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This is a list of musical artists whose one hit came out in the 1970s.

Tony Burrows in 2008. He was a member of several one-hit wonder bands, including Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, The Pipkins and The First Class.

The list contains recording artists who reached the Top 40 of the U.S. pop chart (the Billboard Hot 100) with just one single.

Artists in italics are artists with only one Top 40 hit, but either

  1. are international artists with wider success in their homeland
  2. had other songs chart on genre-specific charts
  3. wrote numerous songs made into hits by other artists
  4. have had major influence within their genre or the annals of popular music.

Contents

Years

1970

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Evil Woman" Crow January 10, 1970 19
"Venus" Shocking Blue[1] February 7, 1970 1
"Baby Take Me in Your Arms" Jefferson February 14, 1970 23
"One Tin Soldier" Original Caste February 14, 1970 34
"Hey There Lonely Girl" Eddie Holman[2] February 21, 1970 2
"Jennifer Tomkins" The Street People March 7, 1970 36
"Ma Belle Amie" Tee Set March 14, 1970 5
"The Rapper" The Jaggerz March 21, 1970 2
"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" Edison Lighthouse[3] March 28, 1970 5
"The House of The Rising Sun" Frijid Pink April 4, 1970 7
"Mississippi Queen" Mountain[4] April 18, 1970 21
"Long Lonesome Highway" Michael Parks April 18, 1970 20
"Tennessee Bird Walk" Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan[5] April 25, 1970 23
"Reflections of My Life" Marmalade May 9, 1970 10
"'Airport' Love Theme (Gwen and Vern)" Vincent Bell May 16, 1970 31
"Mississippi" John Phillips[6] May 16, 1970 13
"Vehicle" The Ides of March May 23, 1970 2
"My Baby Loves Lovin'" White Plains[7] June 27, 1970 13
"Ride Captain Ride" Blues Image July 11, 1970 4
"Go Back" Crabby Appleton July 18, 1970 17
"O-o-h Child" Five Stairsteps July 18, 1970 8
"Gimme Dat Ding" The Pipkins[8] July 18, 1970 9
"A Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria)" Miguel Ríos July 18, 1970 14
"Are You Ready?" Pacific Gas and Electric August 1, 1970 14
"Tighter, Tighter" Alive N Kickin'[9] August 8, 1970 7
"Joanne" Michael Nesmith and the First National Band[10] August 8, 1970 21
"Big Yellow Taxi" The Neighborhood August 22, 1970 29
"The Sly, Slick and the Wicked" The Lost Generation August 22, 1970 30
"Lay a Little Lovin' on Me" Robin McNamara August 22, 1970 14
"Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera)" Assembled Multitude August 29, 1970 16
"In the Summertime" Mungo Jerry[11] September 12, 1970 3
"Neanderthal Man" Hotlegs September 26, 1970 22
"Rubber Duckie" Ernie (Jim Henson)[12] September 26, 1970 16
"All Right Now" Free[13] October 17, 1970 4
"Do What You Wanna Do" Five Flights Up October 17, 1970 37
"God, Love and Rock and Roll" Teegarden and Van Winkle October 31, 1970 22
"Indiana Wants Me" R. Dean Taylor[14] November 14, 1970 5
"Somebody's Been Sleeping" 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) November 14, 1970 8
"As the Years Go By" Mashmakhan November 21, 1970 31
"Montego Bay" Bobby Bloom November 28, 1970 8
"Yellow River" Christie November 28, 1970 23
"5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)" The Presidents December 26, 1970 11

