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Los Del Rio

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘Macarena’ by Los Del Rio. Los del Río (“Those from the River”) are a Spanish latin pop and dance duo which was formed in 1962 by Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruiz Perdigones. Recorded in 1995 the song was a number 1 smash here in Australia in 1996 and a worldwide success.

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New Radicals

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals. From Los Angeles the band is centered around Gregg Alexander. The track become enormously popular in Australia when it was used to great effect in a Mitsubishi car commercial. The song reached #17 in 2003.

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In-Grid

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘You Promised Me (Tu Es Fortu)’ by Italian dancer, singer-songwriter In-Grid (Ingrid Alberini). A #7 hit in 2003 it was produced by dance music producers Larry Pignagnoli and Marco Soncini.

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Edison Lighthouse

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)’ by Edison Lighthouse. A smash #1 in 1970. Edison Lighthouse was fronted by English vocalist Tony Burrows. Tony is a OHW champion having been in four other bands that where all OHWs (White Plains, Pipkins, First Class and Brotherhood of Man)

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Fairground Attraction

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘Perfect’ by Fairground Attraction. A smash #1 in 1988. Fairground Attraction was a London band (1987-1990) featuring Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

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The Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys were an English–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Originating from an idea discussed by Harrison and Lynne during the sessions for Harrison’s 1987 album ‘Cloud 9’, the band formed in April 1988 after the five members united to record a bonus track for Harrison’s next European single. When this collaboration, ‘Handle With Care’, was deemed too good for such a limited release, the group agreed to record a full album. The song is an Adelaide One-Hit Wonder reaching #4 in 1988.

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Rita MacNeil

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘Working Man’ by Canadian singer Rita MacNeil. An Adelaide #5 hit in 1989. Rita has had a long and distinguished career in her native land and ‘Working Man’ has gone on to become an anthem for coal miners around the world.

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Little Heroes

This week’s One-Hit Wonder is ‘One Perfect Day’ by 1980s Melbourne band ‘Little Heroes’. From their second album ‘Play by Numbers’ it reached #6 in 1982.

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Yello

This weeks OHW is ‘Oh Yeah’ by Swiss electronic duo Yello. A #5 hit in 1988, they made a whole bunch of fun albums.

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The Strawbs

This week’s OHW is ‘Part of the Union’ by the Strawbs. A national #4 hits in 1973 this song has gone on to become a favourite the the Union Movement. The piano player on the recording of this track was the one and only Rick Wakeman, one of the most famous ‘Prog’ musicians of all-time. The Strawbs, lead by Dave Cousins have had a long and very successful career and made many wonderful albums, my favourite being ‘Deadlines’ (1977)