We All Wonder What Happened to These One-Hit Wonders from the '70s

By Karen Harris

The 1970s was a decade of diverse music, from rock 'n roll and folk to disco to funk. The radical changes in the types of songs that hit the Billboard charts meant there were many different recording artists releasing popular songs. Many of the best tunes of the 1970s – the songs that we have come to associate with the decade – were recorded and performed by one-hit wonders. These singers got their one moment in the spotlight. Some of the classic 1970s songs by one-hit wonders have become memorable anthems of the decade.