The 1970s was a musical era that produced timeless classics, but it 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 in time to the ’70s and explore 17 memorable one-hit wonders that continue to resonate with music lovers, carrying us back to an era of groovy vibes and unforgettable melodies.
Spirit in the Sky
“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (1970)
Play That Funky Music
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry (1976)
Ring My Bell
“Ring My Bell” Anita Ward (1979)
“The Hustle” by Van McCoy and The Soul City Symophony (1975)
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass (1972)
In the Summertime
“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” by Starland Vocal Band (1976)
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse (1970)
Kung Fu Fighting
“Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas (1974)
“My Sharona” by The Knack (1979)
Dancing in the Moonlight
“Dancing in the Moonlight” King Harvest (1972)
Hooked on a Feeling
“Hooked on a Feeling” Blue Swede (1974)
Mr Big Stuff
“Mr Big Stuff” by Jean Knight (1971)
Stuck in the Middle with You
“Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel (1973)
Baby Come Back
“Baby Come Back” by Player (1977)
“Magic” by Pilot (1975)
“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?
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