One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1980 – Devo

“Whip It” by Devo

whip_it_28devo_single29_cover_artThis is one of the signature songs of the ’80s. New Wave band, Devo, went heavy on the synthesizer on this one. The awesome beat to this song, Devo’s look with their famous Energy Dome headgear, and heavy rotation on MTV propelled “Whip It” to be a huge hit. It peaked at #14 on November 15, 1980. “Whip It” may have been Devo’s only hit, but they do have a cult following.

Here is “Whip It”, which has been ranked #62 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s as well as #15 on the same channel’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s:

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4 thoughts on “One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1980 – Devo”

  1. Devo is from my area, so I’m all too familiar with them. “Energy Dome headgear”? I always thought they were flowerpots…

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