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"'70s One-Hit Wonders"

In December 1974, no song was hotter than pop culture classic "Kung Fu
Fighting." Cashing in on the martial arts craze was singer Carl Douglas, not
to be confused with Carol Douglas, who made #11 a month later with "Doctor's
Orders." Here are some other one-hit wonders and their chart-topper.

* The Five Stairsteps, "O-o-h Child" (1970)

* Bobby Bloom, "Montego Bay" (1970)

* Brewer & Shipley, "One Toke Over the Line" (1971)

* Jean Knight, "Mr. Big Stuff" (1971)

* Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, "Hot Rod Lincoln" (1972)

* King Harvest, "Dancing in the Moonlight" (1973)

* Vicki Lawrence, "The Night the Lights Went Down in Georgia" (1973)

* George McCrae, "Rock Your Baby" (1974)

* Dave Loggins, "Please Come to Boston" (1974)

* Billy Swan, "I Can Help" (1974)

* Minnie Riperton, "Lovin' You" (1975)

* Sammy Johns, "Chevy Van" (1975)

* Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony, "The Hustle" (1975)

* Vicki Sue Robinson, "Turn the Beat Around" (1976)

* Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music" (1976)

* Debby Boone, "You Light Up My Life" (1977)

* Steve Martin, "King Tut" (1978)

* Alicia Bridges, "I Love the Nightlife" (1978)

* Amii Stewart, "Knock on Wood" (1979)

* Anita Ward, "Ring My Bell" (1979)


- from Book of Days: '70s, Harvey Solomon & Rich Appel (Metro Books, 2009).

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