Classic "one hit" Wonders...
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 12 years ago
Today I bought a sansa cruzer flash drive. It came with 35 free downloads of music files. I decided to delve into my pre-teen years and looked up the group, "Paper Lace." Do you remember, "The Night Chicago Died," "Billy Don't Be A Hero," and "The Black-Eyed Boys?"
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1906) 12 years ago
I don't remember the third one but "Billy Don't be a Hero" and "The Night Chicago Died" were two lame pieces of feces.
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 12 years ago
Exactly! Yet they had enourmous record sales in their day. I guess I'm being nostalgic, but these songs really bring back memories of my early years on Knight Sreet, where in the spring I would sit in the open window of my second-story bedroom, watching bees intent upon devouring the pollen of the crab-apple tree in bloom just inches from my sill.

Anyone?

John Cougar Mellencamp's, "Jack and Diane" always brings back memories of one particular day, walking around Spotted Eagle on an unusually warm, late-fall day.
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Posted by Dave Golterman (+244) 12 years ago
Billy Don't Be A Hero rates up there with a song called "Rocky" about an unwed mother if I remember correctly.

I enjoyed John Cougar Mellencamp and remember the first Farm Aid Concert that he and Willie Nelson organized. Who can forget Sammy Hagar playing with Van Halen after David Lee Roth's exit from the band and their pre-song patter talking about the size of David's "package" and then going into a version of Sammy's "I Can't Drive 55" dedicated to "all you tractor driving mothers out there" and all of it on live radio!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 12 years ago
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 12 years ago
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 12 years ago
Those are some really, really sucky one hit wonders, Richard.

This is much better.

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 12 years ago
Well, you have a point, but Silvia is definitely better looking than Mungo Jerry.
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 12 years ago
Ally Oop by the Argyles
Iko Iko by the Belle Stars
Hamster Dance by the Blue Man Group
Ride, Captain, Ride by the Blues Image
Let's Think About Living by Bob Luman
Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry
Daddy, What If by Bobby Bare
Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom
Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
1985 by Bowling For Soup
I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Boy's Don't Cry
One Toke Over The Line by Brewer & Shipley
Jump Jive & Wail by the Brian Setzer Orchestra
Rainy Night in Georgia / Too Late To Turn Back Now by Brook Benton (two hit wonder)
United We Stand by the Brotherhood of Man
Strawberry Letter 23 by Brothers Johnson
Moonshot by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 12 years ago
Correction: Mister Can't You See by Buffy Sainte-Marie (Moonshot was the album name, and the single that I prefer over the rest.

But I'll occasionaly listen to ..
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 12 years ago
try this again...
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 12 years ago
But I'll occasionaly listen to ..
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Posted by Bill Freese (+481) 12 years ago
Jim, you can't have a long career with many songs in the charts and be a "one hit" wonder, so that lets Buffy Sainte-Marie out. Maybe you know of a one hit wonder whose name begins with a C?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 12 years ago
I agree with Bill....Buffy St. Marie was no one-hit-wonder.

Plus, Brian Setzer??? The Stray Cats were massively popular back in the day, and had a couple of hits.
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Posted by sdrew (+230) 12 years ago
I don't know the "artist" but there was a song out in the "70's call "The Telephone Man" sung by a gal with an annoying Betty Boop voice...it was pretty lame.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10021) 12 years ago
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10021) 12 years ago
I don't know if this qualifies, but ...

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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10021) 12 years ago
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10021) 12 years ago
Alternate to the above:

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 12 years ago
No, Larry, Thin Lizzy does not qualify....they were another great rock band in the day, and had several hits. Would've had more if their singer/songwriter had not succumbed to cancer.

Watch the "Jailbreak" clip I posted on the "Let's Rock!" thread.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10021) 12 years ago
Fair enough. Thin Lizzy is crossed off the list. I actually like the band and they are on my playlist.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 12 years ago
"96 Tears"- Question Mark & the Mysterians
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Posted by polar bear (+511) 12 years ago
Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 12 years ago
Now this is a one hit wonder...

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