1971

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"For the Good Times" Ray Price[15] January 2, 1971 11
"Games" Redeye January 23, 1971 27
"1900 Yesterday" Liz Damon's Orient Express February 13, 1971 33
"Precious, Precious" Jackie Moore[16] February 13, 1971 36
"(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" Lynn Anderson[17] February 13, 1971 3
"Sweet Mary" Wadsworth Mansion February 27, 1971 7
"Woodstock" Matthews Southern Comfort[18] March 6, 1971 23
"Theme From Love Story" Francis Lai March 6, 1971 31
"D.O.A." Bloodrock March 6, 1971 36
"Cool Aid" Paul Humphrey and the Cool Aid Chemists March 12, 1971 29
"Me and Bobby McGee" Janis Joplin[19] March 20, 1971 1
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" Sammi Smith[20] March 27, 1971 8
"One Toke Over the Line" Brewer & Shipley April 10, 1971 10
"Put Your Hand in the Hand" Ocean May 1, 1971 2
"Stay Awhile" The Bells May 1, 1971 7
"Timothy" The Buoys May 1, 1971 17
"Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley" C. Company featuring Terry Nelson May 1, 1971 37
"Chick-a-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" Daddy Dewdrop May 8, 1971 9
"Once You Understand" Think May 15, 1971 23
"Here Comes the Sun" Richie Havens[21] May 22, 1971 16
"I Love You for All Seasons" The Fuzz May 22, 1971 21
"Love Means (You Never Have to Say You're Sorry)" Sounds of Sunshine May 29, 1971 39
"Toast and Marmalade for Tea" Tin Tin May 29, 1971 20
"Funky Nassau–Part 1" The Beginning of the End July 17, 1971 15
"I Ain't Got Time Anymore" Glass Bottle July 17, 1971 36
"Get It On" Chase July 31, 1971 24
"Double Barrel" Dave and Ansell Collins August 7, 1971 22
"Rings" Cymarron August 7, 1971 17
"Resurrection Shuffle" Ashton, Gardner and Dyke August 7, 1971 40
"What the World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin and John" Tom Clay August 14, 1971 8
"Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight August 14, 1971 2
"Smiling Faces Sometimes" Undisputed Truth September 4, 1971 3
"K-Jee" The Nite-Liters September 11, 1971 39
"I'd Love to Change The World" Ten Years After[22] September 25, 1971 40
"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" Mac and Katie Kissoon October 2, 1971 20
"Wedding Song (There Is Love)" Paul Stookey[23] October 16, 1971 24
"Trapped by a Thing Called Love" Denise LaSalle October 30, 1971 13
"Woman's Love Rights" Laura Lee October 30, 1971 36
"I've Found Someone of My Own" Free Movement November 13, 1971 5
"Easy Loving" Freddie Hart[24] November 20, 1971 17
"One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)" Coven November 27, 1971 26
"She's All I Got" Freddie North November 27, 1971 39
"Desiderata" Les Crane December 4, 1971 8
"Theme from 'Summer of '42'" Peter Nero December 12, 1971 21
"Hallelujah" Sweathog December 18, 1971 33

1972

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"An American Trilogy" Mickey Newbury[25] January 1, 1972 26
"Sunshine" Jonathan Edwards January 15, 1972 4
"I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" The Hillside Singers[26] January 15, 1972 13
"White Lies, Blue Eyes" Bullet January 15, 1972 28
"Crazy Mama" J. J. Cale[27] January 29, 1972 22
"Kiss an Angel Good Morning" Charley Pride[28] February 5, 1972 21
"Joy" Apollo 100 featuring Tom Parker February 26, 1972 4
"Precious and Few" Climax[29] February 26, 1972 3
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" T.Rex[30] March 4, 1972 10
"Softly Whispering I Love You" English Congregation March 4, 1972 29
"Run Run Run" Jo Jo Gunne March 18, 1972 27
"Jungle Fever" The Chakachas March 25, 1972 8
"Mister Can't You See" Buffy Sainte-Marie[31] April 1, 1972 38
"Suavecito" Malo May 6, 1972 18
"Hot Rod Lincoln" Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen June 3, 1972 9
"Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" Little Jimmy Osmond[32] June 17, 1972 34
"Amazing Grace" Royal Scots Dragoon Guards July 1, 1972 11
"I've Been Lonely For So Long" Frederick Knight July 8, 1972 27
"How Do You Do" Mouth & MacNeal July 22, 1972 8
"Day By Day" Godspell[33] July 29, 1972 13
"Easy Livin'" Uriah Heep[34] July 29, 1972 39
"Layla" Derek and the Dominos[35] August 5, 1972 10
"Gone" Joey Heatherton August 12, 1972 24
"Hold Your Head Up" Argent[36] August 26, 1972 5
"Small Beginnings" Flash August 26, 1972 29
"Beautiful Sunday" Daniel Boone September 16, 1972 15
"All the Young Dudes" Mott the Hoople[37] September 23, 1972 37
"Popcorn" Hot Butter October 21, 1972 9
"The City of New Orleans" Arlo Guthrie[38] October 28, 1972 18
"Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" Danny O'Keefe November 4, 1972 9
"Convention '72" The Delegates[39] November 18, 1972 8
"Thunder and Lightning" Chi Coltrane November 18, 1972 17
"American City Suite" Cashman and West November 18, 1972 27

