GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Disemvoweled ’80s One-Hit Wonders

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This past week’s puzzle as previously posted:

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The 1980s were an amazing time for music. Not only did this decade give us the CD and the Walkman, but it also gave us the widespread use of the music synthesizer. It was a time when MTV actually played music.

Let that sink in for a moment. MTV was actually Music Television at one point.

Another big outcome of the 1980s, that happened to be a large influence on my personal musical tastes, was the One-Hit Wonder. There were so many groups that had a single, large hit that made the Top 40 Charts here in the US, and then — poof — we never heard from again.

This week’s GeekDad Puzzle of the Week is to reconstitute a set of “disemvoweled” 1980s one-hit wonders. Below is a list of the singer or group with their singleton sensation, both of which have had their vowels removed and remaining letters alphabetized. Can you put them back together properly?

  1. CRS by GMNNRY
  2. DGHLPPRRST by GGGHLLNRS
  3. FKNNTWY by CLNPPS
  4. HPTW by DV
  5. GJNNNPRST by HPRSTV
  6. BLNRTTV by BCJRRSYY
  7. CFMNPRV by BCCDGKNNRR
  8. CFFHRRST by GLNSV
  9. FNSTY by DLNV
  10. DLNTTV by CFLLST
  11. GLLLRVY by DFKMNNNPPPPRZZ
  12. CKMY by BLNST
  13. CDHHPSSTT by CHLMSTY
  14. GGGHHKMNNNNRSSTTW by DFR
  15. CLMNN by DDGHMNNNRRSSTXY
  16. DKMMRRSS by FFHRRTT
  17. HNNPRTTTTZ by CT
  18. HSTY by GGJK
  19. BCCDDHHLMNNSSTW by BDHLMSTY
  20. BCGNNRTY by BCGNRTY
  21. CGJKLSTTY by BJRSX
  22. JMMRT by CGHLLNPRST
  23. CFFHHLLRSTY by BDDDHJLMNNPST
  24. BFLLLNNNNNSTTY by NN
  25. HRRRTW by CDLNS
  26. GGKNNRTTTTW by DRSSSTTTW
  27. DLLN by CGJKNRW
  28. LRX by DFGHKLLNRSTWY
  29. FLX by DFHLLMRRRTY
  30. CHMMMTV by HJMMNR
  31. FFFFNT by BBDDFHHLNRRSSTT
  32. DFHKLNPRRSSTYY by GGHLLRSSTTT
  33. DHLNRST by PT
  34. HLMMPPPTV by MRRS
  35. BDHNPPRRTWYY by BBBCFMNRRY
  36. HMTW by BBCDDHHKLLMNNNRSTW
  37. GLNSY by BDFFHJLNY

Here are the artists and their singleton sensations, reconstituted with the vowels:

  1. CRS by GMNNRY – “Cars” by Gary Numan
  2. DGHLPPRRST by GGGHLLNRS – “Rappers Delight” by Sugarhill Gang
  3. FKNNTWY by CLNPPPS – “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc
  4. HPTW by DV – “Whip It” by Devo
  5. GJNNNPRST by HPRSTV – “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors
  6. BLNRTTV by BCJRRSYY – “Believe It or Not” by Joey Scarbury
  7. CFMNPRV by BCCDGKNNRR – “Pacman Fever” by Buckner and Garcia
  8. CFFHRRST by GLNSV – “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis
  9. FNSTY by DLNV – “Fantasy” by Aldo Nova
  10. DLNTTV by CFLLST – “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
  11. GLLLRVY by DFKMNNNPPPPRZZ – “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa and Moon Zappa
  12. CKMY by BLNST – “Mickey” by Toni Basil
  13. CDHHPSSTT by CHLMSTY – “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth
  14. GGGHHKMNNNNRSSTTW by DFR – “I Know There’s Something Going On” by Frida
  15. CLMNN by DDGHMNNNRRSSTXY – “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  16. DKMMRRSS by FFHRRTT – “Der Kommissar” by After the Fire
  17. HNNPRTTTTZ by CT – “Puttin on the Ritz” by Taco
  18. HSTY by GGJK – “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo
  19. BCCDDHHLMNNSSTW by BDHLMSTY – “She Blinded Me, With Science!” by Thomas Dolby
  20. BCGNNRTY by BCGNRTY – “In a Big Country” by Big Country
  21. CGJKLSTTY by BJRSX – “Just Got Lucky” by JoBoxers
  22. JMMRT by CGHLLNPRST – “Major Tom” by Peter Schilling
  23. CFFHHLLRSTY by BDDDHJLMNNPST – “The Curly Shuffle” by Jump N The Saddle Band
  24. BFLLLNNNNNSTTY by NN – “Ninety Nine Luftballons” by Nena
  25. HRRRTW by CDLNS – “The Warrior” by Scandal
  26. GGKNNRTTTTW by DRSSSTTTW – “We’re Not Going to Take It” by Twisted sister
  27. DLLN by CGJKNRW – “All I Need” by Jack Wagner
  28. LRX by DFGHKLLNRSTWY – “Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  29. FLX by DFHLLMRRRTY – “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer
  30. CHMMMTV by HJMMNR – “Miami Vice Theme” by Jan Hammer
  31. FFFFNT by BBDDFHHNRRSSTT – “Tuff Enuff” by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  32. DFHKLNPRRSSTYY by GGHLLRSSTTT – “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” by The Georgia Satellites
  33. DHLNRST by PT – “Heart and Soul” by T’Pau
  34. HLMMPPPTV by MRRS – “Pump Up the Volume” by MARRS
  35. BDHNPPRRTWYY by BBBCFMNRRY – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” by Bobby McFerrin
  36. HMTW by BBCDDHHKLLMNNNRSTW – “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
  37. GLNSY by BDFFHJLNY – “Angel Eyes” by Jeff Healey Band

Congratulations to Kevin Peach for correctly deciphering the artists and songs. A $50 Gift Certificate from our friends at ThinkGeek is on its way!

Thanks to everyone that submitted a response, and to all of our loyal readers.

Happy puzzling!

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