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Biggest 1971 One Hit Wonders
ranked most popular 1971 songs
1.Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson
2.Put Your Hand In The Hand
Ocean
3.Smiling Faces, Sometimes
The Undisputed Truth
4.Stay Awhile
The Bells
5.Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight
6.Chick-A-Boom
(Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
Daddy Dewdrop
7.Groove Me
King Floyd
8.What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John
Tom Clay
9.I've Found Someone Of My Own
The Free Movement
10.Sweet Mary
Wadsworth Mansion
11.Funky Nassau-Part I
The Beginning Of The End
12.Help Me Make It Through The Night
Sammi Smith
13.Trapped By A Thing Called Love
Denise La Salle
14.Signs
Five Man Electrical Band
15.One Toke Over The Line
Brewer & Shipley
16.Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Mac & Katie Kissoon
17.Right On The Tip Of My Tongue
Brenda & The Tabulations
18.I Love You For All Seasons
The Fuzz
19.Here Comes The Sun
Richie Havens
20.Timothy
The Buoys

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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

Here are the US 1971 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1. Groove Me

     
    Jan 1971
     
     
    King Floyd
     
     
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    Soul singer King Floyd made the top 20 once with Groove Me. He was also known for the moderately popular follow up Baby Let Me Kiss You.
     
     
  2.  
    Jan 1971
     
       
     
    Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson listen
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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.
     
     
  3. Sweet Mary

     
    Feb 1971
     
       
     
    Sweet Mary by Wadsworth Mansion listen
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    This song was written by Steve Jablecki.
     
     
  4. 1900 Yesterday

     
    Feb 1971
     
     
    Liz Damon's Orient Express
     
     
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    1900 Yesterday was the most popular song by Liz Damon's Orient Express. About two years later, the group received minor airplay with Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets).
     
     
  5. D.O.A.

     
    Mar 1971
     
       
     
    D.O.A. by Bloodrock listen
    D.O.A. by Bloodrock listen
     
     
     
    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.
     
     
  6. Help Me Make It Through The Night

     
    Apr 1971
     
     
    Sammi Smith
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  7. One Toke Over The Line

     
    Apr 1971
     
     
    Brewer & Shipley
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  8. Stay Awhile

     
    May 1971
     
     
    The Bells
     
     
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    Stay Awhile was the only top 20 hit for The Bells. The follow-up, I Love You Lady Dawn, received moderate airplay.
     
     
  9. Right On The Tip Of My Tongue

     
    May 1971
     
     
    Brenda & The Tabulations
     
     
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    Brenday Payton, in her group Brenda & The Tabulations, was a popular soul star, but Right On The Tip Of My Tongue was her only top 20 entry.
     
     
  10. I Love You For All Seasons

     
    May 1971
     
     
    The Fuzz
     
     
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    The Fuzz was a moderately popular soul group. The Fuzz made the top 20 with only this song. This song was written by Sheila Young.
     
     
  11. Timothy

     
    May 1971
     
     
    The Buoys
     
     
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    Timothy featured Rupert Holmes on keyboards. The Buoys followed-up this song with Give Up Your Guns, and some other songs, which received minor radio airplay. Timothy was written by Rupert Holmes.
     
     
  12. Put Your Hand In The Hand

     
    May 1971
     
       
     
    Put Your Hand In The Hand by Ocean listen
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    Put Your Hand In The Hand was the only top 20 hit for Ocean. Ocean followed-up with Deep Enough For Me, and other songs that received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  13. Here Comes The Sun

     
    May 1971
     
     
    Richie Havens
     
     
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    Richie Havens made the top 20 only once, with his pop version of Here Comes The Sun. The song was first made famous in a rock version by The Beatles in 1967. This song was written by George Harrison.
     
     
  14. Toast And Marmalade For Tea

     
    May 1971
     
       
     
    Toast And Marmalade For Tea by Tin Tin listen
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    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.
     
