Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1979.
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 1979 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.
1979 One Hit Wonders Page
One Hit Wonders from 1979 at Tunecaster
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Singer and drummer with Elton John Nigel Olsson had a single top 20 solo entry with Dancin' Shoes. He followed-up with his version of Little Bit Of Soap which was fairly popular too. The song Dancin' Shoes was from album Nigel. This song was written by Carl Storie.
Brothers Danny and Jimmy Faragher gained moderate airplay with Stay The Night. Months later, the duo released Thanks A Lot. They also had solo music, and were leading members of Peppermint Trolley Company and Bones.
Cruel To Be Kind was the only pop top 20 hit for Nick Lowe. He received pop and rock airplay for other songs including the 1985 rock top 20 remake of the 1977 Dave Edmunds song I Knew The Bride. In 1996, Spacehog remade Cruel To Be Kind and received moderate rock radio airplay with the song.
M was Robin Scott, a singer and musician from the UK. Although Pop Muzik was the only top 20 hit for M, he followed-up with Moonlight And Muzak, which received very slight airplay and became a moderate hit in the UK. The song Pop Muzik was from album New York - London - Paris - Munich.
Song writer Ian Gomm had a Pop Top 20 one hit wonder and rock chart near-miss with Hold On. He also received some rock radio play with 24 Hour Service. The song Hold On was from album Gomm With The Wind.
Video Killed The Radio Star received some radio airplay, but became a classic song after it was revived as the opening song on the new video network MTV in 1981. Buggles also received some airplay years later with the song I Am A Camera.