What songs played by groups topping the rock charts only once send you on a "natural" rush?
"Keep Our Love Alive" by Patricia Dahlquist
That's the only one that comes to mind right now, but I'll think on it a while.
edit: Nuts! I just realized that she had another hit, so that doesn't count.
Flock of seagulls "and I ran", Dexy and the Midnight runners' "come on eileen", or Nena and "99 Red Balloons"
I have a list of one hit wonders, but it will take me awhile to type it up.
God Spell - Day by Day
Jo Jo Gunne - Run, Run, Run
The Impressions - People Get Ready
Mountain - Mississippi Queen
Ides of March - Vehicle
Lighthouse - One Fine Morning (Fred Garvin knows this one)
Sweathog - Hallelujah
Mocedades - Eres Tu
Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
Cliff Nobles & Co - Horse
Shocking Blue - Venus
Edwin Star - War
Vanity Faire - Hitchin' A Ride
Blues Magoos - We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges (remember Kelly's Heroes)
Armageddon - Silver Tightrope
Argent - Hold Your Head Up
and a really big one
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita (and the whole ablum is excellent)
if you want obscure - it probably wasn't a big hit but
Crawler - Stone Cold Sober
I am the one and only!
Doo duh, duh duh duh doo doo doo....
Mate, were any of these actually any hit wonders, or was I born 20 years too late on the wrong continent?
One Tin Soldier by The Original Caste (Coven's version for 'Billy Jack' was a remake)
Olive by Tokan
Yeah brewnog, they were before your time.
Free (1968-1973) - All Right Now (1970)
Godspell - Day by Day (1972)
Jo Jo Gunne (1971-1975) - Run, Run, Run (1972)
The Impressions (1958-1983) - People Get Ready (1965)
Mountain (1969-1972) - Mississippi Queen (1970)
The Ides of March (1965-70's) - Vehicle (1970)
Lighthouse (1968-1974) - One Fine Morning (1971) (Fred Garvin knows this one)
Sweathog - Hallelujah (1972)
Mocedades (1967-1990's) - Eres Tu (1967)
Chambers Brothers (1954-1972) - Time Has Come Today (1968)
Cliff Nobles & Co - The Horse (1968)
Shocking Blue (1967-1974) - Venus (1969)
Edwin Starr - War (1970)
Vanity Faire - Hitchin' A Ride (1969)
Blues Magoos (1964-1969) - We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (1967)
Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges (1970) (remember Kelly's Heroes)
Armageddon (1974-1976) - Silver Tightrope (1975)
Argent (1969-1976) - Hold Your Head Up (1973)
Golden Earring (1964-1982) - Radar Love (1974) - group comeback with Twighlight Zone (1982)
Iron Butterfly (1966-1971) - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita (1968) (and the whole ablum is excellent)
Crawler (1977-1980) - Stone Cold Sober (1977)
and Coven's single "One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)" was in 1971.
Flock of Seagulls also did the spaceage love song. So they don't count.
Many people think that Men Without Hats had only one hit which would be Safety Dance. But they had one other. I know what it was, does anyone else?
People also think The Other Ones had just one hit being Holiday. But once again, there is another that no one ever remembers.
Yet another is Dead or Alive, but I think most people who remember them at all can tell you both of their hits.
Does anyone remember Tim Buck 3? Sly Fox? When in Rome? The Underworld? Billie Meyers? How about Chumbawamba? They aren't very big here in the U.S., but do well in Europe and the U.K. if I recall correctly.
I can't believe Funkytown hasn't been mentioned!
fourier jr's list:
kung fu fighting -- carl douglas
what's up -- 4 non blondes
barbie girl -- aqua
bust a move -- young mc
puttin on the ritz -- taco
maniac -- michael sembello
mambo #5 -- lou bega
i'm gonna be (500 miles) -- the proclaimers
rock & roll pt 2 -- gary glitter
don't worry be happy -- bobby mcferrin
lovefool -- the cardigans
big country -- big country
turning japanese -- the vapors
b!tch -- meredith brooks
whip it -- devo
tubthumping -- chumbawumba
play that funky music -- wild cherry
in-a-gadda-da-vida -- iron butterfly, already mentioned
i like big butts -- sir mixalot
99 luftballons -- nena/goldfinger
ice ice baby -- vanilla ice
mickey -- ton basil
i'm too sexy -- right said fred
the macarena -- los del rio
a few more:
i want candy -- bow wow wow
whoomp there it is -- tag team
informer -- snow
born slippy -- underworld
harmour love -- syreeta (not really a hit i don't think)
mmm mmm mmm mmm -- crash test dummies
convoy -- cw mccall
a girl like you -- edwin collins
loving you -- minnie riperton
somebody's watching me -- rockwell
i touch myself -- the divinyls
bittersweet symphony -- the verve
i melt with you -- modern english
Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band
In the Eye of the Tiger-The Survivors(?)
Devo was not a one hit wonder. Maybe for the pop charts they were, but definitely not one hitters.
Some from my era...
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love (They were nothing without Byrne!)
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts (ugh)
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - What I Am
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (That one always makes me laugh)
I'm not sure about this one, but my all time musical nemesis...
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
I was going to call that one. Good catch.
I couldn't make it through Safety Dance. I can't think of any others off the top of my head.
You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round....gack! Also Brand New Lover. Those are the only two I can think of.
Timbuck 3 and When in Rome were pretty big. The promise is a pretty well known tune.That Chumbawumba song needs to be obliterated from the planet. I put the Macarena ahead of that one.
Wow. How old are you? Steve Miller had LOTS of hits. Survivor didn't have lots but they certainly had more than one.
I'm pretty sure Kajagoogoo had more than one. I can't think of it at the moment. It will come to me in a couple of hours. Juice Newton also did Loves Been a Little Bit Hard On Me.
Because I Got High - Afroman
They never reached Norway. Hence, they weren't hits.
:rofl: That's often the case. A popular artist may have multiple hits in one country, while only one hit overseas.
Most of the music I really enjoy was produced 1975 and before.
I am not old - just experienced.
Probably another one hit wonder is John Butcher's "Holy War" (1987), which is a unique tune if you've ever heard it.
And another tune I really liked back in my early teens was "Tighter, Tighter" by Alive n' Kickin' (~1970).
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