Saturday, September 27, 2014

DESDINOVA'S 40 FAVORITE ONE HIT WONDERS



Supposedly, September 25th is One-Hit Wonder Day. I got the memo kind of late. When I started the revamped version of this blog in 2011, I created a series of post about one-hit wonders (Oddly enough in September). There is a mystique and misconception about one-hit wonders. Of the post I made at that time, I gave my 40 Least Favorite One-Hit Wonders, a list of artist often mistaken for one-hit wonder artist but actually had several hits, and acts that are considered one-hit wonders but had very minor hits.


For once I ranked these, to an extent, on how well I like them. I tried to look up chart info to make sure that these acts had only one chart hit. I'll admit I fudge on a few, but it wasn't a flagrant manipulation that would alter history, as one reference book on this subject did.

1. "In the Year 2525" - Zager & Evans

Arthur Brown

2. "Fire" - Crazy World of Arthur Brown


3. "Smoke From a Distant Fire" - Sandford/Townsend Band


4. "Romeo's Tune" - Steve Forbert
5. "One Tin Soldier" - Coven
6. "Who Do You Love?" - The Sapphires
7. "Girl of My Dreams" - Bram Tchaikovsky
8. "Sausolito Summer Night" - Diesel
9. "Money (That's What I Want)" - Barrett Strong
10. "Into The Night" - Benny Mardones


11. "Fantasy" - Aldo Nova


12. "Psychotic Reaction" - The Count 5
13. "Na-Na-Na Hey Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" - Steam
14. "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" - Reunion
15. "But It's Alright" - J.J. Jackson
16. "Wipe Out" - The Surfaries
17. "Driver's Seat" - Sniff N the Tears


18. "Dinner With Drac" - John Zacherley
19. "Nothing But a Heartache" - The Flirtations
20. "Tired of Toein the Line" - Rocky Burnett
21. "Mummer's Dance" - Loreena McKennitt

Kajagoogoo

22. "Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
23. "Stay" - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
24. "Liar, Liar" - The Castaways
25. "Next Plane To London" - The Rose Garden
26. "Pipeline" - The Chantays
27. "Midnight Stroll" - The Revels


28. "Sunshine" - Johnathan Edwards


29. "Cars" - Gary Numan
30. "The Rain" - Oran Juice Jones


31. "Pilot of the Airwaves" - Charlie Dore
32. "Whoomp (There It Is)" - The Tag Team
33. "Sally Go Round The Roses" - The Jaynetts
34. "Makin It" - David Naughton
35. "Why Can't We Live Together" - Timmy Thomas


36. "Kiss In The Dark" - Pink Lady
37. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodby" - The Casinos
38. "Let's Go All The Way" - Sly Fox
39. "Whirly Girl" - Oxo
40. "To Know Him Is To Love Him" - The Teddy Bears

Honorable Mention: "God, Love and Rock & Roll" - Teegarden & Vanwinkle



 

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