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National One-Hit Wonder Day: Favorite long-lost hits
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:37:38 pm »

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sept. 25 is National One-Hit Wonder Day! A day where we can celebrate those songs that topped the charts but then their performers faded away from the music scene.

What are some of your favorite one-hit wonders? Let us know on our social media pages!


I'll start it off! 8-)

Peppermint Rainbow - Will You Be Staying After Sunday




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Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine


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Re: National One-Hit Wonder Day: Favorite long-lost hits
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 09:38:12 pm »
This guy was the king of one hit wonders

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Burrows sang the lead vocals on several one-hit wonder songs under different group names, Edison Lighthouse’s “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” (February 1970);

White Plains’ “My Baby Loves Lovin’” (March 1970);

The Pipkins’ novelty song “Gimme Dat Ding” (April 1970); and The First Class’ “Beach Baby” (July 1974).

He also sang lead vocals on The Brotherhood of Man’s “United We Stand”, which reached #10 on the UK charts and also reached #13 in the U.S.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 09:42:41 pm »
Some one-hit wonders hold up well.  Others not so much, just a flash in the pan!


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 09:48:22 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 09:50:54 pm »

"In The Garden of Eden"  Man...
That song was so long (an entire album side) It might count as 5 one hit wonders.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 09:52:41 pm »
Here are some "ultimate one-hit wonders" (defined as their only chart hit reached #1):

Laurie London-He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands) [1958]

Silhouettes-Get A Job [1958]

Elegants-Little Star [1958]

Hollywood Argyles-Alley-Oop [1960]

The Singing Nun-Dominique [1963]

Zager & Evans-In The Year 2525 [1969]


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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 09:59:18 pm »
Life in a Northern Town -The Dream Academy

Aha “Take on Me”

Modern English “I’ll melt with you”

Soft Cell “Tainted Love”
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 10:13:05 pm »
Life in a Northern Town -The Dream Academy

Aha “Take on Me”

Modern English “I’ll melt with you”

Soft Cell “Tainted Love”

The original Tainted Love:


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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 10:31:30 pm »
I didn’t know there was another version of “tainted Love” I was thinking of the 80s that played everywhere when I was in college and morphed into “Baby where did our love go”.

It was so dang awful it was good.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 10:35:19 pm »
I didn’t know there was another version of “tainted Love” I was thinking of the 80s that played everywhere when I was in college and morphed into “Baby where did our love go”.

It was so dang awful it was good.

Yeah, the original came out in 1964.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 10:36:05 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2020, 02:56:36 am »
Some one-hit wonders hold up well.  Others not so much, just a flash in the pan!


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I still like that song...

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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2020, 09:15:38 pm »
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Oh my gosh we sang that song at camp! I never knew it’s actual real name!
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Sugarloaf, not a one-hit wonder, they also had "Don't Call Us (We'll Call You)" a few years later.

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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2020, 12:31:06 am »
Sugarloaf, not a one-hit wonder, they also had "Don't Call Us (We'll Call You)" a few years later.

I had forgotten about that song and who did it.

So make'm a two hit wonder...


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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2020, 01:22:41 am »
The ultimate one hit wonder:


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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2020, 01:23:58 am »

Oh my gosh we sang that song at camp! I never knew it’s actual real name!
Music Choice has these decades channels and I had it on the 70s one one day and that is how I discovered that song. I heard it and thought "this is weird, and yet I love it."

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Re: National One-Hit Wonder Day: Favorite long-lost hits
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2020, 02:24:02 am »
Gotta download some of these songs for the great memories and great times.