Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1972.
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 1972 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.
1972 One Hit Wonders Page
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I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing was built from the commercial jingle I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke. The New Seekers also had a version of this song in the top 20 at the same time. The Hillside Singers had other songs that received minor radio airplay including We're Together, which was built from a McDonald's commercial jingle.
White Lies, Blue Eyes
While White Lies, Blue Eyes was the greatest hit in pop music for Bullet, the group had a few other songs that received airplay on album rock radio stations, like Little Bit O' Soul.
Sunshine was the only top 20 hit for Jonathan Edwards. He followed-up with songs that received slight radio airplay, and came back to the radio with a few country songs in the late 1980s. The extra here is a live video performance many years later. The song Sunshine was from album Jonathan Edwards. This song was written by Jonathan Edwards.
Joy was built from Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by classical era composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Joy was the only top 20 hit for Apollo 100. The group, with keyboardist and arranger Tom Parker, received minor airplay with some other instrumentals including a remake of Telstar, the 1962 number 3 song by The Tornadoes. The song Joy was from album Joy.
Precious And Few was the only top 20 song for Climax. Climax received minor airplay with a few other songs, like Life And Breath, the follow up. Climax was occasionally known as Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci, the lead singer. He was also the lead singer of The Outsiders, which had two top 20 hits in the 1960s including the 1966 number 5 song Time Won't Let Me.
Although this was the only top 20 hit by T. Rex, the group had a long string of album rock songs that received radio airplay like Jeepster and Telegram Sam. In 1985, The Power Station remade this song renaming it the subtitle Get It On, and it became a pop and rock top 20 hit.
Hot Rod Lincoln received moderate radio airplay in 1960 when it was recorded by Charlie Ryan and then by Johnny Bond. Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen also remade and received some airplay with the song Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) which was popular in 1947 by Tex Williams and by Phil Harris.
The Pipes And Drums And Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
This instrumental version of Amazing Grace was the only top 20 hit for Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The group described itself as 'Scotland's senior regiment and her only regular cavalry.' This song was written by Reverend John Newton.
Although How Do You Do was the only top 20 hit for Mouth & MacNeal, the duo had a few other songs that received radio airplay like I See A Star.
Gone, a remake of the 1957 number 6 hit by Ferlin Husky, was the greatest hit by Joey Heatherton. She followed-up this song and received minor airplay with a remake of the 1960 number one hit I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. Joey Heatherton was an actress who appeared as a frequent guest on many TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s. She was in movies too.
Although Hold Your Head Up was the only pop top 20 hit for Argent, the group had a string of songs that received album rock airplay including the original God Gave Rock And Roll To You which became a 1991 rocknumber 9 song for Kiss. Previously, Rod Argent was the keyboardist for The Zombies. The song Hold Your Head Up was from album All Together Now.
Although Motorcycle Mama was the only top 20 hit for Sailcat, the group received minor radio airplay about a year later with She Showed Me.
Small Beginnings was a near top 20 miss and the most popular song by Flash. The group received some album rock radio airplay with other songs too, like Children Of The Universe. Flash members Peter Banks and Tony Kaye were original members of Yes. The song Small Beginnings was from album Flash.
Although Popcorn was the a top 20 one hit wonder hit for Hot Butter, the group received minor radio airplay with other instrumental songs including a remake of the 1962 number 11 hit Percolator by Billy Joe & The Checkmates. This song was written by Gershan Kingsley.