1973

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Blue Haze January 13, 1973 27
"Love Jones" Brighter Side of Darkness February 3, 1973 16
"Why Can't We Live Together" Timmy Thomas February 10, 1973 3
"Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" Hurricane Smith[40] February 17, 1973 3
"Dancin' in the Moonlight" King Harvest February 24, 1973 13
"Soul Song" Joe Stampley[41] March 10, 1973 37
"Also Sprach Zarathustra" Deodato March 31, 1973 2
"Dead Skunk" Loudon Wainwright III[42] March 31, 1973 16
"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" Vicki Lawrence[43] April 7, 1973 1
"Walk on the Wild Side" Lou Reed[44] April 28, 1973 16
"Daisy a Day" Jud Strunk May 19, 1973 14
"Wildflower" Skylark May 26, 1973 9
"Armed and Extremely Dangerous" First Choice May 26, 1973 28
"Superfly Meets Shaft" John & Ernest May 26, 1973 31
"Hocus Pocus" Focus[45] June 2, 1973 9
"Leaving Me" The Independents June 2, 1973 21
"Teddy Bear Song" Barbara Fairchild[46] June 2, 1973 32
"Back When My Hair Was Short" Gunhill Road June 2, 1973 40
"Pillow Talk" Sylvia[47] June 9, 1973 3
"Playground in My Mind" Clint Holmes June 16, 1973 2
"I'm Doin' Fine Now" New York City June 23, 1973 17
"Right Place Wrong Time" Dr. John[48] June 30, 1973 9
"Doing It to Death" Fred Wesley and the JB's[49] July 14, 1973 22
"Satin Sheets" Jeanne Pruett[50] July 14, 1973 28
"Misdemeanors" Foster Sylvers July 28, 1973 22
"Soul Makossa" Manu Dibango[51] July 28, 1973 35
"Brother Louie" Stories August 25, 1973 1
"My Maria" B. W. Stevenson September 29, 1973 9
"Jim Dandy" Black Oak Arkansas December 15, 1973 25
"I Can't Stand the Rain" Ann Peebles[52] December 22, 1973 38

1974

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Painted Ladies" Ian Thomas January 12, 1974 34
"If We Make It Through December" Merle Haggard[53] January 19, 1974 28
"Americans" Byron MacGregor February 9, 1974 4
"Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" Gordon Sinclair February 9, 1974 24
"Can This Be Real" Natural Four February 16, 1974 31
"Seasons in the Sun" Terry Jacks March 2, 1974 1
"I Love" Tom T. Hall[54] March 2, 1974 12
"Last Kiss" Wednesday March 2, 1974 34
"Rock On" David Essex[55] March 9, 1974 5
"Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)" Mocedades March 23, 1974 9
"My Sweet Lady" Cliff DeYoung March 23, 1974 17
"Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" Rick Derringer[56] March 23, 1974 23
"I'll Be The Other Woman" The Soul Children March 30, 1974 38
"The Lord's Prayer" Sister Janet Mead April 13, 1974 4
"TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" MFSB[57] April 20, 1974 1
"Tell Me a Lie" Sami Jo April 20, 1974 21
"Tubular Bells" Mike Oldfield[58] May 11, 1974 7
"The Entertainer" Marvin Hamlisch[59] May 18, 1974 3
"No Charge" Melba Montgomery[60] June 8, 1974 36
"Be Thankful For What You've Got" William DeVaughn June 29, 1974 4
"This Heart" Gene Redding July 20, 1974 24
"Please Come To Boston" Dave Loggins[61] August 10, 1974 5
"The Night Chicago Died" Paper Lace August 17, 1974 1
"Sugar Baby Love" The Rubettes August 31, 1974 37
"One Day at a Time" Marilyn Sellars September 28, 1974 37
"Beach Baby" First Class[62] October 5, 1974 4
"Hang On In There Baby" Johnny Bristol October 5, 1974 8
"After The Goldrush" Prelude October 5, 1974 13
"Fallin' in Love" Souther, Hillman, Furay Band[63] October 5, 1974 27
"Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" Reunion November 16, 1974 8
"I Can Help" Billy Swan[64] November 23, 1974 1
"The Need to Be" Jim Weatherly[65] November 23, 1974 11
"Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas[66] December 7, 1974 1
"Woman to Woman" Shirley Brown December 7, 1974 22

