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Old 01-31-2008, 08:30 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!

Roy.
A great record, but not a one-hit-wonder. The had another top 20 called "I Can't Stop!".It went "I know it's crazy but I can't stop!"
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:33 PM
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[QUOTE=DogBreath;

(Sorry, I thought we were just having fun with this thread, didn't know we needed to quote Billboard statistics)

Oh yeah, sorry, I'm just a TOP 40 nut. Not meaning to be too picky....
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:49 PM
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OK, here's a favorite sixties instrumental, also creditied with being the first "British Invasion Rock record" :"Telstar" by The Tornados

Also liked "Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll" - Ian Dury and The Blockheads. These cats were fantastic musicians, I have two albums. They are still out there without Mr. Dury who has passed on.

Early sixties: "The Big Hurt" By Miss Toni Fisher, was the first popular record to use "phase" in 1960. Another phased record popped up as "Itchygoo Park" by The Small Faces
Phasing in those days was first done by playing pack to exact copies of the recording just miliseconds appart which produced this effect. Later great recording engineers began to phase only certain tracks within a master.

Some More Favorites:
"Good Old Rock and Roll" Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys. Really a medley of fifties R&R songs.

"They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haaa" Napolian IV

"Jungle Fever" AKA "The Orgasim Song" by La Cuckarogis (Mispelled I'm sure)

OH, I could go on forever!
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And he had a classic OHW with "Rock Me Amadeus"

Roy.
amadeus AMADAEUS.. and then

AMADEUS DEUSx100000



classic.

and no rain by blind mellon, and spachogs. both 90s classics.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:46 PM
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Onemat, here's a nice bit of trivia for you. The band 'Tornado' who you've cited as the writers of 'Telstar' had a lead guitarist with the surname Bellamy. He is in fact the father of Matt Bellamy the lead singer and lead guitarist of the British band Muse, who are actually very popular over here in the UK, even if they haven't had the same success over in the states.
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How could you forget Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
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How could you forget Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
I think we wanted too forget it LOL

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Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck (one of my personal favorites - maybe the only pop hit to ever feature a marimba solo)

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

Venus - The Shocking Blue

Incense and Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock

Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs

Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) - ???

Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer (I think that was the only song of their's to achieve 'hit' status???)

Classical Gas - Mason Williams

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Timothy - The Bouys - really spooky lyrics....
now that was a freaky song - so why did I like it???? I guess 12 year old boys are probably the target audience for any song about cannibalism.

This thread really reveals our ages - it seems like it's easier to remember songs from when you were a kid :-o (and it's hard to do only from memory...)
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:11 PM
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Spooky(Little girl like you) by Dennis Yost and the Classics IV

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Hey Y'all...


Would Eric Carmens' "All By Myself" (1975), be considered a OHW?

He had a few other, not so successful, hits with the Raspberries and in his solo career, but "All By Myself" was such a big hit for him that "most" of us never heard of him until he recorded and released this in 1975.

I'll never forget this song 'cause it was a "coming of age" tune for me. I was 12 or 13 at the time...

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You can't forget about Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by the Crash Test Dummies.

One of my favorite songs of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4WbwwhBmRk
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:37 PM
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Soulja Boy Tellem - "Crank That"

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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. ;-)
Both great tunes!.........
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:40 PM
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Thanks Doc!

How' bout Sammy Johns' smash hit in ' 75...


"Chevy Van"

SJ was a prolific song-writer in those days, especially for other artists', but "Chevy Van" was HIS only song he did himself that ever got close to being # 1.

I guess you could say he was a OHW, huh? ;-)
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Oh, and...

How 'bout "Jackie Blue", by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, in 1975.

and...

"Moonlight Feels Right", by Starbuck, in 1976.


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Old 02-16-2008, 07:22 PM
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Sigh, music just isnt the same these days at it once was.. :(
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You can't forget about Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by the Crash Test Dummies.

One of my favorite songs of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4WbwwhBmRk
I agree, but have you seen this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfsfT...eature=related version?

Good ol' Weird Al...he's a beauty.
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Martin Briley - Salt in my tears
When in Rome- The Promise
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Haircut 100 - Love plus one
Young MC - Bust a move
Frida - (I know there's) Something going on
Patrick Swayze - She's like the wind
Tommy Roe - Dizzy
Planet P - Why me
The Members - Working Girl
Porno for pyros - Pets
Heaven 17 - Let go
and the classic......Don Johnson - Heartbeat
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:23 AM
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Oh...


"The Night Chicago Died", by Paper Lace (1974)

I really remember this song 'cause it was ALWAYS on the radio when it came out. And it was right around the time of my Beatles worshiping, and my Bay City Rollers infatuation.

Oops! I'm TOO honest sometimes, huh? :-|

Oh, and btw...this was also around the time when my interest for the drums sparked, right after I caught Buddy Rich on the Tonight Show for the first time! Man...my jaw STILL hurts from that!

Ahhh...the good ole' days. :-)

Though I'm really showin' my age! ;-)
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but who could forget...

party all the time by yours truly..


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Sex and Candy- Marcy's Playground

Get what you give- The New Radicals

Both of these songs are pish.
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...Then there was the abomination that was "Shaddup you Face", by Joe Dolce.
i like this version better... http://youtube.com/watch?v=GsDQ93iguP8
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but Marcy playground also had st Joe on the school bus
and lit had miserable which was pretty big also.
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Devo ~ Whip it!

