bestest one-hit wonder ever in the history of the world.

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  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I've just asked 5 people around me and guess what?
     
  2. Final

    Final efficiency=max effort=min

    all of them remembered tainted Love, and then they all spent 5 minutes racking their brains before tentatively guessing at a second one which turned out to be by Wham or something?
     
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    No, my boss said Say Hello Wave Goodbye FIRST. Everyone else picked Tainted Love first, then it was SHWG, Torch and Bedsitter. One person said Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart but that's not Soft Cell
     
  4. Final

    Final efficiency=max effort=min

    Drat!

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  5. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    ooh yeah i like that one too. big hoo ha about it being written about a woman.
     
  6. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    It isn't? :confused:
     
  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    That was Marc Almond and Gene Pitney
     
  8. Final

    Final efficiency=max effort=min

    ok - conceding defeat on the Tainted Love entry, I'm hard pressed to choose between two tracks:

    Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
    Jilted John - Jilted John
     
  9. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of 867-5309.
     
  10. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Found the one hit wonders ;):thumbs:
    My first effort. Fantastic
     
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  11. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Just reading the bumped thread and approve of spanglechick's call on Strawberry Switchblade. Bought the 12" a few weeks back for 50p. It's ace.
     
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  12. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    M/A/R/R/S
     
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  13. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless

  14. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Bought this at the time and I still like it.
    Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream.



    (Of course their Enoch loving session singer had a few hits)
     
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  15. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Too jealous!
     
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  16. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    Do cover versions count?
     
  17. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

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  18. Des Kinvig

    Des Kinvig Active Member

    Is it wrong to say luther vandross never too much? Maybe he had more hits but I never heard them.
     
  19. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    He had seven top 20 hits in the UK. I don't know where people stand on the collaborations issue with 'one hit' wonders, but The Best Things in Life Are Free with Janet Jackson is what I remember him for best.
     
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  20. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    Laurie Anderson - O Superman
     
  21. Des Kinvig

    Des Kinvig Active Member

    How about evelyn champagne king - love comedown?
     
  22. mr steev

    mr steev magic thought wizard

    Toni Basil's Hey Mickey
     
  23. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Ashton, Gardner and Dyke's Resurrection Shuffle
     
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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Shame was even bigger surely?
     
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  25. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    mmmm, what constitutes a 'hit' is debatable. Procol Harum made zillions of records but really, only Whiter Shade of Pale counts...
    Wild Thing (the Troggs) and Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild come to mind. Not exactly what you could call one hit wonders in the same way as The Archies woeful Sugar Sugar but still...could be me not getting this though.
     
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  26. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Je t'aime

    Jane Berkin and Serge Gainsbourg
     
  27. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    The All Seeing Eye - Walk like a Panther (yes, yes, Tony Christie)
    It's Immaterial - Driving away from home (um, not really a hit but I like it)
    Bran Van 3000 -Drinking in LA and Don Henley - Boys of Summer

    Giving up after this (should know better than to venture forth into music threads).
     
  28. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

     
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  29. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Was it Frankie Howard who called himself 'Surge Forward'?
     
  30. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

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