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Here are the US 1976 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 The Homecoming 16   Feb 1976  
  Hagood Hardy  
    YouTube    
  The Homecoming was a top 20 one hit wonder for its writer, Hagood Hardy. He received minor radio airplay for other songs too, like Love Theme From Missouri Breaks. Hagood Hardy also wrote commercial jingles and movie music. The Homecoming was from the movie The Waltons.  

  2 The White Knight 16   Feb 1976  
  Cledus Maggard And The Citizen's Band  
    YouTube    
  The White Knight was a top 20 one hit wonder for Cledus Maggard And The Citizen's Band. Follow-up song Kentucky Moonrunner received slight airplay. The White Knight was written by Jay Huguely.  

  3 Baby Face 12   Feb 1976  
  The Wing And A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps.  
    YouTube    
  In 1921, Baby Face was a popular song for Jan Garber Orchestra With Benny Davis. The song was also done by Art Mooney, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, and others. Baby Face was the only top 20 hit for The Wing And A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps. The group also received minor radio airplay with a dance remake of the 1966 number 8 song Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles.  

  4 Junk Food Junkie 7   Mar 1976  
  Larry Groce  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Junk Food Junkie was the only top 20 hit and the only song to receive noticeable radio airplay for Larry Groce.  

  5 Without Your Love (Mr. Jordan) 14   Apr 1976  
  Charlie Ross  
    YouTube    
  Without Your Love was a 1976 number 14 hit for Charlie Ross and a top 20 one hit wonder. Charlie Ross received slight light and country airplay with other songs. Without Your Love really was a duet, but the woman singing was uncredited. In the 1960s, Charlie Ross was with Eternity's Children.  

  6 Let Your Love Flow 1   Apr 1976  
  Bellamy Brothers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Country group Bellamy Brothers made the Pop Top 20 once with this number one song, and became a one hit wonder.  

  7 Fooled Around And Fell In Love 2   May 1976  
  Elvin Bishop  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Fooled Around And Fell In Love featured background vocals by Mickey Thomas, who later joined Jefferson Starship. Although Fooled Around And Fell In Love was the only top 20 hit for Elvin Bishop, he had some other songs that received slight or moderate airplay, like the follow-up Struttin' My Stuff.  

  8 Union Man   May 1976  
  Cate Bros.  
    YouTube    
  Union Man was a near top 20 miss for Cate Bros. The brothers had other songs that received slight radio airplay like Can't Change My Heart and Time Is A Thief.  

  9 Shannon 3   May 1976  
  Henry Gross  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Shannon was a top 20 one hit wonder for Henry Gross, whose other songs received moderate play but missed the top 20. Henry Gross was the original lead guitarist for Sha Na Na.  

  10 Happy Days 3   May 1976  
  Pratt & McClain With Brother Love  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  When TV show Happy Days started, the theme to the show was 1955 anthem song (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley And His Comets. The theme was later changed to Happy Days. Pratt & McClain followed-up Happy Days with a remake of Devil With A Blue Dress On, which had been part of a 1966 number one medley for Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels. The song was from the TV show Happy Days. This song was written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox.  

  11 Movin' 12   Jun 1976  
  Brass Construction  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Movin' was the a top 20 one hit wonder for Brass Construction, the group had a few other songs that received radio airplay, like Changin' and Ha Cha Cha (Funktion). The song was written by Randy Muller and Wade Williamston. and from album Brass Construction.  

  12 Making Our Dreams Come True 17   Jun 1976  
  Cyndi Grecco  
    YouTube    
  Making Our Dreams Come True was the theme to the comedy TV show Laverne & Shirley. This one song that hit the radio by Cyndi Grecco gave her a single top 20 hit. A few months later, she sang I Want It All, the theme song from TV series Blansky's Beauties.  

  13 Afternoon Delight 1   Jun 1976  
  Starland Vocal Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Afternoon Delight was named for a Washington cafe called Clyde's Afternoon Delights. Although Afternoon Delight was the only top 20 hit for Starland Vocal Band, the group had other songs that received minor radio airplay like California Day and The Light Of My Life.  

  14 More, More, More Pt. 1 2   Jun 1976  
  Andrea True Connection  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  More, More, More was by far the most popular top 20 hit song by Andrea True Connection. She made the TC top 20 again in 1977 with number 14 hit N.Y., You Got Me Dancing, which was also a US top 30 song.  

