One Hit Wonder Of The ’70s That’ll Make You Feel Nostalgic

The ’70s were a decade for incredible music. Hits from this era of music put a spin on rock and R&B as the other half of the world dove into disco. While artists made iconic hits of the ’70s some of them barely lasted a year on the U.S. charts, let alone the decade.

A one-hit-wonder doesn’t necessarily mean the artist reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts. Wikipedia explains the term perfectly, “A one-hit wonder is any entity that achieves mainstream popularity, often for only one piece of work, and becomes known among the general public solely for that momentary success. The term is most commonly used in regard to music performers with only one hit single that overshadows their other work.”

Keep reading to see if your favorite hits made this list!

“Turn The Beat Around” – Vicki Sue Robinson

“Turn the Beat Around” is a disco 1976 song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson, but was performed by Vicki Sue Robinson. The song was featured on her debut album Never Gonna Let You Go. The song was released as the album’s single and landed at No. 10 on the Billboard pop chart and No. 73 on the soul chart.

Photo of Vicki Sue ROBINSON
Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns
Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns

The song also earned Robinson a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal. The song was also No. 1 on the disco chart for four weeks, and are still considered to be one of the best disco songs ever released.