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k_russell 10-11-2019 04:55 AM

One Hit Wonders - Your Favorite
 
I was sure someone had asked, but my search came up empty.

So what is your favorite?

I'll say "Oh Babe, What Would You Say" - Hurricane Smith. His wife wrote the song.

Working on a solo guitar arrangement now.

No links necessary but I will probably watch and listen.

AmericanEagle 10-11-2019 06:44 AM

99 Red Balloons by Nena

Mbroady 10-11-2019 07:03 AM

It was the Summer of 74 and I had just turned 11. I was a big Bruce Lee fan and my dad offered to take me to the local Dojo for martial arts training. That’s the summer that Kung Fo Fighting came out, by Carl Douglas. That song will always have a place in my heart

I really like the Cee LO Green and Jack Black version from the Kung Fo Panda movie

00Buck 10-11-2019 07:05 AM

Pipeline - The Chantays

Bill Sims 10-11-2019 07:20 AM

One of mine is Smoke From a Distant Fire by the Sanford - Townsend Band.

https://youtu.be/wCWVuCCWqzQ

Mr. Paul 10-11-2019 07:27 AM

98.6 ... Spirit in The Sky ... Alone Again, Naturally ...

But one? OK ... One Tin Soldier

Also ... "Hurricane" Smith engineered early Beatles and Pink Floyd records and had a 2nd top 10 hit in the UK.

catdaddy 10-11-2019 07:41 AM

This one:


Kerbie 10-11-2019 07:56 AM

I think I'd say, "It's a Beautiful Day," David LaFlamme's group born in San Fran in the late '60s. They've been together for many years, but I believe their only hit was, "White Bird," in 1969 on their debut album.

Boring video... just the album cover. LaFlamme was the violinist/vocalist.


geichel 10-11-2019 08:22 AM

Lemon Pipers - Green Tamborine
 
The song was somewhat meh but the Pipers were personal friends at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Steve Wamsley, Bob Nave, Bill Albaugh, Ivan Brown, and of course Bill Bartlett (Bill had another another one-hit wonder with Ram Jam's Black Betty). Nave, Wamsley and Albaugh were DKEs at Miami with me. The DKE house was one of the fraternity models for the movie Animal House and P. J. O'Rourke hung out there a good deal.

The Lemon Pipers signed with Buddha Records who forced Green Tamborine on them and had them pegged as a "bubblegum" act (think 1910 Fruitgum Company). For those of us who sat in on their regular local shows they were anything but a bubblegum act. They were a psychedelic jam band covering artists from Mose Allison to Carol King (Wasn't born to Follow also covered by the Byrds). They bristled at the direction that Buddha had for them. Green Tamborine hit #1, they recorded two albums and the dispute with Buddha led to them giving up the Piper name and some assets to get out of the contract. They formed a couple of bands with regional success afterwards and began covering Leadbelly's Black Betty which drew the attention of LA producers who put Ram Jam together behind Bartlett and recorded the classic.

Wengr 10-11-2019 08:29 AM

Magic by Pilot

fitness1 10-11-2019 08:48 AM

Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell in Love would be right up there.

I could easily list 40 or 50 though - that's just the first that came to mind.;)

reeve21 10-11-2019 08:50 AM

Mine would be Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest. Released in 1972, reaching number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

I was a freshman in high school, and we would blare this tune every time in came on the radio.

I was recently reminded of it when I heard a great young musician in his 20's do a solo acoustic version. Great for a sing along, too. No bridge, and the same progression for the melody and the verse if I am remembering it correctly. Must be the melody, it usually is :)

Silurian 10-11-2019 09:02 AM

Difficult to pick a favourite, but Dexy's Midnight Runners is a contender for me.

mdhttr 10-11-2019 09:07 AM

"I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash


slowesthand 10-11-2019 09:28 AM

wheres a one-hitter for ya.... I can Help. by Billy Swan


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