It's "National One Hit Wonder Day." Veteran DJ's like myself love this. I've heard a LOT of music in my life & radio career. Some of the artists have had legendary careers. Others had their moment in the sun, then faded into obscurity. Here are a few of my favorite one-hit wonders, in no particular order...

Dan Hartman, "I Can Dream About You." Dan was the former lead singer with the Edgar Winter Group. This song reached #6 in 1984. It's from the movie "Streets of Fire." Great song. Terrible movie...

 

"Brother Louie" by Stories. This was a cover of a song originally recorded by Hot Chocolate. Stories' version went to #1 on the Billboard hot 100. The subject matter, an interracial romance, was a pretty hot topic for 1973...

Alannah Myles "Black Velvet." This Canadian singer had her moment in the sun in 1990. "Black Velvet" reached #1 on Billboard's chart...

Huey Lewis once said having a number one record was the kiss of death. That proved to be so for Looking Glass. In 1972, a promotions executive with Epic Records took "Brandy" to every radio station in Washington, DC. The result: a #1 single. They were never heard from again...

I saw Ace perform their #3 hit, "How Long" at a festival in 1975. Johnny Winter, The J. Geils Band, Gregg Allman, and Yes were also on the bill. Ace was the opening act. We never heard from them again. Lead singer Paul Carrack went on to sing with Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Eric Clapton. He co-wrote the Eagles hit "Love Will Keep Us Alive."

What are some of your favorite one-hit wonders? Please feel free to comment.