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  • Anderton
    started a topic The One-Hit Wonder Thread!

    The One-Hit Wonder Thread!

    My daughter pointed out to me that today is National One-Hit Wonder Day. Well, we needn't restrict ourselves to just this one day, right? Tell us you fave one-hit wonders!

    I'll start off with...

    "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" by the Blues Magoos
    "Pop Muzik" by M
    "My Green Tambourine" by the Lemon Pipers

  • Hush
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    Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but I just spotted a 1-Hit Wonder station on AOL radio. AOL radio is free as long as you have a Free AIM screen name. It has a good quality stream and decent selection on channels. Some of the XM starions are included. I usually listen to the Rock Intrumental, Progressive and Jazz Fusion channels.

    AOL Radio

    Ah Hah's Take on me just came on while typing this.

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  • Smart Alec
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    The Shocking Blue - Venus.

    Great song, but we never heard much else from them - at least not here in the USA.


    I remember I bought the LP because it got a good review somewhere.



    Great album!!!

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  • Phil O'Keefe
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    The Shocking Blue - Venus.

    Great song, but we never heard much else from them - at least not here in the USA.

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  • rasputin1963
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    Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown


    Truly an amazing record.... could only have come from England, I think. He gave Jim Morrison a run for his money.

    My uncles, teenagers at the time, had this 45.... I was about 6 years old and played it over-and-over, circa 1969.

    Gotta love the way this song builds to a climax.... I for one didn't foresee the big horn section coming in at the end (on such a weird, left-y record)... and dig the flanged white noise thing.

    This is kind of like an Alice Cooper or Marilyn Manson song before its time.

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  • dparr
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    Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown


    I was thinking of that one when I opened this thread.

    Way ahead of it's time.

    Here it is, great song, give it a listen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCClFi-dQFk

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  • Fendercaster
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    Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

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  • rasputin1963
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    I just learned that the "Hurricane Smith" who charted in 1973 with "Oh Babe, What Would You Say"--- a quasi- tin-pan alley ditty--- was none other than Geoff Emerick.

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  • pk1fan
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    Rick Dees " Disco Duck " the follow up to that one "Disco Gorilla " flopped . Mac McAnnaly " It's A Crazy World " . Great thread !

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  • G Geezer
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    Givin' It Up for Your Love - Delbert McClinton

    One of my favorite performers, not much Top 40 success.

    Delbert probably was under your radar, several Grammy's and Grammy nominations.
    "If there is one artist who embodies the true merger of blues, rock, and country, it's Delbert McClinton. Starting out his career as a blues musician in his native Texas, McClinton played harmonica for such notables as Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Reed, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. In 1960, he became the first white artist played on Fort Worth station KNOX with his cover of "Wake Up Baby." On a tour of England with Bruce Channel, he gave harp lessons to a young John Lennon. He recorded behind several artists and formed a duet, Delbert & Glen, with friend Glen Clark, but did not release his first solo album until 1975, Victim of Life's Circumstances. He wrote "Two More Bottles of Wine" for Emmylou Harris, and "B Movie Boxcar Blues" for the Blues Brothers.

    Through the 80's, Delbert eschewed recording for live performances, and did not release another album until 1988, with Live From Austin, which earned him a Grammy nomination. He didn't get his first win, however, until the 1991 duet with Bonnie Raitt, "Good Man, Good Woman." He has released a fairly steady stream of excellent music since. He's been nominated for "Midnight Communion," off his 2005 release, Cost of Living.
    "

    Delbert is an acquaintance - and Hero of mine

    But good call on Norman Greenbaum, beat me to it.

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  • Beck
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    Coven - "One Tin Soldier"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4ADoVc6TU&mode=related&search=

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  • Richard King
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    Free - "All Right Now" Of course, certain members of the band went on to greater things at a later date.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2clFsLA3w Why is that guy holding two (3?) microphones?

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  • rasputin1963
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    Here's one of those songs you tell others you dislike, 'cause it's cheezy..... but secretly you love it:

    "Which Way You Goin', Billy?" by The Poppy Family (1970)

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  • Fendercaster
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    Anyone ever hear of Norman Greenbaum or Zager&Evans ?


    Yeah, they've already been mentioned.

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  • techristian
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    Anyone ever hear of Norman Greenbaum or Zager&Evans ?

    Dan

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