Pub quiz questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. On 30 August 1969, Zager and Evans had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "In the Year 2525"
    The song was written five years earlier, but did not become a success in the UK until it made #1 in the US. It remains either member's only hit.

  5. On 10 October 1959, Jerry Keller had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Here Comes Summer"
    Despite writing many hits, Keller only ever had one hit in his own right.

  6. On 23 March 1991, Hale and Pace had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "The Stonk"
    Charity single for Comic Relief.

  7. 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'.

  8. On 11 September 1954, Kitty Kallen had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Little Things Mean a Lot"
    Despite scoring other hits in her native US, Kallen never achieved another hit on the UK Chart, which at this point was a mere Top 12.

  9. On 4 February 1978, Althea and Donna had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Uptown Top Ranking"
    Ill-advised follow-up, "Puppy Dog Song" proved to be their downfall.

  10. On 23 August 1958, The Kalin Twins had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "When"
    It was heavily suggested that their song "Forget Me Not" be issued as a follow up, however this was not pursued. The Kalin Twins remain the only one-hit wonder male siblings (composed of twin brothers).