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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LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES)
Edison Lighthouse (1970)
Revolving around Brit Tony Burrows, Edison Lighthouse enjoyed only the 1 hit disc. "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" topped the UK chart for 5 weeks. It made #1 in New Zealand and went Top 5 in America, Canada and Australia.
? & THE MYSTERIANS (1966)
Mexican- American garage band ? & The Mysterians topped the US chart with the irresistible "96 Tears".The disc also reached #1 in Canada.
John Stewart (1979)
American soloist John Stewart had previously been a member of The Kingston Trio. His hit "Gold" featured Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham on guest vocals. The single peaked at #5 in America.
Tommy Tutone (1981)
Despite its name, there was no Tommy Tutone. It was in fact a Californian band formed in 1978 with Tommy Heath on lead vocals. Pop's most famous phone number reached the Top 5 in North America.
Bertie Higgins (1981)
American soloist Bertie Higgins was Tommy Roe's drummer in the 1960s. His only solo hit "Key Largo" was inspired by the classic film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
I WANNA BE A COWBOY
Boys Don't Cry (1986)
British group Boys Don't Cry reached the Top 10 in Australia and South Africa with "I Wanna Be A Cowboy". It peaked at #12 on the American Pop chart.
The Exciters (1962)
American R&B vocal group The Exciters delivered the upbeat "Tell Him" which sadly became its only Top 40 entry, peaking at #4 in the U.S.A.
WILD WILD WEST
The Escape Club (1988)
British group The Escape Club reached #1 in America with "Wild, Wild West". It peaked at #6 in Australia. Curiously, it never made the charts in the UK.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Deep Blue Something (1995)
American group Deep Blue Something referenced the Audrey Hepburn film classic in their only chart hit. "Breakfast At Tiffany's" made the Top 20 in Europe, Top 10 in America and Australia; as well as topping the British chart.
I CAN HELP
Billy Swan (1974)
American soloist Billy Swan wrote Clyde McPhatter's "Lover Please", produced Tony Joe White as well as writing his only solo hit "I Can Help". The single reached #1 in America, Europe and New Zealand. Swan later formed Black Tie with Randy Meisner.