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  1 Talk Talk 15   Jan 1967  
  The Music Machine  
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  While Talk Talk was the only top 20 hit for The Music Machine, the group received some airplay with other songs too, like The People In Me.  

  2 Wild Thing 19   Jan 1967  
  Senator Bobby  
    YouTube    
  This top 20 one hit wonder spoof of recent number one The Troggs song was a comedy impression of Democratic Senator Bobby Kennedy. The B-side featured the same song as by Senator Everett McKinley. The group later did a 'duet' of the two senators with the Donovan song Mellow Yellow. This song was written by Chip Taylor.  

  3 I'm Gonna Miss You 20   Jan 1967  
  The Artistics  
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  This was the only top 20 song for soul vocal group The Artistics. The group received notice for other songs, notably the follow-up, Girl I Need You.  

  4 (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet 6   Jan 1967  
  Blues Magoos  
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  (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet was the only top 20 hit for Blues Magoos, but the group received radio airplay with a string of songs like its remake of the 1964 number 14 song by The Nashville Teens, Tobacco Road.  

  5 98.6 6   Feb 1967  
  Keith  
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  98.6 featured backup vocals by The Tokens. Keith did not have another top 20 song. His follow-up, Tell Me To My Face, was moderately popular. 98.6 was written by Tony Powers and George Fischoff.  

  6 I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) 10   Feb 1967  
  The Electric Prunes  
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  I Had Too Much To Dream was the only top 20 hit for The Electric Prunes. The follow-up, Get Me To The World On Time, was a top 20 near miss.  

  7 Skate Now 13   Feb 1967  
  Lou Courtney  
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  Skate Now was the only top 20 song for soul singer Lou Courtney.  

  8 Stand By Me 9   Feb 1967  
  Spyder Turner  
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  This top 20 one hit wonder Spyder Turner tribute version of Stand By Me weaved in lines and imitations of soul stars Jackie Wilson, James Brown, three members of The Temptations, Billy Stewart, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, and Chuck Jackson.  

  9 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye 7   Mar 1967  
  The Casinos  
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  Although Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye was the only top 20 hit for The Casinos, the group received airplay with other songs like It's All Over Now. This song was written by John D. Loudermilk.  

  10 For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) 9   Apr 1967  
  The Buffalo Springfield  
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  For What It's Worth was a comment made by writer Stephen Stills when he introduced this song. It became the title.
The Buffalo Springfield only hit the top 20 once, but the group received moderate airplay for many songs, mostly in album rock formats. Group members went on to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Poco.
 

  11 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 13   Apr 1967  
  Harpers Bizarre  
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  This song was written by Paul Simon and recorded as an album track by Simon & Garfunkel. This hit version by Harpers Bizarre was a top 20 one hit wonder. Harpers Bizarre specialized in remaking classic songs. Follow-up, the musical score Anything Goes, was moderately popular.  

  12 Western Union 8   Apr 1967  
  The Five Americans  
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  The Five Americans released a string of songs including 1966 top 20 near-miss I See The Light, but Western Union was a top 20 one hit wonder.  

  13 Nothing Takes The Place Of You 20   May 1967  
  Toussaint McCall  
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  Soul singer Toussaint McCall made a top 20 one hit wonder with Nothing Takes The Place Of You. Follow-up, I'll Do It For You, received some notice. Nothing Takes The Place Of You was written by Toussaint McCall.  

  14 Friday On My Mind 9   May 1967  
  The Easybeats  
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  Friday On My Mind was the only American top 20 song for Australian Group The Easybeats, making the group a one hit wonder in the United States.  

  15 Sunshine Girl 13   May 1967  
  The Parade  
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  Sunshine Girl was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Parade, whose follow-up, She's Got The Magic, got only slight notice. Sunshine Girl was written by: Jerry Riopelle, Smokey Roberds, Murray MacLeod.  

  16 Yellow Balloon   May 1967  
  The Yellow Balloon  
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  The self-titled Yellow Balloon by The Yellow Balloon was the only top 20 hit for the group. The group received minor airplay with other songs too, like Stained Glass Window.
The Yellow Balloon featured drummer Don Grady, child actor on TV show My Three Sons.
 

  17 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman 10   Jun 1967  
  Whistling Jack Smith  
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  The near instrumental song I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman was the only top 20 hit and the only song to receive measurable radio airplay by Whistling Jack Smith. This song was written by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway.  

  18 Do It Again A Little Bit Slower 17   Jun 1967  
  Jon & Robin And The In Crowd  
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  Do It Again A Little Bit Slower was the only top 20 hit for Jon And Robin And The In Crowd. The duo followed-up with more songs that received slight radio airplay like Drums. The duo later became known as simply Jon And Robin. Note that there were other groups called The In Crowd, none related to this duo. This song was written by Wayne Thompson.  

  19 Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead 15   Jun 1967  
  The Fifth Estate  
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  The Fifth Estate made a top 20 one hit wonder with its version of the classic The Wizard Of Oz movie song. This song was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  

  20 Little Bit O'Soul 2   Jun 1967  
  The Music Explosion  
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  Little Bit O'Soul was a big top 20 one hit wonder for The Music Explosion, whose follow-up, Sunshine Games was somewhat popular.  

