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Brucebubs 10-11-2019 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by agfsteve (Post 6184205)
Neither Pilot, nor Gilbert O'sullivan, nor Howard Jones were one hit wonders, at least in UK.

Same can be said for the Easybeats here in Australia.

BTW - Easybeats guitarist George Young had 2 younger brothers that also formed a band - AC/DC

H165 10-11-2019 04:25 PM

I was going to put "Ya Ya" in here....but forgot about Dorsey's "Coal Mine".....

godfreydaniel 10-11-2019 04:27 PM

Some Kind of Wonderful - The Soul Brothers Six:


https://youtu.be/51LHNriPZf4

The cover by Grand Funk was a much bigger hit)

Quake17 10-11-2019 04:35 PM

Some great choices here. Mine would be "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image.

Kind of an early video form 1970:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqFFjoRnltg

fitness1 10-11-2019 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Brucebubs (Post 6184254)
Same can be said for the Easybeats here in Australia.

BTW - Easybeats guitarist George Young had 2 younger brothers that also formed a band - AC/DC

And Vanda and Young went on to pretty cool things in Flash and the Pan. The debut album and Lights In The Night were both pretty fun records!;)

pukematrix 10-11-2019 05:36 PM

Some great tunes on this list. My contribution, from the 90s. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony.


Silurian 10-11-2019 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by pukematrix (Post 6184317)
Some great tunes on this list. My contribution, from the 90s. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony.


I guess this thread demonstrates that a definition of "one hit wonder" is often dependent on where in the world you live. :D

srick 10-11-2019 05:51 PM

IMO, the ultimate one hit wonder was by the “One-ders” (get it?), and was specifically written for the film, “That Thing You Do”. The plot was centered around a fictional band that achieves rapid fame with their first song and soon after that, their lives and their group falls apart.


Silly Moustache 10-11-2019 06:12 PM

At some lost time in the '60s I was in an acoustic trio p[laying the folk clubs of west London.

Jon Evans (our maestro) worked out an arrangement of thi with our singer playing the trumpet solo on a flute (!).

In British folk clubs ! went down a storm



Still think it's a great piece.

We also did this,


pukematrix 10-11-2019 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Silurian (Post 6184321)
I guess this thread demonstrates that a definition of "one hit wonder" is often dependent on where in the world you live. :D

I understand your sentiment and agree with it in some (many) instances. No disrespect was intended to Ashcroft and Co., but that's the song that defines the band for a lot of folks in the US based on what made the Billboard charts, got the most radio/commercial play, etc.

Personally, The Drugs Don't Work is my favorite song by the band. I believe it was a hit on the UK charts but didn't get much play in the US. Fantastic song.

Austin

pukematrix 10-11-2019 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by srick (Post 6184322)
IMO, the ultimate one hit wonder was by the “One-ders” (get it?), and was specifically written for the film, “That Thing You Do”. The plot was centered around a fictional band that achieves rapid fame with their first song and soon after that, their lives and their group falls apart.

I LOVE THE OH-NEEDERS! Nice one, srick!

Austin

tbeltrans 10-11-2019 06:21 PM

Well, here is the quintessential "one hit wonder", and then another, and then another, and then...etc.



Well, according to urban legend (which is being refuted), Decca didn't think they would go anywhere. :)

Tony

srick 10-11-2019 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by srick (Post 6184322)
IMO, the ultimate one hit wonder was by the “One-ders” (get it?), and was specifically written for the film, “That Thing You Do”. The plot was centered around a fictional band that achieves rapid fame with their first song and soon after that, their lives and their group falls apart.

Here’s an interesting article about how the song was written (by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)) and how he wanted it to sound ‘almost’ like a Beatles song. https://consequenceofsound.net/2016/...-thing-you-do/

This song is a real ear-worm... beware!

flaggerphil 10-11-2019 07:45 PM

"You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", The Silkie

Supposedly John Lennon liked their version (which I believe he produced) better than the Beatles version.

Photojeep 10-11-2019 08:05 PM

"Last Song" by Edward Bear
or
"Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Paper Lace (I think)
or
"Brandy" by Looking Glass

I love them all but can't say which is my favorite.

Best,
PJ


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