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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2011, 02:37:52 AM »
I don't listen to any pop after Disco and don't listen to much for country from after Urban Cowboy.

Tough question!  How about Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes by Edison Lighthouse.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2011, 06:43:57 PM »
Reflections of my Life -Marmalade


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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2011, 08:06:10 PM »
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2011, 08:20:17 PM »

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2011, 10:18:02 PM »
Indeed, far too many choices.  One of my favorites is from Kai Winding, who was responsible for more albums than many other one-hit wonders, but had his one big hit, "More."  (pun intended)   ;)


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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2011, 11:36:38 PM »
Thanks for the "More" song--I remember it as a kid, but instrumentals are hard to find if you do not know the name precisely!
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2011, 04:21:27 AM »
Golden Earring - Radar Love

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 08:50:53 AM »
Briny, that's one I had forgotten about and a good one.  I saw that group perform that song (and a few others) in concert in Detroit back in 1970-something....about 1973.  Also on stage that day was a band called Black Oak Arkansas and Bad Company.  Ever hear of those bands?

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2011, 10:07:26 AM »
Radar Love is a great song but I wouldn't call it a One Hit Wonder. Golden Earring also did Twilight Zone.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1sf2CzEq0w < I worked with a guy in the 80's that said when he was in the Army stationed in Germany that Golden Earring was the hottest group over there, and that he had 5 of their albums. Golden Earring was from The Netherlands.

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2011, 12:41:07 PM »
I guess we should define what a hit is.  Is a hit anything that charted in the top 100?  If so The Marmalade has several songs to chart on the top 100.  Many more in the UK.

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2011, 02:12:55 PM »
I always thought a hit was a number one song.
I would say at least top 10, but I think number one.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2011, 05:18:28 PM »
Briny, that's one I had forgotten about and a good one.  I saw that group perform that song (and a few others) in concert in Detroit back in 1970-something....about 1973.  Also on stage that day was a band called Black Oak Arkansas and Bad Company.  Ever hear of those bands?

Yes, I remember them, 70s was when I was a 20-something.  I miss being a 20-something.  I also miss being a 30-40 something!  :'(
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2011, 05:35:41 PM »
I was playing bass for a living in those times - Do I miss it? Oh yesss ::)
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2011, 01:00:36 AM »
Radar Love is a great song but I wouldn't call it a One Hit Wonder. Golden Earring also did Twilight Zone.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1sf2CzEq0w < I worked with a guy in the 80's that said when he was in the Army stationed in Germany that Golden Earring was the hottest group over there, and that he had 5 of their albums. Golden Earring was from The Netherlands.

Shows you how long I haven't followed the rock scene.  The nine year gap between Radar Love and Twilight Zone is when they were being called a "one hit wonder" band.  That clip you linked to is perfect, has a rotary phone in it!  I even have the 1947 song they named the group after on an old 78 rpm somewhere.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2011, 05:43:22 AM »
Nine years is quite a gap between hits in the U.S. but during that time they were still big in Europe with 30 gold & platinum albums. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Earring < It seems like whenever I hear Radar Love while driving I automatically start going faster. And when I hear Hot Rod Lincoln while driving it can get dangerous. > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDbON8udTPo&feature=fvsr <