One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1989 – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

“What I Am” by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

The New Bohemians started as a three-piece band in Texas. In 1985, Edie became the singer after being encouraged to join the band onstage during a show. They released their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars in 1988. The song “What I Am” was released as a single off of this album, and peaked at #7 on March 4, 1989. It would go on to be their only hit song, and ranked #77 on VH1’s list of The 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.

Following the release of their 1990 second album Ghost of a Dog, Edie Brickell left the group, and would marry Paul Simon in 1992, and are still married.
Edie has gotten back together with The New Bohemians. Their most recent album was 2006’s Stranger Things.

Here is their 1989 hit, “What I Want”:

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