One Hit And Run

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Every Friday we give away a voucher worth 25 EUROS to spend freely at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play  on Monday.

This week’s theme: One-hit wonders

What freak chart hit still makes you want to frugg out?

To enter, complete this sentence

‘The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be _____________________________’

Lines MUST close at MIDNIGHT

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74 thoughts on “One Hit And Run

  1. Ger Siggins

    For both the apt title and the sing-a-long chorus its got to be “The One and Only” by Chesney Hawkes

      1. Neilo

        She’s Strange, Single Life and Candy also hit the chaaats but I agree that Word Up is superb, writes a superannuated Soul Boy.

  2. Rich Uncle Skeleton

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be ‘Lemon Tree’ by Fools Garden.

    1. Rich Uncle Skeleton

      Odessey and Oracle is a criminally underrated album. Up there with the best of the 60s.

      1. ivan

        It’s very good. I saw them play at Glastonbury 2 years ago and they mentioned (and it felt a tiny bit pathetic) that Paul Weller (also playing at festival) rated it as one of the best albums he ever heard. It felt like they hoped he was gonna pop up out of the crowd and join ’em.

        Anyway – they were great, and singin along to Care of Cell 44 and This will be Our Year made my day, even if it didn’t for the poor divils near me!

        Oh, and have this as a wee treat! It’s the version that got me hunting the original

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1peq2vzsIFw

        1. Neilo

          Hi Ivan, Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone don’t need endorsement from the increasingly galumphing Paul Weller. :)

  3. Gemma Power

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be ‘Where’s me Jumper’ by Sultans of Ping

  4. Barry Higgins

    Has to be Owen Paul – ‘My Favourite Waste of Time’ Sums up my relationship with Broadsheet perfectly.

  5. jeremy kyle

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be You Get What You Give by New Radicals because it’s the most 90s thing ever.

    1. irishstu

      Not obscure, it’s by a famous song writer and producer who blessed us with “Life is a Rollercoaster”

  6. Rugbyfan

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmmm by Crash test dummies because Mmmm.

  7. Penfold

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas.
    “There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
    He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on”
    Nobel prize on the way?!

    1. nevan

      I also like the fact that one of the linked videos is Modjo’s Lady, another great French one-hit-wonder.

  8. Friscondo

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source has to be The Only Ones, Another Girl, Another Planet, great song and the intro opened Dave Fanning’s radio show in ’80s so added heaps of nostalgia.

    1. ivan

      Oooh – you’re older (or younger) than you think. I read this and though ‘hang on, the Fanning theme was “Oh Well” by Fleetwood Mac’ but it seems that changed to Another Girl Another Planet in, wait for it, the late nineties!

      cracker of a tune, btw

      1. Friscondo

        Wow, genuinely “remembered ” it the other way round. Spent 10 years out of country between ’87 and ’97 so maybe this has contributed to confusion or maybe I’m becoming frighteningly old.

  9. Daisy Chainsaw

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be Richard Harris’ rendition of MacArthur Park. Seven minutes and 21 second of epic stuff! It was played at a party I was at one night and it turned into an interpretive dance fest.

          1. Neilo

            It’s all good, well apart from some of that Seal stuff but, y’know, George Martin facilitated Phil Collins’ butchering of the Abbey Road medley so we have to accept that our idols have feet of clay.

            That Captain album was unbelievable, Bertie: it is the equal of Gotten Bold by Birth for me.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      I was musing to meself that if anyone suggested “99 Red Balloons” I would go around to their house and punch them. Funny that.

  10. carnie

    The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison.

    We’re still waiting for his return *sad face*

  11. gorugeen

    The most satisfying hit single from an otherwise obscure source would have to be They’re coming to take me away by Napoleon XIV. Delightfully simple and not quite PC he apparently found limited fame in old folks retirement centres.

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