1975

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Doctor's Orders" Carol Douglas February 8, 1975 11
"Up in a Puff of Smoke" Polly Brown March 15, 1975 16
"Sad Sweet Dreamer" Sweet Sensation March 22, 1975 14
"Shame, Shame, Shame" Shirley & Company March 29, 1975 12
"Lovin' You" Minnie Riperton April 5, 1975 1
"Shaving Cream" Benny Bell April 26, 1975 30
"Chevy Van" Sammy Johns May 3, 1975 5
"Autobahn" Kraftwerk[67] May 3, 1975 25
"How Long?" Ace[68] May 31, 1975 3
"Judy Mae" Boomer Castleman[69] June 14, 1975 33
"Lizzie and the Rainman" Tanya Tucker[70] June 14, 1975 37
"I'm Not Lisa" Jessi Colter[71] June 21, 1975 4
"Love Won't Let Me Wait" Major Harris June 21, 1975 5
"The Last Farewell" Roger Whittaker[72] June 21, 1975 19
"Magic" Pilot July 12, 1975 5
"The Hustle" Van McCoy July 26, 1975 1
"Rockin' Chair" Gwen McCrae August 2, 1975 9
"Dynomite–Part 1" Tony Camillo's Bazuka August 2, 1975 10
"(Shu-Doo-Pa-Poo-Poop) Love Being Your Fool" Travis Wammack August 16, 1975 38
"Third Rate Romance" Amazing Rhythm Aces[73] September 13, 1975 14
"Black Superman–'Muhammad Ali'" Johnny Wakelin and the Kinshasa Band September 13, 1975 21
"Your Love" Graham Central Station[74] September 20, 1975 38
"Feelings" Morris Albert October 25, 1975 6
"Eighteen with a Bullet" Pete Wingfield November 29, 1975 15
"I Wanta Do Something Freaky to You" Leon Haywood December 13, 1975 15
"I'm on Fire" 5000 Volts December 13, 1975 26

1976

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Let's Live Together" The Road Apples January 10, 1976 35
"Baby Face" Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps March 6, 1976 14
"Love Hurts" Nazareth[75] March 13, 1976 8
"The White Knight" Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band[76] March 13, 1976 19
"Junk Food Junkie" Larry Groce March 20, 1976 9
"Love Is the Drug" Roxy Music[77] March 20, 1976 30
"We Can't Hide It Anymore" Larry Santos April 10, 1976 36
"Union Man" Cate Bros. May 22, 1976 24
"Welcome Back" John Sebastian[78] May 8, 1976 1
"Fooled Around and Fell In Love" Elvin Bishop[79] May 22, 1976 3
"Happy Days" Pratt & McClain[80] June 5, 1976 5
"Movin'" Brass Construction June 26, 1976 14
"Making Our Dreams Come True" Cyndi Grecco[81] July 4, 1976 25
"Afternoon Delight" Starland Vocal Band July 10, 1976 1
"The Boys Are Back in Town" Thin Lizzy[82] July 24, 1976 12
"I'm Easy" Keith Carradine[83] August 7, 1976 17
"Turn the Beat Around" Vicki Sue Robinson August 14, 1976 10
"Teddy Bear" Red Sovine[84] August 28, 1976 40
"Play That Funky Music" Wild Cherry September 18, 1976 1
"Street Singin'" Lady Flash September 18, 1976 27
"Wham Bam" Silver October 2, 1976 16
"A Fifth of Beethoven" Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band[85] October 9, 1976 1
"Disco Duck (Part 1)" Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots October 16, 1976 1
"Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)" Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids October 23, 1976 29
"You Are My Starship" Norman Connors November 6, 1976 27
"Anything You Want" John Valenti November 6, 1976 37
"Nadia's Theme (The Young and The Restless)" Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.[86] December 11, 1976 8

