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Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

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This List is in no specific order…and shows the year and highest rank it made on the US Charts…

the links go to the song we played on Blip…please note that Blip is fickle and may not always have the song available…and…

we may add a UK and Canadian Top Ten One-Hit Wonder at some future date…so stay tuned to this page for updates.

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

February 7, 1970 Venus – Shocking Blue Number 1

September 29, 1979 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive Number 16

July 12, 1975 Pilot –  Magic Number 5

July 24, 1976 Thin Lizzy- The boys are back in town Number 12

May 31, 1975 Ace – How Long Number 3

May 3, 1975 Sammy Johns – Chevy Van Number 5

May 1, 1971 Stay Awhile – The Bells Number 7

September 18, 1976 Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music Number 1

September 29, 1979 Driver’s seat – Sniff ‘n’ the Tears Number 15

October 28, 1978 Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City Number 1

The Ten Most Notable Runner-Ups

March 20, 1976 Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music Number 30

April 18, 1970 Mountain – Mississippi Queen Number 21

February 27, 1971 Wadsworth Mansion – Sweet Mary Number 7

October 28, 1978 Stonebolt – I Will Still Love You Number 29

June 2, 1973 Focus – Hocus Pocus Number 9

September 23, 1972 Mott the Hoople – All The Young Dudes Number 37

August 17, 1974 Paper Lace-The Night Chicago Died Number 1

April 7, 1973 Vicki Lawrence – the Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Number 1

August 26, 1972 Argent – Hold Your Head Up Number 5

November 21, 1970 Mashmakhan – As The Years Go By Number 31

You might want to check out our other one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

also our hit collections:

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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