I would say it was more a curse than a blessing. Although they reached the #1 spot, both in the US and in the UK with this song, it overshadowed the rest of their discography. Maybe only Burning Heart managed to stand out …but the rest were overshadowed for sure.
Ah good question. I might have to climb Mt. Fuji and meditate on this one later.
How about both. Curse initially and decades later a blessing. Im thinking the County fair circuit they play is lucrative.
Take the The Rembrandts from the 90's. They had that one fucking song arggh!!! It was the theme song from The Friends sitcom. They have to be getting royalties every time someone claps really fast like in that show intro. Same thing.