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More Two Hit Wonders (70s)

written by: spaauw
These artists are often cited as examples of one hit wonders. All of them had a top ten hit in the 70s. We remember those songs. But each had exactly one follow up hit which made it into Billboard's Top 40 as well, and perhaps isn't as memorable. How many do you remember?

Question 1:

Mark Lindsay, the lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, had a top ten hit with "Arizona" in 1970. Later that year, this second try peaked at number 25. He never charted again.
Sweet Bird of Paradise
Lonely Bird
Silver Bird
Birds of a Feather

Question 2:

The Five Man Electrical Band, a Canadian group, had a hit in 1971 with "Signs" which reached number 3. This follow up peaked at number 26.
Absolutely Right
Control of Me
Sunny Days

Question 3:

One of the most fondly remembered one hit wonders of the 70s is "Brandy" by the Looking Glass (1972). Their second attempt, which reached number 33, is forgotten today. Name that song.
Ain't Got Time Any More
The Sailor Returns
Jimmy loves Mary-Anne
Brandy's Still a Fine Girl

Question 4:

In the summer of 1974, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing this artist's number 1 hit "Rock Your Baby". The following spring, it was hard to go anywhere where they played his follow up song, "I Get Lifted".
George Michael
George McRae
George Clinton
George Harrison

Question 5:

This Canadian band had a fondly remembered hit with "Last Song". Their next attempt, "Close Your Eyes", isn't so well remembered.
Edward Bear
Guess Who

Question 6:

A song found in many collections of 70s one hit wonders is "Sky High" (1975). It wasn't quite a one hit wonder, though, as the group's "Love Fire" made it to number 30 the following year. What was the group?

Question 7:

This New Orleans funkster hit number 6 with 1970's "Groove Me". His follow up "Baby Let Me Kiss You" didn't groove too many people, though, peaking at number 29.
General Johnson
Major Harris
King Floyd
George Duke

Question 8:

The Canadian group The Poppy Family hit number 2 with "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" in 1970. A few months later, this song performed by them peaked at number 29.
You Don't Know What Love Is
I Was Wondering
That's Where I Went Wrong
Where Evil Grows

Question 9:

This singer's song "Me and Mrs. Jones" is frequently heard on oldies stations, which is not surprising, since it reached number one in 1972. For some reason we rarely heard his follow up, "Thanks for Saving My Life".
Billy Joel
Billy Swan
Billy Paul
Billy Preston

Question 10:

This group's song "Sideshow" is a popular oldie which reached number 8. The follow up, "Three-Ring Circus" also released in 1974, didn't make it as far, despite having a similar theme.
Blue Magic
Free Movement

Question 11:

The Bellamy Brothers had a number one smash with "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976. They tried this lame pick-up line the next time around, and it peaked at number 39.
Your Feet Must Be Tired Cause You've Been Running Through My Mind
If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me
There Must Be Something Wrong With My Eyes, I Can't Take Them Off You
I'll Cook You Dinner if You Cook Me Breakfast

Question 12:

This group cracked the top 10 in 1973 with "Natural High". The next year "Outside Woman" only made it as high as number 34.
Avant Garde


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