Thursday 23 November 2017

Ten actually great one-hit wonders

Ten actually great one-hit wonders, according to, who also checked out what the acts are doing now.

1 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - 'Fire' (1968)

Reformed in 2000 for album 'Tantric Lover', and played at this year's Bestival.

2 Nizlopi - 'JCB Song' (2005)

The duo tour this autumn.

3 Althea & Donna - 'Uptown Top Ranking' (1978)

A&D have disappeared into the ether.

4 Anita Ward 'Ring My Bell' (1979)

Released the single 'It's My Night' in 2011. It didn't chart.

5 Buggles - 'Video Killed The Radio Star' (1979)

Trevor Horn, who fronted the duo, went on to produce everyone from Grace Jones to Robbie Williams.

6 The Mash 'Theme From Mash (Suicide Is Painless)' (1980)

Writer Johnny Mandel, now 89, releases orchestral jazz albums.

7 M/A/R/R/S - 'Pum Up The Volume' (1987)

Only ever intended as a one-off collaboration between 4AD artists AR Kane (who reformed this year) and Colourbox.

8 Mr Oizo - 'Flat Beat' (1999)

Mr Oizo - aka Quentin Dupieux - released fifth album 'The Church' last year.

9 Spiller - 'Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)' (2000)

Spiller have released four (non-charting) singles. Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is working on her sixth solo album.

10 Psy - 'Gangnam Style' (2012)

Currently working on a "new direction" for album number six.

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