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    I'm Turning Japanese by The Vapors
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMK View Post
    Hey, Baby Elephant Walk can't go on the one hit wonder list, some guy by the name of Henry Mancini did that one. I hear he had a few other notable songs.

    Here was the one hit wonder that drove me crazy every time it came on the radio, and it came on over and over and over...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnk8SKD9zcA

    This one made me sing along though

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0
    You are right about Baby Elephant Walk, but I never much paid attention to Mancini for the most part, was just a throw in for instrumentals. Should have probably gone with The Stripper by David Rose, because he never charted with much of anything and The Stripper got its fame and subsequent air time from being used on The Red Skelton Show.

    I shut the window on your links the minute I saw the titles.....both songs drive me nuts and I don't need either as an earworm although it may be too late........ everyone was kung fu fighting....they were as fast as lightning...blah blah. WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH it's stuck.
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    I do I had it!!!! Loved it!!
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    Surely Tommy Tutone's 8675309 Jenny. Did they ever do anything after?



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    We want to talk early sixties? Let's add "A Scottish Soldier" by Andy Stewart. I loved it when I was a kid. Now I can kind of see why it was a one hit wonder.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAitY3y9mY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn/aissance View Post
    Here I was expecting to be RickRolled.

    Not obscure, but my all-time favorite one hit wonder and one of my favorite songs in general... I have four cover versions on my iPod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N1iwQxiHrs

    The Outfield/Your Love
    I'm nitpickin', but The Outfield had several hits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outfield#Singles

    I might have to add some of those to the old iPod!! They had a great sound.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
    Did Donnie Iris ever do anything other than "Ah Leah?"
    Why yes, he did. There is a song called "Love is like a Rock", among others that he did with the Cruisers. He's from here, and still gets a lot of radio play on certain stations. Probably more amusing is that one of the local radio stations has a morning show crew that has made up songs in honor of him, such as "Donnie Iris stole my Date", lol. He does still do a lot of concerts in the area and currently is enjoying a lot of popularity in the Cleveland area.



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    My absolute favourite one hit wonder is Zemann by Lolita, the only German song to make the top 10. The song is older than 1960 as I have vague recollections of a tenor voice singing it a capella to me when I was just a little kid, something confirmed a few months ago by a cousin; the singer was another cousin who used to sing to me in German.
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    I won't if you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
    Can't count Flying Purple People Eater as Sheb Wooley had several hits as himself (cover of Frankie Laine's Rawhide) and the rest as his alter ego, Ben Colder. The Ben Colder songs include 15 Beers Ago, Ten Little Bottles, Almost Persuaded and Shaky Breaky Car, parodies of 15 Years Ago (Conway Twitty) Almost Persuaded (David Houston) and Achy Breaky Heart; Ten Little Bottles was his own creation. I think most of them are on youtube. Most of these require one to be a child of the 50s (Sshhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone!!)

    Please. Mr Custer certainly does qualify, and I do have vague recollections of it. Damn!! I feel old!!!ROFLMAO



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    The Battle of New Orleans????
    Can't remember who did that one.
    Alley Oop was another one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JGHIRETIRE View Post
    The Battle of New Orleans????
    Can't remember who did that one.
    Alley Oop was another one.
    Battle of New Orleans was Johnny Horton, also responsible for Sink the Bismark, North To Alaska, Cherokee Boogie; one of the first successful rockabilly artists.

    Alley Oop - I have a version by Ray Stevens, and there were several others, the first one by The Hollywood Argyles, and oddly, one by George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    We want to talk early sixties? Let's add "A Scottish Soldier" by Andy Stewart. I loved it when I was a kid. Now I can kind of see why it was a one hit wonder.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAitY3y9mY

