Celebrating the 25 Best 60s and 70s One-Hit Wonders

Nostalgic Vibes:

Whatever happened to those artists that came and went, leaving us with one great song to remember them by?

Recently, a popular online forum discussed the greatest one-hit wonders from the 60s and 70s, and here’s what they uncovered.

“In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evan

The summer of 1969 brought peace and love but also delivered this gloomy look into the future. Forum members described the tune as “catchy,” but Zager and Evans quickly disappeared and split up in 1971.

“In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry

This song got to number three on the Billboard charts, but that was Mungo Jerry’s only hit in the U.S. He continued to sell in big numbers in the U.K. and is still performing.

“Have I The Right” by The Honeycombs

The Honeycombs spent four weeks on the U.S. charts with this hit in 1964 but split three years later without a follow-up. “Have I the Right” was made more memorable through a 1977 cover version by Dead End Kids.

“Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas

“Kung Fu Fighting” cashed in on the martial arts craze of the mid-70s. It was a smash for Carl Douglas in 1974, but he disappeared into the realms of one-hit wonders.

“Get It On” by T Rex

It would be incredible for readers in some parts of the world to think of T. Rex as a one-hit wonder. Their charismatic singer Marc Bolan led them to many chart successes in the U.K., but this was their only U.S. hit.

“I Fought The Law” by Bobby Fuller

A little unfairly, Bobby Fuller makes the list with this cover version. He may have been a bigger hit, but he unfortunately passed away pretty young.

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