Pub quiz questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. On 9 January 1971, Clive Dunn had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Grandad"
    Clive Dunn was starring in the TV sitcom Dad's Army when he released this novelty single. Dunn released several follow-ups but never hit the chart again.

  5. On 19 November 1988, Robin Beck had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "First Time"
    Used as a jingle by Coca-Cola. Follow-up "Save Up All Your Tears" narrowly missed out on chart inclusion by peaking at #84. In 2006, Swedish dance outfit Sunblock, along with Robin Beck, recorded a cover, which peaked at #9 in the UK.

  6. 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.

  7. On 26 June 1982, Charlene had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "I've Never Been to Me"
    The song's success took Charlene by surprise and no new material was available for release afterwards until it was too late.

  8. 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.

  9. On 3 April 1999, Mr Oizo had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Flat Beat"
    Used as the jingle for Levi Jeans and fronted by glove puppet, Flat Eric. This was his only UK hit but continues a successful career in France and on the underground dance scene.

  10. 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.