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Old 05-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #131 (permalink)
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I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but I freaking love OMC's "How Bizarre."



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Old 05-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #132 (permalink)
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I'd probably have to say New Radicals 'Get What You Give', but I can't help but feel that if they had stayed together they would have gone on and had quite a few hits.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #133 (permalink)
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When In Rome - The Promise




Spacehog - In The Meantime



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Old 06-24-2015, 11:52 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:00 AM   #135 (permalink)
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I loved them when they first came out, and I remember their song "Drown You Out" reigning the radio for quite the while. Maybe two hit wonder?
What about Colors? They weren't a 1 hit wonder...


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Old 06-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Of the many songs in this thread, some of the stand outs for me are:-

> Standing outside a broken phone booth...
> Ballerina out of control

and on this page:-
> How bizarre
> Lucas with the lid off


Thanks for these recommendations, which are all new to me, and thanks to Jackhammer for explaining that T.Rex did plenty more than just Get It On. In fact that song isn’t their best pop effort; I think that prize should go to Ride a White Swan. Anyway, here are some of my fave one-hit wonders:-

1984: Inspired by a flight of red balloons released over the Berlin Wall, pop goes the Cold War:-



1967: The heroism of delivery men is not a common topic for a pop song, so credit is due for that bold decision but unfortunately, forty-eight years later, it’s difficult to take the lachrymose story of Grocer Jack as seriously as Keith West did at the time:-



1969: Thunderclap Newman were a rag bag of musicians including a Post Office engineer (who contributes what I think is called ”stride piano”) and a fifteen-year-old Jimmy McCulloch. Put together by Pete Townsend and Kit Lambert (of Dr. Who fame) their one hit, against all the odds, still sounds pretty good imo:-

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Bob Lind is the very definition of "one hit wonder" with this song:



This song almost topped the charts in both the US and the UK, and did reach no. 1 in some Australian cities. He has never had any other charting singles in the US, the UK or Australia, or anywhere else as far as i know, nor any charting albums, despite having written and recorded dozens of songs, probably more than a hundred.

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Some of the "one hit wonders" mentioned in this thread are only that if you restrict yourself to certain countries. I know we are allowing a bit of latitude, but many of them are not even 2- or 3-hit wonders, they had many hits. For example, Nena had several hits in her native Germany. The Box Tops had several other hits besides "The Letter", at least one of which ("Soul Deep") was a top 10 hit. If A-ha were a one-hit wonder, that would be news to Norwegians.

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Old 04-09-2016, 10:56 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Who else for one hit wonders but... the Wonders?

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"That thing you do" by The Wonders lol
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^ I would count Dance with me tonight as a hit too. that song has a groovy bassline.

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