A-Z of one hit wonders that were cover versions

Here is an A-Z list, by artist, who only had one UK hit and it was a cover version. I’ve listed who did the originals too.

Animotion Obsession 1985 Holly Knight & Michael De Barres in 1983
Billy Bland Let The Little Girl Dance 1960 Carl Spencer & the Videos in 1958
Champaign How ‘Bout Us 1981 Water Brothers Band in 1975
Debby Boone You Light Up My Life 1977 Kasey Cisyk in 1977
Emma Bunton Crickets Sing for Anamaria 2004 Eumir Deodato in 1965
Fred Wedlock Oldest Swinger in Town 1981 Ed Pickford in 1979
Gary Shearston I Get A Kick Out of You 1974 William Gaxton & Ethel Merman in 1934
Hot Butter Popcorn 1972 Gershon Kingsley in 1969
Iain Gregory Can’t You Hear the Beat of A Broken Heart 1962 John Leyton in 1961
J. J. Barrie No Charge 1976 Melba Montgomery in 1974
Keely Smith You’re Breaking My Heart 1965 Vic Damone in 1949
Labelle Lady Marmalade 1976 Eleventh Hour in 1974
Maureen McGovern The Continental 1976 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in 1934
No Way Sis I’d Like to Teach The World To Sing 1996 Susan Shirley as True Love And Apple Pie
Oliver Good Morning Starshine 1969 Jill O’Hara in 1967
Paul Davidson Midnight Rider 1975 Allman Brothers Band in 1970
Quentin & Ash Tell Him 1996 Johnny Thunder in 1962
Ram Jam Black Betty 1977 James ‘Iron Head’ Baker in 1933
Stevie B Because I Love You (The Postman Song) 1991 Warren Allen Brooks in 1985
Topol If I Were A Rich Man 1967 Zero Mostel in 1964
Undertakers Just a Little Bit 1964 Tiny Topsy in 1959
Vivian Blaine A Bushel & A Peck 1953 Perry Como and Betty Hutton in 1950
West Ham United Cup Squad I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles 1975 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell in 1919
Yin & Yan If 1975 Bread in 1971
Zimmers My Generation 2007 The Who in 1965

1 comment for “A-Z of one hit wonders that were cover versions

  1. wim
    July 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Emma Bunton? She is not a one hit wonder.

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