Caffé Latté presents a tribute to the All-Time 100
ONE HIT WONDERS
This group of musical acts is responsible for only 1 major hit in Britain & /or America spans the decades. After that initial taste of chart success, a significant follow-up eluded them.
Hear the songs on spotify:
Blue Boy (1997)
Scottish DJ Blue Boy served up this jazz/soul single that went Top 10 in Britain, Europe and Canada.
American group Fastball's sole hit "The Way" involves a couple that decide to vanish, leaving their children behind. The alternative rock track topped the Canadian chart and peaked at #25 in the UK.
A GIRL LIKE YOU
Edwyn Collins (1995)
Scottish artist Edwyn Collins only reached #32 in America, but made the Top 10 in Britain, Australia and parts of Europe with "A Girl Like You".
BRIDGE TO YOUR HEART
Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman applied their past experience as a soloist (Gold) and as a songwriter /former member of 10CC (Gouldman), into the duo Wax. This hit single peaked at #12 in the UK.
TALK IT OVER
Grayson Hugh (1989)
American soloist Grayson Hugh scored his only hit, peaking at #9 in America.
Love And Rockets (1989)
This British group emerged from the ashes of Bauhaus. A change in musical direction saw the group draw inspiration from glam group T. Rex. "So Alive" peaked at #3 on the US chart.
First Class (1974)
British pop outfit The First Class was created by John Carter. "Beach Baby" topped the Canadian chart, peaked at #4 in America and reached the Top 15 in the UK and Australia.
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN
The Cascades (1962)
American group The Cascades only enjoyed 1 Top 40 hit. "Rhythm Of The Rain" went to #1 in Canada and Top 3 in America, Britain and Australia.
SUGAR BABY LOVE
The Rubettes (1974)
The bubblegum pop hit "Sugar Baby Love" was the sole hit for British group The Rubettes. It spent a month atop the UK chart, but only managed to reach #37 in America.
SHACKLES (PRAISE YOU)
Mary Mary (1999)
American gospel duo Mary Mary surprisingly only reached #28 on the US Pop Chart. It fared better internationally: rmaking the Top 5 in Britain and Australia.