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 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.

  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 21 February 1981, Joe Dolce Music Theatre had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Shaddap You Face"
    Novelty song, now notoriously known for keeping Ultravox's hit "Vienna" from reaching the #1 spot.

  5. 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"

  6. On 16 June 1979, Anita Ward had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Ring My Bell"
    Written by Frederick Knight originally for Stacy Lattisaw, however instead it became Memphis born Anita Ward's only hit. The follow up "Don't Drop My Love" found few buyers.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.