. Soo many huge one hitters in here like Thomas Dolby, Living Colour, The Time, Toni Basil, Devo, The Vapors and Tommy Tutone. Not just because I totally had a crush on Katrina Leskanich of Katrina & The Waves, but because where they are in this bracket they’ll go far. But not to punk out or anything, but I have to go with Devo. If they can make it past Toni Basil in the first round, they will surely be in the final 4. Of course it also doesn’t hurt that their hats were completely badass.
Moose Final 4 Pick: Devo – Whip It.
Out of these 4 heavy one-hitters, I see a Flock of Seagulls in the finals with Devo. And after a long battle, Devo will whip the crap out of them. Oh, that Alan! (Watch Devo video for the refence)
Moose Championship Pick: Devo – Whip It.