Far Out! One Hit Wonder Wednesday: The 1970s
Dig it! You'll have a groovy time tonight on the Night Shift as we spotlight those far out songs from the 70s by artists who only hit the charts once.
You might remember shakin' your booty on the dance floor to these songs, or maybe you remember hearing them in the way back of the station wagon on family road trips while growing up. (Are we there yet?) What you don't remember is a second hit song by any of these singers or groups. It's a 1970s One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan on K102.5.
Magnet and Steel | Walter Egan | 1978
Listen for Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham singing backup on this song. Without their help, Egan never attracted enough attention for another hit song.
Fooled Around and Fell in Love | Elvin Bishop | 1976
Another sort of guest appearance made this song a hit. Bishop didn't think this song fit his voice, so he promoted backup singer Micky Thomas to lead vocals on this track. It scored a big hit and got Thomas his next gig with Jefferson Starship. That's him you hear on "Jane," "Find Your Way Back," and later, when the band became known as Starship, "We Built This City." Elvin Bishop wasn't lucky enough to have any more chart success, but he is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Brother Louie | Stories | 1973
Every one hit wonder has a story, or an asterisk. Keyboardist Michael Brown had success with his previous band The Left Banke, scoring hits with "Walk Away Renee," and "Pretty Ballerina." This song was originally done by the British band Hot Chocolate and ended up breaking up Stories, as it did not represent the sound some members wanted for the band.
Right Place, Wrong Time | Dr. John | 1973
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. is better known as simply Dr. John. His New Orleans flavored music made a wide swath of influence from the 1950s until his death in 2019. This was the only song that fit the mold of a top 40 hit.
Listen for these songs and more and enjoy this far out 1970s edition of One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan on K102.5
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