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(2011/GOLDIES) 54 tracksMedium 1
  1. At My Front Door - EL DORADOS
  2. Band Of Gold - CARSON, Kit
  3. Eddie My Love - TEEN QUEENS
  4. Lullabye Of Birdland - BLUE STARS
  5. Confidential - KNIGHT, Sonny
  6. Ivory Tower - CARR, Cathy
  7. Slow Walk - AUSTIN, Sil
  8. Marianne - GILKYSON, Terry & EASY RIDERS
  9. Mr. Lee - BOBBETTES
  10. Moon-Light Swim - PERKINS, Tony
  11. Silhouettes - RAYS
  12. Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) - SHEPHERD SISTERS
  13. Could This Be Magic - DUBS
  14. She's Neat - WRIGHT, Dale
  15. Been So Long - PASTELS
  16. Endless Sleep - REYNOLDS, Jody
  17. Wishing For Your Love - VOXPOPPERS
  18. You Cheated - SHIELDS
Medium 2
  1. Book Of Love - MONOTONES
  2. (It's Been A Long Time) Pretty Baby - GINO & GINA
  3. Susie Darlin' - LUKE, Robin
  4. Summertime, Summertime - JAMIES
  5. One Summer Night - DANLEERS
  6. Tragedy - WAYNE, Thomas
  7. Born Too Late - PONI-TAILS
  8. The Enchanted Sea - ISLANDERS
  9. Sea Cruise - FORD, Frankie
  10. Tell Him No - TRAVIS & BOB
  11. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - IMPALAS
  12. Bongo Rock - EPPS, Preston
  13. See You In September - TEMPOS
  14. Here Comes Summer - KELLER, Jerry
  15. Makin' Love - ROBINSON, Floyd
  16. You Were Mine - FIREFLIES
  17. Lonely For You - STITES, Gary
  18. Love You So - HOLDEN, Ron
Medium 3
  1. So Fine - FIESTAS
  2. Woo-Hoo - ROCK-A-TEENS
  3. Teen Angel - DINNING, Mark
  4. Money (That's What I Want) - STRONG, Barrett
  5. If I Had A Girl - LAUREN, Rod
  6. The Madison - AL BROWN'S TUNETOPPERS
  7. Angela Jones - FERGUSON, Johnny
  8. He'll Have To Stay - BLACK, Jeanne
  9. Alley-Oop - HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES
  10. Lo...

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B005RALSZY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have pointed out many times on other so-called One-Hit Wonder volumes that, to most collectors, a "hit single" meant those that made it onto the various national charts run by the likes of Billboard (Pop, Top/Hot 100, R&B, Country and Adult Contemporary) and Cash Box. Yes, the financial rewards for artist, songwriter and label differed greatly depending upon the charts, as a # 20 Pop Hot 100 would be more rewarding than, say, a # 5 anywhere else simply through sheer sales. But anything that made those charts was a hit to some degree. In fact, where the Pop Hot 100 is concerned, in any given year there were upwards of 500 to 600 songs that scored from # 1 on down, and there were always hundreds more that did not! To reflect that, Billboard introduced the Bubbling Under charts for those that ranked anywhere from 101 to around 150.

Having said that, there are 28 legitimate One-Hit Wonders in this GLD 3-disc, 54-song budget November 2011 release, which features all original recordings in quite decent sound reproduction, although die-hard audiophile probably will find fault. I have listed the contents in the Comments below, with an asterisk (*) preceding each legitimate One-Hit Wonder, together with highest chart positions and label information (which you won’t find in the set as there are no liner notes).

The remaining 26 are by artists who had at least one other chart entry, and while most were low level hits, there is the odd one that came close to the Top 40 (which seems to be their cut-off point), and on that score what you have to keep in mind is that, often, the only thing keeping the artist from having more than one charted song was the small label curse, which a quick scan of the Comments will show was the case in the majority.
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IF YOU ARE AREALLY OLDIES FAN LIKE ME YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD AND THE OTHER ONE HIT WONDERS. THEY MADE IT TO THE TOP BECAUSE THEY WERE REALLY UNIQUE, FUNNY OR SAD AND JUST PLAIN CATCHY SONGS. YOU WILL SURPRISE YOURSELF WHEN YOU START SINGING ALONG TO A SONG YOU THOUGHT YOU TOTALLY FORGOT. THE SONGS ARE BY THE ORIGINAL ARTIST AND THE SOUND IS GREAT. BABY BOOMERS GO BACK FOR ONE MORE "SEA CRUISE" or remember "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY!!!!
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