  15 The Boys Are Back In Town 6   Jul 1976  
  Thin Lizzy  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The Boys Are Back In Town was the only top 20 hit for Thin Lizzy. The group had a string of popular rock songs, including the 1973 rock classic Whiskey In The Jar which, in 1999, became a top 20 rock hit for Metallica. In 1989, Bon Jovi remade The Boys Are Back In Town. In 1999, Everclear remade the song again.
The extra here is a live video performance.
 

  16 Moonlight Feels Right 2   Jul 1976  
  Starbuck  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Moonlight Feels Right was a top 20 one hit wonder for Starbuck, but the group received some airplay with other songs like the follow-up I Got To Know.  

  17 Turn The Beat Around 3   Jul 1976  
  Vicki Sue Robinson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Turn The Beat Around was the only top 20 hit for Vicki Sue Robinson. Vicki Sue Robinson had a string of popular dance songs like her 1984 remake of Everlasting Love, which had been done by Robert Knight and Carl Carlton among others. In 1994, Gloria Estefan brought her remake of Turn The Beat Around to number 6.  

  18 I'm Easy 10   Jul 1976  
  Keith Carradine  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Keith Carradine was a movie and TV actor. I'm Easy was his only top 20 hit. He did not receive noticeable airplay with any other song. The song was from the movie Nashville. This song was written by Keith Carradine.  

  19 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman   Jul 1976  
  The Deadly Nightshade  
    YouTube    
  Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was a TV soap opera. The theme song by The Deadly Nightshade received minor radio airplay.  

  20 Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely) 11   Aug 1976  
  Shirley & Squirrely  
    YouTube    
  Shirley & Squirrely was a revival of The Nutty Squirrels. The creator of both fictional groups, Bob Milsap, did not have the right to use the name The Nutty Squirrels, and so the group became Shirley & Squirrely. As The Nutty Squirrels, the group had the 1959 number 9 hit Uh! Oh! Part 2.  

  21 Play That Funky Music 1   Sep 1976  
  Wild Cherry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  While Play That Funky Music was the only top 20 hit for Wild Cherry, the group received some airplay with other songs like Baby Don't You Know. In 1990, Vanilla Ice took his remake of Play That Funky Music to number 2. The song was from album Blame It On The Boogie.  

  22 A Fifth Of Beethoven 1   Sep 1976  
  Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The instrumental song A Fifth Of Beethoven was a top 20 one hit wonder for Walter Murphy. He had other songs that received minor radio airplay like Themes From E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial). This song was from show and album Saturday Night Fever. It was written by Ludwig Van Beethoven.  

  23 Wham Bam 10   Sep 1976  
  Silver  
    YouTube    
  Wham Bam was originally released as Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang but the name was quickly shortened. Silver followed-up with Memory, which received slight radio airplay.  

  24 Disco Duck (Part 1) 1   Oct 1976  
  Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots  
    YouTube    
  Disco Duck was the only top 20 hit for Rick Dees, longtime host of the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40. He had some other songs that received minor radio airplay like Eat My Shorts. The song Disco Duck (Part 1) was from album The Original Disco Duck.  

  25 You Are My Starship 13   Oct 1976  
  Norman Connors  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Norman Connors was a famous soul star, but You Are My Starship was his top 20 one hit wonder.  


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1976 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Play That Funky Music
 Wild Cherry
2A Fifth Of Beethoven
 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
3Disco Duck (Part 1)
 Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots
4Afternoon Delight
 Starland Vocal Band
5Let Your Love Flow
 Bellamy Brothers
6Moonlight Feels Right
 Starbuck
7More, More, More Pt. 1
 Andrea True Connection
8Shannon
 Henry Gross
9Fooled Around And Fell In Love
 Elvin Bishop
10Turn The Beat Around
 Vicki Sue Robinson
11Happy Days
 Pratt & McClain With Brother Love
12The Boys Are Back In Town
 Thin Lizzy
13I'm Easy
 Keith Carradine
14Junk Food Junkie
 Larry Groce
15Wham Bam
 Silver
16Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely)
 Shirley & Squirrely
17Movin'
 Brass Construction
18Baby Face
 The Wing And A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps.
19You Are My Starship
 Norman Connors
20Without Your Love (Mr. Jordan)
 Charlie Ross

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Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1976. 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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