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Author: Subject: What's Everyone's 10 Fav One Hit Wonder Songs?

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 01:31 PM
Mine are:
1.Wildflower-Skylark
2.Morning Girl-Neon Philharmonic
3.Have I The Right-The Honeycombs
4.Fire-The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
5.The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia-Vicky Lawrence
6.Hello Hello-The Sopwith Camel
7.Chevy Van- Sammy Johns
8.Walking In Rythm-The Blackbyrds
9.Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks
10.Drivers Seat-Sniff N The Tears

 
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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 01:35 PM
1- Hot Smoke n Sassafrass by the Bubble Puppy
2- You, I by the Rugbys
3- Pushin Too Hard the Seeds
4 Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
5 Vehicle by Ides or March or Chase ?
6 Surfin' Bird by the Trashmen
7 Hocus Pocus by Focus
8-10 thanks for the reminder of the preceding songs 4-8

[Edited on 2/4/2007 by Haisija]

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 02:49 PM
One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley
Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant
Incense & Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Bottle of Wine - Fireballs
Surfin' Bird - Trashmen
2525 - Zager & Evans
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes - Edison Lighthouse
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
Come on Down to My Boat - Every Mother's Son

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 03:04 PM
hot smoke & sassafrass
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ride captain ride

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 03:12 PM
Layla

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 04:10 PM
"Signs" The Five Man Electric Band

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 04:27 PM
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"Signs" The Five Man Electric Band


Good call, Doug. Great tune. I'd also say:

Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
In The Summertine - Mungo Jerry
Venus - Shocking Blue
Vehicle - The Ides Of March
Hocus Pocus - Focus

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 04:29 PM
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
My Sharona - The Knack!!!!! ok, don't kill me!!!

[Edited on 2/4/2007 by Jacquie]

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 06:10 PM
Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins
I Can Help - Billy Swan

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 06:12 PM
Oh, and who remembers the female singer who did Just One Look?... that one goes way back.

Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 06:27 PM
One Fine Morning by Lighthouse from '71
 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 07:35 PM
"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix
"Touch of Grey" - Grateful Dead
"Loser" - Beck
"Creep" - Radiohead

(these are all their only Top 40 hits)

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 09:31 PM
Yesterday, WXPN had on their once-a-month show called Highs in the 70s where they only play songs from, you guessed, the 1970s. Yesterday's theme was one-hit wonders. I was at the office, so I listened via the internet. I found a list of most of the songs they played, so I'll try to cut and paste it here.

Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky

William DeVaughn Be Thankful For What You Got

Sniff 'N' The Tears Driver's Seat

Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side

Richie Havens Here Comes The Sun

Billy Swan I Can Help

Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

Eric Burdon & War Spill The Wine

Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time

Janis Joplin Me And Bobby McGee

Walter Egan Magnet & Steel

Patti Smith Group Because The Night

Arlo Guthrie City Of New Orleans

Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff

The Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes

T. Rex Bang A Gong (Get It On)

Commander Cody Hot Rod Lincoln

Derek & The Dominos Layla

The Chakachas Jungle Fever

Ram Jam Black Betty

M Pop Muzic

Mouth & MacNeal How Do You Do?

Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music

Randy Newman Short People

David Essex Rock On

Brewer And Shipley One Toke Over The Line

Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting

The Shocking Blue Venus

The Free Movement I've Found Someone Of My Own

Ace Frehley New York Groove

Argent Hold Your Head Up

Phoebe Snow Poetry Man

Mungo Jerry In The Summertime

B.W. Stevenson My Maria

Stories Brother Louie

Elvin Bishop Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died

Focus Hocus Pocus

J.D. Souther You're Only Lonely

Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Timmy Thomas Why Can't We Live Together

The Jaggerz The Rapper

Alive & Kicking Tighter, Tighter

They ended the show with the song Popcorn

Boy, did my teens and twenties flash by my eyes


 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 10:50 PM
Little Girl- Syndicate of Sound

Double Shot (Of My Babys Love) - Swingin Medallions

Sweet Mary- Wadsworth Mansion

I Fought The Law- Bobby Fuller Four

Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five

96 Tears- ? and the Mysterians

Journey to the Center of the Mind -Amboy Dukes

How Long- Ace

My other two have already been mentioned above:

One Toke Over the Line

Hocus Pocus








[Edited on 2/5/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

[Edited on 2/5/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 2/4/2007 at 11:54 PM
Don't Walk Away Renee The Left Banke
Time Won't Let Me The Outsiders
Talk Talk Music Machine
Psychotic Reaction Count Five
Little Black Egg Nightcrawlers (Only folks from Florida might know this song)
Center of your Mind Amboy Dukes
Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
Brandy Looking Glass
Monkey Time Major Lance
Don't Walk Away Renee The Left Banke (listed twice 'cause it rules)





 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 12:39 AM
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Oh, and who remembers the female singer who did Just One Look?... that one goes way back.

Why that is Doris Troy. The Hollies also did a nice cover of this. BTW, Doris Troy is supported by a fine female backup group. I'm fairly convinced that the bridge of the song is sung by one these backup singers. It's in a much higher range than where Doris sings the verses.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 12:53 AM
Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Fire - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet - Blues Magoos
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
Runaway - Del Shannon

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 01:04 AM
Lot's of good ones mentioned already, I'll add:

"Tempted" by Squeeze

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 01:15 AM
'nother one....

Gloria - Shadows Of Knight

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 04:56 AM
I Hear You Knocking- Dave Edmunds

Teacher Teacher -Rockpile

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 07:45 AM
some one hit wonder trivia

The Jaggerz-The Rapper
Wild Cherry-Play That Funky Music

both had one thing in common...
and that was Donnie Iris-Ah Leah

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 08:46 AM
98.6-Keith
Dirty Water-The Standells
Keep On Dancing-The Gentrys
She Loves to Be In Love-Charlie
Soulfinger-the BarKays
Sideshow-Blue Magic
Thunder Island-Jay Ferguson
Run, Run, Run-Jo Jo Gunne
Salt In My Tears-Martin Briley
All of the Good Ones are Taken-ian Hunter
You Got the Music In You-The New Radicals
Smoke From a Distant Fire-Sanford-Townsend Band
Fallin' In Love-Souther Hillman Furay
Different Drum-The Stone Poneys

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 10:47 AM
Green Eyed Lady- Sugarloaf

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 01:41 PM
Baker Street-Gerry Rafferty
City Bound(E Train)-Novo Combo

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 02:09 PM
Maybe not some of my favorites, but some that have not been mentioned

"Rock The Boat" Hues Corporation
"Poetry Man" Phoebe Snow
"At Seventeen" Janice Ian
Midnight At The Oasis Maria Muldaur

Boy am I dating myself or what?!?


 
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