Last week, in our weekly TWENTY-FIVE EURO competition in association with Golden Discs, we asked you for your favourite one-hit wonder. In fact, we asked…
‘The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be _____________________________’
As ever, you responded in your dozens, but there can only be one winner…
Or can there?
Eoin Fegan, with the clincher:
The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be ‘Your Woman’ by White Town. From nowhere to UK no.1, and rapidly back to nowhere. His only UK top 40 entry in 10 attempts.
Also hit upon by commenter Bertie Blenkinsop, as a second choice to his original guess, a technicality over which the judges are currently deliberating feverishly.
In other highlights from some very stiff competition:
Ivan: “The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be She’s Not There by The Zombies. Obscure is a funny word. This is the only hit but I suppose maybe everybody also knows Time of the Season from the Bulmers ad.”
Gemma Power: “The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be Where’s me Jumper by Sultans of Ping.”
Barry Higgins: “Has to be Owen Paul’s My Favourite Waste of Time. Sums up my relationship with Broadsheet perfectly.”
Turgenev: “The most satisfying single hit from an otherwise obscure source would have to be Fatima Mansions’ Only Losers Take the Bus.”
f_lawless: “Gotta be Althea & Donna, who came from obscurity to have a UK no.1 in 1977 with the reggae classic Uptown, Top Ranking”
I think Bert offered to split it, Mike?
This should be good…..
Two enter the octagon but only one leaves with the 25e rekkid voucher held higher than the severed head of his opponent! Let’s face it: we men are dorks.
Sultans of Ping are obscure?
Althea and Donna was my first single
It’s the Sultans of Ping FC actually.
And they had other classic hits such as “Give Him a Ball (And A Yard of Grass)”, “Kick Me With You Leather Boots” and “Armitage Shanks”.
I think they dropped the FC bit when they reformed, open to correction mind you.
That White Town song is one of my all time favourites, if I ever bothered to enter these competitions you’d have a three-way tie on your hands!