Who Was Your Favorite One Hit Wonder

What was your favorite one hit wonder song, and who performed it? You can name one or a few.

I loved (and still do) "Voices Carry" performed by Till Tuesday.

C'mon. Put on your thinking caps.
Green Eyed Lady- Sugarloaf. One of my all time favorite songs. To me this was the begining of progressive rock.
I think the groups name is Ah-ha the songs name was "take me on" it was a revolutionary music video for its time, and the song is as 80's as it gets!
For classical music it is Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerers Apprentice".
Mickey Mouse made it famous. LOL!

I read that even Mr. Dukas thought it was the only thing he wrote that was worth considering to be called a mini masterpiece (which it is)....
Dont leave me this way by THELMA HOUSTON,not WHITNEY.She only had that one hit and did not even make a LP.It came out in a large 45 and the other side of the disc was the COMMODORES.Truly a one hit wonder.
Wang Chung - "Dance Hall Days" (I think)
Falco - Some Euro/Techno/German thing kind of like "Cars" by Gary Nuemann
And let's not forget Milli Vanilli
One more:
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
new radicals-you get what you give
Psychotic Reaction -- The Count Five.
96 Tears -- Question Mark and The Mysterians.
"Fantasy" by Aldo Nova. Makes me think of roller rinks.
"One More Try" By Timmy T. I think that's how to spell his name. Early 90's.
The Game of Love -- Wayne Fontana & The Mind Benders
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.
The Knack...My Sharona
Woolly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
She Loves You -- The Beatles. Whatever happened to those guys?
Shirley Shirley bo burley
Banana fana fo firley
Fe fi fo firley

The Name Game -- Don't know the name of the artist
Well, of course the best is

Spirit in The Sky-Normal Greenbaum


"Sky High" by Jigsaw.
Reubent - also the 80's version by Doctor and the Medics. I like the original better though!
The Ides of March with "Vehicle"

In fact, 20 years later they came out with a song entitled "One Hit Wonder" where they list a ton of them and poke fun at themselves.
Reading these entries makes choosing one or two faves impossible (GREAT CHOICES!!!)... i like Little Green Bag by The George Baker Selection (Tarentino uses this one at the beginning of Resrevoir Dogs) and Yellow Pills by 20/20.
Two of them actually, not well known..

1. ''Safety Dance'' by Men Without Hats

Not exactly audiophile, but great fun nevertheless....
Manfred Mann's Earth Band "Blinded by the Light". I'm pretty sure Springteen wrote the tune too. Go figure
damm,i gotta go out & get manfred man now,i havent heard that in years.
Elastica - connection
Tim, that ah ah song is in a Bond movie. Also a great song from the same movie by Berlin--Take My Breath Away Never heard anything by them since. Then there's Zager and Evans--In The Year 2525. Great thread,starts me thinking.(A real problem)
just thought of this one- play that funky music (white boy) wild cherry
Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Major league funky butt bass line.
turning japanese - The Vapors
der commissioner - after the fire
and I also like Green Eyed Lady - that bass line
Smoke of a Distant Fire - Sanford Townsend Band

Also vote for Green Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf. That was the first tune that came to mind, but the first reply beat me to it.
Israelites, by I think Desmond Dekker
So many good ones out there. Here are a few:

Brandy (You're a fine girl) - Looking Glass
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
I Ran by Flock of Seagulls...still a great tune!
Crimson and Clover.. Tommy James and The Shondells

Then..... 96 Tears..
Wild Thing, The Troggs. Jim
Yeah!..My vote is for "Twilight Zone"/Golden Earing!
Also,"I ran(?)"/Flock of Seagulls..."Turning Japanese"..other great ones! I'm sure I'd be reminded of others if I heard em. Good stuff...
Dirty Water - Standells
Dexy's Midnight Runner..Come On Eileen!
VitaminZ... Burning Flame
Alphaville....Big In Japan
Glass Tiger....Don't forget me when I'm gone
Kansas.....Dust in the Wind
Psychedelic Furs....Ghost in You
Kid Creole and the Coconuts.....Male Curiosity (I believe "Endicott" is not a hit)
Falco...Rock me Amadeus
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).
Oh man! I can't believe "Radar Love" by golden earing isn't on here. How could you Exertfluffer?
Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

My favourite one hit wonder, unless I'm totally ignorant and they have produced a plethora of seminal works since then...

Billy-Ray Cyrus anyone...?
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
Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
"The Biggest Fool In Town" by Gorgeous George. In retrospect, I don't think he was a one hit wonder, as I don't think this was ever a hit. It was, however, his only record, and a great song. How about "Fever" by Little Willie John?
Some of these guys were at least 2 hit wonders. For a true 1 hit wonder, try Tommy Tutone's "Jenny (867-5309)".
the above song was written by Sammy Hagar who also had 1 big hit himself with "I can't drive 55"
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 ??? : )