ONE HIT WONDERS – Eighties Music – BODY ROCK – Maria Vidal


“Body Rock” was a catchy Dance Hit from the 1980’s. It was performed by American Singer songwriter Maria Vidal. It was high tempo with a rocky edge and was popular on both the UK and USA Charts. It is the song she is famous for and is now regarded as a One Hit Wonder.

Maria Vidal

Maria Elena Vidal was born in the USA in 1960. She was in a New York based band called Desmond, Child and Rouge before she went Solo to make an album with the EMI Music label. She worked with producer John “Jellybean” Benitez who famously worked with Madonna.

Body Rock – The Movie

While she was working on this album she was asked to sing the Theme song for the 1984 movie “Body Rock” produced by Phil Ramone. The song became an International hit and Maria Vidal toured around the world promoting it.

Body Rock Dvd

Lorenzo Lamas starred in the lead role of Chilly

The movie also featured music from 80’s sensation Laura Branigan. It was a film about a boy from the streets with a talent for Break-dancing starring Lorenzo Lamas in the lead role of Chilly. (You may remember him from the series Renegade.) It also starred Michelle NiCastro and Vicki Frederick.

Original Cinema Quad Poster; Movie Poster; Film Poster

Box Office Flop

This movie had a fan base but bombed at the Box Office and Lorenzo Lamas even received a Golden Raspberry for worst actor for his performance! Ouch!

“In his book The Official Razzie Movie Guide, John J. B. Wilson, founder of the Golden Raspberry Awards, listed the film as one of The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.” (Wikipedia)

Lorenzo Lamas could also be classed as a One Hit Wonder too as he performed his only billboard 100 hit in this movie, “Fools Like Me”.

Dance Classic

The Body Rock movie made Maria Vidal an Eighties Pop Sensation and is considered a Dance Classic. Will leave you with the Extended Version.

“Born on a hungry street
Children of darkness grew upon the beat
Anything in our way
We’ll just move away
I got the heart to win
You got the eyes that say that I can
We’re gonna turn this town upside down tonight
They can’t stop us now..”

Maria Vidal


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12 thoughts on “ONE HIT WONDERS – Eighties Music – BODY ROCK – Maria Vidal

        1. Yes! He was on Falcon Crest. I read that he played Lance Cumson described as “the irresponsible grandson of Angela Channing”. Will have to try and track that down. I loved those American Soaps. Very Glamorous. Saw Dallas and Dynasty but not Falcon Crest, He’s very famous. He’s been in lots of stuff. I remember him most in Renegade though with his amazing hair and motorbike and windswept rugged look. 🙂


    1. Yeah a lot of Great One Hit Wonders in the Eighties! Although a-ha was not one of those. 😉

      Take on Me was the most memorable video but they had a string of other hits such as “Hunting High and Low”, “Stay on These Roads”, “The Sun Always Shines on TV”, “Crying in the Rain” etc.

      Definitely not One Hit Wonders. Saw them in Concert. 🙂 You can check out their other songs. 🙂 They have several albums. Take On Me was their most famous song but they had many other hit songs. 🙂

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        1. Yes, you are. You know, blessed are those who admit that they don´t know, but still want to learn more.

          “I know that I know nothing” ([ἓν οἶδα ὅτι] οὐδὲν οἶδα”, [èn oîda óti] oudèn oîda)…

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