"One Hit Wonder" follow-up attempts

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  1. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer Thread Starter

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    I've been looking up artists' releases after their one big hit. Some of them are pretty interesting, bad and/or good...

    Tommy Tutone

     
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  2. SoporJoe

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    Gotye

     
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  4. pbuzby

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    This is a legendary follow-up record that was probably a reason why they became a one-hit wonder.

     
  5. Spaceboy

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    There aren't many actual one hit wonders who released another single, are there?
     
  6. MikeM

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    My all-time favorite in this category: Every Mother's Son's follow-up to "Come on Down to My Boat"…

     
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  7. MikeM

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    Of course there are. Some one-hit wonder artists released 10 or more singles, but only one of them reached the Top 40.
     
  8. SoporJoe

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    Toni Basil

     
  9. Alan1074

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    I always thought this was a US top 20 hit for Toni but it didn’t even chart!
     
  10. Oatsdad

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    Actually, I'd suspect the vast majority of them released another single.

    That single may've flopped, but why would they stop after they had a big hit? :confused:
     
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  11. vamborules

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    Tommy Tutone had a top 40 hit before 867-5309 so they are technically not a one-hit band.

    But it's true that one song is the only thing they're really remembered for and I think it's unfortunate. Their first couple of albums are very good.
     
  12. c-eling

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    When In Rome-The Promise, 1988
    Charted extremely well. (US)
    The second single Heaven Knows, barely broke the US 100 (single)
     
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  13. mr. k

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  14. bvb1123

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    Looking Glass - follow up to the #1 smash "Brandy, You're A Fine Girl" - "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne"

     
  15. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    Carl Douglas's follow up to his #1 hit Kung Fu Fighting - Dance The Kung Fu

     
  16. Nostaljack

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    This isn’t bad! I’ve never heard it before. The chord progression is pretty good and I do like Elliot’s voice. Nice tone and very melodic.

    I may even like this better than “Brandy”.

    Ed
     
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  17. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Rice Is Nice - The Lemon Pipers

     
  18. SoporJoe

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    I had no idea!
     
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  19. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    Here's one I prefer over the #3 big hit - Men Without Hats follow up to The Safety Dance called I Got The Message

     
  20. Tlaloc

    Tlaloc Finally, a new Tame Impala album



    This actually did chart in the UK and the US for a minute, but it's definitely forgotten next to Rock Me Amadeus.
     
  21. john hp

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    'Eighty-Two Tombstones' by John Zacherle, "The Cool Ghoul" - follow-up to 'Dinner with Drac' (#6 Billboard)
     
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  22. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    Ok, last one, I promise, The Human Beinz had a #8 hit with Nobody But Me. This was there next single. I think it should have been a hit too.
    Fans of The Grateful Dead should know this song, Turn On Your Love Light

     
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  23. Chemguy

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    That’s not the definition, I think. You just had one hit, but you may have released follow ups to try and get another, right?
     
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  24. john hp

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    'Monsoon' by the Chantays, follow up to 'Pipeline'
     
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  25. vamborules

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    Angel Say No - #38 in 1981

     

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