One hit wonder writers

Here is a list of 25 UK hit singles that were written or co-written by an artist who had one UK hit in their own right. There are many more, but here’s the first 25 I came up with.

Hit version (s) Song One hit wonder writer
Cliff Richard / Cliff & Young Ones Living Doll Lionel Bart
Starship Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Albert Hammond
Matthews Southern Comfort Woodstock Joni Mitchell
Blondie / Atomic Kitten The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) John Holt
Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer David Parton
Anita Ward Ring My Bell Frederick Knight
Yolanda Be Cool Vs D Cup We No Speak Americano Renato Carosone
Osmonds / Boyzone Love Me For A Reason Johnny Bristol
Art Garfunkel / Stephen Gately Bright Eyes Mike Batt
Krew Kats Trambone Chet Atkins
Archies / Sakkarin / Duke Baysee Sugar Sugar Andy Kim
Jane Morgan The Day The Rain’s Came Gilbert Becaud
New Seekers Circles Harry Chapin
Shakin’ Stevens Shirley John Fred
Amen Corner / American Breed Bend Me Shape Me Scott English
Glady’s Knight & The Pips Part Time Love David Gates
Jermaine Jackson Let’s Get Serious Lee Garrett
Hollies Bus Stop Graham Gouldman
Bobby Darin / Four Tops / Robert Plant If I Were A Carpenter Tim Hardin
Johnny Preston Running Bear The Big Bopper
George Benson In Your Eyes Dan Hill
Kym Sims Too Blind To See It Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley
Nashville Teens Tobacco Road John D. Loudermilk
Andy Williams Happy Heart James Last
Pasadenas Tribute (Right On) Pete Wingfield
Barbra Streisand / Gladys Knight The Way We Were Marvin Hamlisch
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