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Guilty Pleasures - "Novelty" One-Hit Wonders

 
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Cherskiy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Guilty Pleasures - "Novelty" One-Hit Wonders Reply with quote

Seeing 'one-hit wonders' mentioned on the POTP thread on 'Radio 2 Shows', I started thinking about the numerous 'novelty' one-hit wonders that have, like them or loathe them, inhabited the charts and flown off the shelves at HMV over the years.

Everyone must have at least one they secretly like or at least end up singing along to when they inevitably hear it again each year.... (or not!)

Mine is "Startrekking" by The Firm, if not just for "Scraping the Klingons" off the starboard bow and the video that looked as though it was done for about 50p.... Smile

Least favourite is Joe Dolce's "Shaddup You Face", solely because it kept arguably the best 'should-have-been-a-No.1' of the 1980s off the top spot in 1981, namely Ultravox's "Vienna"! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nut Rocker by B Bumble and the Stingers

Mr Bass Man by Johnny Cymbal (dreadful but it somehow caught the public's fancy in 1963)

They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha by Napoleon XIV--the B side was the A side played backwards!

Lots more--over to you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember them well Ian, and spookily, I liked them all, particularly They're Coming to Take Me Away!

I also liked "Money" by the Flying Lizards
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"17" (or 7 teen) by The Regents.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and, "I was Kaizer Bill's Batman" by Whistlin' Jack Smith
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Guilty Pleasures - "Novelty" One-Hit Wonders Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:

Mine is "Startrekking" by The Firm, if not just for "Scraping the Klingons" off the starboard bow and the video that looked as though it was done for about 50p.... Smile

Remember their other one about the Minder character Arthur Daly 'Arthur Daley (E's All Right) I probably still have my vinyl copy of it somewhere!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the Chris hill Christmas records - bits of hits strung together by an implausible story line.

I know that they weren't OHW, but I enjoyed the Barron Knights, two of their singles came out on a 5CD compilation set
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Jimmy Osmond who is not so little these days.
To think people went to their local record store to part with 50p for this vinyl gem on the MGM label.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

St.Winifred's School Choir - "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma" and Benny Hill - "Ernie" - priceless...................AND
Frankie Howerd's "Little Fishie" (and he swam and he swam all over the dam...)
Charlie Drake's "My Boomerang won't come back"
.....and I thought Chris Evans played some rubbish. Even he wouldn't, would he ???? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Lizards! There's a blast from the past. My party piece used to be a Patti Palladin impression Very Happy

One hit wonders? How about the Althea & Donna Classic, Uptown Top Ranking.
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