Favorite 80's One-Hit Wonders #9 - "Love Plus One"

@teamfreak16 (42070)
Denver, Colorado
June 22, 2016 7:46am CST
For #9 in my Favorite 80's One-Hit Wonders series, we stay in England, home of Haircut One Hundred. Fronted by vocalist Nick Heyward, Haircut One Hundred formed in 1980. And while they achieved success in their native country, they were simply a one-hit wonder here in the States. The energetic, Caribbean-infused "Love Plus One" is a fun, radio-friendly ditty that, with a bit of tweaking here and there, could very easily been a hit for The Beat (English Beat to we Yanks.) "Love Plus One" reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the band had other songs hit different charts, this was their only American Top 40 hit. I'm using the rules from Wayne Jancik's book The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders: An act can only have appeared in the Top 40 on the Hot 100 once. Any other charts don't count, and neither do countries other than the States.
Haircut 100's official music video for 'Love Plus One'. Click to listen to Haircut 100 on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Haircut100Spotify?IQid=H100LPO As featu...
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• United States
22 Jun 16
Wow Scott you know all the best one! I dug that video my friend! I had never seen it though.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
It was on MTV a lot back in the 80's.
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• United States
22 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 Lets see I was not watching telly in those days.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
@TiarasOceanView - Ah. Then yeah, you would've missed it.
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@FourWalls (15850)
• United States
22 Jun 16
I hate these rules. The first song I wrote down on my list was "Walkin' on Sunshine," but danged if Katrina & the Waves didn't have a second top 20 song ("That's the Way" in 1989). I like this song but never considered it for the list, meaning there's a maximum of eight songs to match on now.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
Really? They had another hit? Had no idea.
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@FourWalls (15850)
• United States
22 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 -- I had no idea, either, until I was looking through my Whitburn and saw it. I said pretty much what you said.
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• Preston, England
22 Jun 16
one of the best of the new romantics bands of the 80's
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
It's too bad they never caught on over here.
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• Preston, England
22 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 We miss out on great acts from round the world including the US too
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@amadeo (76063)
• United States
22 Jun 16
Again.Never heard this.Thanks for the video
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
Oh, you're welcome.
@JohnRoberts (65267)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jun 16
One of my all time favorites! However, I prefer Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) extended mix.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
"Favourite Shirts" is the better song. It just wasn't a Top 40 over here.
@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Jun 16
There has been a lot of one hit wonders through the years for sure.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jun 16
Too many to count.
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