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Friday, September 25, 2015

One-Hit Wonders??

It's National One Hit Wonder Day!

National One-Hit Wonder Day is celebrated annually on September 25.  It's a day to celebrate all the musical artists--and that one song--that became known from one Top 40 single.
Listed below are just a few of the well known one-hit wonders from the past.
  • 1955 – “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” by The Penguins
  • 1963 – “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley
  • 1968 – “Tip Toe Thru The Tulips” by Tiny Tim
  • 1969 – “Smile a Little Smile for Me” by The Flying Machine
  • 1970 – “One Tin Soldier” by Original Caste
  • 1970 – “The House of the Rising Sun” by Frijid Pink
  • 1972 – “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
  • 1983 – “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Taco
  • 1988 – “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Among the more recent staples of the not entirely flattering category are: Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love,” Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby,” Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy,” Los del Río’s “Macarena” and Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out?

Enjoy some of your own favorite one-hit wonders and have a great weekend, y'all.

More links:   List of one-hit wonders in the United States

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