One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1989 – One 2 Many

“Downtown” by One 2 Many

One 2 Many was a Norwegian band consisting of Dag Kolsrud (keyboards), Camilla Griehsel (vocals) and Jan Gisle Ytterdal (guitar).

They only released one album – 1988’s Mirror. The single “Downtown” was an immediate success all over Europe, reaching #1 in Norway. In the U.S., the song peaked at #37 on May 20, 1989. The success was very short-lived as the band split up as the promotion of the album was still underway.

Kolsrud went on to join the band Guys in Disguise, after which he pursued a solo career. He later became A-ha’s world tour musical director. Griehsel met UK singer Colin Vearncombe from the band Black and married him in 1990.

Here is One 2 Many’s one-and-only hit, “Downtown”:

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