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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2014, 09:18:15 PM »
Yea, Dennis, that was the greatest year of my childhood. I was a space junkie. Canadiens won the Stanley Cup on my birthday of all things. Then dad moved us all from Montreal to Hawaii.

Hawaii is a geat place to be when you first start to notice girls.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2014, 07:24:03 AM »
Not exactly one hit wonders, however, definitely a "Blast From The Past"! but I discovered something I heard back in the 70s that I had completely forgotten about...

Wolfman Jack made guest appearances on numerous Top 40 stations over the years in addition to his regular radio and TV gigs. In the mid-'70s, the Wolf travelled north of the border to host the Sunday night Canadian Graffiti show on CHUM FM on Feb 22 1976. I was in T.O. at the time, and remember this broadcast. CHUM was Toronto's rock station.
 
 
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2014, 12:44:13 PM »
I happen to collect "one hit wonders" as well as telephones. A point to note for "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes" - while Edison Lighthouse only had the one hit (they were essentially a studio compiled band) - their singer Tony Burrows (again a studio musician) had at least 5 top 40 hits all with different bands.  They include:
- White Plains' My Baby Loves Lovin'
- First Class' Beach Baby
- The Brotherhood of Man's United We Stand
- The Pipkins' Gimme Dat Ding
- The Flower Pot Men Let's Go to San Francisco

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #63 on: September 16, 2014, 02:07:18 PM »
Anybody remember the Telephone Man song?  Sung by a girl possibly in the 70s.  I remember some of the lyrics- "Hey baby I'm your telephone man", and " You can stick it over here, you can stick it over there".
Howard

A well done funny lip sync version of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_ZCVukbJA
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2014, 05:34:17 PM »
Telephone Man was done by Meri Wilson
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2014, 07:35:52 PM »
One hit wonder from the recent past: Lou Bega. Mambo Number 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK_LN3XEcnw


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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2014, 07:50:49 PM »
Maybe I missed a post on this but I was surprised Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky wasn't mentioned.

http://tinyurl.com/ohmd3rg

And who could forget Mungo Jerry and In The Summertime (1970):

http://tinyurl.com/pukzcqn

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2014, 08:11:02 PM »
Ya, Man!!

 Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxtfdH3-TQ4

Has to be the first reggae song on the top 40 charts.
Couldn't figure out the Jamaican patois when I was a kid.

Thank God for the internet.



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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2014, 10:55:34 PM »
Not sure if I ever heard that one. Seems he was bigger in the UK.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2014, 11:21:44 AM »
They still play Israelites on the oldies stations.  Just heard it on satellite radio the other day...60's on 6 (channel 6).

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2014, 07:08:02 PM »
Got as high as #9 in July 1969 in Canada. Spinning Wheel by Blood Sweat and Tears was #1.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2014, 07:59:17 PM »
Lay a Little Lovin' On Me-- Robin McNamara

"Honey dog gone it I depend upon it".......
#11 in U.S. 1970    #6 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk9wH9Tx-_c

Catchy.
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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2014, 08:06:46 PM »
Now y'all got me going.

Here's one ALL Canadians on the board will remember. (Those over 50??)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWidENKKYS4

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2014, 12:36:40 AM »
A little diversion for a minute. All rock stars grow old. Here are Tim Hawkin's impressions of some rockers who have lived past their prime....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKeCmTCDV4

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Re: What is your favorite "One Hit Wonder" Song?
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2014, 02:44:56 PM »
The Grooviest Girl In The World by The Fun And Games:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHZBy0VOFiM

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