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Some of My Favorites


Surfaris - Wipeout

The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)

Every Mothers' Son - Come On Down To My Boat

Scott McKenzie ? San Francisco

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth

Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On

Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday

Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Zager & Evans - In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus


The Assembled Multitude - Overture From Tommy (A Rock Opera)

Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

Shocking Blue - Venus

Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World

Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee

Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music


Diesel - Sausalito Summernight

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Whether these are one hit wonders is open to debate, depending what country you're in, but here goes (from my British perspective):

60s - "96 Tears" - ? & The Mysterians

70s - "I Can't Stand The Rain" - Ann Peebles

80s - "Echo Beach" - Martha & The Muffins

90s - "A Nanny In Manhattan" - The Lilys

00s - "Soldier Girl" - Polyphonic Spree [i think they might've had one other minor hit...and the decade is still young...]

My favourite no-hit wonder is Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit", an amazing record which was totally ignored here in the UK.


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A few of my favorites are:

"Never Been Any Reason" by Head East

"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire

"People Who Died" by the Jim Carroll Band

"Turning Japanese" by the Vapors

"Fantasy" by Aldo Nova

"Nonstop to Nowhere" by Faster Pussycat (they actually had a couple more that were pretty good).

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'80's stuff:

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles

Me, Myself and I - De La Soul

Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo

'90's (since I've been watching "I Love the '90's on VH1):

Groove is in the Heart - DeeeLite

You Only Get What You Give - New Radicals

Stay - Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories

No Rain - Blind Melon

Send Me on My Way - Rusted Root

Cannonball - The Breeders

What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes

Cantaloop - Us 3

I Touch Myself - Divinyls

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  • 3 weeks later...

I definetly don't call Buffalo Springfield a 1 hit wonder.

The fact that they have a greatest hits album defeats it. They are absolutely amazing!anything from them

A lot of one hit wonders have "greatest hits" compilations. Even Taco has one =:P

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  • 3 weeks later...

Head East; (like Sammy had mentioned above) they had a few good songs, such as Since You?ve Been Gone & Love Me Tonight, but the only song that ever receives any radio airplay is Never Been Any Reason, which I recently heard on the classic rock station a few nights ago, on my way home. It?s a shame too, because this band had a lot of potential to make a long catalog of hit songs.

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