Tic Tac Toe
February 3, 2018
Todd plays "Tic-Tac-Toe" on the piano
KYPER - TIC-TAC-TOE
A one-hit wonder retrospective
Todd: Welcome back to One Hit Wonderland, where we take a look at bands and artists known for only one song. And I will admit, One Hit Wonderland is set up...
[A collage of shots of various one-hit wonder artists]Todd (VO): ...mostly to explore the one-hit wonders that people still remember, not the ones...
Todd: ...who even their one song got forgotten. But every so often, I feel like reminding everyone that not every one-hit wonder stands the test of time. So, why don't we take a moment to explore this piece of ephemera I've picked up today, which... I just want to assure people that, yes, was in fact a real thing.
[Video for "Tic-Tac-Toe" plays while Todd just dances along]
Kyper:Todd (VO): This guy is named Kyper and
this song is called tic-tac-toe yes it
was a hit it reached number 14 in the
autumn of 1990 and yes it's about
tic-tac-toe yes that's a metaphor for
sex yes it samples yes that is in fact a
sample of owner of a lonely heart by the
band yes and what else do I know about
this song not a goddamn thing I've
certainly never heard it played anywhere
I'm guessing almost none of you have
either I don't even remember how I came
across it but once I did hear it I've
never forgotten it I'm honestly just
kind of doing this for the episode as an
experiment to see if I can get an entire
video out of someone this obscure
because there's no interviews with the
guy not a lot of footage out there I am
flying blind folks hey if you like
really uncreated sampling such as was
popular in the 90s really basic rhyme
flows and sweet sweet dance moves well
I've got just the song for you
let's play some tic-tac-toe everyone
center square for the win
Before The Hit
The Big Hit
The Failed Follow Up
Did He Ever Do Anything Else?
Did He Deserve Better?
Transcript in Progress