Friday, October 26, 2007

Two- or More-Hit Wonders

Just to wrap up my musings on one-hit wonders, here are a few acts with only one song that anyone remembers, but that turned out not to be one-hit wonders after all, reaching the Top Forty with at least one other record:

Freda Payne, "Band of Gold"
Secondary hits were "Deeper and Deeper" (1970) and "Bring the Boys Home" (1971)

The Five Satins, "In the Still of the Night"
Secondary hit was "To the Aisle" (1957)

? and the Mysterians, "96 Tears" Secondary hit was "I Need Somebody" (1966)

The Dell-Vikings, "Come Go With Me" Secondary hits were "Whispering Bells" (1957) and "Cool Shake" (1957)

Bobby Hebb, "Sunny"
Secondary hit was "A Satisfied Mind" (1966)

Bobbie Gentry, "Ode to Billie Joe"
Secondary hits were "Let It Be Me" (1969), "All I Have to Do Is Dream" (1970) and "Fancy" (1970); the first two were duets with Glen Campbell

Jigsaw, "Sky High" Secondary hit was "Love Fire" (1976)

Little Eva, "The Loco-Motion"
Secondary hits were "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" (1962) and "Let's Turkey Trot" (1963)

Robbie Dupree, "Steal Away" Secondary hit was "Hot Rod Hearts" (1980)

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