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

By Sarah Norman | May 24, 2023

Starland Vocal Band, "Afternoon Delight"

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Every few years "Afternoon Delight" comes back around in some form in film and television, which has to be nice for the husband and wife collective who make up the Starland Vocal Band. This incredibly sensual, folky tune made its way onto radios across the country before nabbing the group two Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, the band was never able to capture the eye raising magic of this song again and they faded away like the afternoon sun.

Junk Food Junkie

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Is "Junk Food Junkie" the greatest novelty song of the 1970s? Maybe. We're not really ready to make that argument yet, but we do think it's pretty funny. This love letter to junk food and the then fad of a natural diet spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Charts, finally hitting Number 9 on the Hot 100. Groce left the world of pop music to co-found the two-hour live radio show Mountain Stage which he hosted from 1983 to 2021.