1977

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Jeans On" David Dundas January 29, 1977 17
"Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon" Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band January 29, 1977 27
"In the Mood" Henhouse Five Plus Too[87] February 5, 1977 40
"Living Next Door To Alice" Smokie[88] February 26, 1977 25
"Spring Rain" Silvetti March 19, 1977 39
"Don't Give Up on Us" David Soul[89] April 9, 1977 1
"Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme)" Wilton Place Street Band April 9, 1977 24
"Tryin' To Love Two" William Bell April 30, 1977 10
"Sometimes" Facts of Life April 30, 1977 31
"Old Fashion Boy (You're The One)" Stallion April 30, 1977 37
"Cherry Baby" Starz May 7, 1977 33
"Dancin' Man" Q May 14, 1977 23
"Slow Down" John Miles June 11, 1977 34
"Ariel" Dean Friedman June 25, 1977 26
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" Maynard Ferguson[90] June 25, 1977 28
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")" Bill Conti[91] July 2, 1977 1
"Undercover Angel" Alan O'Day July 9, 1977 1
"Angel In Your Arms" Hot July 16, 1977 6
"Devil's Gun" C.J. and Co. July 16, 1977 36
"Do You Wanna Make Love" Peter McCann August 6, 1977 5
"It's a Crazy World" Mac McAnally August 13, 1977 37
"Telephone Man" Meri Wilson August 20, 1977 18
"Slide" Slave August 20, 1977 32
"Black Betty" Ram Jam September 3, 1977 18
"Float On" Floaters September 17, 1977 2
"Smoke From a Distant Fire" Sanford/Townsend Band September 17, 1977 9
"Cat Scratch Fever" Ted Nugent[92] October 8, 1977 33
"You Light Up My Life" Debby Boone[93] October 15, 1977 1
"The King Is Gone" Ronnie McDowell[94] October 22, 1977 13
"Heaven on the 7th Floor" Paul Nicholas November 26, 1977 6
"You Can't Turn Me Off (in the Middle of Turning Me On)" High Inergy December 24, 1977 12

1978

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"Short People" Randy Newman[95] January 28, 1978 2
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Santa Esmeralda February 18, 1978 15
"Native New Yorker" Odyssey February 18, 1978 21
"Emotion" Samantha Sang March 18, 1978 3
"Falling" LeBlanc and Carr April 1, 1978 13
"Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'" Stargard April 1, 1978 21
"I'm Gonna Take Care of Everything" Rubicon April 22, 1978 28
"Werewolves of London" Warren Zevon[96] May 13, 1978 21
"Let's All Chant" Michael Zager Band May 20, 1978 36
"Because the Night" Patti Smith Group[97] June 24, 1978 13
"Almost Summer" Celebration featuring Mike Love[98] June 24, 1978 28
"Dance Across the Floor" Jimmy "Bo" Horne June 24, 1978 38
"Chattanooga Choo Choo" Tuxedo Junction July 1, 1978 32
"I Can't Stand the Rain" Eruption July 8, 1978 18
"Thank God It's Friday" Love & Kisses July 22, 1978 22
"My Angel Baby" Toby Beau August 12, 1978 13
"King Tut" Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons[99] August 12, 1978 17
"Magnet and Steel" Walter Egan August 26, 1978 8
"Rivers of Babylon" Boney M[100] August 26, 1978 30
"Think It Over" Cheryl Ladd September 9, 1978 34
"Fool (If You Think It's Over)" Chris Rea[101] September 16, 1978 12
"Hot Child in the City" Nick Gilder October 28, 1978 1
"I Will Still Love You" Stonebolt October 28, 1978 29
"Run for Home" Lindisfarne[102] December 9, 1978 33
"There'll Never Be" Switch December 9, 1978 36
"I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" Alicia Bridges December 23, 1978 5

