One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jones

Joe Jones

Introduction Joe Jones was an American R&B singer-songwriter, who was responsible with forming the all-girl group The Dixie Cups.  His only major hit was “You Talk Too Much” during the 60s music era.  He figured in some legal issues as well, concerning claims that he took the credit for the songs he … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: Just Us

Chip Taylor

Introduction Chip Taylor (real name James Wesley Voight, most known for penning songs such as “Wild Thing”; also the brother of actor Jon Voight and uncle of actress Angelina Jolie) and session musician and producer Al Gorgoni  were known as the pop musical duo Just Us, based in New York.  They released … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: Toni Basil

Toni Basil

Introduction Toni Basil is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, choreographer and director whose song “Mickey” became a hit during the 80s music era. “Mickey” is Basil’s only Top 40 hit, making her a one hit wonder. More on Toni Basil here in this article. Dancing and acting career Toni Basil was born … Read more

One-Hit Wonder: Nena

Nena

  Introduction Nena was a German classic rock, post-punk and new wave group hailing from Berlin. The band was fronted by Gabriele Susanne Kerner, whose stage moniker “Nena” also became the band’s name. Nena rose to international stardom with their song “99 Luftballons” during the early 80s music era. Although a “one … Read more

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his novelty hit “Kung Fu Fighting.” It became a big transatlantic hit during disco’s peak in the 70s music era. We explore a little bit more on Carl Douglas here in this article! … Read more

One-hit wonders: Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

Introduction Shocking Blue is a now-defunct classic rock band from The Hague, Netherlands, known for their international hit single “Venus”during the early 70s music era; in the States it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although they notched other hits, they are mostly considered as a one hit wonder especially … Read more