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Ma Belle Amie – Tee Set

Ma Belle Amie – Tee Set

This article was inspired when I heard this song on the car radio–for the first time in over 40 years! Despite the long gap since I had heard this tune, the “Ma Belle Amie” refrain still rang a bell, so to speak, and I decided to look it up in my old 1994 “car copy” of Joel Whitburn’s “Top Pop Singles” book when I got home. But the kicker was yet to come: Less than ten … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

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 »

Filed under: 1970s, Featured, Lists

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Yet another Dutch one-hit wonder has come to our attention. Who would have guessed the Netherlands has given the world four American one-hit wonders? See our list of the Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs Today’s wooden-shoe-wearing wonder is none other than the artist with the Mexican food namesake, Taco. Don’t remember Taco? We can understand if you’ve forgotten his name. But we’re certain you remember his hit “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from 1983. It’s his nod … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

80s Music Hits That Are Remakes and Cover Versions

80s Music Hits That Are Remakes and Cover Versions

The 1980s were packed with cover versions of earlier hits. Sometimes these remakes were from one-hit wonder bands. Sometimes they’re not. For instance, “Venus” was originally recorded by Dutch band Shocking Blue. It was their only brush with the Top 40. Bananarama later covered Venus and turned it into a massive hit in the late 1980s. Here’s another example: Brownsville Station recorded “Smoking in the Boy’s Room” for their 1973 album Yeah. That version hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Videos

Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs

Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs

I love the Dutch for four big reasons: Ridiculously long words: Kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamheden (means “preparation activities for a children’s carnival procession”) Dutch Boy paints: We used them to choose the colors on this website Wooden shoes: Nothing builds bunions quite like traditional wooden shoes Dutch one-hit wonders Today, I’m celebrating the “Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs.” It’s a list you could also title, not surprisingly, the “Only Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs.” I wish it could be a Top 6 list and I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lists

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Deeper Shade of Soul Lyrics – Urban Dance Squad

Click to read how Deeper Shade of Soul became a one-hit wonder Deeper Shade of Soul lyrics by Urban Dance Squad Surprise, surprise ! ! so you rub your eyes never knew uds, so cool as ice? hear the vibes man, they’ll stupify ducks – categorise us as hardcriers that’s a lie, we know why we’re occupiers no blurs, but obscure styles, these are higher profiles are low – as soon as we go as a breeze straight from a deeper shade of soul Five … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop