Pub quiz questions

  1. On 31 October 1970, Matthews' Southern Comfort had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Woodstock"
    The band was led by Iain Matthews, who despite appearing in various other groups, never had another hit. Recorded earlier by Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

  2. On 29 January 1966, The Overlanders had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Michelle"
    It reached #1 in January 1966 for three weeks. They are the earliest British group to be classed as a one-hit wonder.

  3. On 27 August 1977, The Floaters had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Float On"
    The Detroit group followed their only hit with a cover of Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

  4. On 1 October 1960, Ricky Valance had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Tell Laura I Love Her"
    Ricky Valance was the first British one-hit wonder (hailing from Wales). He scored further hits in Europe, but none in the UK.

  5. On 11 October 1969, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Je t'aime... moi non plus"
    The song was banned by the BBC, which is believed to be a major factor in the song's success. Serge Gainsbourg, a controversial French singer and director, scored his only UK chart success with this song. He was the first non UK/US one-hit wonder.

  6. On March/April 1956, The Dream Weavers had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "It's Almost Tomorrow"
    In the US, they scored a minor hit some months later, but then faded into obscurity there also.

  7. On 13 December 1997, Teletubbies had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Teletubbies say "Eh-oh!""
    The Theme to the popular BBC children's television series sold over one million copies.

  8. On 8 April 1978, Brian and Michael had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs"
    The song featured St. Winifred's School Choir on uncredited backing vocals, who went on to become one-hit wonders in their own right two years later.

  9. On 29 March 1986, The Young Ones had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Living Doll"
    Actors from The Young Ones TV series teamed up with Cliff Richard for a spoof version of his 1959 hit. It was the comedy team's only hit, but member Nigel Planer did have a solo hit in 1984 as character 'neil'.

  10. On 13 January 2001, Rui Da Silva had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Touch Me"
    The single was Da Silva's only UK chart hit, although featured vocalist Cass Fox released her own version, which became a minor hit five years later.