Notable One Hit Wonders of 1978: Pop Songs Trivia and Lists

1978 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song

#1 Dee Jay
Goody Goody
Goody Goody was the stage name of disco singer Vanessa Di Pietro.
City Boy
City Boy was an English rock band formed in Birmingham in the mid-70s, best known for their 1978 hit song “”
Africanism/Gimme Some Lovin’
Kongas is a French disco band known for their African-influenced sound.
Almost Summer
Celebration with Mike Love
Mike Love is best known as The Beach Boys’s co-founder and front man.
Back In My Arms Again
Genya Ravan
Genya Ravan is a singer, producer, and songwriter, often hailed as the ‘Godmother of Punk’ for her work with the Stilettos.
Because The Night
Patti Smith
Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter and poet, often called the “punk poet laureate”.
Blame It On The Boogie
Mick Jackson
Mick Jackson is a British singer-songwriter best known for co-writing the song “Blame It On The Boogie”.
Bombs Away
Bob Weir
Bob Weir is an American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member of the Grateful Dead.
Boogie Oogie Oogie
A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey was an American band that formed in Los Angeles in 1971, and were one of the most popular acts during the disco era.
Ca Plane Pour Moi
Plastic Bertrand
Plastic Bertrand is a Belgian punk musician best known for this international hit song.
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Tuxedo Junction
Tuxedo Junction was an American band popular during the disco era.
Come Go With Me
Pockets was an American R&B band from the late 1970s and early 1980s, originally discovered by Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Dance Across The Dance Floor
Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne
Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne is an American musician, singer and recording artist, whose biggest hit was “Dance Across the Floor”.
Dance (Disco Heat)
Sylvester was an American singer-songwriter known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance.
Disco Inferno
The Trammps
The Trammps were an American disco and soul band based in Philadelphia.
Dixie Chicken
Little Feat
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne.
Fool (If You Think It’s Over)
Chris Rea
Chris Rea is an English rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist from Middlesbrough in Northeast England.
God Only Knows
Marilyn Scott
Marilyn Scott is an American jazz vocalist who got her start singing backup for George Duke and Yellowjackets.
Got To Have Loving
Don Ray
Don Ray was a French musician who played a key role in the Euro disco scene.
He’s So Fine
Kristy and Jimmy McNichol
Kristy and Jimmy McNichol were sibling teen idols in the late 1970s.
Hold Me, Touch Me
Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss.
Hot Child In The City
Nick Gilder
Nick Gilder is a British-Canadian musician who first came to prominence as the frontman for the glam rock band Sweeney Todd.
Hot Shot
Karen Young
Karen Young was an American disco-era singer best known for this song, her sole top 40 hit.
I Can’t Stand The Rain
Eruption was a British disco, R&B and soul recording act in the 1970s and 1980s, known for their covers of popular songs.
I Don’t Wanna Go
Joey Travolta
Joey Travolta is an American actor and singer, and the older brother of actor John Travolta.
I Want You To Be Mine
Kayak is a Dutch progressive rock band formed in 1972, best known in the U.S. for their 1979 hit “I Want You to Be Mine”.
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
The Blend
The Blend was a group led by producer Jeff Lane during the late ’70s disco era.
I’m Gonna Take Care of Everything
Rubicon was a California one-hit-wonder rock band led by Jerry Martini, a founding member of Sly & the Family Stone.
I Love the Nightlife
Alicia Bridges
Alicia Bridges is an American singer who co-wrote and performed her international hit “I Love the Nightlife” in 1978.
In The Bush
Musique was a studio project by Patrick Adams, best known for their controversial disco song “In the Bush”.
It It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It
Kellee Patterson
Kellee Patterson is an American jazz singer, best known as the first black Miss Indiana.
King Tut
Steve Martin
Steve Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician, known for his comedy skits and banjo playing.
Kiss You All Over
Exile is an American band founded in Kentucky in 1963 by J.P. Pennington and Frank Meyers.
