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One Hit Wonder: Patrick Hernandez (1979)

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Born to Be Alive Single: Patrick Hernandez Album: Born to Be Alive Released: November 1978 Genre: Disco Songwriter: Patrick Hernandez "Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez became a global hit in 1979, reaching number one in several countries, including France and Italy.  It made the Top Ten in the UK and Top 20 in the US Billboard National Disco Action chart. The album  Born to Be Alive  sold well and won him a Billboard Award in February 1980.  But Hernandez's follow-up to the single - " Disco Queen ," backed with " Show Me the Way You Kiss ," - didn't chart in the US. In 1981, Hernandez released the import 12" single " Goodbye ." It was not released in the US, making Hernandez an American one-hit wonder.

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Rolling Stone's #192 of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2010)

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door Single: Bob Dylan Album: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid B-side: Turkey Chase Released: July 13, 1973 Genre: Folk rock, gospel Songwriter: Bob Dylan Bob Dylan wrote " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " for the soundtrack to the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid . When the song was released as a single, it reached the Top 10 in several countries.  In 2010, the Western Writers of America surveyed its membership to choose the Top 100 Western Songs of all time. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" was voted number 34. The same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song number 192 of their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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One Hit Wonder: Iron Butterfly (1968)

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Single: Iron Butterfly Album: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida B-side: Iron Butterfly Theme" Released: June 14, 1968 (album) Released: July 31, 1968 (single) Genre: Acid rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, occult rock Songwriter: Doug Ingle Iron Butterfly released the single "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" from their 1968 album of the same name in the summer of 1968. At over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the LP. The middle of the song features a two-and-a-half-minute Ron Bushy drum solo.  A 2-minute-52-second 45-rpm version of the track was Iron Butterfly's only song to reach the top 40 . The album reached number four on Billboard's Top 200 chart and sold over 30 million copies. VH1 ranked the track 19th on the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders list.

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Pop-Up Video: Touch Of Grey

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Touch of Grey Single: Grateful Dead Album: In the Dark B-side: My Brother Esau Released: 1987 Genre: Pop rock Songwriters: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter Grateful Dead  first performed "Touch of Grey" as an encore on September 15, 1982, at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. In 1987, it was the lead track from the Dead's studio album  In the Dark . Released as a single, it peaked on Billboard at number 9 .  Hit records weren't typical of the Dead. Their previous high-water mark had been in 1971 with " Truckin' ,"  which peaked at number 64. 

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Tiny Dancer: Rolling Stones' #47 of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2024)

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Tiny Dancer Single: Elton John Album: Madman Across the Water B-side: Razor Face Recorded: August 9, 1971 Released: 1972 Studio : Trident Studios, London Genre: Soft rock, country rock, pop rock Songwriters: Elton John, Bernie Taupin "Tiny Dancer" was the opening track to John's 1971 album, Madman Across the Water.  The song only reached number 41 on the US pop chart. Eventually, it became one of John's most popular. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked the song number 397 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was ranked  47 on the 2021 list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Maxine Feibelman I knew [the song] was about me. Maxine Feibelman Bernie Taupin at his wedding to Maxine Feibelman In a 1973 interview in Rolling Stone, Bernie Taupin said that the song is about Maxine Feibelman, his wife at the time. In 2019, Feibelman said,  " I knew [the song] was about me. I had been into ballet as a little girl and sewed patches on Elton

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