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

By Sarah Norman | September 1, 2023

John Fred, "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"

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 world-wide Number One single is one of the strangest things to come out of the 1960s. Inspired by "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," the track is more of a lounge inspired pop track than a stoned out song like what the Beatles kicked out, and listening to it today makes for a seriously strange experience.

The lyrics to "Judy In Disguise" are complete nonsense: "Come to me tonight, come to me tonight/Taking everything in sight/Except for the strings on my kite, etc" so we're not surprised that audiences tired of John Fred pretty quickly.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, 'The Monster Mash'

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Bobby "Boris" Pickett may be a one-hit wonder from the 1960s, but he wrote and recorded one of the greatest bops of the decade with "The Monster Mash." Written as a way to cash in on the glut of horror movies and dance crazes at the time, the success of "The Monster Mash" was a huge shock to the singer. He tried to follow up the massive hit with similarly themed monster songs ("The Monster Swim," "The Monster Rap"), but he never achieved the same level of success. The song remains a total banger, and there's nothing wrong with that.