Friday, September 9, 2011

I'M OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR A ONE HIT WONDER Part 2

You are probably wondering why there is a picture of Maxwell Smart on this second post about one hit wonders that really weren't one hit wonders. Yesterdays, post covered the acts that are often referred to as one hit wonders but had at least one or more other Top 40 hits. This section included the acts that had hits that didn't make the Top 40, but were in the Hot 100. Many of these got above #75 on the Hot 100 and may have received airplay on the radio or MTV. So, as Maxwell Smart would say these acts "Missed it by that much."

King Harvest - "A Little Bit Like Magic" #91.

Peter Schilling - "Different Story (A World of Lust and Crime)" #61.

Vixen - "How Much Love" #44 and "Love Is a Killer" #71.

The Exciters - "He's Got The Power" #57, "Little Bit of Soap" #58 and "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" #78.

Edison Lighthouse - "It's Up To You Petula" #72.

Devo - "Working In The Coal Mine" #43 and "Theme From Dr. Detroit" #59.

Big Country - "Fields of Fire" #52 and "Wonderland" #86.

Marmalade - "Falling Apart at the Seems" #49 and "Rainbow" 51.

Mountain - "The Animal Trainer and the Toad" #76.

Shocking Blue - "Mighty Joe" #43 and "Long and Lonesome Road" #75 ("Love Buzz" didn't chart but is famous because it was recorded by Nirvana).

Free - "Stealer" - #49 ("Fire and Water" was played quite a bit on AOR stations as well).

Bertie Higgins - "Just Another Day in Paradise" #46.

Faith No More - "Easy" #58.

Curtis Lee - "Under The Moon of Love" #46.

Iron Butterfly - "Easy Rider (Let The Wind Pay The Way)" #66, "Soul Experience" #75 and "In the Time of Our Lives" #96.

Brewer & Shipley - "Tarkio Road" #55.

Joey Scarbury - "When She Dances" #49.

The Bobbetts - "I Shot Mr. Lee" #52 and "Have Mercy Baby" #66 (I should point out that Mr. Lee of their two biggest hits was the principal at their school. Wonder what he thought of the follow up record?).

Sheb Wooley - "That's My Pa" #51 (Nine years after it was a hit, Wooley sang a portion of this song in an episode of the Mod Squad entitled "The Death of Will Bill Hannachek").

Bobby Day - "Over & Over" #41 and "The Bluebird, Buzzard and the Oriole" #54.

Arthur Alexander - "Everyday I Have To Cry" #45, "Anna" #68 and "Where Have You Been All My Life" #50.

The Tornadoes - "Ride The Wind" #63.

The Swinging Blue Jeans - "Good Golly Miss Molly" #43 and "You're No Good" #93.

Shirley Bassey - "Something" #55, "Diamonds Are Forever" #57,  "Never Never Never" #48 and "History Repeating" #10-Dance Chart (with the Propellerheads).

The Gentrys - "Spread It On Think" #50.

The Music Machine - "People In Me" #66.

The Standells - "Sometimes The Good Guys Don't Wear White" #43, "Why Pick On Me" #54 and "Can't Help But Love You" #78.

Bob Kuban & The In-Men - "The Teaser" #70 and "Drive My Car" #93.

Bob Lind - "Remember the Rain" #64 and "Truely Julie's Blues" #65.

The Sunshine Company - "Happy" #50 and "Look Here Comes The Sun" #56.

The Blues Magoos - "Pipe Dream" #60, "One by One" #71 and "There's a Chance We Can" #81.

The Lemon Pipers - "Rice Is Nice" #46 and "Jelly Jungle of Orange Marmalade" #51.

Status Quo - "Ice In the Sun" #70.

Barbara Acklin - "From a Teacher to a Preacher" #57, "Just Ain't No Love" #67 and "Am I the Same Girl" #79.

Blue Cheer - "Just a Little Bit" #92.

Spiral Starecase - "No One For Me To Turn To" #52.

T. Rex - "Ride The White Swan" #76, "Hot Love" #72 and "Telegram Sam" #67.

Stories - "I'm Coming Home" #42, "Mammy Blue" #50 and "If It Feels Good, Do It" #88.

Paper Lace - "Black Eyed Boys" #41 and "Billy Don't Be a Hero" #96 (There version was out first).

Thin Lizzy - "Cowboy Song" #77 (The title track from the LP "Jailbreak" received a lot of airplay but didn't chart).

Paul Nicholas - "On the Strip" #67.

Nick Lowe - "I Knew the Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll)" #77 ("So It Goes" didn't chart but was featured in the movie Rock & Roll High School).

Thomas Dolby - "Europa and The Pirate Twins" #67, "Hyperactive" #62 and "Airhead" #6-Dance charts.

Honeymoon Suite - "New Girl Now" #57 and "What Does It Take" #52.

Bourgeous Tagg - "Mutual Surrender" #62.

Siouxie & the Banshees - "Peek A Boo" #53 and "Cities In the Dust" #17-Dance chart.

Crash Test Dummies - "The Superman Song" #56 and "Afternoon & Coffee Spoons" #66.

Barry McGuire - "Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Raindrops)" #62 and "Child of Our Times" #72.

The Music Explosion - "Sunshine Games" #63.

I'm sure there are more bu there is a good list of them for right now.

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