Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1969.
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 supergoup
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 1969 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.
1969 One Hit Wonders Page
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Crazy Elephant was a production of Ohio Express members Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, a duo that produced other one hit wonder groups. The lead singer for Crazy Elephant was Robert Spencer, also in The Cadillacs. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' was the only top 20 hit for Crazy Elephant. The group had other songs that received minor radio airplay too.
Will You Be Staying After Sunday was a top 20 near miss and by far the most popular song by The Peppermint Rainbow. The song made #21 Cashbox and #32 Billboard.
This song was written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschorn.
Although Love (Can Make You Happy) was the only top 20 hit for Mercy, the group received minor radio airplay for other songs like Hello Baby. Love (Can Make You Happy) was from the movie Fireball Jungle.
Morning Girl was the only top 20 hit for The Neon Philharmonic. The group received slight airplay with other songs too, like Flowers For Your Pillow. The song Morning Girl was from album The Moth Confesses. This song was written by Tupper Saussy.
In The Year 2525 was recorded in 1964, but became popular around the time of the first manned moon landing. Although the song took a long time to make it, it was written in about half an hour. This song became a number one hit and the only top 20 song for the duo. Zager & Evans received slight airplay for other songs like Mr. Turnkey.
Black Pearl was the only top 20 hit for Sonny Charles And The Checkmates, Ltd.. The follow-up, Proud Mary, which was listed as by The Checkmates, Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles, received some play. Black Pearl was written by: Phil Spector, Toni Wine, Irwin Levine.
Although My Pledge Of Love was the only top 20 hit for The Joe Jeffrey Group, the group received minor airplay with other songs like My Baby Loves Lovin', which was more famous as by White Plains. This song was written by Joe Stafford Jr..
The number 20 song Good Old Rock 'N Roll was a tribute to late 1950s and early 1960s rock and roll, including a medley of many popular songs. Cat Mother And The All Night News Boys received some radio airplay with other songs too like Can You Dance To It.
In A Rainbow
In A Rainbow was made famous when Sweetwater performed at the legendary weekend rock concert Woodstock. Sweetwater broke up soon afterward. No other song by Sweetwater received noticeable radio airplay.
Birthday was a remake of the 1966 rock song by The Beatles. The Underground Sunshine version of the song was a top 20 near miss. This group received minor airplay with other songs too, like Don't Shut Me Out. Birthday was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The Electric Indian included keyboard player Daryl Hall, and others who later became part of group MFSB. The instrumental song Keem-O-Sabe was a number 20 song and the most popular song by The Electric Indian. The group received some airplay with other songs too, including the B-side, Broad Street. Keem-O-Sabe was written by Bernice Borisoff and Bernard Binnick.
Abaco Dream peaked into the top 20 once to become a one hit wonder with Life And Death In G & A. This Abaco Dream song was written by Sly Stone, but showed up on the label as his real name, Sylvester Stewart. Abaco Dream was a side project for Sly & The Family Stone.
Piero Umiliani, From The Movie Sweden Heaven And Hell
Piero Umiliani was a movie soundtrack composer. Mah-Na-Mah-Na was his most popular song, as it was recycled on TV shows Sesame Street and the muppet shows and movies that started there. The song was popular in the US in 1969, and made #8 in the UK in 1977. Mah-Na-Mah-Na was from the movie Sweden Heaven And Hell.
Sugar On Sunday was a remake of an album track by Tommy James And The Shondells, and made The Clique a top 20 one hit wonder. The B-side if this single, Superman, received some notice, especially in 1986 when alternative band R.E.M. remade Superman and its version became a number 14 rock hit. Sugar On Sunday was written by Tommy James and Mike Vale.
Tracy was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Cuff Links. The studio group made other songs too, like moderately popular follow-up, When Julie Comes Around.
In fact, The Cuff Links included singer Ron Dante as the voice of all parts. Ron Dante made additional top 20 songs as the leader of The Archies and The Detergents. Tracy was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss.
Soul singer Garland Green crossed-over to the pop top 20 for one hit wonder song Jealous Kind Of Fella. This song was written by: Josephine Armstead, Garland Green, Rudolph Browner, Maurice Dollison.
You, I was a top 20 near miss and the only popular song by The Rugbys. This song was written by Steve McNicol.
Something In The Air
Something In The Air was a top 20 near miss for Thunderclap Newman. The group did not release any other song. Thunderclap Newman guitarist, Jimmy McCulloch, later became a member of Paul McCartney & Wings.
In 1962, The Shirelles took Baby It's You to number 6. Smith got the song up to number 6 again. Smith followed-up with other songs, like Take A Look Around, that received some radio airplay. The lead singer of Smith, Gayle McCormick, also received minor radio airplay with solo songs.
This was the only top 20 song for The Flying Machine. The band followed-up with a remake of The Marmalade song Baby Make It Soon. The group received slight airplay with other songs like Hanging On The Edge Of Sadness. Smile A Little Smile For Me was written by Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens.