131 episodes

Join musician Chris Fafalios (Punchline, Another Cheetah, Pack) as he listens to different one hit wonders with a revolving door of guests (including his bandmates and/or people from bands that he has toured with). After listening to the back catalog of the week's artist, they decide if the artist is a one hit blunder (shouldn't have had any success) or brought the one hit thunder (deserved to be much bigger than they were).

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    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Join musician Chris Fafalios (Punchline, Another Cheetah, Pack) as he listens to different one hit wonders with a revolving door of guests (including his bandmates and/or people from bands that he has toured with). After listening to the back catalog of the week's artist, they decide if the artist is a one hit blunder (shouldn't have had any success) or brought the one hit thunder (deserved to be much bigger than they were).

    "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jellÿ (f/Matt Jurcevich)

    "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jellÿ (f/Matt Jurcevich)

    In 1993, the band Green Jellÿ had an unlikely Top 20 hit with their song “Three Little Pigs”, which was a twisted, rockin’ version of a story that we’re all familiar with from childhood. A crudely animated yet unforgettable music video helped launch this song into the stratosphere, and it has remained lodged in many of our brains for 30 years now. This week, we’re joined by Another Cheetah guitarist Matt Jurcevich to discuss whether we should all let Green Jellÿ in, or if we need to call Rambo to take care of this wild one hit wonder.
    If you like the show, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Email us at
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    • 42 min
    "Back in the Day" by Ahmad (f/Norman Sann)

    "Back in the Day" by Ahmad (f/Norman Sann)

    Norman Sann is our guest this week, and if you haven’t checked him out on TikTok yet, you’re missing out on relatable verses with wordplay that often taps into nostalgia from our own childhoods. That being said, it’s no surprise that Norman chose Ahmad’s 1994 single “Back In The Day” to discuss this week. Should we all be diving deeper into Ahmad’s catalog, or should we just leave HIM back in the day? Lace up your British Knights and grab a Tootsie Pop, because we’re about to find out.
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    • 58 min
    "Hooch" by Everything

    "Hooch" by Everything

    What better way to spiritually connect to your ancestors than by sittin’ around a fire, sippin’ on some moonshine, and listenin’ to the 1998 single “Hooch” by the band Everything? Our Patreon sure thought it sounded like a good idea, because they voted for it. But do we think “Hooch” is the sweetest thing in the world, or does it leave a bitter taste in our mouths? Stick around to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Everything.
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    • 36 min
    "Baby's Coming Back" by Jellyfish (f/Scott Klopfenstein)

    "Baby's Coming Back" by Jellyfish (f/Scott Klopfenstein)

    First time guest Scott Klopfenstein came in HOT for his debut appearance, ready to discuss quite possibly the most heartbreaking casualty of the grunge era. The lush compositions and Willy Wonka inspired look of Jellyfish lacked only one thing: timing. Had they existed a few years earlier or later, the band’s trajectory may have been unstoppable. Instead, they got washed away by a sea of flannel and apathy. Is Jellyfish the baby we wish would come back? Stick around to find out.
    If you like the show, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Email us at onehitthunderpodcast@gmail.com. Also, follow us on our social media: Twitter: @1hitThunderPod Instagram: onehitthunderpodcast Wanna create your own podcast? Contact us at www.weknowpodcasting.com for more information. Visit punchlion.com for Punchline tour dates, news, and merch. Sign up for more One Hit Thunder on our Patreon www.patreon.com/OHTPodcast
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Potential Breakup Song" by Aly & AJ (f/Matthew Milligan)

    "Potential Breakup Song" by Aly & AJ (f/Matthew Milligan)

    Matthew Milligan is BACK…this time, to talk teen pop music, Radio Disney, and meta songwriting with “Potential Breakup Song” by Aly & AJ. Does taking too long to call a significant other on their birthday really deserve the vengeful song treatment? Aly & AJ MIGHT think so (hence the “potential” in the song title), but do we agree? Stay tuned to find out.
    If you like the show, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Email us at
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    • 45 min
    "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon (f/Jim Logrando)

    "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon (f/Jim Logrando)

    In the early 2000s, cussing was still considered shocking. Nowadays, everyone from toddlers to great-grandmas are dropping F-bombs and C-words like they aren’t even cusses. In 2004, Staten Island ho-wop singer Eamon knew that the days of having a hit song purely because of swear words were almost over, so he took a big swing and hit a homerun with “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)”. No matter how many bad words he based entire songs around after that though, he could never match the success again. This week, we’re joined by Jim Logrando to determine if we ourselves actually DO want Eamon and his filthy mouth back.
    If you like the show, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Email us at
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

KamikazeXero ,

A Fun Look at Hit Songs of the Past

I really enjoy listening to this podcast on my drive home from work! Matt and Chris really do their research on the one hit wonders of the past, and they seem like they have fun doing so. One Hit Thunder has introduced me to several new (old) bands and great songs I may have missed when they were more frequently played!

parparts8 ,

Love the format, love the content!

Chris and Matt do an amazing job with this show. They have great guests, are very knowledgeable about all these songs, and I enjoy how many times, the discussion delves into other music as well. I'm addicted and look forward to the new episode each week!

Fodderus ,

Always entertaining

I apologize for it taking me so long to write a glowing review. This podcast is great for any punk teenager that grew up, stayed punk but can appreciate all kinds of music, including cheesy but well crafted Top 40 schlock. This pod keeps getting better.

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