Nostalgic Notes: 18 Must-Know 70s One-Hit Wonders!

The 1970s was a musical era that produced timeless classics but was also a breeding ground for one-hit wonders. These artists burst onto the scene with songs that quickly climbed the charts, leaving an indelible mark on the decade.

In this blog, we’ll take a nostalgic trip back to the ’70s and explore 18 memorable one-hit wonders that continue to resonate with music lovers, carrying us back to an era of groovy vibes and unforgettable melodies.

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)  

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“Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes (1979) This catchy tune by Rupert Holmes became an instant classic with its humorous take on a personal ad leading to unexpected love.

Spirit in the Sky

1 Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky SS
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“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (1970)

Play That Funky Music

2 Play That Funky Music By Wild Cherry SS
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“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry (1976)

Ring My Bell

3 Ring My Bell Anita Ward
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“Ring My Bell” Anita Ward (1979)

The Hustle

4 The Hustle By Van McCoy
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“The Hustle” by Van McCoy and The Soul City Symophony (1975)

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)

5 Brandy Your A Fine Girl By Looking Glass
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“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass (1972)

In the Summertime

6 In The Summertime By Mungo Jerry
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“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry (1970)  Caveat: England’s Mungo Jerry enjoyed consistent success in the United Kingdom, but this song was his only true hit in the United States.

Afternoon Delight

7 Afternoon Delight By Starland Vocal Band
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“Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band (1976)

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

8 Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes By Edison Lighthouse 1970's One Hit Wonders
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“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse (1970)

Kung Fu Fighting

9 Kung Fu Fighting By Carl Douglas
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“Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas (1974)

My Sharona

10 My Sharona The Knack
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“My Sharona” by The Knack (1979)

Dancing in the Moonlight

11 Dancing In The Moonlight By King Harvest
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“Dancing in the Moonlight” King Harvest (1972)

Hooked on a Feeling

12 Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede
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“Hooked on a Feeling” Blue Swede (1974)

Mr Big Stuff

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“Mr Big Stuff” by Jean Knight (1971)

Stuck in the Middle with You

13 Stuck In The Middle With You By Stealers Wheel
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“Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel (1973)

Baby Come Back

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“Baby Come Back” by Player (1977)


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“Magic” by Pilot (1975)

Black Betty

14 Black Betty By Ram Jam
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“Black Betty” by Ram Jam (1977)  These songs achieved significant popularity during the 1970s but were followed by limited success from the artists. They remain iconic one-hit wonders that capture the spirit of the era, which is your favorite?

25 Epic Tunes of the 80’s

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These are the best songs of the 80’s try not to sing along!

12 One-Hit Wonders From The 1990s

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Some of my favorite songs from the 1990’s were one hit wonders, did you like any of these songs?

6 Song Covers That Outshine Originals!

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Today, we’re diving into the world of cover songs that not only do justice to the originals but actually manage to outshine them. Get ready to rediscover these musical gems!

Unforgettable Remakes: 10 Covers That Ruled the Music Scene!

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In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of song covers and highlight 10 exceptional renditions that not only paid homage to the originals but also managed to steal the spotlight and make a name for themselves in the process. 

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