One Hit Wonder Wednesday: The 1960s
Every Wednesday we feature one hit wonders on the Night Shift. Tonight, we've got songs from those little records with the big holes: the 45s of the 1960s.
Before people downloaded songs on iTunes, we bought 45s. Those were the vinyl records that were smaller than albums and only had one song on each side (and probably the only one song you ever played). Born in the 50s, rock and roll came of age in the 1960s, and we've got some songs tonight by bands you may have forgotten because they only hit the Billboard Top 40 charts once. It's a 1960s One Hit Wonder Wednesday on K102.5.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye | Steam
This may be the most enduring of the songs on tonight's list as it lives on at sporting events across the country. Unfortunately the band Steam ran out of gas after this one hit.
Get Together | The Youngbloods
"Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now." The message of peace & love of the 60s is what we need today.
In the Year 2525 | Zager & Evans
Who remembers this creepy futuristic, nihilistic song? Somehow, it was #1 for six weeks in 1969 and Denny Zager and Rick Evans disappeared off the face of the Earth just like mankind in their one hit.
More Today Than Yesterday | Spiral Starecase
By definition a one hit wonder, this band only released one album before they broke up over poor management and finances. (There is no truth to the rumor that bad spelling is what started the disagreement.)
Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' | Crazy Elephant
Like the Archies, Crazy Elephant was never a real band, just a studio concoction that manufactured exactly one hit record before band members went back to their other projects.
Listen for these songs and more and enjoy the 1960s edition of One Hit Wonder Wednesday on the Night Shift with Craig Alan on K102.5
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