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

By Sarah Norman | June 16, 2023

The Human Beinz, 'Nobody but Me'

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Coming in hot at number eight is "Nobody but Me" by the Human Beinz, a bar band from Youngstown, Ohio, who spent much of their early career recording covers of hit songs by other bands. Their hit single is actually a cover of an Isley Brothers tune and it features the most repetitive use of the word "no" in pop music history.

The band followed up their hit with a cover of Bobby Bland's "Turn On Your Love Light" which peaked at Number 80 in America while shooting straight to number one in Japan. The band broke up in 1969 and that's all she wrote.

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.