I am fascinated by one hit wonders. You sometimes just have to wonder - why didn't they make it with additional hits? The songs can be so promising.
For me, my high school years were 1967-1970 (my high school started in 9th grade).
1967 brought us a novelty song by "Whistling Jack Smith" called "I was Kaiser Bill's Batman". The real name of Whistling Jack Smith was John O'Neill, and, sadly, he passed away in 1999.
1968 was so hard because there were so many wonderful one-hit wonders that year. I will not subject you to MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, as much as I would like to because I know so many people detest that (I'm a bit partial to the Donna Summer cover myself). Instead, I feature a great talent, Mason Williams, whose hit of 1968, Classical Gas, nearly made my instrumental post of last week.
For 1969, I picked a favorite of my spouse's - Hot Smoke and Sassafras by the Bubble Puppy. I rocked so hard to this song, I almost bounced the laptop right off my lap.
Finally, for 1970, I picked a song that technically I should not have picked, because it was a hit after I graduated high school in 1970, but I love this song so much, I made an exception. Miguel Rios sings "A Song of Joy". (Note, some images at the beginning may be disturbing). This song was more popular in Europe than in the United States, where it peaked at #14.
What one hit wonders of your high school years are your favorites?
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