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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 »

Filed under: 1970s, Featured, Lists

Ah! Leah! – Donnie Iris

Ah! Leah! – Donnie Iris

“Ah Leah” has to be one of the greatest examples of nerd rock from the 1980s. It’s like Bill Nye the Science Guy was miraculously merged with one-part Buddy Holly and two-parts Elvis Costello to create the persona of Donnie Iris and the Cruisers. Watch the video for proof. But if you just listened to the song, you might get hooked and peg this band as a Loverboy-like ’80s rock band with big guitars and harmonies. Remarkably, Donnie … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

The Rapper – The Jaggerz

The Rapper – The Jaggerz

“The Rapper” has nothing to do with rap music. “The Rapper” has nothing to do with hip hop or materials you can use to wrap up a sandwich in a fast food restaurant. What you can do with “The Rapper” is connect it directly to Donnie Iris and his 1980s hit, “Ah Leah.” And that means you can also connect “The Rapper” and “Ah Leah” to “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry. Aren’t one-hit wonders amazing? Stay … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

It’s time to honor one of the all-time classic one-hit wonders. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry sounded amazing when it was released in 1976 and still sounds amazing today. It’s white-boy funk at its finest and makes people shake their booties, even if they detest 1970s music. Ask any songwriter and it’s likely they’ll tell you that one or two of their best songs were written in a fit of inspiration. While it’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop