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Biggest 1972 One Hit Wonders
ranked most popular 1972 songs
1.Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
Looking Glass
2.Nice To Be With You
Gallery
3.Precious And Few
Climax
4.It Never Rains In Southern California
Albert Hammond
5.Sunshine
Jonathan Edwards
6.Hold Your Head Up
Argent
7.How Do You Do?
Mouth & MacNeal
8.Motorcycle Mama
Sailcat
9.Hot Rod Lincoln
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
10.Jungle Fever
Chakachas
11.Joy
Apollo 100
12.Beautiful Sunday
Daniel Boone
13.Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Danny O'Keefe
14.Don't Say You Don't Remember
Beverly Bremers
15.I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
The Hillside Singers

1972 Pop Top 100 Songs
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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

One Hit Wonders from 1972 at Tunecaster

Here are the US 1972 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. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

     
    Jan 1972
     
     
    The Hillside Singers
     
     
    I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The Hillside Singers listen
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    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.
     
     
  2. White Lies, Blue Eyes

     
    Jan 1972
     
     
    Bullet
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  3. Sunshine

     
    Jan 1972
     
       
     
    Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards listen
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    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.
     
     
  4. Joy

     
    Feb 1972
     
     
    Apollo 100
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  5. Precious And Few

     
    Feb 1972
     
       
     
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    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.
     
     
  6. Bang A Gong (Get It On)

     
    Feb 1972
     
     
    T. Rex
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  7. Don't Say You Don't Remember

     
    Mar 1972
     
       
     
    Don't Say You Don't Remember by Beverly Bremers listen
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    Don't Say You Don't Remember was the only top 20 song for actress and singer Beverly Bremers.
     
     
  8. Jungle Fever

     
    Mar 1972
     
     
    Chakachas
     
     
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    Jungle Fever was the only top 20 hit for Chakachas. The group received no mentionable airplay with any other song. This song was written by Bill Ador.
     
     
  9. Suavecito

     
    Apr 1972
     
       
     
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    Malo was Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos Santana from group Santana. Both were guitarists. Malo followed-up Suavecito with Cafe, which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  10. Hot Rod Lincoln

     
    Jun 1972
     
     
    Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  11. Nice To Be With You

     
    Jun 1972
     
       
     
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    Nice To Be With You was a top 20 one hit wonder for Gallery, but the group had other popular songs too, like the near miss song I Believe In Music.
     
     
  12. Amazing Grace

     
    Jun 1972
     
     
    The Pipes And Drums And Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  13. How Do You Do?

     
    Jul 1972
     
     
    Mouth & MacNeal
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  14. Gone

     
    Aug 1972
     
     
    Joey Heatherton
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  15. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

     
    Aug 1972
     
       
     
    Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass listen
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    Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) was a number one song and a top 20 one hit wonder for Looking Glass. The group had other songs out, with Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne being fairly popular.
     
     
  16. Hold Your Head Up

     
    Aug 1972
     
       
     
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    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 rock number 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.
     
     
  17. Motorcycle Mama

     
    Aug 1972
     
     
    Sailcat
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  18. Small Beginnings

     
    Aug 1972
     
     
    Flash
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  19. Beautiful Sunday

     
    Sep 1972
     
     
    Daniel Boone
     
     
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    Although Beautiful Sunday was the only top 20 hit for Daniel Boone, he had other songs that received minor radio airplay, like Annabelle.
     
     
  20. Popcorn

     
    Oct 1972
     
     
    Hot Butter
     
     
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    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.
     
     
  21. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues

     
    Nov 1972
     
     
    Danny O'Keefe
     
     
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    Danny O'Keefe followed-up his only top 20 hit with The Road, which received minor radio airplay. The song Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues was from album O'Keefe.
     
     
  22. Convention '72

     
    Nov 1972
     
     
    The Delegates
     
     
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    Convention '72 was the only top 20 hit for The Delegates. Another political song by the group, Richard M. Nixon Faces The Issues, received some airplay about a year later.
     
     
  23. Thunder And Lightning

     
    Nov 1972
     
     
    Chi Coltrane
     
     
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    Thunder And Lightning was the only top 20 song by Chi Coltrane. She followed-up with Go Like Elijah, which received slight radio airplay.
     
     
  24. It Never Rains In Southern California

     
    Dec 1972
     
       
     
    It Never Rains In Southern California by Albert Hammond listen
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    Although It Never Rains In Southern California was the only top 20 hit for Albert Hammond, he had a string of songs that received some radio airplay.
    The extra here is a live video performance.
     
     
  25. Slow Motion (Part 1)

     
    Dec 1972
     
     
    Johnny Williams
     
     
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    Slow Motion was the most popular song for soul singer Johnny Williams. he received slight airplay with other songs too, like I Made A Mistake.
     


     



 
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