That Was A Hit?!? (The Journey Begins)

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Candyman's 1990 single "Knockin' Boots" sold a million copies and reached No. 9 on the Hot 100.

Two weeks ago, we gave our contributor Joe Levy of Billboard magazine an assignment: Find a hit song that, in hindsight, should never have become a hit. With some help from his Twitter followers, he dug up four such gems, including one Top 40 hit that he calls "the worst rap single of 1990" and another that deserves "a nomination for strangest hit of all time."

Read Joe's blog post here, and then hear  him attempt to explain to John Schaefer the chart success of artists like Bloodrock, Candyman and Norma Tanega.