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  • #76
    Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods!!

    Venus - Shocking Blue
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    • #77
      great, great record, Jeff.



      Thanks for the YouTube tip!
      They have Alley-Oop too! Listen to it HERE. Look at that caveman go!
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      • #78
        Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods!!

        Venus - Shocking Blue


        From the ridiculous to the sublime!!

        (P.S. When I was a little kid in 1970, I thought they were singing : "I'm your penis, I'm your buttock, Georgia fire." )
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        • #79
          Thanks for the YouTube tip!
          They have Alley-Oop too! Listen to it HERE. Look at that caveman go!


          Jeff, lore has it that one guy is doing the lead vocals on "Alley Oop" as well as ALL the background vocals!!!

          Allez-vous en! Let's go!
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          • #80
            Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
            Their only hit in the US, they were more successful in the UK.
            I did a Google search on the letter "e".......the whole internet froze up.


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            • #81
              I can't believe no one has said " play that funky music" by wild cherry. So, I'm saying.

              Good one!

              How about "One Night In Bangkok", Murray Head?

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              • #82
                "Closing Time" by Semisonic.
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdmLmIArqWM
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                • #83
                  Wake Up My Mind - The Uglys
                  Je T'aime - Jane Birkin

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                  • #84
                    Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
                    Their only hit in the US, they were more successful in the UK.


                    Yeah, I guess it was the same with "A-Ha" (Take On Me)...they only had one hit here, but they were huge wherever they were from (Sweden? Some Scandinavian country, I think)...
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                    • #85
                      I think OHW's who name their bands after the song destined to be their One Hit belong in a special category. A very special category. It seems, to me, the very pinnacle of One Hit Wonderdom...

                      Such bands clearly have a sense of their own destiny.


                      You must not be familiar with Talk Talk's haunting Spirit of Eden album.
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IegVfzEbjyc
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                      • #86
                        Yeah, I guess it was the same with "A-Ha" (Take On Me)...they only had one hit here, but they were huge wherever they were from (Sweden? Some Scandinavian country, I think)...




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                        • #87
                          80s:

                          "Unbelievable" - EMF (1991)

                          "Rico Suave" - Gerardo (1990)

                          "Blue" - Eiffel 65 (1999)


                          I actually loved "Unbelievable" and "Blue" ... "Rico Suave" was... eekk...

                          Calling Pet Shop Boys a "one hit wonder" It's a Sin !! ... hell...



                          I guess these other guys do qualify, tough:

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                          • #88
                            Wake Up My Mind - The Uglys
                            Je T'aime - Jane Birkin


                            Gotta love this daring, raunchy record by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin... "Je T'aime (moi, nonplus)" (1969)

                            This means: "I love you. Me neither."

                            Typical Gainsbourgian wordplay.

                            Native Instruments great VSTi called "B4" features a preset called "Je T'aime" which seeks to replicate the unique Hammond sound on this recording.

                            I don't know if those Gainsbourg hits ever charted in the USA?

                            How could I forget this incredible record which was a 1HW in the USA: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" by The Walker Brothers (1966) Am I right in remembering that this record was a Crewe/Gaudio answer to Phil Spector's Righteous Brothers? The Walker Brothers were an American trio who had moved to Britain and enjoyed a MUCH bigger career over there than they ever did stateside. These days, I think Scott Walker is known for putting out some very weird, experimental music?
                            Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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                            • #89
                              In a Gadda da Vida--Iron Butterfly
                              Venus--Shocking Blue






                              also, can't believe nobody's mentioned "Louie Louie" (by the Kingsmen)
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                              • #90
                                Baby Sittin' Boogie Buzz Clifford

                                Paul
                                WADAYAKNOW.. For the first time in my life, I'm wrong again !

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