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.
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Andrea True Connection (1976)
Andrea True was born in Nashville. Along with this #4 U.S. 70s disco smash, she starred in many X-rated movies during the same decade.
Dimples D (1990)
Ben Liebrand remixed "Sucker DJ" using the theme from TV's "I Dream Of Jeannie" to create an early rap hit. It charted in Britain and reached #1 in Australia.
English group Ace featured Paul Carrack on lead vocals. "How Long" peaked at #3 in America and went Top 20 in Britain. Carrack later joined (UK) Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics.
The Vapors (1980)
New wave English group The Vapors enjoyed Top 10 success with this subtle reference to masturbation in the UK, Canada, Australia (where it reached #1) and New Zealand.
SEASONS IN THE SUN
Terry Jacks (1973)
Canadian Terry Jacks' adaptation of a Jacques Brel French song entitled "Le Moribond" featured English lyrics by Rod McKuen. In 1973, the remake was issued, reaching #1 in America, Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Crazy Town (2000)
American group Crazy Town topped the charts in America, Brazil and parts of Europe with "Butterfly". It was built around a sample of "Pretty Little Ditty" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
GOT TO BE REAL
Cheryl Lynn (1978)
R&B singer Cheryl Lynn belted out this disco track which reached #12 in America. She was the guest female vocalist on Toto's "Georgy Porgy".
American group Wheatus made #2 in the UK with "Teenage Dirtbag". The single topped the Australian chart and was a hit across Europe.
Starland Vocal Band (1976)
American group Starland Vocal Band featured married couple Bill & Taffy Danoff. As members of Fat City, they backed John Denver on his hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads". "Afternoon Delight" hit #1 in America and went Top 10 in Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as peaking at #18 in the UK.
SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME
The son of Motown chairman Berry Gordy Jr. enjoyed 3 weeks peaking at #2 in America with this self-penned song dealing with paranoia. Featuring backing vocals by Michael Jackson, the single also made the Top 10 in Britain, Europe, Canada and New Zealand.