27 One-Hit Wonders From The ’70s You’ll Never Forget

27 One-Hit Wonders From The ’70s You’ll Never Forget | I Love Classic Rock Videos

They Made It Big With One Song

You know when people refer to these as “five minutes of fame?” Well that doesn’t seem to be true for these artists. Because if anything, they’ve proven that being a one-hit wonder isn’t always a bad thing especially when your songs are impressively enduring you’re basically laughing all the way to the bank.

Some of them may even be overrated but if decades later, younger musicians are still covering and singing these tracks, it only means they must have done something right. So let’s check out these classic tunes from the ’70s that prove good music never goes out of style.

27. “The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia” – Vicki Lawrence

This is a tune best appreciated by those who were there during the ‘70s – those who experienced and understood what the era was all about. That’s also why so many teens back in the day loved this chilling Southern gothic song which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was a huge hit for Vicki Lawrence.

26. “Spirit in the Sky” – Norman Greenbaum

How many people actually know other Norman Greenbaum tunes beyond “Spirit in the Sky?” Here’s an interesting fact which you would know if you’re a ‘70s baby: Greenbaum’s a Jewish who wrote this religious rock song. The music took months to finish but he managed to write the lyrics pretty quickly.

25. “Cat’s in the Cradle” – Harry Chapin

Don’t be fooled by the catchy tune because this is about to become one of the saddest songs you’ll ever hear – so much so it will break your heart with every verse. The lyrics actually began as a poem written by Sandy, Harry Chapin’s wife. It’s a beautiful track but an absolute tearjerker.


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