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
If you've ever been to a sporting event that turned into a blowout, you've heard this song. Steam was a studio creation and not a "real" band which may be why there was no follow-up hit.
Get Together | Youngbloods
Its universal message is what made this sing a hit. Originally a dud when it was released in 1967, the song was revived and rocketed to success two years later after it was used in television and radio ads by the National Council of Christians and Jews
In the Year 2525 | Zager & Evans
Sometimes it feels like we're there now.
Hey There Lonely Girl | Eddie Holman
A hit is a hit is a hit. This charted in 1963 for Ruby & the Romantics as "Hey There Lonely Boy." Eddie Holman changed the preferred pronoun and had a million seller.
More Today Than Yesterday | Spiral Starecase
It's the same old story: disagreements in the band and financial mismanagement caused the end of this band just as they were getting started.
Listen for these songs and more on the 1969One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan on K102.5.