70s One Hit Wonders

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2020
    Leader of the Gang was the one that charted #26! Martian Boogie only got as high as #45. I remember them because we would see them live and had their records. Radio wasn't very kind to them.
  2. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

    Jan 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    How about Canada's answer to Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, etc... Lighthouse with "One Fine Morning".

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  3. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I first heard this song from the movie "Reservoir Dogs" and loved it! I finally downloaded it for a buck on to my ipod over 10 years ago when we could get singles again!!!

    A ton of songs come to mind when I saw the thread but "Baby Come Back" was this first I thought of ......didn't even remember the name of the group. Oh, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain is a one-hit wonder standard from the first half of the decade.

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  4. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Their bass player is in my top 10 of all time. This made it to top 20 of UK charts in 1978. I don't think their other songs did. But many of them should have IMO.

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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  6. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    it is a great song. But weird, that fuzz and the slightly too loud backing singer. Great drum part. Bizarre lyrics.

    it shouldn’t work. But it does.
  7. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

    Aug 11, 2020
    Always loved this one (Stealers Wheel).....and Reservoir Dogs just wouldn't be the same without it :)

  8. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    I do not like those lyrics. Great riff. Fantastic chord solo. Those drums. But the lyrics make me want a shower.
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  9. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    I feel kinda bad for him that he is a one hit wonder but released an album called “The Definitive Anthology “. A bit of unintended irony I suppose. Great tune though.
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  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Some good ones here! But glad the titles are visible before clicking - there are some I care not to play!
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  11. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That brings back memories. The band I played in Germany had mostly British member. We played couple of gigs in Cumbria around the wedding of the guitarists brother.

    Our guitarists wanted to make a joke on the singer and switch another song to this one just as the vocals of another song were to start. And the guitarists would sing it. I was on a business trip in the US and flew straight to Heathrow to join the rest of the band. I found about the plan via email with words and chords to the song. Pre-internet so I could not listen to it. And of course we could not practise it before the gig.

    It went to the plan and I managed to play through it without mistakes. The one and only time I've played it. The singers face was hilarious when the song changed just as he opened his mouth for the first line of the song he thought we were doing. :D
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  12. DasherF

    DasherF Gretschie

    Aug 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, Mn
    True...didn't "Maggie" precede them, tho, from the first LP?
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  13. Falstaff1960

    Falstaff1960 Electromatic

    Dec 19, 2020
    Wild Cherry a one hit wonder?

    Nope. They have five charted hits. They may not have all been top 10 but they still charted.

    Pet peeve of mine. Just because you don't remember or know about other hits a band might have had just makes you uninformed.

    Google is there for a reason folks.


    The Knack also charted 5 times. Even Starland Vocal Band hit the charts 4 times. Just saying.
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  14. hippdog

    hippdog Electromatic

    Jul 23, 2013
    NW Arkansas
    ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch. someone make it STOP!
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  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    THAT's the one I won't listen too...
  16. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Journey to the Centre of The Mind - Amboy Dukes

    Believe this was late 60’s. Ted Nugent went on to do his own thing after the Dukes, I don’t recall them charting any other songs.
  17. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
  18. Ted Keane

    Ted Keane Electromatic

    Mar 19, 2016
    Ft Collins,Colorado
    Mason Williams Classical Gas
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "You Light Up My Life"---covered by Debby Boone.
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