Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today is One-Hit Wonder Day. Due to time constraints, only the tunes are included in this show.

Here's my playlist of One-Hit Wonders:

1970: "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"--Edison Lighthouse (Peaked at #5)
1971: "Sweet Mary"--Wadsworth Mansion (Peaked at #7)
1972: "Precious And Few"--Climax (Peaked at #3)
1973: "My Maria"--B.W. Stevenson (Peaked at #3)
1974: "Please Come To Boston"--Dave Loggins (Kenny Loggins' second cousin) (Peaked at #5)
1975: "The Hustle"--Van McCoy (and The Soul City Symphony) (Peaked at #1)
1976: "Union Man"--The Cate Brothers (featuring Steve "The Colonel" Cropper) (Peaked at #24)
1977: "Black Betty"--Ram Jam (Peaked at #18)
1978: "Sometimes When We Touch"--Dan Hill (Peaked at #3)
1979: "Hold On"--Ian Gomm (Peaked at #18)
1980: "Into The Night"--Benny Mardones (Peaked at #11 & hit #20 on the Hot 100 chart in 1989)
1981: "Sausalito Summernight"--Diesel (Peaked at #25)
1986: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"--Timbuk 3 (Peaked at #19)
Special 1979 add: "Do You Think I'm Disco?"--Steve Dahl (& Teenage Radiation) (Peaked at #58 on the Hot 100 chart)

Others songs that just missed inclusion were "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)"--Reunion; "The Night Chicago Died"--Paperlace; "Beach Baby"--First Class; "Play That Funky Music"--Wild Cherry; "Driver's Seat"--Sniff 'n The Tears; and "Rolene"--Moon Martin.

I found 1974 and '79 chock-full of one-hit wonders, but couldn't get to them all. Maybe next time!