The 100 Best One-Hit-Wonders Of The 70s

One Hit Wonders

Every decade has its very own one-hit wonders. Many ’70s one-hit wonders, however, seem to have been written for the ages. Even today some 70s Hits are regularly heard at parties or on the radio.

The pop music of the ’70s ranged from mellow to upbeat Soft rock to disco numbers to hard rock songs that have become classics.

Songs like Don McLean’s “American Pie,” Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music,” and Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” are familiar to anyone with a rudimentary interest in music. You may not know the artists, but you know the songs.

If you survived the quirky haircuts and the decade of exploded colors, both in fashion and home decor, the following one-hit wonders of the 1970s will make for great memories. If you’re younger, you missed the legendary disco era. But that doesn’t matter!

Finally, you can listen to the greatest one-hit-wonders of all times playlists of the 70s.

If you’ve never heard some of the songs before, listen carefully! Browse through our 70s playlist, and maybe you’ll find a special nostalgic song you haven’t heard in a long time.

What exactly is a one-hit-wonder?

A one-hit wonder is generally referred to as a single song placed at least in the top 40 singles chart. The singer did not have a bigger hit after that. But that doesn’t mean that the musician or band won’t have more successful songs z. B. in other countries had.

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(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

The 100 most successful one-hit wonders of the 70s:

Each song is linked to its music video via its title.

1.Black BettyRam Jam
2.Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us NowMcFadden & Whitehead
3.The Night the Lights Went Out In GeorgiaVicki Lawrence
4.I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)”Alicia Bridges
5.American PieDon McLean
6.Rapper’s DelightSugarhill Gang
7.Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
8.Spirit In The SkyNorman Greenbaum
9.The RapperThe Jaggerz
10.Seasons in the SunTerry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum
11.You Light Up My LifeDebby Boone
12.Rock the BoatThe Hues Corporation
13.LaylaDerek and the Dominos
14.In the SummertimeMungo Jerry
15.I Can’t Stand the RainEruption
16.Driver’s SeatSniff ‘n’ the Tears
17.Hot Child in the CityNick Gilder
18.I Can’t Stand the RainAnn Peebles
19.Beach BabyThe First Class
20.Turn the Beat AroundVicki Sue Robinson
21.Cat’s in the CradleHarry Chapin
22.The Boys Are Back in TownThin Lizzy
23.Stuck in the Middle With YouStealer’s Wheel
24.Me and Mrs. JonesBilly Paul
25.Radar LoveGolden Earring
26.Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’Charley Pride
27.Mississippi QueenMountain
28.If You Want ItNiteflyte
29.My SharonaThe Knack
30.Hot Rod LincolnCommander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
31.Why Can’t We Live TogetherTimmy Thomas
32.Just When I Needed You MostRandy VanWarmer
33.Woman to WomanShirley Brown
34.Ride Captain RideThe Blues Image
35.Here Comes the SunRichie Havens
36.Bad Case Of Lovin’ You (Doctor, Doctor)Robert Palmer
37.FeelingsMorris Albert
38.Magnet and SteelWalter Egan
39.Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
40.What the World Needs Now Is Love (Abraham, Martin and John)Tom Clay
41.The HustleVan McCoy
42.Boys Are Back in TownThin Lizzy
43.City of New OrleansArlo Guthrie
44.Still the OneHeadpins
45. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be RightBarbara Mandrell
46.Knock On WoodAmii Stewart
47.I’m Not LisaJessi Colter
48.Playground in My MindClint Holmes
49.Greased LightningJohn Travolta
50.All Right NowFree
51.Third Rate RomanceAmazing Rhythm Aces
52.The Night Chicago DiedPaper Lace
53.Lovin’ YouMinnie Riperton
54.Cat Scratch FeverTed Nugent
55.Rose GardenLynn Anderson
56.Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez
57.ArielDean Friedman
58.Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
59.If I Can’t Have YouYvonne Elliman
60.Rock and Roll Hoochie KooRick Derringer
61.O o h ChildThe Five Stairsteps
62.Got to be RealCheryl Lynn
63.Afternoon DelightStarland Vocal Band
64.Teddy BearRed Sovine
65.Never Been Any ReasonHead East
66.Jackie Blue The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
67.Hooked on a FeelingBlue Swede
68.How Long?Ace
69.Brother LouieStories
71.Love Is in the AirJohn Paul Young
72.Don’t Give Up on UsDavid Soul
73.Baker StreetGerry Rafferty
74.In the Midnight HourCross Country
75.Love Hurts Nazareth
76.All the Young Dudes Mott the Hoople
77.Welcome BackJohn Sebastian
78.Werewolves of LondonWarren Zevon
79.She’s All I GotFreddie North
80.My MariaB.W. Stevenson
81.The House of the Rising SunFrijid Pink
82.Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)Edison Lighthouse
83.Fooled Around and Fell in LoveElvin Bishop
84.AmiePure Prairie League
85.The Devil Went Down to GeorgiaThe Charlie Daniels Band
86.Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
87.Alone Again NaturallyGilbert O’Sullivan
88.Ring My BellAnita Ward
89.Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)Looking Glass
90.I’ve Got the Music in MeThe Kiki Dee Band
91.Sometimes When We TouchDan Hill
92.WarEdwin Starr
93.One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley
94.More, More, More The Andrea True Connection
95.Brand New KeyMelanie
96.Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe
97.If We Make It Through DecemberMerle Haggard
98.Knock Three TimesTony Orlando and Dawn
99.Dancing in the Moonlight King Harvest
100.Short PeopleRandy Newman
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70s One-Hit-Wonder Spotify Playlist:

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