60s, 70s and 80s one-hit-wonders

Madtyke

Clanker
Was watching beeb 2 last night and they had TOTP - The 80's and who should appear but the Godness Neena herself. Oh the memories came flooding back.
 

Iolis

LE
I wonder if these qualify:

Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards
Come outside from 1963

Unit Four Plus Two
Concrete and Clay from 1964

Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
Mirror Mirror from 1965

SSGT Barry Sadler
The Balad of the Green Berets

The Casuals
’Jesamine’ from 1969

Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (where my Rosemary Goes) from 1970

Dexy's Midnight Pikeys!
Come on Eileen

Toto
Africa from 1982

Nena
99 Luftballons – from 1983

Rryan Paris
Dolca Vita from 1983

Nick Kershaw
Wouldn’t it be good from 1984

Jakatta
Ever so Lonely would have been nice if Pan's People were still around to dance to this one!

Icehouse
Great Southern Land from 1989
 
Iolis said:
I wonder if these qualify:

Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards
Come outside from 1963

Unit Four Plus Two...Had quite a few chart entries both before and after Concrete and Clay.
Concrete and Clay from 1964

Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
Mirror Mirror from 1965

SSGT Barry Sadler
The Balad of the Green Berets

The Casuals...Follow up single "Toy" charted.
’Jesamine’ from 1969

Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (where my Rosemary Goes) from 1970

Dexy's Midnight Pikeys!...Far too many chart entries to list here.
Come on Eileen

Toto...Other singles include "Hold the Line" and "Rosanna"
Africa from 1982

Nena
99 Luftballons – from 1983

Rryan Paris
Dolca Vita from 1983

Nick Kershaw...Had a number of hit singles from his album "Human Racing"
Wouldn’t it be good from 1984

Jakatta...The name of the original band to release this song was Monsoon, with Sheila Chandra on vocals in 1982.
Ever so Lonely would have been nice if Pan's People were still around to dance to this one!

Icehouse..."Hey little girl" was their first Brit chart entry
Great Southern Land from 1989
Iolis...Ref My bold. The groups highlighted were multiple chart entrants so don't qualify as OHW's. CQMS's Sheila Chandra link is Monsoon on TOTP in 82.
 

Iolis

LE
TalaveraTom said:
Iolis said:
I wonder if these qualify:

Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards
Come outside from 1963

Unit Four Plus Two...Had quite a few chart entries both before and after Concrete and Clay.
Concrete and Clay from 1964

Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
Mirror Mirror from 1965

SSGT Barry Sadler
The Balad of the Green Berets

The Casuals...Follow up single "Toy" charted.
’Jesamine’ from 1969

Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (where my Rosemary Goes) from 1970

Dexy's Midnight Pikeys!...Far too many chart entries to list here.
Come on Eileen

Toto...Other singles include "Hold the Line" and "Rosanna"
Africa from 1982

Nena
99 Luftballons – from 1983

Rryan Paris
Dolca Vita from 1983

Nick Kershaw...Had a number of hit singles from his album "Human Racing"
Wouldn’t it be good from 1984

Jakatta...The name of the original band to release this song was Monsoon, with Sheila Chandra on vocals in 1982.
Ever so Lonely would have been nice if Pan's People were still around to dance to this one!

Icehouse..."Hey little girl" was their first Brit chart entry
Great Southern Land from 1989
Iolis...Ref My bold. The groups highlighted were multiple chart entrants so don't qualify as OHW's. CQMS's Sheila Chandra link is Monsoon on TOTP in 82.
I stand corrrected :oops:
 

Iolis

LE
CQMS said:
Thanks for that, I have not seen this one before. It sounds much richer and deeper than that which I incorrectly identified as the oginal. 8)
 

Iolis

LE
Just a few to add to the list:

60s...Warm Sounds "Birds and Bees" 1967.

70s...Reunion "Life is a rock (but the radio rolled me)" 1974.

80s...Nick Nicely "DCT Dreams" 1981.
 
Apologies if already been done but Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go To My Lovely" from 1969. My mum wouldn't let me off school when he did a record signing in Perth .......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE89OeM5nmU

Nina Hagen "TV-Glotzer" from 1978, a remake of "White Punks on Dope" by The Tubes. Only UK hit, she was big in her native Germany however. I ahem knew her guitarist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE89OeM5nmU


Lena Lovich "Lucky Number" from 1978?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nu2QX3GU-U
 
Cold_Collation said:
There's more than a couple on here that WEREN'T one-hit wonders... you can add Japan to the list there.

I once worked with a former member of The Vapors - he's now a motoring photographer.

He was most crestfallen when he asked me what 'Turning Japanese' was/is about. Apparently, I was only the second person in 20-odd years to know.

It makes me laugh that back in the day whenever kiddies programmes like Blue Peter went off to Japan to do a story, they'd use that tune as background music.

Would they have if they knew it was about a bloke in a cell knocking one out over pictures of his girlfriend?

:D
Just redecorated my laptop wiith coffee - that's brilliant :thumright: :thumright: :thumright: :thumright: :thumright:
 
HIGHLANDER_SPY said:
D.I.V.O.R.C.E. - Tammy Wynette
D.I.V.O.R.C.E. - Billy Connolly
Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass Eliot
Broken Hearted Lovers Stew - Benny Hill
Right Said Fred - Bernard Cribbins
Whispering Grass - Windsor Davies and Don Estelle
Mr Cribbins (late Para Regt) was not a one hit wonder - he had 2 hits: the other one was titled "Hole In The Grahnd" - or similar.
 
Iolis said:
I'll have to try and redeem myself here! :(

Overlanders
Michelle - from 1966

Lee Marvvin
Wandering Star from - 1968

Zager & Evans
In the Year 2525 - from 1969

Clive Dunn
Grandad from 1971

JJ Barrie
No Charge - from 1976

'M'...Moonlight and "Muzak, "That's the way the money goes" and "Official Secrets" were also chart entries.
Pop Musik - from 1979

Fern Kinney
Together we are Beautiful - from 1980
Iolis...I couldn't resist it mate :lol:

Some others:

Jefferson..."Colour of my love" 1969 (22)

Lynn Anderson..."Rose Garden" 1971. (3)

Steve Silk Hurley..."Jack your body" 1987. (1)

Led Zeppelin..."Whole lotta love" 1997 (21) - Does this one count? It's both out of the timescale and was never released on Vinyl, just CD? But it is Led Zeppelins only ever official top 40 single chart entry in Blighty.
 
1967 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band

1967 Excerpt from a Teenage Opera - Keith West

1967 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith

1968 Little Arrows - Leapy Lee

1970 Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins

1975 Typically Tropical - Barbados

and from 1958 Tequila - The Champs

I am really showing my age here :oops:
 

Iolis

LE
fairmaidofperth said:
1967 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band

1967 Excerpt from a Teenage Opera - Keith West

1967 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith

1968 Little Arrows - Leapy Lee

1970 Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins

1975 Typically Tropical - Barbados

and from 1958 Tequila - The Champs

I am really showing my age here :oops:
Nice one! Links if you want them:

1967 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band

1967 Excerpt from a Teenage Opera - Keith West

1967 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith

1968 Little Arrows - Leapy Lee

1970 Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins

1975 Typically Tropical – Barbados

and from 1958 Tequila - The Champs

Its a shame that Keith West's 'excerpt' was all we ever saw of the 'Teenage Opera' - it was never finished. Looking at that Vid now from the more innocent age of 1967 'Grocer Jack' would probably be labled a 'paedophile' while West's video would more than likely be banned by the BBC as 'dodgy' and 'suspect'!
 

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