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  • How about Little Bit of Soul - The Music Explosion

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    I Can See Clearly Now (The Rain Is Gone) - Johny Nash
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    • Mama mia, what a question!

      I own the 3 volume rock and pop lexicon, circa 2572 pages which lists all top ten hits in the USA, UK and Germany since 1940:

      "Hit-Lexikon des Rock und Pop"
      http://www.ullsteinbuchverlage.de/ullsteintb/buch.php?id=10346&page=suche&auswahl=a&pagenum=1&p age=buchaz&PHPSESSID=0cbfb157c25f253f6fae31a4be3aa 410

      There other lexicon which list Australia , Africa, Asia etc.

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      • I don't remember seeing Lean On Me by Bill Withers...or Drift Away by Dobie Gray. I think those are both good...

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        • Loudon Wainwright III - Dead Skunk
          I know he's put out a lot of material, but this is his only song I ever heard on the radio.

          Seems to me Tom Rush had a version of "Who Do You Love" out in the mid '60's that got a good bit of airplay.

          Five Man Electrical Band - Signs

          Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'
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          • There was a 1HW chart hit, circa 1979 or 80, of a record called "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone" by The Manhattan Transfer.

            Also hard to call this record a 1HW, because that band has long had a sterling career in jazz circles. (Watching this video, I'd forgotten how magnificent a singer Janis Siegel was... Dig the groovy guitar solo as well... Who IS that? Jeff Lorber?)


            Also Manhattan Transfer had a bigger hit from that same album with, "Boy From New York City."
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            • I don't remember seeing Lean On Me by Bill Withers...or Drift Away by Dobie Gray. I think those are both good...

              dB



              Because Withers had other hits as well:

              "Ain't No Sunshine"
              "Use Me"
              and in the early '80s with Grover Washington Jr. on "Just the Two of Us."
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              • What about, "Do The Bartman" by Bart Simpson (1990)?
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                • Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime

                  Argent - Hold Your Head Up

                  Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
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                  • I was going to post a wretched pop song from way back, called "A Little Bit of Soap". I entered it in amazon.com to see who'd done it, tried to listen to a clip, and my Mac said "You are trying to download a file hurl.exe. What would you like to do with this file" I kid you not!
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                    • I was going to post a wretched pop song from way back, called "A Little Bit of Soap". I entered it in amazon.com to see who'd done it, tried to listen to a clip, and my Mac said "You are trying to download a file hurl.exe. What would you like to do with this file" I kid you not!


                      LOL, Botch. I'm familiar with the 1961 version by Garnett Mimms.
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                      • To me, a 1hw is a song by an artist that you never hear from again. Many of these songs in this thread, the artist had significant subsequent success.

                        But it has been a very fun trip down memory lane. It makes me think of... people these days say "they" don't promote acts very long... on to the next big thing. As if it wasn't that way back when!
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                        • good - better than ezra
                          the breakup song - greg kihn band
                          possum kingdom - toadies
                          save yourself - stabbing Westward
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                          • "Whatcha Gonna Do"--Chilliwack
                            "Feel The Way I Feel"--Max Webster

                            Golden Earring also had a minor hit with "Bullet Hits The Bone".

                            It might be arguable that Roxy Music's only hit was "Avalon".

                            Ambrosia, "Make A Wish" (?) They also did a cover of "Magical Mystery Tour" that made it to 45. Really good, too.

                            Bay City Rollers, "Saturday Night"

                            Dr. John, "Right Place, Wrong Time".

                            The Hollies, "Air That I Breathe"; that's all I can remember, correct me if I'm wrong.

                            The Jimmy Castor Bunch, "Bertha Butt Boogie"

                            Jim Stafford, "Spiders And Snakes"

                            C.W. McCall, "Convoy"

                            Did Janis Ian do anything more hit-like than "At Seventeen"?

                            Klaatu, "Calling Occupants"
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                              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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                              • This might be a two hit wonder.

                                Orleans - "Still The One" and "Dance With me".
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