Are They A One-Hit Wonder?

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Dave Edmunds
#4 "I Hear You Knocking"
#39 "Slipping Away"

Barely recognize the #4 song, not a fan. The #39 song was one of those songs I liked as a kid, then forgot existed until hearing it on the VJ years later and I'm glad to have rediscovered it.
 

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Dave Edmunds
#4 "I Hear You Knocking"
#39 "Slipping Away"

Barely recognize the #4 song, not a fan. The #39 song was one of those songs I liked as a kid, then forgot existed until hearing it on the VJ years later and I'm glad to have rediscovered it.
I Hear You Knocking is a cover of a song from 1955. I like Edmunds' version (as many did), but it's an old song.

But Edmunds has put out a bunch of great songs. He first released this Nick Lowe tune (who he collaborated with) in 1977, and Lowe later released a slower version.

Dave Edmunds - I knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'n' Roll)



In 1979, Edmunds released the first recording (and definitive version) of Elvis Costello's Girls Talk

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk



He put out the first recording of Queen of Hearts in 1979, which became a hit for Juice Newton 2 years later.

Also in '79, he was the first to release Graham Parker's Crawling from the Wreckage

Dave Edmunds - Crawling from the Wreckage



In 1980, he and Lowe formed Rockpile, and had a hit with this tune

Rockpile - Teacher, Teacher



Finally, in 1983 he was the first to release the Jeff Lynne (ELO) song Slipping Away

Dave Edmunds - Slipping Away



So the two takeaways from this are:
- Dave Edmunds was a master of recording songs other people wrote
- He had a bunch of hits on the Rock charts, so screw the Pop charts
 

scotchandcigar

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it might have been First Wave? Not sure.
It definitely gets airplay on 1st Wave. And it's got a name.

Rockabilly revival: 1970–1990​

The 1968 Elvis "comeback" and acts such as Sha Na Na, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Don McLean, Linda Ronstadt and the Everly Brothers, the film American Graffiti, the television show Happy Days and the Teddy Boy revival created curiosity about the real music of the 1950s, particularly in England, where a rockabilly revival scene began to develop from the 1970s in record collecting and clubs. The most successful early product of the scene was Dave Edmunds, who joined up with songwriter Nick Lowe to form a band called Rockpile in 1975. They had a string of minor rockabilly-style hits like "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'n' Roll)". The group became a popular touring act in the UK and the US, leading to respectable album sales. Edmunds also nurtured and produced many younger artists who shared his love of rockabilly, most notably the Stray Cats.
 
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Black Velvet by Alannah Myles – her real last name is Byles – went to number one on both the Hot 100 and the mainstream rock chart in March 1990. It got to #10 in her native Canada and she had several other hits in Canada but her only other chart hit in the United States was Love Is, which reached #36 in June 1990. Does anyone here remember it? It should have been a bigger hit – and it might have been if it had been released as a 12-inch dance single, as it was in the UK,

 

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Black Velvet by Alannah Myles – her real last name is Byles – went to number one on both the Hot 100 and the mainstream rock chart in March 1990. It got to #10 in her native Canada and she had several other hits in Canada but her only other chart hit in the United States was Love Is, which reached #36 in June 1990. Does anyone here remember it? It should have been a bigger hit – and it might have been if it had been released as a 12-inch dance single, as it was in the UK,


I am familiar with both songs along with others from her.
 

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I know the name, and that song above sounds like something they'd play on the adult alternative station I listened to then, but it doesn't sound familiar.
 

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Fred Knoblock
#18 "Why Not Me"
#28 "Killin' Time" (w/ Susan Anton)

From this week's VJ. I only know these songs because of the VJ. I figure aside from the VJ they're both long forgotten?
 

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Marilyn Martin

#1 "Separate Lives" (w/ Phil Collins)
#28 "Night Moves"

The only reason I know "Night Moves" is the VJ. It's at #38 this week. I'd say it's long forgotten and she subjectively a one-hit wonder. Or a 1/2 hit wonder seeing she's sharing the glory.
 

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Marilyn Martin

#1 "Separate Lives" (w/ Phil Collins)
#28 "Night Moves"

The only reason I know "Night Moves" is the VJ. It's at #38 this week. I'd say it's long forgotten and she subjectively a one-hit wonder. Or a 1/2 hit wonder seeing she's sharing the glory.
I also forgot she sang that song with Phil. I remember the song but attributed it to only Phil.

I missed this on the countdown. When I saw the title I thought it was just a remake of Bob Seger's song. Listening to it now, I have never heard it before.

0 hits would be fine for me.
 
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Marilyn Martin released four more solo singles after Night Moves:

Move Closer, May 1986 – failed to chart
Body & The Beat, July 1986 – failed to chart
Possessive Love, January 1988 – failed to chart
Love Takes No Prisoners, June 1988 – failed to chart

In August 1988, she and David Foster released And When We Danced from the Mark Harmon/Jodie Foster movie Stealing Home, which Roger Ebert called "a real squirmer, a movie so earnest and sincere and pathetic and dripping with pathos that it cries out to be satirized." This song fai...........well, you lknow.

 
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Brownstone
#8 "If You Love Me"
#39 "5 Miles To Empty"

Never hoid of 'em. Don't know either song. But they were on the wubba wubba wubba countdown this week.

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