1979

Song Performer Peak Date Peak
"New York Groove" Ace Frehley[103] February 3, 1979 13
"Don't Hold Back" Chanson February 3, 1979 21
"Got to Be Real" Cheryl Lynn February 17, 1979 12
"Shake It" Ian Matthews[104] February 17, 1979 13
"Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" Gonzalez March 10, 1979 26
"What You Won't Do for Love" Bobby Caldwell March 24, 1979 9
"Chase" Giorgio Moroder[105] March 31, 1979 33
"Bustin' Loose, Part 1" Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers April 7, 1979 34
"Knock on Wood" Amii Stewart April 21, 1979 1
"Livin' It Up (Friday Night)" Bell and James April 21, 1979 15
"Music Box Dancer" Frank Mills May 5, 1979 3
"Sweet Lui-Louise" Ironhorse[106] May 5, 1979 36
"I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" Instant Funk May 12, 1979 20
"Don't You Write Her Off" McGuinn, Clark and Hillman[107] May 12, 1979 33
"Such A Woman" Tycoon May 26, 1979 26
"(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" Barbara Mandrell[108] June 2, 1979 31
"It Must Be Love" Alton McClain and Destiny June 9, 1979 32
"Just When I Needed You Most" Randy VanWarmer[109] June 16, 1979 4
"Get Used To It" Roger Voudouris June 16, 1979 21
"Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" New England June 16, 1979 40
"Ring My Bell" Anita Ward June 30, 1979 1
"Makin' It" David Naughton July 21, 1979 5
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" McFadden & Whitehead[110] July 21, 1979 13
"Kiss in the Dark" Pink Lady August 4, 1979 37
"You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" Jones Girls August 18, 1979 38
"Morning Dance" Spyro Gyra[111] August 25, 1979 24
"Oh Well" The Rockets September 1, 1979 22
"Girl Of My Dreams" Bram Tchaikovsky[112] September 1, 1979 37
"Saturdaynight" Herman Brood September 8, 1979 35
"Cruel To Be Kind" Nick Lowe[113] September 29, 1979 12
"Born To Be Alive" Patrick Hernandez September 29, 1979 16
"Driver's Seat" Sniff 'n' the Tears September 29, 1979 15
"Rolene" Moon Martin October 13, 1979 30
"Hold On" Ian Gomm October 27, 1979 18
"Pop Muzik" M November 3, 1979 1
"Street Life" The Crusaders November 10, 1979 36
"Come To Me" France Joli November 17, 1979 15
"Please Don't Leave" Lauren Wood November 24, 1979 24
"Rainbow Connection" Kermit (Jim Henson)[114] November 24, 1979 25
"If You Want It" Niteflyte December 1, 1979 37
"I Still Have Dreams" Richie Furay[115] December 15, 1979 39
"Video Killed the Radio Star" The Buggles[116] December 15, 1979 40

