Popular One Hit Wonders of 1971: Pop Songs Trivia and Lists

1971 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song

13 Questions
Seatrain, an American roots fusion band, was notable for its fusion of bluegrass, blues rock, and jazz.
1900 Yesterday
Liz Damon’s Orient Express
Liz Damon’s Orient Express was a 1970s band from Hawaii that blended pop with soft and adult contemporary music.
1927 Kansas City
Mike Reilly
Mike Reilly is best known as the bassist for the rock band Pure Prairie League from 1972 to the present.
American Pie
Don McLean
Don McLean received the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 2002.
Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley
C Company
C Company’s rare single became one of the few pro-Vietnam war songs to succeed commercially.
Be My Baby
Cissy Houston
Cissy Houston is the mother of Whitney Houston.
Joy Of Cooking
Joy of Cooking was an American folk-rock band, unique for their female leadership in a typically male-dominated genre.
Burning Bridges
The Mike Curb Congregation
The Mike Curb Congregation backed up many artists in the ’70s, including Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett.
California On My Mind
Morning Mist
Morning Mist, a band from the late 60s and early 70s, was a one-hit wonder with this song.
Cheryl Moana Marie
John Rowles
John Rowles was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018 for his services to entertainment.
Chick A Boom
Daddy Dewdrop
Daddy Dewdrop, whose real name is Richard Monda, wrote songs for the animated television series, “Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies”.
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Lally Stott
Lally Stott, a singer-songwriter from the UK, wrote this song but his version did not chart as high as the one by Mac & Katie Kissoon.
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Mac & Katie Kissoon
This duo comprises brother and sister Mac and Katie Kissoon, who are of Indian descent but were born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Clean Up Woman
Betty Wright
Betty Wright was the first black woman to score a gold album on her own label.
Cool Aid
Paul Humphrey
Paul Humphrey was an American jazz and funk drummer who worked with a variety of musicians, including Marvin Gaye and Frank Zappa.
Bloodrock was the first act signed to Capitol Records’ subsidiary label, Bloodrock Records.
Day By Day
The Continental 4
The Continental 4 was an R&B group from the ’70s known for their smooth harmonies.
Les Crane
Before recording this spoken-word hit, Les Crane was a radio announcer and television talk show host.
Do You Know What I Mean?
Lee Michaels
Lee Michaels was known for his skillful organ playing and for often performing as a duo with only a drummer.
Do You Know What Time It Is?
P-Nut Gallery
P-Nut Gallery was a novelty bubblegum pop band from the ’70s that had a hit with this song.
Double Barrel
Dave & Ansil Collins
Ansil Collins is a Jamaican musician, known for being one of the first self-contained artists to control multiple aspects of the music creation process.
Easy Loving
Freddie Hart
Freddie Hart, a country musician and songwriter, also served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.
Follow Me
Mary Travers
Mary Travers was a member of the famous folk trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Fresh As A Daisy
Emitt Rhodes
Emitt Rhodes was a multi-instrumentalist, who played every instrument on his debut solo album.
Funky Nassau
Beginning Of The End
Beginning Of The End was a funk group from Nassau, Bahamas – the first artists from the Bahamas to score a hit on the US Billboard chart.
Sweathog was a late ’60s and early ’70s American rock band that had a hit with their song “Hallelujah”.
Hog Heaven
Hog Heaven was a rock band that found modest success in the ’70s.
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Sammi Smith
Sammi Smith won a Grammy for this song in 1971 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.
Here Comes The Sun
Richie Havens
Richie Havens was the first performer at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969.
He’s Gonna Step On You Again
John Kongos
John Kongos, a South African singer-songwriter, found more success in the UK than his home country.
Hot Pants
Salvage was a rock band that found moderate success in the ’70s with their single “Hot Pants”.
Hot Rod Lincoln
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
The band is named after the leader, George Frayne, who created the pseudonym Commander Cody while studying at the University of Michigan.
I Know I’m In Love
Chee-Chee & Peppy
This was a one-hit wonder duo, whose real names are Stephen Ralph Tavani (Chee-Chee) and Linda Farr (Peppy).
I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
The Hillside Singers
The group was assembled specifically to record a song for a Coca-Cola commercial and ended up hitting the charts.
I’d Love To Change The World
Ten Years After
British blues rock band founded by guitarist Alvin Lee. Their performance at the Woodstock Festival helped catapult them to stardom.
Indian Summer
This progressive rock band from London was active from 1969 to 1972 and known for their 1971 UK chart single, “Indian Summer.”
It’s About Time
The Dillards
An American bluegrass band from Missouri was among the first bluegrass groups to electrify their instruments in the late 1960s.
It’s For You
Named after the road they rehearsed on in Palos Verdes, California, Springwell’s only chart entry was “It’s For You”.
It’s The Real Thing
The Electric Express
This American funk group from Atlanta, Georgia, released only a handful of singles, their most popular being “It’s the Real Thing.”
Derek and the Dominos
The band was a musical project formed by guitarist Eric Clapton and other former Delaney & Bonnie & Friends members.
Lonely Teardrops
Susan Raye
