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  Janese






You are right;  typo sorry - it should have been the
Hillside Singers.  Yes you were right about Vicki Lawerence.






Thanks for correcting me.  Very nice additions.






tamme



Hi Tamme,



I wasn't really
trying to correct you.  I just thought you knew something I
didn't as some songs are done by many different singers.  Glad
you liked my other additions.  They sure can bring back the
memories.  Another one I forgot to mention was "Lady in
Red" by Chris DeBurgh.  Do you remember that one?  I
remember them using that song on my favorite soap "Days of Our
Lives".  It was Steve and Kayla's song.



Janese


 

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Hi Tamme,



You mentioned some
good ones.  A few I saw in prior postings but you did add some
good new ones.  I've never heard Vicki Lawrence do "I'd
Like to Teach the World to Sing".  I only know it by
"The Hillside Singers" and "The New
Seekers".  The song I remember by Vicki was "The
Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia".  Do you remember
that one?



Here's a few more one hit wonders:



Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom



Tighter,Tighter by Alive and Kicking



Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto



I Touch Myself by the Divinyls



The Rapper by Jaggerz



Vehicle by The Ides of March



Key Largo by Bertie Higgins



Sweet Mary by
Wadsworth Mansion and one of my all time favorite drinking songs:



Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.


Janese 


  Janese






You are right;  typo sorry - it should have been the
Hillside Singers.  Yes you were right about Vicki Lawerence.






Thanks for correcting me.  Very nice additions.






tamme

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This has to be my alltime favorite topic!  I am a
collector of one hit wonders and would like to point out
that what propelled these people to fame in most cases was
the unique sound or lyrics of that particular song vs
what was popular (top 40) at the time.  I also
can't resist adding a few more to the list - enjoy these: 
Larry Groce...Junk Food Junkie;

  5 Man



Electrical Band...Signs;  Louden
Wainwright...Dead Skunk;  Coven...One Tin
Soldier;   Reunion ...Life is a Rock; 
and of course Vickie Lawerence...I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.





Rock On!





tamme



Hi Tamme,



You mentioned some
good ones.  A few I saw in prior postings but you did add some
good new ones.  I've never heard Vicki Lawrence do "I'd
Like to Teach the World to Sing".  I only know it by
"The Hillside Singers" and "The New
Seekers".  The song I remember by Vicki was "The
Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia".  Do you remember
that one?



Here's a few more one hit wonders:



Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom



Tighter,Tighter by Alive and Kicking



Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto



I Touch Myself by the Divinyls



The Rapper by Jaggerz



Vehicle by The Ides of March



Key Largo by Bertie Higgins



Sweet Mary by
Wadsworth Mansion and one of my all time favorite drinking songs:



Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.


Janese 

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This has to be my alltime favorite topic!  I am a
collector of one hit wonders and would like to point out
that what propelled these people to fame in most cases was
the unique sound or lyrics of that particular song vs
what was popular (top 40) at the time.  I also
can't resist adding a few more to the list - enjoy these: 
Larry Groce...Junk Food Junkie;

  5 Man



Electrical Band...Signs;  Louden
Wainwright...Dead Skunk;  Coven...One Tin
Soldier;   Reunion ...Life is a Rock; 
and of course Vickie Lawerence...I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.





Rock On!





tamme


 
Hi Tamme




Glad you found a topic
you enjoy.  These topics are here to stay so come on back and
post new posts whenever you like.




I like this topic too
although I am bad with names and cannot remember half of the stuff
I hear just like I cannot remember the names of half the books I
have read or movies etc  LOL




Todays adds are good
ones.  I loved "Signs"  as it goes with my
innate dislike of being told what to do  : ) and how
misleading appearances can be etc.  The Vickie Lawerence one
was a huge hit  ....   but my biggest favorite of
these was "One Tin Soldier"  That could be the
theme song for the Woodstock post about peace and love and how it
is so often cast aside for greed and power.  Also, it was in
the movie "Billy Jack"  which was a required see at
the time and a cult classic.  Thanks for that walk down
memory lane.




Diane

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  Yes, it is time
to talk about those famous or infamous "One Hit Wonders"
of music.  That one big hit that propelled these people to
instant recognition and fame and the people that sang them.




