Billboard #1 Hit Wonders of the 1970s (Part 2: The 70s are Weird As Well) by CourtneyKhaaaaaan

Champion(s):

BoyerA
The adverb always follows the verb.

jsparkyp
Wished I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana...

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.

GeorgeSpelvin
Excelsior!


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Need to bone up on your Billboard Chart history? Ever get a question at pub quiz about a one-hit-wonder and you scream in frustration? Then this series of quizzes will help you! I'll be talking about artists that only had ONE song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. I'll be doing a quiz or three (there's a lot of these songs) for every decade that the Hot 100 has been around. So, get your music brains on and let's begin!

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Money Value (% Incorrect): 02 09 12 52 15 28 57 67 41 13
1 GeorgeSpelvin 645 96 40
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1 jsparkyp 645 96 40
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1 BoyerA 645 96 40
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1 WeikleB 645 96 40
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5 Sharpj 632 89 40
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5 helene 632 89 40
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5 Mark 632 89 40
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5 Jon1234 632 89 40
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5 RigsbyD 632 89 40
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10 MizTrivia 629 84 40
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11 HomerS 619 83 40
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12 grimesr 608 81 40
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13 Longford 563 79 40
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14 ElendilPickle 552 78 40
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15 MrObvious 550 76 40
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16 KaufmanK 537 75 40
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17 MaccaroneM 509 73 40
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18 KPope 484 70 40
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18 MilesTeg 484 70 40
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20 bdavery 474 68 40
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21 MattK 454 66 40
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21 Steve 454 66 40
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23 JWright 440 63 40
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24 scbantam 437 62 40
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25 benwick 431 60 40
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26 MaddyE 425 58 40
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27 Svoyager-11 418 56 40
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27 ChrisRosenberg 418 56 40
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29 ClouseBrian 417 54 40
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30 HortonR 408 52 40
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31 jnowell 401 50 40
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32 AdamKing 400 49 40
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33 PSUrose 399 47 40
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34 KCrest 396 45 40
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35 BIngram 390 44 40
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36 bmrafferty 386 42 40
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37 KesslerA2 385 41 40
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38 VenguswamyK 379 39 40
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39 Tarn 376 37 40
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40 JudyD 375 36 40
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41 BClemens 362 34 40
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42 GarciaD 347 33 40
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43 DMTsurel 333 31 40
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44 grnwaz 323 29 40
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44 colleenw 323 29 40
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46 shambolic 317 26 40
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47 Kmanpat 310 25 40
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48 randalleng 307 23 40
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49 EllisA2 304 20 40
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49 GoodmanDL 304 20 40
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51 Zamikaze 297 18 40
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52 GorowaraR 282 16 40
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53 LynchT 257 15 40
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54 HoodM 236 12 40
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54 Nicola 236 12 40
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56 LasiterK 212 10 40
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57 StanleyP 198 8 40
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58 SokolM 184 7 40
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59 MStephans 143 5 40
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60 Atomiccoffey 134 4 40
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61 DouglasLovesVixey 95 2 40
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Questions:

Just in case you thought the 1980s was the only weird decade....Oh No!!! In 1974, due to the explosive popularity of Hong Kong martial arts films, WHAT SONG hit #1 for Carl Douglas? It is perhaps best known for the famous sound made after the title.

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Kung Fu Fighting

Last quiz, I talked of the popularity of Saturday Night Fever and its soundtrack. Another film from 1977 also had an impact on the charts. Italian DJ Meco made a "space disco" mix of the original John Williams score and it soared to #1. NAME THE MOVIE.

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Star Wars

Another film to make an impact on the 70s was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The film's first song is "The Candy Man" and, in 1972, it hit #1 for which of the following artists: (A) Dean Martin: (B) Sammy Davis Jr: (C) Frank Sinatra: (D) Peter Lawford

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B) Sammy Davis Jr.

American funk group Rhythm Heritage saw their only #1 in 1976. It was the theme to WHAT TELEVISION SHOW that ran for two seasons? Starring Steve Forrest and Robert Urich, it was remade as a 2003 film featuring Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson.

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S.W.A.T.

Known primarily for his role as Joe Hardy on tv show The Hardy Boys Mysteries, WHAT ACTOR and son of Shirley Jones hit #1 in 1977 with a cover of The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron"? I might've totally confused him with his older brother David and thought they were the same person.

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Shaun Cassidy

On January 19th, 2012, President Barack Obama performed a line from THIS 1972 SONG at a campaign fundraiser at the Apollo Theater, pretty much broke the internet and became the coolest president of all time. The man who originally performed the song, Al Green, was the opening act for the event and saw sales of said song increase by nearly 500% the following week. Who knows whether he felts good or bad or happy or sad?

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Let's Stay Together

"I Can See Clearly Now" is a wonderful feel-good track that hit the top spot for WHAT SINGER in 1972? The song has a heavy reggae feel and naturally was covered by Jimmy Cliff for the 1993 film Cool Runnings.

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Johnny Nash

Here's a question about country music: WHAT SONG crossed over to the pop charts and became a smash success for Billy Swan in 1974? Swan had two strong arms and it sure did him good to do you good.

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I Can Help

I'll finish the upbeat pop section of the 70s with two of my favorite songs. The first, 1971's "Brand New Key", is a fun little ditty by WHAT FOLK SINGER who got her breakthrough at Woodstock? It felt like this mononymous woman liked her roller skates more than anything else.

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Melanie

The 1975 winner for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, WHAT BAND hit it big with "Shining Star"? These elemental guys would later be mainstays of the disco era with hits like "September" and "Boogie Wonderland."

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Earth, Wind and Fire