1964 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song
|Across The Street
Lenny O’Henry, an R&B singer from North Carolina, made his debut in the 1960s.
|All My Loving
The Hollyridge Strings
The Hollyridge Strings were known for instrumental covers of pop hits, particularly of the Beatles’ songs.
|Baby Baby All The Time
The Superbs were an American soul group from Los Angeles, active during the 1960s and 1970s.
|Be My Girl
The Four – Evers
The Four-Evers were an American doo-wop group from Brooklyn, New York.
Barbara and the Browns
Barbara and the Browns were a family soul vocal group from Memphis, Tennessee.
|Do Anything You Wanna
Harold Betters, known as “Mr. Trombone,” is a jazz trombonist with a career spanning over five decades.
|Don’t Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)
The Serendipity Singers
The Serendipity Singers were a 1960s American folk group, noted for their diverse repertoire.
The Bermudas were a girl group from Los Angeles known for their harmonies and captivating performances.
Ginny Arnell was a pop and country singer who found success in the 1960s.
The Premiers were a garage rock band from San Gabriel, California.
The Ramblers were a British rock band active in the 1960s.
Pete Drake, a record producer and musician, was known for his innovative use of the talk box on the pedal steel guitar.
Ronny and the Daytonas
Ronny and the Daytonas were a surf rock group from Nashville, Tennessee.
|Gator Tails and Monkey Ribs
The Spats were a Californian pop rock group known for their tight harmonies and engaging stage presence.
|Good Night Baby
The Butterflys, an American girl group, included Ellie Greenwich, a famous songwriter.
Gene Simmons, an American rockabilly musician, is often confused with the KISS bassist of the same name.
|Here’s a Heart
The Diplomats were an American soul group formed in Washington D.C. in the early 1960s.
|Hippy Hippy Shake
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Swinging Blue Jeans were part of the British Invasion, reaching the US charts in the 1960s.
|I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
The Crampton Sisters
The Crampton Sisters were a duo from Pittsburgh who gained popularity in the early 1960s.
|I Don’t Want To Walk Without You
Phyllis McGuire was one-third of the McGuire Sisters, a popular singing trio in the 1950s and 1960s.
|I See You
Cathy and Joe
Cathy and Joe were a musical duo who recorded in the 1960s.
|I Wanna Love Him So Bad
The Jellybeans, a girl group from New York, had their biggest hit in 1964.
|I Wanna Thank You
The Enchanters were an American doo-wop group from Brooklyn, NY.
|I’m Into Somethin’ Good
Earl-Jean McCrea was a member of The Cookies before embarking on her solo career.
The Ska Kings
The Ska Kings were an early ska band featuring the vocals of Eric “Monty” Morris, one of the pioneers of the genre.
|(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
The Reflections, a Detroit-based quintet, hit the Top 10 with this song in 1964.
|Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann
Round Robin was an American rhythm & blues artist known for his distinctive “frog” style of vocalizing.
|La La La La La
The Blendells were a Mexican-American band from Los Angeles known for their blend of brown-eyed soul, garage rock, and early West Coast pop-rock.
Frank J. Wilson
Frank J. Wilson was a Texas-based teen idol who scored a hit with this song in 1964.
|Letter From Sherry
Dale Ward was an American pop singer best known for his hit ballad-style singles in the mid-1960s.
Pete Seeger was an American folk singer and social activist who helped popularize the folk revival of the 1960s.
The Womenfolk were an American folk band from Los Angeles, active in the mid-1960s.
The Hondells were a surf rock band formed by producer Gary Usher, known for popularizing the car and bike songs genre in the 1960s.
|Look Homeward Angel
The Monarchs were a doo-wop group from Louisville, Kentucky, active in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Wallace Brothers were an American soul and R&B group active in the 1960s and 1970s.
