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  1 Get Dancin' 11   Feb 1975  
  Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Get Dancin' was a top 20 one hit wonder for Disco Tex. It was followed with other songs that were popular in discos, including I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo, which was a top 20 near miss.  

  2 Up In A Puff Of Smoke 14   Mar 1975  
  Polly Brown  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Up In A Puff Of Smoke was a top 20 one hit wonder for Polly Brown. She released a few other songs that received slight play. In 1970, Polly Brown was in Pickettywitch, and the group had three UK top 20 songs, and later with group Sweet Dreams which, in 1975, had a UK top 10 hit with a remake of Honey Honey by Abba.  

  3 Lovin' You 1   Mar 1975  
  Minnie Riperton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Lovin' You was the only top 20 hit for Minnie Riperton, whose follow-up, Inside My Love, received extensive soul and jazz play. Minnie Riperton was well known in those circles for her legendary vocal range.  

  4 Shame, Shame, Shame 9   Mar 1975  
  Shirley And Company  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Shame, Shame, Shame was a top 20 one hit wonder for Shirley And Company. The group had other songs out that received very slight airplay.  

  5 Sad Sweet Dreamer 10   Mar 1975  
  Sweet Sensation  
    YouTube    
  Sad Sweet Dreamer was the only top 20 song for UK soul group Sweet Sensation. Follow-up song Purely By Coincidence received some soul play.
This group Sweet Sensation was from the UK. In the 1980s, another unrelated group also called Sweet Sensation had a string of popular songs. That second group was from New York City. The song Sad Sweet Dreamer was from album Sad Sweet Dreamer.
 

  6 Chevy Van 3   Apr 1975  
  Sammy Johns  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Chevy Van was the only top 20 hit for Sammy Johns. He followed-up with Rag Doll, and had a few other songs that received some radio airplay.  

  7 Jackie Blue 2   May 1975  
  Ozark Mountain Daredevils  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Jackie Blue was a top 20 one hit wonder for Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Almost a year earlier, the group had a top 20 near miss with If You Wanna Get To Heaven.  

  8 Shaving Cream 18   May 1975  
  Benny Bell  
    YouTube    
  Shaving Cream was originally released in 1946. The song was banned from some radio stations, but a following of Benny Bell developed. In 1975, as a result of exposure by Dr. Demento, the song became more popular. Benny Bell also received some radio airplay and jukebox play in the 1940s with songs like Sweet Violets and Take A Ship For Yourself.  

  9 Autobahn   May 1975  
  Kraftwerk  
    YouTube    
  Autobahn was the most popular song by dance alternative group Kraftwerk. The group had a string of less known tunes, most of which did not crossover to pop stations.  

  10 Ease On Down The Road 20   May 1975  
  Consumer Rapport  
    YouTube    
  Ease On Down The Road was the only top 20 hit, and the only song that received mentionable airplay, for Consumer Rapport. In 1978, a version of this song by Diana Ross & Michael Jackson became a number 18 hit. The song was from the show The Wiz.  

  11 How Long 1   May 1975  
  Ace  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  How Long was the only top 20 hit for Ace. The group followed-up with Rock And Roll Runaway, which received minor radio play. Ace featured lead singer Paul Carrack, who also sang with Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics. Ace song How Long was from album Five-A-Side (An Ace Album).  

  12 Love Won't Let Me Wait 3   Jun 1975  
  Major Harris  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  13 I'm Not Lisa 4   Jun 1975  
  Jessi Colter  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although I'm Not Lisa was the only top 20 hit for Jessi Colter, she had a string of songs that were popular on country stations like her 1970 duet with Waylon Jennings, Suspicious Minds. That song was also a 1969 number one hit for Elvis Presley.  

  14 Magic 2   Jul 1975  
  Pilot  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Magic was the only top 20 hit for Pilot, the group had a string of songs that received some radio airplay, like January. Pilot was led by singer and multi-instrumentalist David Paton, who also sang and played extensively for The Alan Parsons Project and Camel.  

  15 The Hustle 1   Jul 1975  
  Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The mostly instrumental one hit wonder song The Hustle was a number one song and the only top 20 hit for Van McCoy. He followed up with a string of fairly popular dance and soul songs like Change With The Times. This song was from album Disco Baby. This song was written by Van McCoy.  

  16 Dynomite 10   Jul 1975  
  Tony Camillo's Bazuka  
    YouTube    
  Dynomite was a popular saying by J.J. Walker on the comedy TV show Good Times, and a top 20 one hit wonder hit. This group, sometimes called Tony Camillo's Bazuka, Bazuka Featuring Tony Camillo, or simply Bazuka, had a few other songs that received slight radio airplay like Love Explosion. Dynomite was written by Tony Camillo.  

  17 Rockin' Chair 11   Jul 1975  
  Gwen McCrae  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Rockin' Chair was the only top 20 hit for Gwen McCrae, she had a string of popular soul and dance songs like Funky Sensation. The song was from album Rockin' Chair.  

  18 Feelings 3   Oct 1975  
  Morris Albert  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Feelings spent 12 weeks in the top 20 -- a very long time for a song in the 70s. It continued to receive extensive airplay for months after, and became a classic. Morris Albert was sued for stealing Feelings from another song. He lost the lawsuit, and 88 percent of the royalties. Morris Albert followed up with Sweet Loving Man, which received slight radio airplay.  

  19 Do It Any Way You Wanna 13   Nov 1975  
  People's Choice  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Do It Any Way You Wanna was a top 20 one hit wonder for People's Choice. The group had many popular soul, funk, and dance songs that did not receive much crossover play.  

  20 Sky High 2   Nov 1975  
  Jigsaw  
    YouTube    
  Sky High was a top 20 one hit wonder for Jigsaw. The group had other popular dance songs, including the follow up, Love Fire, which received moderate play.  

  21 Eighteen With A Bullet 12   Nov 1975  
  Pete Wingfield  
    YouTube    
  Eighteen With A Bullet was the only top 20 song by Pete Wingfield. He received slight radio airplay with other songs too, like Lovin' As You Wanna Be.  

  22 I'm On Fire 19   Dec 1975  
  5000 Volts  
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1975 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1The Hustle
 Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
2Feelings
 Morris Albert
3Lovin' You
 Minnie Riperton
4How Long
 Ace
5Sky High
 Jigsaw
6Jackie Blue
 Ozark Mountain Daredevils
7Love Won't Let Me Wait
 Major Harris
8Magic
 Pilot
9Chevy Van
 Sammy Johns
10I'm Not Lisa
 Jessi Colter
11Shame, Shame, Shame
 Shirley And Company
12Get Dancin'
 Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes
13Sad Sweet Dreamer
 Sweet Sensation
14Dynomite
 Tony Camillo's Bazuka
15Rockin' Chair
 Gwen McCrae
16Do It Any Way You Wanna
 People's Choice
17Eighteen With A Bullet
 Pete Wingfield
18Up In A Puff Of Smoke
 Polly Brown

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Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1975. 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 super group 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 1980 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. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.

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