The Hooters were a rock group formed in Philadelphia in 1980. The two consistent members through the years have been Eric Bazilian (vocals/guitar) and Rob Hyman (vocals/keyboards). The group released five studio albums from 1983 to 1993 and a sixth in 2007. The two also collaborated on the 1998 Largo project which featured various artists including Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Cyndi Lauper, and Joan Osborne.
Bazilian and Hyman were arrangers and performers on Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 She’s So Unusual album, which included the #1 song “Time After Time,” written by Hyman. The pair also performed on Joan Osborne’s 1995 Relish album, which included the top 5 hit “One of Us” written by Bazilian. Bazilian also co-wrote “Kiss the Rain” (#15, 1997) for Billie Myers and wrote or co-wrote songs for Bon Jovi, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Amanda Marshall, Ricky Martin, the Scorpions, Patty Smyth, Ronnie Spector, Robbie Williams, and others.
Bazilian has released three solo albums – The Optimist (2000), A Very Dull Boy (2002), and Bazilian (2021). In 2012, he released an album with Mats Wester called What Shall Become of the Baby? Click here to see other best-of lists from performers and here to see other best-of lists from songwriters and/or producers.
Check out Dave’s Music Database podcast: The Best of Eric Bazilian and the Hooters based on this list. It debuts October 19, 2021 at 7pm CST. Tune in every Tuesday at 7pm for a new episode based on the lists at Dave’s Music Database.
Top 50 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. (Click for codes to singles charts.)
DMDB Top 1%:
1. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper, 1983)
DMDB Top 2%:
2. One of Us (Joan Osborne, 1995)
DMDB Top 20%:
3. And We Danced (1985)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
11. 500 Miles (1989)
21. Nervous Night (1985)
31. U.G.L.Y. (Bazilian, 2000)
41. What Shall Become of the Baby? (Bazilian & Wester, 2011)
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First posted 6/16/2021; last updated 10/19/2021.