1965 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song

Len Barry
Len Barry is an American vocalist and songwriter. He was a member of the doo-wop group The Dovells before embarking on a solo career.
A Lover’s Concerto
The Toys
The Toys were an American pop girl group from Jamaica, New York. A songwriter discovered them at a talent show who introduced them to the producers who would help launch their careers.
Baby The Rain Must Fall
Glenn Yarbrough
Glenn Yarbrough was an American folk singer, known for founding the folk music group The Limeliters.
Tom and Jerrio
Tom and Jerrio were an American soul duo composed of Thomas “Tom” Bullock and Jerry Murray. They are best known for their dance novelty records in the mid-1960s.
The Astors
The Astors were an American soul group from Memphis, Tennessee, associated with the Stax-Volt label.
Come Back Baby
Roddie Joy
Roddie Joy was an American soul singer active during the 1960s, who scored several minor hits on the US Billboard R&B chart.
Concrete and Clay
Eddie Rambeau
Eddie Rambeau is an American singer and actor who was a teen idol in the early 1960s.
Do The “45”
The Sharpies
The Sharpies were an American soul group, whose singles gained popularity in the UK’s Northern Soul scene.
Eve of Destruction
Barry McGuire
Barry McGuire is an American singer-songwriter known for his gravelly voice and his work in the folk and contemporary Christian music genres.
Flowers on the Wall
The Statler Brothers
The Statler Brothers are an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. Despite the name, only two of its four members are brothers and none are named Statler.
Girl On The Billboard
Del Reeves
Del Reeves was an American country music singer, best known for his “girl-watching” novelty songs of the 1960s.
Them was a Northern Irish rock and roll band formed in Belfast in 1963, and is best known for launching singer Van Morrison’s musical career.
Jack LaForge
Jack LaForge was a lounge pianist who made several albums in the 1960s.
John Barry
John Barry was an English composer and conductor who composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987.
Gold Finger
Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey is a Welsh singer known for recording the theme songs to several James Bond movies. She’s the only singer to record more than one Bond theme.
Hang on Sloopy
The McCoys
The McCoys were an American rock band formed in Union City, Indiana, in 1962. They are best known for their hit single “Hang On Sloopy”.
He -Da-Da-Dow
The Dolphins
The Dolphins were an American rock ‘n roll group known for their single “Hey-Da-Da-Dow”.
Hole In The Wall
The Packers
The Packers were an American soul group formed by tenor saxophonist Charles “Packy” Axton, son of Stax Records co-founder Estelle Axton.
Home of the Brave
Bonnie and the Treasures
Bonnie and the Treasures was an American girl group who were notable for their Phil Spector-produced single “Home of the Brave”.
I Already Know
Treehorse McGhettigan
Not much information can be found about Treehorse McGhettigan, suggesting that the artist may have remained obscure.
I Can’t Work No Longer
Billy Butler and the Chanters
Billy Butler was an American soul singer and songwriter active in the 1960s and 1970s, and the younger brother of well-known soul singer Jerry Butler.
I Do
The Marvelows
The Marvelows were an American soul group from Chicago, best known for their 1965 hit “I Do”.
I Found A Love Oh What A Love
Jo Ann and Troy
Jo Ann and Troy were an American soul duo, consisting of Jo Ann Garrett and Troy Keyes.
I Still Love You
The Vejtables
The Vejtables were an American garage rock band from San Francisco, California, active in the mid-1960s.
I Want Candy
The Strangeloves
The Strangeloves were a band created by a New York-based American songwriting team who pretended to be from Australia as part of a marketing gimmick.
I Want My Baby Back
Jimmy Cross
Jimmy Cross was an American singer and radio producer, best known for his spoken-word comedy record, “I Want My Baby Back”.
If You Really Want Me To, I’ll Go
The Ron – Dels
The Ron-Dels were a band from Fort Worth, Texas, who had a minor hit in the 1960s with the song “If You Really Want Me To, I’ll Go”.
Inky Dinky Spider
The Kids Next Door
The Kids Next Door were an American bubblegum pop group from the 1960s.
It’s A Man Down There
G.L. Crockett
G.L. Crockett was an American blues singer and guitarist, best known for his 1965 hit, “It’s a Man Down There”.
Land of 1000 Dances
Cannibal and the Headhunters
Cannibal and the Headhunters were an American band from East Los Angeles. They were one of the first Mexican-American groups to have a national hit record, “Land of a Thousand Dances”.
Laugh At Me
Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono was one half of the popular duo Sonny & Cher and later became a politician, serving as the mayor of Palm Springs, California, and a U.S. Congressman.
Liar, Liar
The Castaways
The Castaways were an American rock band from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, whose one hit single, “Liar, Liar”, reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.
The Knickerbockers
The Knickerbockers were an American rock band best known for their Beatles sound-alike hit single “Lies”.