     
  15. Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)

     
    May 1971
     
     
    Daddy Dewdrop
     
     
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    Daddy Dewdrop was actually Richard Monda, who was a songwriter for the TV cartoon series Sabrina And The Groovy Ghoulies. This song was written by Janis Lee Guinn and Linda Martin.
     
     
  16. Cool Aid

     
    Jun 1971
     
     
    Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists
     
     
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    Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists followed-up Cool Aid with Funky L.A., which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  17. Funky Nassau-Part I

     
    Jun 1971
     
     
    The Beginning Of The End
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  18. Get It On

     
    Jul 1971
     
     
    Chase
     
     
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    Jazz trumpet player Bill Chase made the top 20 only once, with Get It On.
     
     
  19. Mr. Big Stuff

     
    Jul 1971
     
       
     
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    The greatest hit by Jean Knight was Mr. Big Stuff. Not until 1985 did she reach into the top 30 again to peak at number 28 with My Toot Toot.
     
     
  20.  
    Jul 1971
     
     
    Ralfi Pagan
     
     
    Make It With You by Ralfi Pagan listen
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    Make It With You was the only top 20 hit for Ralfi Pagan. The song was originally done in 1970 by Bread.
     
     
  21. Resurrection Shuffle

     
    Jul 1971
     
       
     
    Resurrection Shuffle by Ashton, Gardner And Dyke listen
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    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.
     
     
  22. Double Barrel

     
    Jul 1971
     
     
    Dave And Ansil Collins
     
     
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    Dave And Ansil Collins had only this one top 20 hit.
     
     
  23. Rings

     
    Aug 1971
     
     
    Cymarron
     
     
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    Rings was the most popular song and only top 20 hit for Cymarron. The group followed-up with Valerie which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  24. Signs

     
    Aug 1971
     
       
     
    Signs by Five Man Electrical Band listen
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    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.
     
     
  25. What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John

     
    Aug 1971
     
     
    Tom Clay
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  26. Smiling Faces, Sometimes

     
    Sep 1971
     
       
     
    Smiling Faces, Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth listen
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    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.
     
     
  27. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

     
    Sep 1971
     
     
    Mac & Katie Kissoon
     
     
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    Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep was the only top 20 hit for siblings Mac & Katie Kissoon. A few years later, they received slight radio airplay with songs Sugar Candy Kisses and Don't Do It Baby.
     
     
  28. Wedding Song (There Is Love)

     
    Oct 1971
     
       
     
    Wedding Song (There Is Love) by Paul Stookey listen
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    Paul Stookey's only solo top 20 entry was Wedding Song (There Is Love) Paul Stookey was a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.
     
     
  29. Trapped By A Thing Called Love

     
    Oct 1971
     
     
    Denise La Salle
     
     
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    Although Trapped By A Thing Called Love was the only top 20 hit for Denise LaSalle, she had a string of popular soul songs including Now Run And Tell That.
     
     
  30. I've Found Someone Of My Own

     
    Oct 1971
     
       
     
    I've Found Someone Of My Own by The Free Movement listen
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    I've Found Someone Of My Own was the only top 20 hit for The Free Movement. The group received slight radio play on soul formats with other songs. The song was from album I've Found Someone Of My Own.
     
     
  31. Easy Loving

     
    Nov 1971
     
     
    Freddie Hart
     
     
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    Major country music star Freddie Hart received extensive pop music play with only Easy Loving.
     
     
  32. Desiderata

     
    Dec 1971
     
     
    Les Crane
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  33.  
    Dec 1971
     
     
    Don Charles Presents The Singing Dogs
     
     
    Jingle Bells by Don Charles Presents The Singing Dogs listen
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    Jingle Bells came out in 1955, and made the top 20 in 1971. The novelty of dogs barking to the music produced some airplay for the other side of the single too, Oh Suzanna.
     


     



 
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