Which one's come to mind?


 

This has to be my alltime favorite topic!  I am a
collector of one hit wonders and would like to point out
that what propelled these people to fame in most cases was
the unique sound or lyrics of that particular song vs
what was popular (top 40) at the time.  I also
can't resist adding a few more to the list - enjoy these: 
Larry Groce...Junk Food Junkie;

  5 Man



Electrical Band...Signs;  Louden
Wainwright...Dead Skunk;  Coven...One Tin
Soldier;   Reunion ...Life is a Rock; 
and of course Vickie Lawerence...I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.





Rock On!





tamme

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  Yes, it is time
to talk about those famous or infamous "One Hit Wonders"
of music.  That one big hit that propelled these people to
instant recognition and fame and the people that sang them.




Which one's come to mind?


 
nyadrn






Glad to hear that you enjoy some of my favorites!  I
tried to find more info on the one you've never heard of and
learned that I had spelled it wrong..sorry. Its "The
Leader of the Laundromat"  by the Detergents and it
is a spinoff of the song Leader of the Pack - you  will
get a kick out of it.  Let me know if you  can't
find it. 






Here are some more for you:  Jeanie Riley
 "Harper Valley PTA" ;  The Jarmels 
"A Little Bit of Soap";  The Safaris 
"Wipeout";  Desmond Decker and the Aces
"The Isrealites";  and of
course Every Mothers Son "Come on Down
to My Boat Baby" .  I could go on forever
but here are some to get you started.






Nice Rockin With You!





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The Nylons were an acapella band from Toronto, Canada that did covers of other groups music.  There biggest songs were their covers of The Turtles "Happy Together", The Tokens "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye".


Janese


 



  Hi J




So they did "The
Lion Sleeps Tonight" eh.  Gotta hear that one.




Thanks for that
info.  There must be a million of these bands and you find em
all.  Thanks!




Diane

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 This is one of my favorite topics and there were some of the greats listed here: like Loren Greenbaum "Milk Cow"


Here are some of my favorites that were not listed:  Katrina and the Waves  "Walkin on Sunshine"


Brewer and Shipley  "One Toke Over The Line"  and  The Detergents "Leader of the Laundrymat"


Tamme



  Hi Tamme




Nice to meet you and
welcome to Rock n Roll!




I remember and really
like the "Walkin on Sunshine" but would not have
remembered the group until you put it here.  Now that you
did, I do remember them from this song.




The "One Toke over
the Line" is a classic !  and I am pretty sure I have
never heard of the "Leader of the Laundrymat" which I
will have to go and try and find.




Good to see you join
right in.
Diane

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Okay Jim,

Here is a picture of The Ramones, circa 1976 cover of debut album, entitled, "The Ramones". I still think Brenda Lee and Connie Francis are better looking but this is what was hot in underground rock n’ punk mid to late 70’s!! The Ramones influenced such artists like, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and others..

 

They did the soundtrack for the 1979 film, "Rock and Roll High School"...

 

still I’ll take Brenda or Connie anyday!

 

Mark

  Hi Mark,


Thanks; I guess I was in the Twilight Zone (well, maybe always in
punk rock music - laughing! In 70s pop/rock listening I guess I was
more into the popular soft stuff (Eagles, BeeGees and my fave, the
underappreciated Canadians, Bread. They didn't have much sound variety
but I always say, "Do ONE thing, do it well" which comes to
mind. Agree on Brenda and Connie; I saw Brenda once in Japan during
the 60s and of course, though the 50s were dominated by male pop
artist's Connie had more chart hits than any female, about 25 I
believe! And don't know any of her peer group who could sing in so
many different genre's and sounds plus in about six/seven different languages.

Social Butterfly
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  Is there such a thing as a no hit wonder


When I was pulling up the article for "Town Without Pity"  I was amazed to find that it had been sung by a group called The Nylons  ?  Anybody know of them?


Diane


 

The Nylons were an acapella band from Toronto, Canada that did covers of other groups music.  There biggest songs were their covers of The Turtles "Happy Together", The Tokens "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye".


Janese