60 Of The Most Bizarre One Hit Wonders Of The 1960s and 1970s

By Sarah Norman | January 21, 2024

Alicia Bridges, "I Love the Nightlife"

Prepare to be transported back in time as we dive into the world of music to explore the quirkiest and most eccentric one-hit wonders that graced the airwaves during the colorful decades of the 1960s and 1970s. From psychedelic pop gems to offbeat disco delights, join us on a musical journey filled with delightful oddities, unexpected chart-toppers, and artists whose fleeting moments in the spotlight left a lasting imprint on music history. Get ready to groove, laugh, and reminisce about the most bizarre and unforgettable tunes that captured hearts for a moment, forever etching their place in the annals of musical curiosities. Let's turn up the volume and rediscover the delightful eccentricities of the bygone era's one-hit wonders!

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This is easily one of the most memorable disco songs of the 1970s, and it showcases the stellar vocals of Alicia Bridges. Even though she never had another hit, "I Love the Nightlife" has been featured in pretty much every movie about the disco era or just dancing in general. If she has the publishing on this bad boy that's not a bad payday. Bridges is still out here producing and DJing so it sounds like she's still loving the night life.

Carl Douglas, "Kung Fu Fighting"

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Was everyone Kung Fu fighting in the 1970s? According to Carl Douglas they were. This goof off novelty song was originally a B-side for the single "I Want to Give You My Everything," but that song didn't pop nearly as hard as Douglas' ode to getting windmill kicked in the face.

The single sold 11 million copies and became a staple of film and television but that was all she wrote for Douglas' career as a pop star.