We continue to forge on into the 1970s, this time covering the years 1974-76, in two parts. All apologies for the odd little technical quirks at the top of the show; I was learning (while doing) how to operate a new cd player.
According to wikipedia, a "One Hit Wonder" can be defined as a person or act known mainly for only a single success. The term is most often used to describe music performers with only one hit single. More commonly, however, one-hit wonders are serious-minded musicians who struggled to continue their success after their popularity waned.
Because one-hit wonders are popular for only a brief time, their hits often have nostalgic value and are featured on era-centric compilations and soundtracks to period films. Although an act may have solely one top-40 hit on a national chart such as the UK singles chart or the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, such an act may not be considered a one-hit wonder, depending on any number of other factors (such as technicalities preventing another song from the act from charting, success in specific musical genres, or offshoots of other, more successful acts).
Likewise, an act that has had multiple top-40 hits on the Hot 100 may indeed still be considered a one-hit wonder if one signature song has overshadowed the rest of its body of work and its other hits (or hit, many of these types have only had two hits) have been left out of recurrent rotation. A similar case can occur when an act has varying degrees of popularity in different countries; an act can be a one-hit wonder in one country but a more major success in others (or, in some unusual cases, have one hit in each country, but with different songs in each country).
It is also occasionally possible for a band who never actually had a top-40 hit, but nonetheless had exactly one song achieve mainstream popularity in some other fashion, to be considered a one-hit wonder.
And that's the criteria for the songs selected for this program.
This show features a tremendous amount of music, most of it provided by our associate producer. Three cheers for Pedro the Procurer!
This show contains songs from The Allman Brothers Band, Bad Manners, Merle Haggard, Black Oak Arkansas, Terry Jacks, Tom. T. Hall, David Essex, Mocedades, Rick Derringer, MFSB, Mike Oldfield, Marvin Hamlisch, William DeVaughn, Paper Lace, Marilyn Sellars, The Brotherhood Of Man, Don Gibson, Floyd Cramer, First Class, Johnny Bristol, Prelude, Neil Young, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Reunion, Billy Swan, Polly Brown, Sweet Sensation, Shirley & Company, Minnie Ripperton, Sammy Johns, Kraftwerk, Ace, Boomer Castleman, Tanya Tucker, Jessi Colter, Major Harris, Pilot, Van McCoy, Gwen McCrae, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Sammy Kershaw, and Graham Central Station.
This program initially made available 14 December 2013
June 23, 2014 Subject:
Just finished listening to this one
Reached way back into the archive to hear this. Many of my favorite guitly pleasure songs are here. "The Night Chicago Died" has always been a fave. Of course we all had to endure "Feelings". I will never forget a Gong Show episode where all contestants sang their interpetation of "Feelings". Google it and watch.