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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I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER
Donna Lewis (1996)
Welsh singer / songwriter Donna Lewis penned her only chart hit, a Top 5 smash in Britain, America, Australia and Canada. She released a duet with Richard Marx the following year entitled "At The Beginning" which never made the Top 40.
CA PLANE POUR MOI
Plastic Bertrand (1977)
Belgian performer Plastic Bertrand was born Roger Jouret. "Ca Plane Pour Moi" was a mix of disco and punk performed in French. It was a Top 10 smash in Europe, Australia and the UK.
BREAK MY STRIDE
Matthew Wilder (1983)
American soloist Matthew Wilder co-wrote "Break My Stride". The single went Top 10 in the US, Britain, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Wilder had previously worked as a session singer for Bette Midler and Rickie Lee Jones. In 1995, he produced the No Doubt album 'Tragic Kingdom'.
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Debby Boone (1977)
Despite ruling over the US Chart for 10 weeks, "You Light Up My Life" remains Debby Boone's sole Top 40 entry. The ballad was a cover of the Academy Award- winning title song from a film starring Didi Conn.
Jennifer Paige (1998)
American singer Jennifer Paige reached #1 in Canada and Australia, as well as peaking in the US & UK Top 5 with "Crush". In 2008, she recorded the duet "Beautiful Lie" with Nick Carter. Paige still records to this day, having released 'Starflower' in 2017.
SPIRIT IN THE SKY
Norman Greenbaum (1970)
American soloist Norman Greenbaum shot to the top in Britain, Canada and Australia (and #3 in America) with his only hit "Spirit In The Sky". After retiring from music, he became a full time dairy farmer. Greenbaum limited his later musical endeavours to managing artists and promoting concerts.
Carol Douglas (1974)
American singer Carol Strickland is the cousin of Sam Cooke. She changed her surname to Douglas and scored an early disco hit with her remake of "Doctor's Orders". The single peaked at #11 in America.
Michael Sembello (1983)
American Michael Sembello topped the US and Canadian chart with "Maniac", from the 'Flashdance' film soundtrack. The singer has written songs for Diana Ross and played guitar on Stevie Wonder albums.
KUNG FU FIGHTING
Carl Douglas (1974)
Carl Douglas was born in Jamaica and raised in America. He wrote "Kung Fu Fighting", which became 1 of the 1st disco #1 singles. The disc reached the top in America, Britain, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
TURN THE BEAT AROUND
Vicki Sue Robinson (1976)
American disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson peaked at #10 in America with "Turn The Beat Around". She appeared in the original Broadway productions of the musicals "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Hair". Robinson died of cancer in 2000.