One Hit Wonder Wednesday: Disco
Get your groove on as One Hit Wonder Wednesday revisits the disco era on the Night Shift.
We love One Hit Wonder Wednesdays. Some of these songs make you wonder whatever happened to the artists who recorded them- why weren't there more hits? Sometimes you wonder "what were we thinking- why was that so popular?" Tonight on the Night Shift with Craig Alan, it will be a little bit of both as we revisit the disco era.
Think Saturday Night Fever, Donna Summer, Chic and the Bee Gees. Then, scale it back and try to remember those songs that were the only hits for those that recorded them. Tonight you'll hear:
This song went to #1 in the Summer of 1975. Admit it, you practiced the steps in the basement with the shag carpet and paneling.
Eddie Floyd did the original and Amii's remake brought people to the dance floor all over again, charting #1 in 1979. (We think she might have borrowed this hat from Aretha Franklin.)
This song got Anita nominated for a Grammy in 1979. It's hard to believe that she became a One Hit Wonder.
Songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff wrote and produced more than 175 hit records, only one went to Thelma Houston.
These guys wrote hits for Elton John, The O'Jays, Gladys Knight & the Pips and others, but only saved one for themselves.
It's not Friday yet, but we're having a great time on the Night Shift as we revist the disco era on a One Hit Wonder Wednesday. Listen for these songs and more 7-midnight with Craig Alan on K102.5
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