    I liked that song, even as sappy as it is, still do like it. Missed your post earlier
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    Default Battle of New Orleans was by Johnny Horton

    but I had to look that one up! Sorry, but I HATED Please Mr Custer. Love Alley Oop, and the Green Giant by the Kingsmen. How about Gimme dat Ding by the pipkins? And another of my favs Little Arrows by Leapy Lee?
    I heard one tonight I had forgotten-Friday on my mind by the easybeats. Great song! and Little girl by the Syndicate of sound. How about Sweet Mary by Wadsworth mansion, or Motorcycle mama by Sailcat.
    How about the original 'groovy kind of love' by Wayne Fontana and the mindbenders. And My Belle Amie by the Tee Set.
    I know I am babbling, but this is fun.
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    Oh, heavens to Betsy!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO no Little Arrows!!! Had that for an earworm for about a month!!!ROFL
    I remember everything you listed, Larksmom. I still like My Belle Ami, it was actually a bit ahead of its time musically as far as technique.
    Then there was Je T'aime, which, when translated is borderline obscene; can't recall off the top of my head who did that one though. And speaking of almost obscene songs, how about Chuck Berry's My Ding-a-ling? It was the closest he ever had to a chart topper despite the huge volume of works he recorded?
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    Oh this is one of my favorite genres of trivia...

    Driver's Seat -- Sniff N the Tears
    Too Shy -- Kajagoogoo
    Safety Dance -- Men Without Hats
    Pass the Dutchie -- Musical Youth
    Lawn Chairs -- Our Daughter's Wedding
    Jackie Onassis -- Human Sexual Response

    And earlier stuff...
    In the Summertime -- Mungo Jerry (still a great windows-down car song)
    Rings -- Cymarron
    Timothy -- The Buoys (gruesome)
    DOA -- Bloodrock (also gruesome, great teen angst memories)
    96 Tears -- ? and the Mysterians

    and lastly, can it be a one-hit wonder if the song never became a hit? I loved these guys (Human Switchboard) but they never caught on. Still love them.

    Refrigerator Door

    I'm sure I could and will think of more. This was just off the top of my head.
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    Did Merrilee Rush have anything besides Angel of the Morning?
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    Default Merrilee Rush and DOA

    I don't think she ever had another hit, but don't you think it sounded a lot like Linda Rondstadt?
    yes, DOA was one of the creepiest songs ever. eewwww
    Love 96 tears
    love in the Summertime
    How about Master Jack by four Jacks and a Jill?
    Come on Down to My boat baby, by Every Mother's son. Funny thing about that one-well all the stuff on Buddah records at the time. They kept cranking out hits, but things like Quick Joey Small by Katzenez Kats, never to be heard from again. I heard they were all one band from the Archies to 1910 fruitgum co. and all the rest. Have you ever heard that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy View Post
    Did Merrilee Rush have anything besides Angel of the Morning?
    Like Debby Boone, I sincerely hope not.

    This one hit wonder was one of my favorites when I was younger (much much younger)

    Vehicle - Ides of March

    It was on this album - http://www.flickr.com/photos/k-telli...n/photostream/

    I played the grooves off that thing. Seriously, look at the playlist. Everything was a chart topper in the late 60's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larksmom View Post
    I don't think she ever had another hit, but don't you think it sounded a lot like Linda Rondstadt?
    She did/does sound a bit like Ronstadt and no, she only had the one hit. Interesting bit about her and the song, won the Grammy in 68 over Dionne Warwick, Striesand and another one hit wonder, Mary Hopkins (Those Were the Days). Although Hopkins did well in the UK, she only had one hit in North America.

    Adding Maria Mudaur's Midnight at the Oasis to the list, despite her successes in the blues market.
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    I vaguely remember the Archies ROFL
    Come on Down to my Boat Baby was a good one.
    96 Tears Gene Pittman right???

    Quote Originally Posted by Larksmom View Post
    I don't think she ever had another hit, but don't you think it sounded a lot like Linda Rondstadt?
    yes, DOA was one of the creepiest songs ever. eewwww
    Love 96 tears
    love in the Summertime
    How about Master Jack by four Jacks and a Jill?
    Come on Down to My boat baby, by Every Mother's son. Funny thing about that one-well all the stuff on Buddah records at the time. They kept cranking out hits, but things like Quick Joey Small by Katzenez Kats, never to be heard from again. I heard they were all one band from the Archies to 1910 fruitgum co. and all the rest. Have you ever heard that?



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