Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #111 - 4/9/03

One-Hit Wonders: The '70s - 1970-74

Moving on, here are some one-hit wonders from the first half of the 1970s. Some of these songs (esp. the ones from 1972) are among the first radio hits I can remember. I give you the song, you provide the artist.

For our purposes, a one-hit wonder is defined as an artist that had one, and only one, Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. I did not include one-off superstar duet pairings (Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder) or duet pairings with one superstar and one person who never hit the charts again (Paul Anka and Odia Coates). I have also not included solo one-hits by performers who have been part of successful groups (Lou Reed, Dennis DeYoung, Ace Frehley, John Sebastian). I also tried not to include intentional novelty hits, with a few exceptions.

1. "Ma Belle Amie" (1970)
2. "Are You Ready?" (1970)
3."Indiana Wants Me" (1970)
4. "One Toke Over the Line" (1971)
5. "Funky Nassau - Part 1" (1971)
6. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (1971)
7. "Suavecito" (1972)
8. "How Do You Do" (1972)
9. "Beautiful Sunday" (1972)
10. "Thunder and Lightning" (1972)
11. "Dead Skunk" (1973)
11. "Dancin' in the Moonlight (1973)
12. "Playground In My Mind" (1973)
13. "Brother Louie" (1973)
14. "Tubular Bells" (1974)
15. "Rock On" (1974)
16. "The Night Chicago Died" (1974)
17. "I Can Help" (1974)

Bonus: "Why Can't We Live Together" (1973). Who, supposedly, played keyboards on this song?

Good Luck!!!

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