See also

Have a Nice Day - Rhino Records series

References

  1. ^ A Dutch band that has had more success in Europe.
  2. ^ More successful on R&B charts; now a Baptist minister.
  3. ^ Studio band featuring singer Tony Burrows, who also sang lead vocals for the one-hit wonders White Plains, Pipkins, and First Class, as well as Brotherhood of Man, which had two chart singles with two completely different lineups.
  4. ^ Their first album went gold in record time; they also featured prominent bassist/arranger Felix Pappalardi.
  5. ^ Husband-and-wife duo had six songs reach the top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart from 1970-1974, including a Number One and a Top 5 hit.
  6. ^ Leader of The Mamas & the Papas.
  7. ^ Studio band featuring singer Tony Burrows, who also sang lead vocals for the one-hit wonders Edison Lighthouse, Pipkins, and First Class, as well as Brotherhood of Man, which had two chart singles with two completely different lineups.
  8. ^ Studio band featuring singer Tony Burrows, who also sang lead vocals for the one-hit wonders Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, and First Class, as well as Brotherhood of Man, which had two chart singles with two completely different lineups.
  9. ^ Studio band produced by the Shondells' leader Tommy James
  10. ^ Michael Nesmith is best known as the guitarist for The Monkees, for whom he wrote the #34 hit "Tapioca Tundra". The First National Band, which had three other songs make the lower reaches of the Billboard charts, is recognized as one of the pioneers of country rock. Nesmith also wrote the #13 hit "Different Drum" for Linda Rondstadt, and created the short-lived TV series Pop Clips, a concept that others would eventually turn into MTV.
  11. ^ Had wider success in the UK, with four Top 5 hits between 1970s and 1973.
  12. ^ Star of children's show Sesame Street.
  13. ^ Had major success on UK Albums Chart. Two of its members, singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, became founding members of Bad Company.
  14. ^ Taylor was the most successful white artist to record for Motown.
  15. ^ Price had nine #1 singles and five #1 albums on the US Country charts.
  16. ^ Moore's single This Time Baby went to #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1979.
  17. ^ Five #1 hits on Country chart.
  18. ^ Former member of seminal folk-rock group Fairport Convention.
  19. ^ Tragic heroine and acclaimed as first woman to be successful in the male-dominated rock scene. Formerly of Big Brother & the Holding Company.
  20. ^ Had nineteen Country Top 40 hits.
  21. ^ More successful as a songwriter, he also is famous for opening Woodstock.
  22. ^ Seminal blues/rock band, famous for their appearance at the Isle of Wight festival. Had more success on album charts.
  23. ^ One-third of Peter, Paul and Mary.
  24. ^ Longtime country stalwart who, after years of near success, had his breakthrough hit with "Easy Loving," the first of six No. 1 songs on the Hot Country Singles chart from 1971-1973; had several more country top 10 hits through 1977.
  25. ^ More successful as a songwriter (Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson")
  26. ^ The song is best known as the jingle from a long-running Coca-Cola television commercial.
  27. ^ Most successful as a songwriter (e.g. "Cocaine", "After Midnight", "Call Me the Breeze") and cited as influence by Dire Straits and Bryan Ferry.
  28. ^ Has had thirty-six number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  29. ^ Climax included personnel from The Outsiders.
  30. ^ Enormously successful in Europe and Australia, where they were the leaders of the glam rock movement.
  31. ^ One of first female singer/songwriters (It's My Way!, Illuminations), but most successful as songwriter for other artists ("Universal Soldier", "Until It's Time for You to Go", "Up Where We Belong").
  32. ^ Occasional member of The Osmonds; he is the youngest child of Osmond family founders George and Olive Osmond.
  33. ^ Song from the Broadway musical.
  34. ^ Hugely popular in the UK and Europe, and regarded as the first progressive metal band by many listerners.
  35. ^ From the celebrated album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (ranked # 115 by Rolling Stone; Eric Clapton had numerous top 40 hits with Cream and as a soloist, and a #1 album with Blind Faith. Duane Allman also had notable chart success as a soloist and with The Allman Brothers Band.
  36. ^ Rod Argent wrote the #2 hit She's Not There, #6 hit Tell Her No, #3 hit Time of the Season while with The Zombies.
  37. ^ Wider success in UK homeland, and important influence on punk. The year after this song, guitarist Mick Ralphs left the band and became a founding member of Bad Company.
  38. ^ Son of Woody Guthrie; experimental folk singer more critically than commercially lauded.
  39. ^ "Cut-in" novelty record, in the style of Dickie Goodman.
  40. ^ Famous record producer (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, S.F. Sorrow).
  41. ^ Had four #1s and several other Top 10 hits on the U.S. country singles charts, including several duets with Moe Bandy.
  42. ^ Critically lauded singer/songwriter, also the father of Rufus and Martha Wainwright.
  43. ^ Better known as an actress.
  44. ^ Frontman for the influential The Velvet Underground, with albums The Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light White Heat.
  45. ^ Had huge success on European album charts.
  46. ^ Eleven Top 40 hits on Country chart.
  47. ^ Half of the duo Mickey & Sylvia, she later found fame as an executive for pioneering rap label Sugarhill Records.
  48. ^ Seminal blues musician who influenced Van Morrison and the Allman Brothers Band.
  49. ^ Backing band for James Brown.
  50. ^ Eleven Top 40 and five Top Ten hits on Country chart.
  51. ^ Seminal Cameroonian musician often regarded as the father of disco.
  52. ^ Had eight R&B Top 40 hits.
  53. ^ Has 38 #1 hits on Country chart.
  54. ^ Had six No. 1 songs (as a performer) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, plus several more No. 1's as a songwriter.
  55. ^ Had nineteen UK Top 40 hits, including nine Top Tens.
  56. ^ Member of The McCoys; guitarist and producer for "Weird Al" Yankovic and Cyndi Lauper.
  57. ^ Studio band responsible for the backing music to dozens of chart hits, including many associated with producer-songwriters Gamble & Huff.
  58. ^ Title track from one of the biggest selling albums in Europe ever; Oldfield's first two albums made #1 on numerous album charts.