  21 Come On Down To My Boat 7   Jul 1967  
  Every Mothers' Son  
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  Although Come On Down To My Boat was the only top 20 hit for Every Mothers' Son, the group received some airplay with other songs like Put Your Mind At Ease.  

  22 Hypnotized 11   Aug 1967  
  Linda Jones  
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  Hypnotized was the only top 20 song for soul singer Linda Jones.  

  23 Ode To Billie Joe 1   Sep 1967  
  Bobbie Gentry  
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  Ode To Billie Joe was the only top 20 hit for Bobbie Gentry. In 1976, the song was re-recorded for a movie. The original version also became popular again but missed the top 20. The song was from the movie Ode To Billie Joe.  

  24 Let's Go To San Francisco   Sep 1967  
  The Flower Pot Men  
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  Let's Go To San Francisco was the only popular song by The Flower Pot Men; but singer Tony Burrows had a long string of apparent one hit wonder songs under different group names like The Ivy League, The Flower Pot Men, Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, The Pipkins, First Class, and sometimes for Brotherhood Of Man. This song was written by John Carter and Ken Lewis.  

  25 Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright) 11   Oct 1967  
  Bill Cosby  
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  Comedian and actor Bill Cosby had a top 20 one hit wonder with his take on the Stevie Wonder tune Uptight (Everything's Alright).  

  26 Expressway (To Your Heart) 1   Oct 1967  
  The Soul Survivors  
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  The members of Soul Survivors were in separate groups until they collided in an auto accident and formed this group. Although this was the only top 20 hit for Soul Survivors, the group received some airplay with other songs like sound-alike tune Explosion (In Your Soul).
In 1987, Breakfast Club received moderate airplay with their remake of Expressway To Your Heart (without the parentheses). This song was written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
 

  27 Gimme Little Sign 2   Oct 1967  
  Brenton Wood  
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  Gimme Little Sign was the only top 20 song for Brenton Wood, whose other popular songs included the album title track The Oogum Boogum Song. The song Gimme Little Sign was from album The Oogum Boogum Song.  

  28 Get On Up 14   Oct 1967  
  The Esquires  
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  Soul group The Esquires made the top 20 with its first release, Get On Up. The group then had a string of soul hits, including follow-up And Get Away, a top 20 near-miss.  

  29 Shout Bamalama 17   Nov 1967  
  Mickey Murray  
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  Shout Bamalama was the only top 20 hit for Mickey Murray. The follow-up, Flat Foot Sam, received very slight radio airplay. Shout Bamalama was written by Otis Redding.  

  30 Where Is The Party   Nov 1967  
  Helena Ferguson  
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  Where Is The Party featured back up musicians that became The Ohio Players. While this was the most popular song by Helena Ferguson, she received slight radio airplay with Don't Spoil Our Good Thing too.  

  31 Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) 15   Nov 1967  
  The Hombres  
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  Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) was also released as just Let It All Hang Out. Although this was the only top 20 hit for The Hombres, the group received slight radio airplay with other songs like It's A Gas.
The extra here is an updated remix.
 

  32 Pata Pata 7   Nov 1967  
  Miriam Makeba  
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  Pata Pata was the only top 20 hit for Miriam Makeba. She received some radio play for other songs too, like Lovely Lies as by Manhattan Brothers And Miriam Makeba.  

  33 An Open Letter To My Teenage Son 13   Dec 1967  
  Victor Lundberg  
    YouTube    
  An Open Letter To My Teenage Son was the only top 20 hit and the only radio-played song by news man Victor Lundberg. The song was from album An Open Letter.  

  34 Boogaloo Down Broadway 12   Dec 1967  
  The Fantastic Johnny C  
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  Soul singer The Fantastic Johnny C had a string of moderately popular songs including Hitch It To The Horse and Got What You Need, but Boogaloo Down Broadway was his only top 20 song. This song was written by Jesse James.  

  35 Next Plane To London 15   Dec 1967  
  The Rose Garden  
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  Next Plane To London was the only top 20 hit for The Rose Garden. The group followed-up with Here's Today which received minor radio airplay.  


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1967 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Ode To Billie Joe
 Bobbie Gentry
2Expressway (To Your Heart)
 The Soul Survivors
3Little Bit O'Soul
 The Music Explosion
4Gimme Little Sign
 Brenton Wood
598.6
 Keith
6(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
 Blues Magoos
7Pata Pata
 Miriam Makeba
8Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
 The Casinos
9Western Union
 The Five Americans
10For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)
 The Buffalo Springfield
11Friday On My Mind
 The Easybeats
12Come On Down To My Boat
 Every Mothers' Son
13Stand By Me
 Spyder Turner
14Boogaloo Down Broadway
 The Fantastic Johnny C
15I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
 The Electric Prunes
16Hypnotized
 Linda Jones
17I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
 Whistling Jack Smith
18The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
 Harpers Bizarre
19Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)
 Bill Cosby
20Skate Now
 Lou Courtney

Top 100 One Hit Wonders

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1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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1967 Pop Top 100 Songs

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Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1967. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.