61 One-Hit Wonders

As a result of a request from the audience, we produced a set of One-Hit Wonders, always a risky category as you can end up mired in novelty songs, which are generally uninspiring out of their context.  However, not only did we manage to assemble a good set of tracks, we had a large audience as well, with up to fifteen in the cavern and a top number of 33 listeners – the first time I can recall where we had more listeners outside the cavern than on the plaza.  We also had a new recruit to the team, Root Beer, who shared announcements with us.

The preshow was all Mal’s doing, and a right good mixture it was too

Let There Be Drums Sandy Nelson Single  1962
Thomas The Rhymer Steeleye Span & Maddy Prior A Rare Collection 1972-1996 1999
Lights and Thunder White Lion Mane Attraction 1991
Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) Three Dog Night Hard Labor 1976
That’s The Way That It Is Uriah Heep The Best Of…Part 2 1998
Would the Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having a Draw Man Man 1970

The show itself had more tracks than usual, as one-hit wonders are generally of the 3-minute single format, so we ended up with 30 tracks.  Actually we ran over time a bit, but nobody complained, not even the neighbours.

Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome 1984
The Rockford Files Mike Post 100 Greatest TV Themes 1995
Fire The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 1968
Float On Floaters Floaters 1977
My Sharona The Knack Get The Knack 1979
Take On Me A-Ha Hunting High and Low 1985
Woodstock Matthews’ Southern Comfort Later That Same Year 1970
Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins Metro Music 1980
Tainted Love Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981
Standing in the Road Blackfoot Sue Nothing to Hide 1973
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby single 1982
Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann’s Earth Band The Roaring Silence 1976
The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades Timbuk3 Greetings From Timbuk3 1983
Safety dance Men Without Hats Rhythm of Youth 1983
Doctorin’ The Tardis (7″ Edit) The Timelords single 1988
Cotton Eye Joe Rednex Sex & Violins 1994
Mickey Toni Basil Word of Mouth 1981
Resurrection Shuffle Ashton, Gardner & Dyke single 1971
Nut Rocker B. Bumble & The Stingers single 1962
Muleskinner Blues The Fendermen Muleskinner Blues 1960
Je t’aime … moi non plus Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Single 1969
In The Summertime Mungo Jerry single 1970
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine 1983
It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls Success 1983
Ca plane pour moi Plastic Bertrand single 1977
I’m Gonna Be The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith 1988
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel 1972
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982
Down Under Men At Work Business as Usual 1981
Sunshine Reggae Laid Back Keep Smiling 1983

The postshow had another Man track – I think Mal may be heading towards a Man show

C’mon Man Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day 1972
Drums A Go-Go Sandy Nelson Single 1965
Hanging By a Moment Life House  No Name Face 2000
Great Day Paul McCartney Flaming Pie 1997
Stream’s up!
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