Pub quiz questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. On March/April 1956, The Dream Weavers had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "It's Almost Tomorrow"
    In the US, they scored a minor hit some months later, but then faded into obscurity there also.

  5. 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.

  6. On 19 May 1962, B. Bumble and the Stingers had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Nut Rocker"
    The song reappeared on the UK Chart ten years later, reaching #19. An instrumental group, B. Bumble and the Stingers had already scored their biggest hit in the US.

  7. On 28 July 1990, Partners in Kryme had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Turtle Power"
    Used in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The pair had disbanded before even releasing an album.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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"