Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1971.
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 1971 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.
1971 One Hit Wonders Page
One Hit Wonders from 1971 at Tunecaster
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Although Rose Garden was the only top 20 hit for Lynn Anderson, she had a long string of songs that were popular on country stations, including her version of the number one song Top Of The World by Carpenters. In 1989, I Beg Your Pardon, which borrowed heavily from Rose Garden, became a number 10 hit for Kon Kan. Rose Garden was written by Joe South.
D.O.A. was by far the most popular song by Bloodrock on both pop and rock music radio.
The group had a string of album rock songs that received airplay. The extra here is a recording and video of the song years later. The song D.O.A. was from album Bloodrock 2.
The Sammi Smith version of Help Me Make It Through The Night was the most popular version of the song, and the only top 20 hit for Sammi Smith. She had a long string of popular country songs including the 1971 song Then You Walk In. The extra here is a live TV performance. Other artists also performed Help Me Make It Through The Night including Joe Simon and O.C. Smith. Gladys Knight & The Pips took the song into the top 20 in 1972.
One Toke Over The Line featured guest guitarist Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead. Brewer & Shipley never had another top 20 song, but they received some airplay with other songs like the follow-up Tarkio Road.
Toast And Marmalade For Tea was produced by Maurice Gibb of Bee Gees. Toast And Marmalade For Tea was a top 20 one hit wonder for Tin Tin. Tin Tin member Steve Kipner also wrote songs like Physical and Hard Habit To Break.
The Beginning Of The End was formed in Nassau, Bahamas. Funky Nassau-Part I was the only top 20 hit for the group. The group recorded one album, following-up this song with Monkey Tamarind, which received very little radio airplay.
Get It On
Jazz trumpet player Bill Chase made the top 20 only once, with Get It On.
Ashton, Gardner & Dyke was a rock group from the UK. Resurrection Shuffle was the greatest hit by the group, which received only slight rock radio airplay for other songs. The song was written by Tony Ashton. and from album Ashton, Gardner And Dyke.
Dave And Ansil Collins
Dave And Ansil Collins had only this one top 20 hit.
Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band made one top 20 hit with Signs. The follow-up, Absolutely Right, was a top 20 near miss here, a popular rock song, and reached #20 on Cashbox.
Signs was written by Les Emmerson.
What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John
What The World Needs Now Is Love was a 1965 top 10 hit by Jackie DeShannon. Abraham, Martin And John was a 1968 number 2 hit by Dion. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John Kennedy were assassinated figures. Tom Clay followed-up this song with Whatever Happened To Love which received minor radio airplay. This song was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach.
Smiling Faces, Sometimes was recorded by The Temptations, but it was one hit wonder The Undisputed Truth who jazzed-up the song and made it famous. The Undisputed Truth song Smiling Faces, Sometimes was from album Produced By Norman Whitfield. This song was written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield.
Les Crane was a late-night TV talk show host. Desiderata was a 1906 Max Ehrmann poem set to music. It was believed that the poem was in the public domain, but the copyright was still valid. Royalties had to be paid to the Ehrmann family. The song was written by Max Ehrmann and Fred Werner. and from album Desiderata.