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24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

The 1970s were huge for one-hit wonders. But like all decades, only a tiny percentage of songs released during the 10 years between 1970 and 1980 reached #1 on the Billboard Top 40. It’s these elite few that became the top songs of the 70s. Eight of the ten years in the 1970s saw one-hit wonders hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40. There were two songs in 1970, two in 1973, five in … Read entire article »

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Kung Fu Fighting Lyrics – Carl Douglas

Kung Fu Fighting Lyrics – Carl Douglas

Click to read how Kung Fu Fighting became a one-hit wonder Kung Fu Fighting lyrics Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting Those kicks were fast as lightning In fact, it was a little bit frightening But they fought with expert timing There where funky China men from funky Chinatown They were chopping them up They were chopping them down It’s an ancient Chinese art And everybody knew their part From a faint into a slip And a kickin’ from the hip Everybody was Kung Fu fighting Those kicks were fast … Read entire article »

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Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

Everyone loves “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas. There’s something deeply satisfying about any song that uses the stereotypical oriental riff. I love it in “Kung Fu Fighting.” I love the same riff in “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors. It’s not politically correct. It’s not brilliant songwriting. But it sets the stage and suddenly an African-American man singing about Kung Fu Fighting makes perfect sense. “Kung Fu Fighting” takes us back to the early 1970s … Read entire article »

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