Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by zebra03, Jun 17, 2017.
An amazing compilation thus far. I always wondered why some of these artists never managed to pull off another hit as their 15 minutes of fame was brilliant in many cases. Did they freak out? Did they try too hard for a repeat? Did success go to their head or heads? Maybe they broke up after, or they just got frightened by the thought of being stars... Maybe the idea of touring didn't sit well..
Nice flashbacks zebra03
Since we're in the 80's how about:
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
I think, at least in the cases where I've bought the album, the rest of their tunes were NOTHING like the hit song.
Though possibly in some cases they sounded like a lesser rehash of the same tune.
BTW, here's another one for the archives:
Tin Tin - Toast and Marmalade for Tea
I remember when I was in high school in '70 and we moved to Petaluma, CA. It didn't take long to hear that Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) lived on a goat farm not far from town. Last I heard he is still living around there- I think goat farming was to his liking more than Rock Starring!
valvenator- one of my favorites too & I beat you to it!
This should piss a few off.
#1 in March 22, 1980, nothing else in the top 10 billboards.
Dang!...and I tried not be redundant
LOL! I think think would be the polar opposite of bands that dropped off the face of the earth
Start a thread of your own, "bands that dropped off the face of the earth with one hit song"
It doesn't happen that way unless someone dies. And in reality Pink Floyd did after the wall
Well this is One Hit Wonder Hall of Fame which is pretty much the same thing, isn't it?
I would think that a band that spent a record number of weeks (917) in the top 200 wouldn't count.
edit: correction: 1500 weeks...and counting
Maybe the studios that promoted them to fame put their resources elsewhere?
There is always that possibility of abuse..
Don't know whether these two ever followed up their UK number 1 with another release.
Althia And Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Yummy Yummy Yummy was by the Ohio Express, not 1910 Fruitgum Company, and neither group belongs on this list.
Ohio Express also charted with Chewy Chewy, Down at Lulu's and Mercy.
1910 had three Top 5 Billboard hits: Simon Says, 1, 2, 3 Red Light, and Indian Giver
Now, Joey Levine, the lead singer for Ohio Express, qualifies for this HOF as lead vocalist on 1974's Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me) by Reunion:
That is a fascinating bit of trivia, thanks for sharing it in your post.
Launched Paul Carrack's career as a side man, but no more hits for the band.
Jyoti Mishra had a minor followup hit in the UK, but this was his sole hit in most countries.
The Purple People Eater, 1958, Sheb Wooley
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