Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1973.
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 1973 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.
1973 One Hit Wonders Page
One Hit Wonders from 1973 at Tunecaster
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Why Can't We Live Together was the only top 20 song for Timmy Thomas. He received minor airplay with other songs, like the follow-up People Are Changin'. In 1984, Sade received some soul airplay with Why Can't We Live Together.
Oh, Babe, What Would You Say was the only top 20 hit by music producer and engineer Norman 'Hurricane' Smith. He received minor airplay for other songs also like Don't Let It Die and Who Was It. Hurricane produced early albums for The Beatles, and worked with others like Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder.
The Blue Ridge Rangers had one US top 20 song with this remake of Jambalaya. The group received significant rock and country radio play with other songs, and it included group member John Fogerty who was also in Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) was written by Hank Williams.
Dueling Banjos was the only top 20 hit for Eric Weissberg. In 1975, Eric Weissberg & Deliverance received minor radio airplay a remake of the 1958 number one song Yakety Yak by The Coasters. Comedian Martin Mull also received some radio airplay with a spoof of Dueling Banjos entitled Dueling Tubas. Dueling Banjos was from the movie Deliverance.
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia was first offered to Cher, but she turned it down. Bobby Russell, the writer, then offered the song to his wife, Vicki Lawrence. She had some other songs that received minor airplay, like the follow-up He Did With Me. Vicki Lawrence became famous as an actress on the TV show The Carol Burnett Show.
Daisy A Day was the only top 20 hit for Jud Strunk. He had other songs that received some radio airplay, like the follow-up Next Door Neighbor's Kid. The extra here is a live TV performance.
Martin Mull And Orchestra
Dueling Tubas was a spoof of Dueling Banjos by Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell. This was the most popular song by Martin Mull. He released some other novelty songs too, like Boogie Man. Martin Mull was a comedian, movie actor, and occasional guest on the TV show Saturday Night Live.
Wildflower was the only top 20 hit for Skylark. A few months later, the group received minor radio airplay with I'll Have To Go Away. Skylark keyboardist David Foster went on to make his own songs, including the 1985 number 12 hit Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire.
Although Hocus Pocus was the only top 20 hit for mostly instrumental group Focus, the group received minor airplay for other songs like Sylvia and Harem Scarem. The song Hocus Pocus was from album Moving Waves.
Clint Holmes enlisted the producer's son, Philip Vance, to help him sing this song. Clint Holmes followed-up with the song Shiddle-ee-dee, which received minor radio airplay. This song was written by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance.
Bobby Boris Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers had a top 20 one hit wonder twice with Monster Mash. After initially hitting number one in 1962, the song became a Halloween classic. The same record was re-released in 1973 and made the top 10 again. The original follow-up, Monsters' Holiday, was moderately popular.
Stories keyboardist Michael Brown was also in The Left Banke whose greatest hit was the 1966 number 5 hit Walk Away Renee. Although Brother Louie was the only top 20 hit for Stories, the group had a string of songs that received pop or rock radio airplay.
My Maria was the only top 20 hit for B.W. Stevenson. He had other songs that received some radio airplay like the follow-up The River Of Love. In 1996, My Maria was remade by country duo Brooks & Dunn and received extensive radio airplay.
In 1971, The original One Tin Soldier became a top 20 near miss. The song was redone with no major changes in 1973. The new version received minor airplay, and the original version hit number 16. The song was from the movie Billy Jack.