Ever wondered how some songs have been lying there on your playlist for, god knows, how many years!! Well, there are a couple of them in mine, as well.
Love the song “That Thing You Do” from the soundtrack of the Tom Hanks movie by the same name. The movie plot is about a One Hit Wonder band called “The Wonders” who could never make it to their second album after having a gala time celebrating the success of their first one. Apparently, Tom Hanks also had a small role in the movie.
The film dramatically describes the rise and fall of the band and portrays the common One Hit Wonder phenomena quite effectively, where the members break up after the initial high of the success to carry on with their life.
Originally the song was performed by Mike Viola on vocals with Schlesinger on backup vocals. In the movie the song makes it among Top Ten hits in the US, however it could not reach that success in real life. Nevertheless, the song is a “must listen to”!!
The way they pronounce “”Do”” is particularly notable and catchy. 😉