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I seen a one hit wonder episode on VH1 last week.Turned it off after like the third band...because they had Ratt and Whitesnake,and Billy Idol.

Depending on how you look at it I guess,but none of them bands were even close to one hit wonders.

If you were into Hard Rock,Ratt and Whitesnake had multiple hits,and Billy Idol had like 10 didnt he?

Anyway,turned it off,after realizing they were kinda ripping on bands,that didnt have U2 like status,or at least multiple tunes on the top 40.

But as for this list....the all time one hit wonder is Don Mclean,with American Pie.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:12 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."
That song was such genius, there was no topping it. I'm glad they didn't even try for another after that (they didn't, did they?). I still laugh when I hear it!

How about "Ah! Leah!", by Donny Iris. Love the drumming on that one.
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...But as for this list....the all time one hit wonder is Don Mclean,with American Pie.
Don was 2 hit wonder. He was nominated for a Grammy for "Vincent" back in the early '70s.

Helen Reddy got the Grammy that year for her one-hit: "I am Woman".
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They all had one more hit than I ever did. So, what does that make me? Maybe I'm a "no hit blunder."
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Apologies ahead of time If someone already mentioned this in the thread. Went through all the posts kindof fast and didn't see it.

What I think could be the most significant one hit wonder ever.

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

The first video ever shown on MTV (Back when MTV actually stood for Music Television).
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:43 PM
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Star Treking.


Not sure about anything else about the song, other than,

"its worse than that, he's dead Jim, Dead Jim, Dead Jim, Its worse that that he's Dead Jim Dead, Dead Jim, Dead".

and

There,s Clingon's on the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow, etc...
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a bunch of good old garage bands, i didnt read every post so these might be repeats

The Standells - Dirty Water
The Seeds - Cant seem to make you mine
The E types - Put the clock back on the wall
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incence and Peppermints
Syndicate of sound - Hey little Girl
The Soincs even though i dont know if they got big at all but they are still really cool with strychnine, the witch, psycho, and the some

some others
The Vevlet Underground(Lou Reed) - Sweet Jane
The Troggs - Wild thing
Sam the Sham & the pharaohs - Wooly Bully
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Focus - Hocus Pocus
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After The Time ~ Der Kommiser, something like that.

Asia ~ Heat of the Moment.

Nina Hagen ~ Smack Jack.

Men At Work ~ Down under.

Warrant ~ Cherry Pie.
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Frankie goes to hollywood
One hit wonder? No way. You named two of their hits in your last two posts ;)
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Pat Benatar - we belong together
Bangles - Eternal Flame
Frankie goes to hollywood- The power of love
The real thing - You to me are everything
Leo sayer - When i need you
Assuming a 'hit' is defined as chart success (Top 40 and subsequent airplay) and NOT just a number one position.....then I dispute all of these save for The Real Thing.

What about??

Frankie Goes To Hollywood: (see Crusher's previous post)
Bangles: Manic Monday, Walk Like An Egyptian, If She Knew What She Wants.
Pat Benatar: All Fired Up, Love Is a Battlefield, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Heartbreaker
Leo Sayer: Moonlighting, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, More Than I Can Say, Have You Ever Been In Love.

Multiple hits by each artist listed.
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After The Time ~ Der Kommiser, something like that.

Asia ~ Heat of the Moment.

Nina Hagen ~ Smack Jack.

Men At Work ~ Down under.

Warrant ~ Cherry Pie.
Actually Ian, Men at Work's first hit was Who Can It Be Now. They had another songs that charted: Be Good Johnny.

Land Down Under might have been their only international hit, and was definitely their biggest.

PFOG, do you remember Russell Morris's The Real Thing (I think it was produced by Molly) or Jeff St John's psychedelic version of Reach Out?
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PFOG, do you remember Russell Morris's The Real Thing (I think it was produced by Molly) or Jeff St John's psychedelic version of Reach Out?
I do remember RM's The Real Thing, Pol......have seen him live a couple of times playing acoustically. He still plays it.....great stuff it is too. Indeed it was produced by Molly. His first foray into production I believe......good way to get started too!!
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I do remember RM's The Real Thing, Pol......have seen him live a couple of times playing acoustically. He still plays it.....great stuff it is too. Indeed it was produced by Molly. His first foray into production I believe......good way to get started too!!
Yeah, he did a great job. So Polly guessed it was Molly haha

I was crazy about that track at the time ... was it 1970? Heard some tales about him that would curl your toes but his creative vision on that track was spot on.
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Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide
Their song "Free" was also pretty popular. I think they also had a song as the WWE theme for a while (for the organization or for a wrestler, I don't know). So not so much One Hit as "Relatively obscure".

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Men At Work ~ Down under.

Warrant ~ Cherry Pie.
Men At Work did "Who Can It Be Now" and Warrant did "The Bitter Pill" and "Heaven"

I was going to say The Monkees but then I realized they did two songs people will remember... even if "I'm a Believer" is because it was covered.

So, how bout N'Sync and 98 Degrees? And any other late 90's boy band.
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Right said fred - Im to sexy!
Carly simon - Your so vein..
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