Le Spank
Le Pamplemousse
Le Pamplemousse was a disco group led by Los Angeles session musicians Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder.
Let’s All Chant
Micheal Zager Band
Michael Zager is an American record producer, composer, and arranger of original music for commercials, albums, network television, and film theme music.
Let’s Live Together
Cazz was a pop music group from Miami, Florida.
Long Hot Summer Nights
Wendy Waldman
Wendy Waldman is an American singer-songwriter known for her work as part of the band Bryndle and her solo career.
Lotta Love
Nicolette Larson
Nicolette Larson was an American pop singer best known for her work in the late 1970s.
Mama Let Him Play
Doucette is a Canadian pop and rock band led by singer and guitarist Jerry Doucette.
Martha (Your Lovers Come and Go)
Gabriel is a singer and songwriter known for his 1978 album “Gabriel”.
Mellow Lovin’
Judy Cheeks
Judy Cheeks is an American singer and actress, known for her emotive vocal style.
Mind Bender
Stillwater was an American band of the 1970s, which played Southern rock with a folk flair.
Miss Broadway
Belle Epoque
Belle Epoque was a Euro disco group formed in 1976, best known for their hit “Miss Broadway”.
My Angel Baby
Toby Beau
Toby Beau is an American pop-rock band, best known for the 1978 hit “My Angel Baby”.
New York Groove
Ace Frehley
Ace Frehley is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss.
On The Wrong Track
Kevin Lamb
Kevin Lamb is an American singer-songwriter who released his self-titled album in 1979.
Over The Rainbow
Gary Tanner
Gary Tanner is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for his 1978 album “Over The Rainbow”.
Raise A Little Hell
Trooper is a Canadian rock band known for their numerous Canadian hits during the 1970s and 1980s.
Boney M
Boney M. is a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian.
Rumor At The Honky Tonk
Spellbound was a disco and funk band known for their song “Rumor At The Honky Tonk”.
Sitting In Limbo
Don Brown
Don Brown is an American country singer who had a brief career in the 1970s.
So Hard Livin’ Without You
Airwaves was a rock band from the late 70s known for their hit “So Hard Livin’ Without You”.
Soul Man
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers, featuring comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, started as a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.
Stay Awhile
Continental Miniatures
Continental Miniatures was a pop music group known for their hit “Stay Awhile”.
Clout was an original all-female South African rock group formed in Johannesburg in 1977.
Take Me I’m Yours
Michael Henderson
Michael Henderson is an American bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his bass playing with Miles Davis in the early 1970s.
Thank God It’s Friday
Love & Kisses
Love & Kisses was a 1970s disco group assembled by European producer Alec R. Costandinos.
That Once In A Lifetime
Demis Roussos
Demis Roussos was a Greek vocalist and performer who had a string of international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s.
That’s Your Secret
Sea Level
Sea Level was an American jazz fusion band from Macon, Georgia that mixed jazz, blues and rock and existed between 1976 and 1981.
The Joker
Snail was a San Francisco band in the late 1970s that had a regional hit with “The Joker”.
Think It Over
Cheryl Ladd
Cheryl Ladd is an American actress, singer and author best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the television series Charlie’s Angels.
This Night Won’t Last Forever
Bill LaBounty
Bill LaBounty is an American musician known for being a prolific songwriter for country music and pop music artists.
Until Now
Bobby Arvon
Bobby Arvon is an American singer and songwriter best known for performing the theme to the American television show Happy Days.
We Fell In Love While Dancing
Bill Brandon
Bill Brandon is a soul singer who recorded a handful of singles between the mid-’60s and late ’70s.
Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician known for his sardonic lyrics.
When You Feel Love
Bob McGilpin
Bob McGilpin was a disco artist known for his hit song “When You Feel Love”.
Wild In The Streets
British Lions
British Lions was a band formed in 1977, featuring members of Mott the Hoople.
The McCrarys
The McCrarys were an American gospel and R&B group best known for the song “You”.


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