It was cool to stumble across this post and your blog. I have been a Blind Melon fan since day one and I continue to enjoy the band to this day. As you stated, Blind Melon was around in the grunge-heavy early nineties and their unique and upbeat music truly stood out as a welcome change. Here is how my top 11 list would look. It always nice to find people that appreciate Blind Melon. I've been a huge fan since the beginning. So totally underrated.
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Last week we asked our readers to vote for their favorite One Hit Wonders of all-time. Some famous one hit wonder bands The Vapors, The Buggles existed barely long enough to record their lone hit, while others Los del Rio, The Knack continued to plug away for years after their brief moment at the top. Some Sir Mix-A-Lot revel in the notoriety their hit continues to brings them, while others Devo see that hit as the very thing that killed their career. Any way you look at it, the industry is littered with one hit wonders. Here are your top The playground rumor at the time was that the song is a big joke about masturbation, but Fenton has long denied it. In Liz Phair cut a memorable cover of the tune. As Steve Van Zandt is quite happy to tell you, the Sixties garage rock era produced a veritable smorgasbord of one-hit wonders. They followed it up quickly with some very minor hits, before fading away from the spotlight completely. No joke.
List of the top Blind Melon songs, as voted on by fans like you. This poll includes all Blind Melon hits, but true fans know there are other great songs to vote on besides the singles. If you only know the band because of "No Rain" then use this list to find some new Blind Melon songs you haven't heard yet. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Blind Melon songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, then set the world on fire by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like. Change Blind Melon.
While the singers demons became too much for him very early in his career, he still amassed a collection of great, heartfelt songs that are still celebrated amongst his fans today. Check out our five favorite songs by Shannon Hoon. Although there are probably much better candidates for the list than the band's only big hit, we included 'No Rain' because it was the first time most people knowingly heard Hoon's voice -- many unknowingly heard Shannon's backup vocals on Guns N' Roses hit 'Don't Cry'. Unfortunately the song was not a very good representation of the band's sound, that along with the bee-girl from the video became the things that many would remember most about Blind Melon -- a band that was so much more than one song and one video. An album cut from their debut showcases the true versatility of Blind Melon's instrumentation and Hoon's vocals at the same time. From the jangly intro to the outro guitar solo that winds down the song, this song is a much better representation of Blind Melon and Shannon Hoon than 'No Rain'. This fan favorite from 'Soup' paints a picture of Hoon's first love and break-up, using his Ford Galaxie as inspiration for the lyrics that replaced the original written chorus of 'I'm a freak' -- which Shannon hated and refused to sing. The second single from the band's sophomore album 'Soup' wasn't much of a commercial success, but it showed the scope of what the band was capable of. Often regarded as their best song by many die-hard fans, the song was a single but never quite received the attention that 'No Rain' did. The song combines several elements found in much older rock, giving it a felling that's more early 70's than early 90's.