  59. ^ Most famous as a film composer; won four Grammys' in this role.
  60. ^ Had 14 singles reach the top 40 of the Hot Country Singles chart between 1963-1978; that total includes her 1963 country duet with George Jones, "We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds."
  61. ^ Better known as a country songwriter, he is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also known as the cousin of Kenny Loggins, and for his instrumental composition "Augusta", the main theme for CBS Sports' TV coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  62. ^ Studio band featuring singer Tony Burrows, who also sang lead vocals for the 1971 one-hit wonders Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, and Pipkins, as well as Brotherhood of Man, which had two chart singles with two completely different lineups.
  63. ^ Country rock supergroup led by former members of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Longbranch Pennywhistle.
  64. ^ Swan had additional success with three Top 40 hits on Hot Country Songs
  65. ^ Weatherly had additional success with four Top 40 hits on Hot Country Songs
  66. ^ Had more success in the United Kingdom.
  67. ^ One of the most influential bands in electronic music.
  68. ^ Features lead vocals by Paul Carrack, later of Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics.
  69. ^ Boomer is the inventor of the palm pedal, a device used by guitarists. He is also the founder of BNA Records.
  70. ^ Is more successful in country music, where she has had ten Number Ones and several more Top Ten hits.
  71. ^ In addition to reaching No. 1 on the Hot Country Singles chart with "I'm Not Lisa," had eight more top 40 country hits, five of those duets with her husband, Waylon Jennings. With Jennings, a member of country music's acclaimed "Outlaw" movement during the 1970s.
  72. ^ Over 250 gold and platinum albums worldwide.
  73. ^ Had three top 40 hits on the Hot Country Singles chart.
  74. ^ Band led by Larry Graham, formerly of Sly & the Family Stone.
  75. ^ Had eight Top 40 hits in native UK and several others elsewhere in Europe, plus one platinum album in States.
  76. ^ Maggard was a character played by advertisng executive Jay Huguely (1947-2008), who likewise was a one-hit wonder in the country music genre with "The White Knight."
  77. ^ Seminal art-rock band and major influence on synth-pop and new wave; had a dozen Top 40 hits in native UK.
  78. ^ Founder of The Lovin' Spoonful.
  79. ^ Former guitarist with the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band; lead singer Mickey Thomas later had numerous hits with (Jefferson) Starship.
  80. ^ Theme song to long-running ABC sitcom of the same name.
  81. ^ Theme song to long-running sitcom Laverne & Shirley.
  82. ^ Influential hard rock band (e.g. on Iron Maiden); more successful in the UK and their native Ireland.
  83. ^ Better known as an actor. However, Carradine not only performed this song in character in the 1975 film Nashville, but also wrote it, and won an Oscar for it.
  84. ^ Seminal country music performer, best known for truck-driving songs, who had eight top 40 country hits, including three No. 1's.
  85. ^ Disco-ized version of Ludwig von Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
  86. ^ Theme song to long-running soap opera of the same name; music used by gymnast Nadia Comaneci during her gold medal performances at the 1976 Olympics.
  87. ^ A pseudonym of Ray Stevens, who had two #1s and two other top-10 hits on the Billboard charts under his regular professional name. Stevens had more success on the country and adult-contemporary charts, and as a songwriter.
  88. ^ Highly successful in their native UK with hits penned by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.
  89. ^ Better known as an actor.
  90. ^ More successful on the jazz charts
  91. ^ Chief success as composer for the Rocky series of films.
  92. ^ More successful on album charts; also important influence on straight edge movement. Also a member of the 1960s one-hit wonder The Amboy Dukes and the 1990s supergroup Damn Yankees.
  93. ^ Had eight top 40 country hits, including one No. 1 song. Granddaughter of Red Foley and daughter of Pat Boone.
  94. ^ Became a successful country singer during the late 1970s and 1980s; his chart success included 14 top 40 hits on the Hot Country Singles chart, including two No. 1 songs.
  95. ^ Much-nominated film composer who also wrote Three Dog Night's #1 hit "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)"; His song "Sail Away" listed at #264 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs.
  96. ^ Had another top 100 hit "A Certain Girl" at #45 and wrote top 40 hit Poor Poor Pitiful Me for Linda Ronstadt.
  97. ^ Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and writer of album Horses; Had two other top 100 hits, Frederick at #90 & E-Bow the Letter at #49.
  98. ^ Former Beach Boy's only hit outside the group.
  99. ^ Better known as a comedian, actor and writer. "The Toot Uncommons" are actually the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, an American country act with more critical than mainstream commercial success.
  100. ^ Huge stars in their native Europe and Australia where they were for a time the most successful singles act.
  101. ^ Had wider success in his native UK.
  102. ^ Had wider success in native UK dating back to early 1970s.
  103. ^ Member of KISS; only solo hit
  104. ^ Formerly of Fairport Convention and Matthews' Southern Comfort.
  105. ^ Hugely successful disco producer with Donna Summer.
  106. ^ A band that featured Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
  107. ^ Former members of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Byrds.
  108. ^ This song was one of her six #1 singles on the Billboard country chart.
  109. ^ Has written hit singles for The Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama, among others.
  110. ^ Major producer with the Philly soul sound in middle 1970s.
  111. ^ Major success on Billboard's Adult Contemporary and Pop Albums charts.
  112. ^ Formerly of UK band The Motors.
  113. ^ Famous as producer for Elvis Costello, and more critically than commercially successful with his own records.
  114. ^ Famous character on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
  115. ^ Former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield.
  116. ^ Had more success in their native UK with three top 40 singles there; this song's video was the first ever aired on America's MTV.

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