Phil Nee

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One Hit Wonders Of The Seventies

One of the most popular Those Were The Days topics has been One HIt Wonders.  On WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night, I will drag out a few from the best decade for those one time chartbusting artists.  My definition of a One Hit Wonder is an artist or group that only hit the Top Forty chart one time.  When you search the web, there is a lot of wrong information on this subject.  There are sources that call  Joan Jett is a one hit wonder with I Love Rock n' Roll.  What about Crimson and Clover (#7 in 1982) or I Hate Myself For Loving You (#8 in 1988)?  The Go-Go's are also listed by some sources as a One Hitter.  They had four songs make the Top Twenty including:  Our Lips Are Sealed,  We Got The Beat,  Vacation,  and Head Over Heals.  The Knack has been put in that category by a few experts.  My Sharona is one of the biggest hits of all time when it was number one for six weeks.  The followup song in 1979 went all the way to number eleven.  It was called Good Girls Don't.  I feel that many of the composers of those lists did not live through the Seventies or Eighties. 

This Saturday night we will look at some of your most requested Seventies One Hit Wonders of all time.  They include:   Venus-The Shocking Blue,  Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry,  Dancing In The Moonlight-King Harvest,  Black Betty-Ram Jam,  Reflections Of My Life-Marmalade,  Beach Baby-First Class, and How Long-Ace.  The One Hitter that has been asked for the most is Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum.  I will be in the studio this Saturday night to take your requests and to host the trivia portion of the show.  I hope you and your friends will tune in 100.9 WRCO FM for this weekends edition of Those Were The Days.


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