Green Eyed Lady- Sugarloaf. One of my all time favorite songs. To me this was the begining of progressive rock.
Vayasteve, I have an album from 1975 titled "I've Got The Music In Me". It is Thelma Houston And "Pressure Cooker". It is recorded direct to disc on virgin vinyl by Sheffield Labs.
Pressure Cooker consisted of: Lincoln Mayorga, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks, Jim Keltnor, Victor Feldman, Tom Scott ........
Needless to say, absolutely UN#@&*%$believable.
I hate rap but before rap: The Jags "The Rapper". I can't remember which Phili. member formed another one-hit band with "Ahlea" ("here we go again") but THAT was another excellent one-hit with great production.
And lets not forget Gary and the Playboys "This Diamond Ring". Still unique and listenable (and I hate that era).
I have to thank everyone for making my fav's list:
"Green eyed lady" sugarloaf Iseekheils
"spirit in the sky" normal greenb Reubent
"sky high" by jigsaw Jmslaw
"vehicle" The ides of march Fmpnd
"blinded by the light" Manfred manns earthband Jeffloistarca
"Smoke of a distant fire" sanford townsend band Ghostrider45
"twilight zone" golden earing Exertfluffer
Buscis2 - 'til Tuesday had all great albums as does Aimee Mann (bassist and singer of 'tT). If you haven't heard them, you are really missing out. 'tT only got better and better. (Too cerebral for radio pop).
Mississippi Queen, by Mountain
We could come up with another category--most annoying songs to subliminally suggest to your coworkers so it ends up going through their heads all day driving them crazy . .
Something like "Muskrat Love. . . "
For a great trip down memory lane: www.onehitwondercentral.com
There truly are some great tunes listed here. With as good as they sounded, you have to wonder how they never came up with any others.
On the other hand, Odavid9 hit it on the head. Some of you folks are cheating BIG-time. That is, many of these bands actually had more than one "hit" with some having several.
Those that "cheated" are no longer qualified to win the collection of "K-Tel" records being offered as a prize. As you know, almost all K-Tel's consist of one hit wonder bands so that they didn't have to pay much to get the singles : )
For "real" one hit wonders, albeit some slightly bizarre ones and others that truly were good bands, but never hit it off, how about:
Money by The Flying Lizards ( pseudo "new wave" meets "early industrial" meets "art for art's sake" )
Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer ( Yeah, BABY!!! )
Johnny, Are You Queer? by Josie Cotton ( Can u remember what soundtrack this is from ??? )
Shaving Cream by Benny Bell ( My baby fell out of the window.... If you never heard this one, you need to. It's a laugh : )
(I Don't Like) Mondays by The Boomtown Rats ( first three lp's are well worth owning !!! This was probably one of their worst songs !!! )
Mickey by Toni Basil ( oh Mickey, you're so fine )
(Fun, Fun, Fun) Autobahn by Kraftwerk ( have you ever heard anything else by them on the radio? EVER ???
Rock Me ( Baby) by Andy Kim ( yuck.... )
She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby ( luv that crazy professor : )
Journey to the Center of Your Mind by The Amboy Dukes ( "kind" of cheating since this was Ted Nugent's band, but it was the only hit that this band had : )
Electric Avenue by Eddie Grant ( Reggae meets synthesizers and drum machines ???
Afternoon Delight by The Starland Vocal Band ( these guys couldn't have disappeared fast enough....
Echo Beach by Martha & the Muffins ( by now, these folks are probably "far away in time" : )
Fire ( I'll teach you to burn ) by Arthur Brown ( what a crazy, mixed up world that guy was in : )
I Know What Boys Like by The Waitresses ( Sucker !!! )
Amy by Pure Prairie League
War (what is it good for? ) By Edwin Starr ( absolutely nuthin !!! )
Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils ( can you still hear them cooing "oooooh oooh" ??? : )
Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter
Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo ( great tune covered by a lot of different bands, even Celtic Frost !!! )
Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldaur ( send your camel to bed??? What the hell is that??? The first time i heard this "song", i thought it was some type of advertisement for a resort... )
It's Time to Party / Party Hard by Andrew W.K. ( remember this dork from MTV not that long ago ??? )
(Talk About) Pop Muzik by "M" aka "Robin Scott" ( a perfect cross between pop / new wave / dance music )
Dead Skunk by Loudon Wainwright III ( nuff said....)
She Talks in Stereo by Gary Myrick & the Figures ( another good band that went nowhere )
One Banana, Two Banana, Three Banana, Four ( Banana Splits theme ) by the Banana Splits. The version by The Dickies rocks : )
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies :(
Lesbian Seagull by Englebert Humperdinck ( he may have had other hits, but i just HADTA work this title and this guy's name into a thread somehow : )
last but surely NOT least......
Tip Toe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim
Okay, you can stop vomiting now... : ) Sean
PS... how wuz that for diversity ??? : )