Ten NOT One-Hit Wonder Acts You Think ARE: Number One

@FourWalls (15885)
United States
July 21, 2016 8:25am CST
There are lots of other acts who aren't one-hit wonders despite the fact that everyone thinks they are because of that one big hit that gets played to death. I hope you've enjoyed the trip through the ones I think provide a rather big surprise when people discover that they did have another hit. As with yesterday's shocker with Stealer's Wheel not being a one-hit wonder I'm going to give you an opportunity to drink your coffee, finish your bagel, sit down, or whatever it takes to keep you from spitting something on your computer/tablet screen. Here is, to me, the one act that is most frequently mistaken as a one-hit wonder. #1: Looking Glass In 1972 everyone fell in love with Brandy. And why not? She was a fine girl! What a good life she would be!! Looking Glass was formed while the members attended Rutgers in the late 60s. Their story song, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," about a waitress in a bar frequented by sailors in a port town struck a chord with people, sending it to #1 and earning the band a gold record. In fact, people still love "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" so much that they forget the fact that Looking Glass had another top 40 hit. In 1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" became Looking Glass' second and final trip to the top 40, peaking at #33 on the Billboard charts. The band broke up in the mid-70s. They left a classic song and a second top 40 hit that is vastly underrated. And here's that other top 40 Looking Glass song that you've probably never heard:
THIS WAS THE FOLLOW UP TO "BRANDY". IT WENT TO # 33 IN 1973. LYRICS: Just seventeen Everything that you've seen It's all there in her eyes So many years of h...
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@JohnRoberts (65416)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul 16
Thank you. Now Brandy will running around my head all day lol! It's one of those kind of songs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jul 16
Brandy is one of those songs that (happily) come to mind often. I did not recognize the other tune until the chorus. The lead singer had a great voice. I did a brief search, but did not find his name.
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@FourWalls (15885)
• United States
21 Jul 16
@JamesHxstatic -- his name is Elliot Lurie.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jul 16
@FourWalls Thanks!
@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Jul 16
I loved "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne." And I totally forgot about it until just now. I think I got exactly one right in all this. Good job!
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22 Jul 16
i love it too!
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