An American country music singer, she had several hits in the late 60s and early 70s, often working with Buck Owens.
Love Makes The World Go Round
Odds & Ends
This American soul band released a handful of singles in the early 70s, but never managed to find commercial success.
Love Means (You Never Have To Say You’re Sorry)
Sounds Of Sunshine
The band was a trio of brothers: Walter, Warner and George Wilder. They are best known for this song, which was their only hit.
Mozart Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K. 550, 1st Movement
Waldo De Los Rios
Argentine composer Waldo De Los Rios was known for his ability to turn classical pieces into pop hits, as he did with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.
Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight
Louisiana-born R&B vocalist Jean Knight recorded with the legendary Stax Records label, one of the most influential labels in the history of R&B and soul music.
Don Nix
Don Nix was a songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author, who is best known for his work with artists like Freddie King, Albert King, and Booker T. & the MG’s.
One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)
Coven is a psychedelic rock band formed in the late 1960s, and is known for their association with occult themes.
One Toke Over The Line
Brewer & Shipley
The duo was known for their intricate guitar work and harmonies, and their song “One Toke Over The Line” was reportedly written as a joke while they were hanging out with friends.
Once You Understand
Think was a studio project of Lou Stallman and Bobby Susser, both successful songwriters. “Once You Understand” was their most successful release.
Pin The Tail On The Donkey
The Newcomers
The Newcomers were a soul music group from Memphis, Tennessee, and one of the last groups to record for the legendary Stax Records label.
Pushbike Song
The Mixtures
The Mixtures were an Australian pop band that achieved local success with cover versions of popular songs in the early 1970s.
Put Your Hand in the Hand
Ocean was a Canadian gospel rock band that was active in the early 1970s. They are best known for their gold-certified hit single, “Put Your Hand in the Hand.”
Rub It In
Laying Martine
Layng Martine, Jr. is a country songwriter who has written for several high-profile country artists, including Reba McEntire, Ray Price, and Trisha Yearwood. “Rub It In” was his only song to chart as a singer.
She’s All I Got
Freddie North
Freddie North was an R&B singer who achieved moderate success in the 1970s. He was also a record industry executive for Nashboro Records.
Five Man Electrical Band
Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band is best known for their song “Signs,” which was a protest against the establishment of the time.
Smiling Faces Sometimes
The Undisputed Truth
The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques.
Billie Sans
Billie Sans was a German singer who released a few singles in the 70s. “Solo” was his most successful song, peaking at number 10 on the German charts.
Super Highway
Ballin’ Jack
Ballin’ Jack was an American horn rock group formed in Seattle. They are known for their minor 1970 hit “Super Highway”, which was featured on their debut album.
Stay Awhile
The Bells
The Bells were a Canadian rock band from Montreal that had two hit singles in the early 1970s.
Jonathon Edwards
Folk singer Jonathon Edwards is known for his ability to write personal, heartfelt songs and has recorded over 15 albums.
Sweet City Woman
The Stampeders are a Canadian rock trio known for their blend of rock, pop and country styles. They’ve been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Sweet Mary
Wadsworth Mansion
Wadsworth Mansion, a rock band from Providence, Rhode Island, had only one major hit, “Sweet Mary,” which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
That’s The Way A Woman Is
The Messengers were an American rock band from Minnesota. They were one of the first white acts signed to Motown’s Rare Earth label.
Theme From “Summer of 42”
Peter Nero
Peter Nero is a Grammy-winning pianist who, over his career, has released 67 albums.
Theme From Love Story
Francis Lai
Francis Lai was a French accordionist and composer noted for his film scores. He won the 1970 Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score for “Love Story”.
There It Goes Again
Barbara & the Uniques
Barbara & the Uniques were an American soul group from Chicago. They released several singles in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Try Some, Buy Some
Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector, known for her work with the Ronettes and her marriage to Phil Spector, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Wedding Song
Paul Stookey
Paul Stookey is best known as a member of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He is also a solo artist and activist.
What The World Needs Now Is Love/ Abraham, Martin & John
Tom Clay
Tom Clay was an American radio personality and disc jockey. He is known for his spoken word recordings including “What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin and John”.
When I’m Dead And Gone
McGuinness Flint
McGuinness Flint was a rock band formed in 1970 by Tom McGuinness, former bassist and guitarist with Manfred Mann, and drummer Hughie Flint, from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
Whole Lotta Love
C.C.S., also known as the Collective Consciousness Society, was a British musical group led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner.
You Send Me
Ponderosa Twins + One
Ponderosa Twins + One was an American soul vocal group formed in 1970 in Cleveland. They are best known for their song “You Send Me” which has been sampled by various artists including Kanye West.


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