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This was a one-hit wonder, until she did a #1 hit 10 years later. But that was it. I was lucky enough to see her several times at the old Bottom Line.

What 13 year-old girl can write this in 1965? Stunning, even today.

It was my mid-term exam in 7th grade English in December, 1967. Listen to the song as much as you like and write an essay on it.

I chose this link as it is the original mono 45 (and I have exactly that ;)). The Hammond B3 organ at the end is such a distinctive 60s sound, and that riff is definitely a "name that tune in one note" riff.

Talk about we learned more from a 3 minute record ... Well, 2:59 actually :)

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same era, similar racial issues, but add teacher/student relationship and coming of age

AFAIK her only big US hit, but she had lots more in the UK

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Seems this thread isn't about one hit wonders anymore.

Here's 2 though that were.

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Again, the dangers of geography....

May have hits elsewhere

May have never been heard by anyone else anywhere, number 1 in Australia (1983 if memeory serves)

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One of my favorites ..... I was 12 and able to buy 45's with my allowance ..... The quintessential one hit wonder .... there is almost no information about them...Oh and my apologies for the last 5 second of the video ..... Not sure what the hell that is doing in there.

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Nope.

Chart

Position

1 Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Jun 1971

2 Middle Of The Road Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum Sep 1971

5 Middle Of The Road Soley Soley Dec 1971

23 Middle Of The Road Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) Apr 1972

26 Middle Of The Road Samson And Delilah Jul 1972

http://www.everyhit.com/index.html

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My goodness, I loved the late 60s/early 70s music, cheesy or not! I'm not positive these three were one-hit wonders, but I think they were.

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Nope.

Chart

Position

1 Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Jun 1971

2 Middle Of The Road Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum Sep 1971

5 Middle Of The Road Soley Soley Dec 1971

23 Middle Of The Road Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) Apr 1972

26 Middle Of The Road Samson And Delilah Jul 1972

http://www.everyhit.com/index.html

Darn!

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Now then ... Mac and Katy Kissoon weren't one hit wonders either, cos I remember this one on THIS side of the pond ^_^

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Now then ... Mac and Katy Kissoon weren't one hit wonders either, cos I remember this one on THIS side of the pond ^_^

One of the coolest things about being here ....finding out what the hits were in different parts of the world. I am cheating with my book of Top 40 Billboard hits ...Mac and Katie made it all the way to number 20 with Chirpy and were never heard from again, so they were almost No Hit Wonders ...as were Middle Of The Road in America.

Some nice cheese there though !!!!

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Y'see, there are people like riverdude with his bloomin' stats, and there's you, young ENJ, with a BOOK!!

I'm doing all this off the top of me head :D

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Y'see, there are people like riverdude with his bloomin' stats, and there's you, young ENJ, with a BOOK!!

I'm doing all this off the top of me head :D

Um yeah .... My head .... thats just not going to cut it :lol:

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They probably had more hits than this one - but this is the one I loved the moment I heard it ... still do. What a voice!

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:)

You'll hate me but Christie's "San Bernadino" made no 7 that same year in the UK.

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