Monday, February 10, 2020

Two Hit Wonders 1976-85 [14 of 16]

*to qualify as a MFD two hit wonder, the artist or group can have placed only two singles in the Billboard Top 40 and those two singles must have entered the Top 40 during the years 1976-85.  Many of these artists are occasionally mistaken for a one hit wonder or have hit other charts in Billboard, but each hit the Top 40 only twice. In no particular order, here's four of the 64 that I found:

Born on 12/31/47 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Lead singer of The Guess Who.

Title Top 40 Debut Chart Peak
Stand Tall 11/6/76 10
You Saved My Soul 10/24/81 37

Ska-rock group formed in London: Graham McPherson (vocals), Chris Foreman (guitar), Mike Barson (keyboards), Carl Smyth (trumpet), Lee Thompson (sax), Mark Bedford (bass) and Don Woodgate (drums).

Title Top 40 Debut Chart Peak
Our House 5/28/83 7
It Must Be Love 9/17/83 33

Heavy-metal group formed in Los Angeles: Kevin DuBrow (vocals), Carlos Cavazo (guitar), Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Frankie Banali (drums). Sarzo later joined Whitesnake.

Title Top 40 Debut Chart Peak
Cum On Feel the Noize 10/15/83 5
Bang Your Head (Metal Health) 1/28/84 31

Pop group from Sacramento, California: Ric Jacobs (vocals), Ken Goorabian and Waylin Carpenter (guitars), Rod Toner (keyboards), Vinnie Pantleoni (bass) and Barry Lowenthal (drums).

Title Top 40 Debut Chart Peak
You Don't Want Me Anymore 9/18/82 16
Dreamin' is Easy 2/19/83 30

Data and artist descriptions taken from The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th edition (2000).

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