This week we look at some one-hit wonders from the 70s. I have said before that I think this decade produced some of the best OHWs in the history of pop music. These selections are some that garnered some serious radio airplay back then. And then at the drop of a hat, they just faded away and became virtually unnoticed. So if you are a baby boomer, sit back and relax. See if you can remember these tunes.
The first one is from 1971. It is a smooth but cynical expression of underlying motives and intents:
In the course of musical history, there have been some songs that really didn't need to make a lot of sense or cast a deep message along the way. This is one and it comes from 1972:
I heard this twice this week on the Track 107.9. It's a sign --- from all they way back in 1975:
Back this one up to 1970. This is a cute little ragtime tune that reminds me of Saturday nights at Shakey's Pizza -- as a kid with nothing better to do with his parents: