One Hit Wonder Wednesday: 1969
We're going back to the last year of the tumultuous 1960s to play you those unforgettable songs by artists we may not remember as they only hit the charts once.
Everything about 1969 was far out as Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon and half a million hippies came together at Woodstock for three days of peace, love and music. We didn't know until they officially announced their breakup in 1970, but The Beatles' rooftop concert on January 30th would be their last performance together. Tonight on The Night Shift, we look not at worldwide sensations like The Beatles, but those artists that managed to get a single song onto the Top 40 charts and were never heard from again. Here's what you'll hear on a One Hit Wonder Wednesday.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye | Steam
You still hear this in sports stadiums today when the home team has the game pretty much wrapped up. The tradition started with the Chicago White Sox in 1977. It's fun to sing when you are on the winning side.
Sugar, Sugar | The Archies
Like Steam, the Archies were not a "real" band. While Steam was a handful of real musicians, singers and songwriters, Archie, Reggie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead were only cartoons. Monkees mastermind Don Kirshner assembled a crack team of writers, producers and session musicians to score another real hit for a television rock band he created.
Get Together | The Youngbloods
This song was a stiff when it was released in 1967, but vaulted to the Top 5 on the Billboard charts two years later when it was used in television and radio commercials. "C'mon people now, smile on your brother" is so 1969, but it's still good advice today.
More Today Than Yesterday | Spiral Starecase
The band lasted a short 18 months after this song was released, falling victim to the usual squabbles with management and financial disagreements.
Listen for these one hit wonders form 1969 and more of the greatest hits of all time on One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan.
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