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One Hit Wonder Day!

Saturday September 25th is National One Hit Wonder Day and WRCO FM 100.9 will celebrate by playing some of our favorites.  Join me as I make my return from a weekend celebrating my grandaughters birthday this past Saturday.  You can phone in requests and we will be playing trivia this weekend. We have dedicated entire shows to one hit wonders and this Saturday night you can hear a few of our favorites such as:  Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry,  In the Year 2525-Zager and Evans,  Venus-Shocking Blue,  Na Na Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye-Steam,  Judy in Disguise-Jon Fred and His Playboy Band,  Get A Job-Silhoetes,  Kung Fu Fighting-Carl Douglas, and Little Bit O'Soul-The Music Explosion.    I have found that through the years, in some cases,  I seem to like the one hit wonders even better than the big name groups and artists.  It has been fun collecting the albums for those fifteen minutes of fame artists.  They are worth practically nothing in collector terms, but fun to listen to as you try to figure out why they just had one big song.  Sometimes it easy to see why! Saturday night after a day of playing at the Ithaca School Fair and broadcasting football, I will be ready to jam with the beat of the fifties through the eighties. 

Phil

P.S.  Last Saturday night we counted down the Those Were The Days and forgottenhits.com favorites from 1971 as voted on by listeners and readers.   We played about forty extras and here are the Top Forty that we counted down!!!!

1

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

2

It's Too Late - Carole King

3

LA Goodbye - Ides Of March

4

Mighty Clouds Of Joy - BJ Thomas

5

Joy To The World - Three Dog Night

6

What Is Life - George Harrison

7

If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight and the Pips

8

It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr

9

Lucky Man- Emerson, Lake and Palmer

10

Bell Bottom Blues - Derek and the Dominoes

11

I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After

12

Lonely Days - Bee Gees

13

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo

14

Riders On The Storm - Doors

15

Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels

16

Black Magic Woman - Santana

17

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

18

Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread

19

Temptation Eyes - Grass Roots

20

Woodstock - Matthews' Southern Comfort

21

Just My Imagination - Temptations

22

We Gotta Get You A Woman - Runt

23

Roll On - New Colony Six

24

Get It On - Chase

25

Sooner or Later - Grass Roots

26

Fresh As A Daisy - Emitt Rhodes

27

Rings - Cymarron

28

Won't Get Fooled Again - Who

29

Eighteen - Alice Cooper

30

Have You Seen Her - Chi-Lites

31

Draggin' The Line - Tommy James

32

Let Your Love Go - Bread

33

I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth

34

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

35

Wild World - Cat Stevens

36

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

37

Indian Reservation - Paul Revere and the Raiders

38

Walk Away - James Gang

39

It's A Cryin' Shame - Gayle McCormick

40

Treat Her Like A Lady - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

When all was said and done, 151 songs were nominated and 5286 votes were cast.  Thank you to Kent Kotal for his help in putting this all together.  I really enjoyed the songs and it was fun to go to my archives for choice cuts from the music makers of fifty years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

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