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    Debb,

    Since you brought up Barry McGuire...did you know that prior to his 1 Hit Wonder that you referenced, he was a part of the group The New Christy Minstrels? He sang the lead on their 1963 #14 single Green, Green. The group also included a couple more future stars by the name of Kim Carnes & Kenny Rogers.

    And here is an interesting aside. The Eve Of Destruction was such a bleak song that a group called The Spokesmen wrote & performed a song called The Dawn Of Correction as an answer. And this song would also be a 1 Hit Wonder in 1965.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkGZKOgfOi4

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    Here's something else on Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirpy_Chirpy_Cheep_Cheep

    The site that I looked at listed it as a One Hit Wonder. Hmmm.....I'm trying to find it now.

    I certainly do recall the song. It was one of my favorites.

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    Here it is. See the section on 1971. It says US chart #20 by Mac and Kattie Kissoon. That name does sound familiar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

    NOW, this sounds more like what I remember. (Mac and Katie Kissoon)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvVjrdAmBpE

    I like them both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    Debb,

    Since you brought up Barry McGuire...did you know that prior to his 1 Hit Wonder that you referenced, he was a part of the group The New Christy Minstrels? He sang the lead on their 1963 #14 single Green, Green. The group also included a couple more future stars by the name of Kim Carnes & Kenny Rogers.

    And here is an interesting aside. The Eve Of Destruction was such a bleak song that a group called The Spokesmen wrote & performed a song called The Dawn Of Correction as an answer. And this song would also be a 1 Hit Wonder in 1965.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkGZKOgfOi4
    I'm not sure how I remember them, but the name rings a bell. This is a GREAT performance.
    This Land Is Your Land

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Kyjz_UYFs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    Here it is. See the section on 1971. It says US chart #20 by Mac and Kattie Kissoon. That name does sound familiar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

    NOW, this sounds more like what I remember. (Mac and Katie Kissoon)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvVjrdAmBpE

    I like them both!
    If you had read the second paragraph where I discussed this song, you would have seen that I mentioned Mac & Katie & even linked to their version of the song....LOL!

    It was not only their lone Top 40 hit single but it was also the only time they hit the Top 100.

    By the way, this is the guy that wrote the song & he hit #92 with his version in 1971 & yes it too was the only time he hit the Top 100. This is a 1 Hit Wonder song on many fronts & maybe even a career killer. HaHa.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMNADUgGfVg

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    If you had read the second paragraph where I discussed this song, you would have seen that I mentioned Mac & Katie & even linked to their version of the song....LOL!

    It was not only their lone Top 40 hit single but it was also the only time they hit the Top 100.

    By the way, this is the guy that wrote the song & he hit #92 with his version in 1971 & yes it too was the only time he hit the Top 100. This is a 1 Hit Wonder song on many fronts & maybe even a career killer. HaHa.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMNADUgGfVg
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    I saw it.

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    Here is my offering for today.

    This song first charted on January 13, 1958.

    Don’t Let Go – Roy Hamilton

    This was the first of 3 versions of this song to hit the charts, but the others won’t roll around until 1975 (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen) & 1980 (Isaac Hayes) respectively. This will be the highest charting of the 3 as it climbs to #13. The song was written by Jesse Stone.

    Roy had 3 Top 40 hits, one every 3 years beginning in 1955. Jesse Stone also wrote the hit singles, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Flip, Flop & Fly, Money Honey & Your Cash Ain’t Nothin But Trash among many others.

    I'd just like to take a moment to editorialize & say that in my opinion during this era or Rock & Roll, the black artists on the scene were doing stuff that was so much more interesting & compelling that the Doris Days & Pat Boones of the white community.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRV7G7-xd0

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    I had never heard the versions by Roy Hamilton or Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airman, HOWEVER, I LOVED the ISAAC HAYES version. I never knew there was earlier versions. GREAT song, IMO. Brings back great memories.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8urbmJGXfQ4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I had never heard the versions by Roy Hamilton or Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airman, HOWEVER, I LOVED the ISAAC HAYES version. I never knew there was earlier versions. GREAT song, IMO. Brings back great memories.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8urbmJGXfQ4
    On the other hand, I never knew the song was covered by Isaac Hayes. He also hits the top 20 with his version...#18.

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    We recently talked about 1 Hit Wonders. I figure if you are going to have just one trip onto the Billboard Charts you might as well hope for a #1 & that's what happened with these guys (that is a circumstance that will be repeated for 3 different groups in 1958) .

    The song first hit the charts on January 20, 1958.

    Get A Job – The Silhouettes

    This was the 1st of 2 versions of this song to chart & both of them come in early 1958. It ends up as the 15th biggest single of the year. The song hits #1 on the R&B Charts & spends 6 weeks at the top. It was written by all the members of the group together.

    Doo - wop was all the rage at this time on the Pop Charts with most of the groups coming out of New York City. These guys were from Philadelphia. This was not only their only #1 hit single, but it was also the only time they appeared in the Top 100. Now, there’s a 1 Hit Wonder for you. All of the original members of the group have passed on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzWkqfQ17Eo

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