Pub quiz questions

  1. On 30 June 1979, Tubeway Army had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Are 'Friends' Electric?"
    Immediately afterwards, the band dissolved, but not before also scoring a #1 album at the same time. Lead singer Gary Numan went on to enjoy a successful career afterwards.

  2. On 12 June 1999, Baz Luhrmann had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
    The song consisted of Australian voice actor Lee Perry reading an essay written by an American newspaper columnist over a gentle backbeat.

  3. On 24 December 2005, Nizlopi had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "The JCB Song"
    Two school friends John Parker and Luke Concannon had a surprise #1 hit, but failed to chart again.

  4. 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.

  5. On 31 May 1980, MASH had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Suicide Is Painless"
    Theme tune to the film MASH. Sung by actor Ken Prymus, but released under the name MASH.

  6. 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.

  7. On 27 December 1980, St Winifred's School Choir had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma"
    The choir featured lead vocalist Dawn Ralph and future TV actress Sally Lindsay. They were also the school choir backing group on Brian and Michael's 1978 #1.

  8. On 3 October 1987, MARRS had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Pump Up the Volume"
    Despite its success, no follow-up was ever released. MARRS was a one-off project between two groups - A R Kane and Colourbox.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.