One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift – 1969
It's Another One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night tonight on the Night Shift with Craig Allen from 7:00 to Midnight on 98.7 WFGR
Before CD's, cassettes and 8-Tracks there were records and we take a look at one hit wonders from the vinyl years - the 1960s.
Every decade has them and the '60s are no exception, but 1969 produced fie songs that stand the test of time. It's a One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night featuring the artists from the year 1969 that only had one hit.
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Youngbloods - Get Together: This Boston, Mass folk rock group hit #5 this week back in 1969. And don't confuse Youngbloods with Youngbloodz...an Atlanta Rap Duo featuring Sean Paul. The song "Get Together" went gold that year and sold over 500,000 copies. The message of "Get Together" become an anthem into the Seventies and stands the test of time and still has meaning today: "Come on people now, Smile on your Brother, Everybody get together, Try to love one another, Right now" Words to live by...
Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday: This band originates from California's Capital City- Sacramento. "More Today Than Yesterday" would only reach #12 in May of 1969 and their next biggest hit was "No One For Me To Turn To" that hit #52 four months later in August. Always found it cool that they spelled "stare" instead of the correct spelling of Stair-case.
Crazy Elephant – Gimme Gimme Good Lovin: If this band sounds familiar well here's why - studio musicians from the Cadillac's and backing vocals from Joey Lavine a member of Reunion (Life Is A Rock, but the Radio Rolled Me) and Ohio Express (Yummy Yummy Yummy) - two other Bubblegum sound bands made up the band called "Crazy Elephant" . "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin" would hit #12 in March of 1969.
Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525: Funny the year 2525 doesn't seem that far away now, but we're still 505 years to go. Zager & Evans featured Danny Zager and Rick Evans on vocals and guitar and this pop-folk duo got their start in Lincoln, Nebraska. In the Year 2525 hit #1 in June of 1969 and that's our first #1 featured, but not the last.
Steam- Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye: Our second #1 song from 1969 tonight that reached that milestone in October of 1969. The group changed their name to "Steam" after the initial success of the song. Another anthem on our list tonight and at one point was the Chicago White Sox theme song and was re-released in 1976. When we get to return to sporting events - you'll hear this played...especially when a basketball player fouls out or when they pull a pitcher in baseball.
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