Favorite 70's One-Hit Wonders #6 - "Driver's Seat"

@teamfreak16 (41152)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 7, 2016 7:27pm CST
In the late 1970's, new wave was gaining a foothold within the music scene, and one band that took advantage was London's Sniff 'n' the Tears, with their 1978 hit "Driver's Seat," #6 in my Favorite 70's One-Hit Wonders series. Led by the band's only constant, vocalist/guitarist Paul Roberts, Sniff 'n' the Tears formed in 1977. And while I wouldn't consider it a new wave tune in the sense that I consider Joe Jackson's "I'm the Man" new wave, the group rode the genre's coattails all the way to #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It is their only appearance in the Top 40. I guarantee they play it during every live appearance, most likely as the final encore. And it would be worth the wait. (I'm using the rules from Wayne Jancik's book The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders: An act can only have appeared on the Top 40 of the Hot 100 once. Any sub-charts don't count, and neither do countries other than the States.)
Sniff 'n the tears - Driver's seat Full song with video re-editing Enjoy H.Q. sound.
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@JohnRoberts (56738)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jul 16
I never heard of this song or group. No, it is not new wave. More of a solid rocker with a "modern" 80s sound.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Jul 16
Did you notice that half the band had a 70's new wave look going, the other half didn't? Funny.
@JohnRoberts (56738)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jul 16
@teamfreak16 I guess they were in transition!
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@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
8 Jul 16
I remember this one well. Used to listen to it all the time.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Jul 16
It's definitely a memorable song.
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@FourWalls (13701)
• United States
8 Jul 16
Love this song! I did consider it, but it didn't make it past the first cut.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Jul 16
It was actually the second one I thought of.
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