Pub quiz questions

  1. On May 1970, Norman Greenbaum had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Spirit in the Sky"
    The song was his only hit, but went on to reach #1 twice more in versions by Doctor and the Medics and Gareth Gates.

  2. On 22 May 2004, Frankee had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)"
    A response to the previous #1 "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. On 29 September 1973, The Simon Park Orchestra had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Eye Level"
    Theme tune to the TV series, Van der Valk. It eventually sold over a million copies in the UK.

  6. 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.

  7. On 25 October 1969, The Archies had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Sugar Sugar"
    The Archies were ostensibly cartoon characters from the TV series, <i>The Archie Show which was based on the popular Archie Comics published since the 1940s. In reality, the song was performed by a group of session singers. Other singles were released under their name, but none found success in the UK.

  8. On 27 October 1979, Lena Martell had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "One Day at a Time"
    Martell charted four UK top 20 albums, however her recording of a Kris Kristofferson song was her only hit single.

  9. On 17 August 1968, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Fire"
    The group did score a hit (self-titled) album, but neither the band nor Arthur Brown in his own right managed to secure another placing in the singles chart.

  10. On 15 March 1980, Fern Kinney had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Together We Are Beautiful"
    Originally a B-Side, the song became her biggest and only UK success.