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Two Hit Wonders of the 1970s

written by: spaauw
 
Some artists in the 70s had a top ten hit which we think of as a one hit wonder. But we've forgotten their follow up hits, which didn't fare quite as well, though they made it into the Billboard Top 40. This quiz is about these two hit wonder artists.

Question 1:


In 1972, he had a #3 hit with "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right". The next year he didn't do as well with "I'll be Your Shelter (In Time Of Storm)".
King Floyd
Dr. John
Luther Ingram
Bobby Womack

Question 2:


She had a #1 smash in 1976 with "Torn Between Two Lovers". Three years later, she only reached #39 with the song "Good Friend" (from the movie Meatballs).
Mary MacGregor
Maureen McGovern
Melissa Manchester
Maria Muldaur

Question 3:


This group topped the charts in the summer of '74 with the song "Rock The Boat". In the fall of '74, they didn't do as well with "Rockin' Soul".
Hyooze Corporation
Hews Corporation
Hues Corporation
Hughes Corporation

Question 4:


He reached #4 with "Run Joey Run" in the summer of '75, but didn't make it that far with "The Last Game Of The Season (A Blind Man In The Bleachers)" later that year.
David Gold
David Geddes
David Gray
David Gates

Question 5:


This Canadian band hit it big with "Sweet City Woman" in 1971. Five years later, they only reached #40 with "Hit The Road Jack", a song which featured Wolfman Jack.
Edward Bear
Stampeders
Brave Belt
Lighthouse

Question 6:


She had a number 1 hit in 1977 with "Don't Leave Me This Way", but two years later only made it to #34 with "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning".
Minnie Ripperton
Natalie Cole
Thelma Houston
Phoebe Snow

Question 7:


This singer had a top ten hit with "Shannon" in 1976, but only got as far as #37 with "Springtime Mama" later that year.
Henry Gross
Eric Carmen
Kenny Nolan
Austin Roberts

Question 8:


This group had a big hit with "Moonlight Feels Right" in the summer of 1976. Their attempt the next summer with "Everybody Be Dancin'" only reached #38.
Starship
Starland Vocal Band
Stargard
Starbuck

Question 9:


In 1973, they made it to the top 10 with "Stuck In The Middle With You." The next year, their follow up, "Star" didn't do as well.
Steal Away
Steely Dan
Steel Breeze
Stealer's Wheel

Question 10:


This singer reached number 6 with "Do You Know What I Mean" in 1971. His next song, "Can I Get A Witness", only made it to #39 the same year.
Jonathan Edwards
Dave Edmunds
Bobby Bloom
Lee Michaels

Question 11:


This artist had a #4 smash in 1979 with "Chuck E.'s In love". Her follow up, "Young Blood" snuck into the top 40 (at #40) for a single week.
Billie Joe McAllister
Brenda K. Starr
Rickie Lee Jones
Emmylou Harris

Question 12:


He hit #3 with "I Like Dreamin'" in 1977, but didn't fare as well with his follow up, "Love's Grown Deep" later that year.
Henry Gross
Kenny Nolan
Gary Numan
Larry Williams

 


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