Joey Powers, an American folk-pop singer, is best known for his 1964 hit, “Midnight Mary.”
|Mixed – up, Shook – up Girl
Patty and the Emblems
Patty and the Emblems were an American pop group from New Jersey, active during the 1960s.
|My Boy Lollipop
Millie Small was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, known as the “Blue Beat Girl,” who played a crucial role in popularizing ska music.
|My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut
Donna Lynn was an American pop singer who capitalized on the British Invasion in her music.
|My One and Only, Jimmy Boy
The Girlfriends were an American girl group known for their harmonies and captivating performances.
|Needle In A Haystack
The Velvelettes were a Motown girl group, considered one of the early successes of the company.
The Jewels were an American girl group from Washington D.C., active during the 1960s.
|Out of Limits
The Marketts were an American instrumental pop group, whose music often had a surf-rock sound.
Bernadette Carroll is best known as a member of The Angels, a girl group famous for the hit song “My Boyfriend’s Back”.
The Pyramids were a surf rock band from California known for their outrageous publicity stunts, like driving a car off a pier.
The Crescents were an American rock & roll band from Los Angeles, active in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
|Popsicles and Icicles
The Murmaids were an American one-hit-wonder girl group in the early 1960s.
Rita Pavone is an Italian ballad and rock singer who enjoyed success in the United States during the British Invasion.
Lorne Green was a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ben Cartwright on the TV show Bonanza, who also had a recording career.
|Ringo’s Theme (This Boy)
George Martin, often referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” was a British record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.
|Rip Van Winkle
The Devotions were a doo-wop group from New York, best known for their use of falsetto vocals.
|Run, Run, Run
The Gestures were a rock band from Minnesota known for their harmonies and garage rock sound.
Mickey Lee Lane
Mickey Lee Lane was an American songwriter and record producer active in the 1960s.
|She’s My Girl
Bobby Shafto was an English pop singer, best known for his hit song “She’s My Girl.”
|Slipin’ and Slidin’
Jim and Monica
Jim and Monica were a husband and wife duo known for their doo-wop style and harmonies.
|So Far Away
Hank Jacobs was a jazz and rhythm and blues keyboardist from Brooklyn, New York.
|Something You Got
Alvin Robinson was a New Orleans rhythm and blues musician who had a short but influential career.
|Soon I’ll Wed My Love
John Gary was an American singer with an impressive four-octave singing range.
The Trashmen were a surf rock band from Minnesota, known for their novelty songs.
|Tell Me Momma
Christine Quaite was a British pop singer who achieved success in the 1960s.
|The Boy With The Beatle Hair
The Swans were an American girl group active in the 1960s.
|The Dartell Stomp
The Mustangs were a surf rock band from California active in the early 1960s.
|The French Song (Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes)
Lucille Starr was a Canadian Franco-Manitoban / British Columbian singer, songwriter, and yodeler best known for her bilingual (French/English) recordings.
The Larks were an American rhythm and blues group from Los Angeles, California.
|Trouble I’ve Had
Clarence Ashe was an American rhythm and blues singer from North Carolina.
|Unless You Care
Terry Black was a Canadian pop singer who had a successful career in the 1960s.
|Watch Your Step
Brooks O’Dell was an American soul singer, active during the 1960s and 1970s.
|We Love You Beatles
The Carefrees were a British studio group that cashed in on Beatlemania with their novelty songs.
|What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
The Tams were an American vocal group from Atlanta, Georgia, who enjoyed their greatest chart success in the 1960s.
|Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Pete Seeger was a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival.
|Who Do You Love
The Sapphires were a trio of girls from Philadelphia who gained success in the 1960s.
|Wish Someone Would Care
Irma Thomas is an American singer from New Orleans, known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans.”
|Winkin’ Blinkin’ and Nod
The Simon Sisters
The Simon Sisters, Lucy and Carly, began their career in folk music before Carly embarked on her successful solo career.
The Overlanders were a British music group active during the 1960s.
|Young and In Love
Chris Crosby is a pop singer who is the younger brother of actor/singer Dennis Crosby, and nephew of Bing Crosby.