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Old 01-29-2008, 07:15 PM
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The ultimate one hit wonder...


Somebody's watching me by????? Damn I can't remember right now. Pretty sure he is from England though..hmmmmm Falco Maybe?? Not sure
That would be Barry Gordy's son Rockwell......with freako singing backup.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:17 PM
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Rockwell did "Somebody's Watching Me". Ah, the days when you could buy a boom box with one speaker!

Here's mine: "Word Up" by Cameo. Also "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys.

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Looks like Muckster beat me to it! Had no idea he was Barry Gordy's son. Cool.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:17 PM
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The ultimate one hit wonder...


Somebody's watching me by????? Damn I can't remember right now. Pretty sure he is from England though..hmmmmm Falco Maybe?? Not sure
It was the guy "Rockwell", around 1984.


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Berry Gordys' son, I believe.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:42 PM
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OK, I'm dating myself here but here's a few of my favorites that come to mind One Hit Wonders:

"Do You Know What I Mean" Lee Michaels

"Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison

"I Want Candy" The Strangeloves

"Switching To Glide" The Kings (?) Do I have The Artist Right?

"The Rapper" The Jaggerz

"Ah Leah" Donnie Iris (From the group "The Jaggerz)

"Radar Love" Golden Earring

"Expressway To Your Heart" The Soul Survivors

"Lies" The Knickerbockers

"Something In The Air" Thunderclap Newman

"White Bird" It's A Beautiful Day

"In The Year 2025" Zagger and Evans

"Little Girl" The Syndicate Of Sound

"Girl Don't Come" Sandy Shaw

"96 Tears" ? And The Mysterians

"Fire" Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

"Reflections Of My Life" Marmalade


Go here for more: http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/

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Nice list Golden Earring also did "Twilight Zone"(Am I stepping into the twilight zone) so i don't. know if they count.good list through.

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:43 PM
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It was the guy "Rockwell", around 1984.


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Berry Gordys' son, I believe.
You are correct sir.............HIYO

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:55 PM
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Nice list Golden Earring also did "Twilight Zone"(Am I stepping into the twilight zone) so i don't. know if they count.good list through.

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Hey that's right!

I also liked Dave Edmund's version of "I hear ya knocking"
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:41 PM
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Rockwell did "Somebody's Watching Me". Ah, the days when you could buy a boom box with one speaker!

Here's mine: "Word Up" by Cameo. Also "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys.

--LG

Looks like Muckster beat me to it! Had no idea he was Barry Gordy's son. Cool.
come on baby tell me whats the word a word up..
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"Hocus-Pocus" by Focus & "Black-Betty" by Ram-Jam nowadays it seems like there is a lot more one-hit wonders then what there used to be like "own worst ememy" by Lit & "Sex & Candy" by Marci Playground and no I don't. know what any of these bands are doing today.

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Focus have just done a reunion tour. They had other great hits as well, such as Syliva. Their drummer, Pierre, was fantastic.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:32 PM
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You are correct sir.............HIYO

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Yea...

I get 'em right, sometimes, bonzo. ;-)


Though, I think Muckster beat me to it by 2 minutes!

Argh!! :-(

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Old 01-30-2008, 04:06 AM
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Norm Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:22 AM
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Oh ho ho I just thought of two good ones.

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT! Baha men.

And I don't know who originally did that song that goes kinda like "I'm, to sexy for my shirt."
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:45 AM
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And I don't know who originally did that song that goes kinda like "I'm, to sexy for my shirt."
right said fred!...................
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:52 AM
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:52 AM
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Goin' back aways, but...


"Magnet and Steel" - Walter Egan (1978)

"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (1976)

Uhhh...What can I say? I was a teenager, then. ;-)
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:01 PM
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Smokin' in the Boy's Room - Brownsville Station
Funny story my dad's band opened for Brownville Station back in the '69' or '70' i'm not sure which year he was one of those hippie-types LOL and for another one hit wonder


"Cars" by Gary Numan

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Old 01-30-2008, 03:44 PM
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:57 PM
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:31 PM
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For some reason Banditos by The Refreshments comes to mind.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:37 PM
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Also Warewolves of London- Warren Zevon
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How about "fantasy" by Aldo Nova

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Old 01-30-2008, 08:33 PM
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How 'bout...


"Sometimes When We Touch", by Dan Hill (1977)

and

"Play That Funky Music"(White Boy), by Wild Cherry (1976)


...LOTS of OHWs in the 70s'!
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:38 PM
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"Have I the Right", by The Honeycombs, back in the Sixties.

The first band I had seen with a female drummer!

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Old 01-30-2008, 08:57 PM
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Oh, and...


"Shannon", by Henry Gross (1976)



How could I forget this one? ;-)
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:53 PM
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Norm Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
great tune totally forgot about that one.how about "tainted love" by soft cell kinda reminds me of the chic i meet once.

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mmbop-hanson

counting blue cars- dishwalla

doll parts-hole

flagpole sitta-harvey danger

. hey what can i say

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:06 PM
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I think they were a two-hit wonder. They had some crappy song called Where's the Love or something like that.

They're still together, but at least now you can tell that the singer is a guy.
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Oh, S#*t...

Of course...


"Seasons in the Sun", by Terry Jacks.(1974)


Can't believe this wasn't the FIRST one I thought of! Duhh...


OMG! :-)

Probably one of THE ultimate 1 Hit Wonders of all time! ;-)
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How about "fantasy" by Aldo Nova

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Actually I think Monkey on your back was an even bigger hit for him.. Was to me anyway : )
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:35 AM
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Space Hog - In the Meantime

Great song, never heard from them again (except when their singer married Liv Tyler).
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...Then there was the abomination that was "Shaddup you Face", by Joe Dolce.

Why so bad?

Because this crap kept "Vienna" by Ultravox, a far superior record, off the British Number One spot!!

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what about pachelbel's canon? Did he make any other ridiculously amazing hits back in the day? sorry i dont know much about classical music.
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Stuck in the Middle With You - Steeler's Wheel - Gerry Rafferty

Timothy - The Bouys - really spooky lyrics....
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Space Hog - In the Meantime

Great song, never heard from them again (except when their singer married Liv Tyler).
That is a great song..It's one I like to practice with and I also love the way the drums sound.

I'm not sure if he had any other mainstream hits, but here goes..

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The ultimate one hit wonder...


Somebody's watching me by????? Damn I can't remember right now. Pretty sure he is from England though..hmmmmm Falco Maybe?? Not sure

Falco were German!............
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Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight

This one was torturous, not because it was bad, but because you couldn't go five minutes without hearing the song (in the UK at least). I can listen to it now without going insane thankfully.
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"Vehicle" by The Idles of March I think that's how you spell it great groove tune through.

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Stuck in the Middle With You - Steeler's Wheel - Gerry Rafferty

Timothy - The Bouys - really spooky lyrics....
When I think of Gerry Rafferty I immediately think of "Baker Street"... Great song.
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no rain, by blind mellon :P
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Falco were German!............
And he had a classic OHW with "Rock Me Amadeus"

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