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Out Of The Vault - One Hit Wonders: the 60’s, January 4

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The Surfaris – WIPE OUT (THEME) – (Wilson/Fuller/Berryhill/Connolly) - # 2, August 1963.

The Nashville Teens – TOBACCO ROAD – (Loudermilk) - # 14, November 1964.

Barry McGuire – EVE OF DESTRUCTION – (Sloan/Barri) - # 1, September 1965.

The Statler Brothers – FLOWERS ON THE WALL – (DeWitt) - # 4, January 1966.  Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

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The Capitols – COOL JERK – (Storball) - # 7, July 1966.

The Standells – DIRTY WATER – (Cobb) - # 11, July 1966.

The Leaves – HEY JOE - (Roberts, disputed) - # 31, July 1966.

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Los Bravos – BLACK IS BLACK – (Hayes/Wadley) - # 4, October 1966.

Count Five – PSYCHOTIC REACTION – (Ellner/Chaney/Atkinson/Byrne/Michalski) - # 5, October 1966.

The Seeds – PUSHIN’ TOO HARD - (Saxon) -  # 36, February 1967.

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Buffalo Springfield – FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH – (Stills) - # 7, March 1967.

The Music Explosion – LITTLE BIT O’ SOUL -  (Carter/Lewis) - # 2, July 1967.

Robert Knight – EVERLASTING LOVE --  (Carson/Gayden) - # 13, November 1967

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The Amboy Dukes – JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND – (Nugent/Farmer) - # 16, August 1968.

Big Brother and the Holding Company – PIECE OF MY HEART - (Ragovoy/Burns) - # 12, November 1968.

Thunderclap Newman – SOMETHING IN THE AIR - (Keen) - # 37, November 1969.

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The Pretenders – ANGEL OF THE MORNING– (Taylor) - (Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts - # 7, June, 1968).  Taken from the CD Compilation “Pirate Radio”, 2006.

 

Chart positions shown are from the Billboard Top 40 Chart on the date indicated.  Information provided by "The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders", by Wayne Jancik.