Best One Hit Wonders in Country Music History – Todd’s Top Ten
I was sitting at home last night and the song “Toein The Line” from Rocky Burnette popped into my head. It’s probably my favorite one hit wonder of all time, but it’s not country. So, I decided to tackle that task. I came up with a top-ten list of the “Best One Hit Wonders in Country Music History”.
10. James Bonamy
James Bonamy’s “I Don’t Think I Will” was his only top 20. He played the K99 Free Stage at the Greeley Stampede in 1996.
9. Davis Daniel
Davis Daniel’s “For Crying Out Loud” was his only top 20. I couldn’t even find an official video for this song, but Brian and I both loved this guy when he visited K99 back in 1991.
8. Trailer Choir
Trailer Choir was another band we met on the K99 Free Stage at the Greeley Stampede. Their only top 40 hit was “Rockin’ The Beer Gut”. Ever since Big Vinny lost weight on the Biggest Loser, the band has kind of disappeared.
7. Cyndi Thompson
Cyndi Thompson’s debut single “What I Really Meant to Say” went to #1. Cyndi had 2 other top 40 hits. Then she quit the business cold turkey.
6. The Pirates of the Mississippi
The Pirates of the Mississippi only had one hit in the top 20. It was their most beloved song and their most hated. It’s “Feed Jake”. They never made an official video.
5. The Tractors
The Tractors are a true one hit wonder. They had “Baby Likes to Rock It” in 1994. That’s it. It was their only hit. They even put out 6 albums, but could never again find the magic they found with that one song.
4. George Ducas
George Ducas’ Lipstick Promises went top 10. He had one other song that barely made it into the top 40, “Teardrops”, but he in commonly referred to as a one hit wonder. I remember bringing him into the exhibition building at Island Grove Park years ago.
3. Terri Gibbs
Terri Gibbs is not really a one hit wonder, but the ONLY song she is known for is “Somebody’s Knockin’”. It was her only top 10. Terri actually had 5 other songs that cracked the top 40.