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On December 13, 2009, in Favorite Music, Uncategorized, by admin

Ooh Child – Spiral Staircase. This was on Dave’s Top 10

Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes – Edison Lighthouse. No idea what happened to them .

Vehicle Baby – Ides of March.  Who could avoid hearing this song in the late 60’s?  It played everywhere.

Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock.  One of my personal one hit wonder favorites.  The late 60’s and the chaos of the era greatly influenced my upbringing in my puritanical family.

Snoopy vs. The  Red Baron – Royal Guardsman. The first song on the radio my parents let me listen, and boy, did that open the komona.

Precious and Few – Sonny Garachi.  Last I heard he was a salesman in Cleveland.  I joke not.

Don’t Give Up On Me Baby – David Soul, of Starksy and Hutch fame.  (early 70’s TV show for you youngans)

C’mon Eileen – Dexter’s Midnight Riders. Catchy tune. Or was it Runners?

Always Something There To Remind Me – Naked Eyes. MTV, when they actually played videos in the 80’s created alot of these groups and one hit wonders….a huge supply of these

Broken Wings – Mister, Mister. Technically not a one hit wonder. Created by the same MTV above, they actually had several follow up CDs, just never got airplay again.

In The Year 2525 – Zager and Evans.  Robert in his comment below says they are from Lincoln Neb.  I did not know that

Don’t Pull Your Love Out On My Baby – Hamilton, Frank and Reynolds. These guys actually wrote a slew of hits for other artists in the late 60’s early 70;s

There you go.

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One Hit Wonders Top 10

On December 9, 2009, in Favorite Music, by admin

Recently Yahoo Music issued story on one hit wonders. I always like these. At the end of the day, many of these songs have great meaning or association in our lives, or otherwise,  were such huge hits that they played themselves deaf to your ears because top 40 stations rotated them in every 20 minutes, and yet, when you think of the artist; blank. One song, 15 minutes of fame, then gone.  Many of these artists are off to careers you and I particpate with not a trace of their past success for that short period of time.

Some of the top one hit wonders I can think of are listed below, I left the artist blank to see if some of you can fill this in…..this is sort of a top 10, and I encourage you to post your top 10 in this catagory.  But for now, I will list a few and you see if you can fill in the artist….you can post here, or e-mail me at jay@reddgranite.com

Ooh, Ooh Child…OK, you can cheat here, was one of Dave’s Top 10 songs, so the artist is buried in a post on this site.

Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes

Vehicle (baby)

Incense and Peppermint (ah the wonders of the drug crazed era)

Snoopy Verses the Red Baron

Precious and Few

Don’t Give Up On Me Baby

C’Mon Eileen

Always Something There To Remind Me

Broken Wings

In The Year 2525

Don’t Pull Your Love Out On Me Baby

There you go, I did get more than 10. A few notes, there are one or two of these, while one hit wonders, really did try to follow up the hit with additional CDs…Broken Wings is one example, the group put out several other CDs….just never had the playtime on much  of anything else in their music.

Your Input is respectfully requested….and no cheating, no going to Google on this, you lazy bums

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