Jaybeau: The first song I ever played on the air was a One Hit Wonder. It was Vehicle by the Ides Of March.
I was 16 years old, running the overnight Sunday public affairs show on WORC-AM in Worcester from midnight to 6 am. One Sunday night at 4 am a public affairs show tape was missing. So I had to fill the hour with music. Even though I was not allowed to crack the mic, I couldn’t resist. Our night DJ’s girlfriend was a nurse and worked over nights, and just happened to be listening. BUSTED!
But it worked out, because shorty after, I got moved up to Saturday night and got permission to hit the air. Thanks to Erica Banis for sharing this great story!
The term “one-hit wonder” often brings about a negative connotation, but it’s difficult to have any negative feelings whenever you listen to these seven 70s one-hit wonders.
Seriously, try and have a bad thought while rocking out to these tracks. It’s nearly impossible!
King Harvest – “Dancing In the Moonlight” (1972)
Mott the Hoople – “All The Young Dudes” (1972)
Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit In The Sky” (1970)
Free – “All Right Now” (1970)
Blue Swede – “Hooked on a Feeling” (1974)
Stealers Wheel – “Stuck in the Middle With You” (1973)
Argent – “Hold Your Head Up” (1972)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.