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It's got me buggered how you can call T.Rex a one hit wonder. What about hits like "Telegram Sam", "Jeepster", "Metal Guru", "20th Century Boy", "Hot Love", "Children Of The Revolution" (my favourite, and recently crucified in a version in the film "Moulin Rouge"), "Solid Gold Easy Action" - all of these songs get played at least once every few days on oldies radio!

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Wall Of Voodoo and Extreme were NOT one hit wonders here in Australia.

Wall of Voodoo hit with Mexican Radio in around 1982-1983 and then again in 1986 with "Far Side Of Crazy".

Extreme had two hits as well and I think also in the US. "More Than Words" went to number 2 in Australia and then there was a top 20 hit with "Hole Hearted". They also had a minor hit in 1992 with "Rest In Peace" as well.

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jippers is correct. Many artists are considered one hit wonders if they have only one song to reach the top ten, despite the release of other singles that may not do so well.

I forget another great one hit wonder, "Kung Foo Fighting."

I delivered this message with expert timing. You could say I'm fast as lightning. I'll assure you I'm not a little bit frightening.

Ok I'm stopping now.

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Jippers, when I mentioned Extreme I said Hole Hearted was a one-hit-wonder to me. I bought PornoGraffti when it first came out and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't like any of the other songs anywhere near as good as Hole Hearted, including More than Words. This is true with their other CDs, especially the one that came after Pornograffiti. I still kick myself in the butt for buying it, Sides to Every Story.

No matter which side I played, the story was plotless.

:P

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"Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Micheals.

The 1971 AM hit & Top Ten single featuring Lee's wailing vocal with keyboard and drums as the only accompaniment branded Micheals a "one hit wonder" (although he recorded ten albums between 1968 and 1981).

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My favourite one-hit wonder is ... and if I made a list of my all-time favourite tunes, it would be in the Top 10!!!

Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck

I have ALWAYS loved that tune ... reminds me so much of summer.

Ant

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Long time lurker, first time poster. :)

Many of these groups others posted are NOT one hit wonders....Hope you don't mind the corrections. :)

Falco(Vienna Calling)

Marcy Playground(St. Joe on the School Bus... better than sex and candy and was on radio)

Red Rider(Young thing..If I recall right)

Ten Years After(You are joking, right?)

T. Rex(Jeepster, Planet Queen, for starters)

Terry Jacks(Concrete Sea, among others)

Gary Numan(How can you call Gary that?!? He influenced SO many musicians, and was ripped off by Basement Jaxx)

Kix(Blow my Fuse)

Thin Lizzy(Jailbreak, Boys are back in town, for starters.... VERY under-rated band..blame corp. radio)

I like Moonlight also, speaking of..

Dancing in the Moonlight - Kings Harvest

Thumbs UP!

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I'll bet that to this day there are folks around who think the 1966 hit 'Lies' is a Beatles song.

Actually The Knickerbockers did such a convincing imitation of the Beatles' style at the time, even most fans had to be set straight. Otherwise, The Knickbockers were primarily a party song cover band and never had another real success. 'Lies' is a pretty neat tune, though. (Linda Ronstadt did a good version years later.)

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One memory leads to another.

I recalled the "urban legend" that Robert Parker was back pumping gas in his hometown six months after his big hit record Barefootin' (1966).

Well, that's bull. A little research reveals that Robert Parker was a favorite performer on the New Orleans scene, both before and after Barefootin'. And was I surprised to learn the song has been covered by Johnny Winter, Alabama, and Pete Townshend ('Deep End - Live!' 1986) among others.

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One memory leads to another.

I recalled the "urban legend" that Robert Parker was back pumping gas in his hometown six months after his big hit record Barefootin' (1966).

Well, that's bull. A little research reveals that Robert Parker was a favorite performer on the New Orleans scene, both before and after Barefootin'. And was I surprised to learn the song has been covered by Johnny Winter, Alabama, and Pete Townshend ('Deep End - Live!' 1986) among others.

I also have a version by Brownsville Station on CD ... they do it quite well.

Ant

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Not forgotten from long ago and long, long ago

Suavecito by Malo

Funky Nassau - Part 1 by The Beginning of the End [1971 ?]

Expressway To Your Heart by The Soul Survivors

(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet by The Reflections [1964]

Tobacco Road by The Nashville Teens

Swinging On A Star by Big Dee Irwin (with Little Eva) [1963]

Party Lights by Claudine Clark [1962]

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Blind Melon - No Rain

Chumbawumba - Tub Thumping

Mark Cohn - Walking in Memphis

The Heights - How Do You Talk to an Angel

OMC - How Bizarre

Saigon Kick - Love is on the Way

The Verve Pipe - Freshmen

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Magnet and Steel - Walter EganHot child in the City - Nick GilderDrift Away - Dobie GrayInto the Night - benny mardonesFoolish Fool - Deedee WarwickOoh, Child - The Five stairstepsWhat becomes of the broken hearted - Jimmy RuffinSomeboyd's watching me - RockwellI can probably come up with more, just give me some time! LOL

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yes..and no. The song was a cover version of an older reggae tune called ' Pass the Cutchie'. Now, 'cutchie' is 70s Jamaican slang for a spliff, but seeing as how Musical Youth were just kids, their manager didn't think it was a smart idea for them to sing about that kind of thing iif they were going to be succesful, so..the word got changed to 'dutchie', which is a type of big Jamaican cooking pot. Problem solved instantly, no posible offence could be given,.. and a big hit was the result!

DS, how is Cutchie pronounced? Is it cut-chee? If the first syllable is pronounced coo, that would certainly have a different meaning (at least here in the US) and would have been more likely a Rick James song....

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It's got me buggered how you can call T.Rex a one hit wonder. What about hits like "Telegram Sam", "Jeepster", "Metal Guru", "20th Century Boy", "Hot Love", "Children Of The Revolution" (my favourite, and recently crucified in a version in the film "Moulin Rouge"), "Solid Gold Easy Action" - all of these songs get played at least once every few days on oldies radio!

Yeah, and how about Monolith? Shame on you Catherine. Tsk, tsk.

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There are so many I liked and like. To name a few. Here they are:

My Baby Love Lovin - White Plains

Mississippi Queen - Mountain

O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps

Ride Captain Ride - Blue Image

House of the Rising Sun - Frigid Pink

And because my name is Mary

Sweet Mary - Wadworth Mansion

Love Grow Where My RoseMary Goes -- it has the name Mary in it (lol) - Edison :coolio:

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