Deep Blue Something, King of the One Hit Wonder!
Deep Blue Something are an American rock band best known for their hit single Breakfast at Tiffany’s which has been played in almost every pub in the world.
Initially named Leper Messiah, the band changed their name when they discovered that Metallica fans turned up to their gigs (Metallica have a song called Leper Messiah).
If Guru had a penny in his trousers every time he’s seen Breakfast At Tiffany’s on a set list he’d need a stronger belt to hold them up!
Breakfast At Tiffany’s, love it or hate it?
Not only becoming famous from being played in every pub in the world by solo acoustic acts and duos.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s has also become famous for being listed on VH1 list of “50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever”, upon which it took the #6 spot, just after ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice.
The most criticized aspect of the song has been its lyrical theme which has been commented on as “If all you have in common is that you both like one of the best films in history, maybe you should just call it quits”
Deep Blue Something’s One Hit Wonder
Breakfast At Tiffany’s is a classic example of a so called One Hit Wonder, Deep Blue Something has never managed to produce a hit of the same caliber since.
To survive as a band with one lonely massive hit might be difficult over time.
Perhaps the annual PRS check makes it OK!