Little Miss Sad
The Five Emprees
The Five Emprees were an American garage rock band from Michigan, who scored a hit in 1965 with their song, “Little Miss Sad”.
Love Is A Five Letter Word
James Phelps
James Phelps was an American soul singer best known for his work with the Chess Records label in the 1960s.
Make It Easy on Yourself
The Walker Brothers
The Walker Brothers were an American pop group of the 1960s and 1970s, who despite their name were unrelated. They achieved considerable fame and success in the United Kingdom.
Married Man
Richard Burton
Richard Burton was a Welsh actor, known for his distinctive voice and acting talent. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role, without ever winning.
May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Little Jimmy Dickens
Little Jimmy Dickens was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, small size, and rhinestone-studded outfits. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 60 years.
My Girl Sloopy
Little Caesar and the Consuls
Little Caesar and the Consuls are a Canadian rock and roll band, and have been performing since 1956. They were the first rock and roll band to be signed by a major record label.
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In)
The T-Bones
The T-Bones were an American instrumental rock band active in the 1960s. They had a hit in 1965 with the instrumental “No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In)”, based on a jingle for Alka-Seltzer.
Pied Piper
The Changin’ Times
The Changin’ Times were an American folk rock duo formed by Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld, who later co-organized the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Road Runner
The Gants
The Gants were an American garage rock band from Greenwood, Mississippi, who were active in the 1960s.
Roses and Rainbows
Danny Hutton
Danny Hutton is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
Roses Are Red My Love
The You Know Who Group
The You Know Who Group was an American rock band that had a minor hit in 1964 with the novelty song, “Roses Are Red My Love”.
She’s About A Mover
Sir Douglas Quintet
The Sir Douglas Quintet was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was a pioneer of the Tex-Mex rock genre.
Soul Heaven
The Dixie Drifter
The Dixie Drifter was a stage name used by Enoch Gregory, a popular radio DJ in the 1960s.
Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro)
Cal Tjader
Cal Tjader was an American Latin jazz musician, known for his work as a vibraphonist in the Latin jazz genre.
Stay Away From My Baby
Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor was an American soul and blues singer, known for his smooth vocal style. He was also a member of The Cadets and The Jacks.
Teasin’ You
Willie Tee
Willie Tee was an American keyboardist, songwriter, singer, and producer, known for his work in the soul, R&B, and funk genres.
Temptation ‘Bout To Get Me
The Knight Brothers
The Knight Brothers were an American soul music duo, composed of Richard Dunbar and Jimmy Diggs.
The 81
Candy and the Kisses
Candy and the Kisses were an American girl group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are best known for the dance hit “The 81”.
The Addams Family Theme
Vic Mizzy Orchestra
Vic Mizzy was an American composer for television and movies, best known for composing the themes for the television shows “The Addams Family” and “Green Acres”.
The Boy From New York City
The Ad Libs
The Ad Libs were an American vocal group from Bayonne, New Jersey, who were best known for their hit “The Boy from New York City”.
The Crusher
The Novas
The Novas were an American garage rock band from Minnesota who are best known for their 1964 novelty record “The Crusher”.
The Dawn of Correction
The Spokesmen
The Spokesmen were an American trio, formed by songwriter and record producer John Madara in Philadelphia. Their hit, “The Dawn Of Correction”, was a response to Barry McGuire’s protest song “Eve of Destruction”.
The Jerk
The Larks
The Larks were an American doo-wop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are best known for their hit “The Jerk”.
The Legend of Shenendoah
James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart)
James Stewart, known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American actor and military officer. He is best known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, and is one of the most honored and popular stars in film history.
The Mouse
Soupy Sales
Soupy Sales was an American comedian, actor, and radio/television personality, best known for his local and network children’s television show, “Lunch with Soupy Sales”.
The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan was an American jazz trumpeter and composer, who was a key hard bop musician of the 1960s.
The Sins of a Family
P.F. Sloan
P.F. Sloan was an American pop-rock singer and songwriter, best known for writing and producing hits like “Eve of Destruction”, and for his work on the soundtracks of several successful films.
The Way Of Love
Kathy Kirby
Kathy Kirby was an English singer, popular in the 1960s. She was known for her blonde looks, crystal-clear operatic voice, and lavish costumes.
Tossing and Turning
The Ivy League
The Ivy League were an English pop group, formed in 1964. Most of their hits were lighthearted pop songs, with rich, high harmonies.
You Better Go
Derek Martin
Derek Martin is an American soul singer who recorded extensively in the 1960s and 1970s.
You Were On My Mind
We Five
We Five was an American folk rock group from San Francisco, California, who achieved success in the mid-1960s.
You’re My Baby (And Don’t You Forget It)
The Vacels
The Vacels were an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, known for their 1965 single “You’re My Baby (And Don’t You Forget It)”.
You’re Next
Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon was an American jump blues singer who recorded over 200 songs in his career, spanning several decades and various genres.
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
The Silkie
The Silkie were a British folk music group best known for their hit cover version of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”.
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