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One Hit Wonders: Norman Greenbaum (1970)

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Spirit in the Sky Artist: Norman Greenbaum Album: Spirit in the Sky B-side: "Milk Cow" Recorded: 1968 Released: December: 1969 (UK) January: 1970 (US) The single "Spirit in the Sky" sold two million copies from 1969 to 1970. It reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and lasted 15 weeks in the Top 100. Billboard ranked the record the number 22 song of 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" number 341 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It's  number 3 on their  Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time list. It makes VH1's list of  100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders at number 85 .

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One Hit Wonders: ? and the Mysterians (1966)

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96 Tears Single by ? and the Mysterians from the album 96 Tears B-side: "Midnight Hour" Recorded: 1966 Released: August 1966 The song "96 Tears" by the American garage rock band  ? and the Mysterians  was released in August 1966. It was number 1 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.  Billboard ranked the record number 5 for that year.  It's number 213 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 9 on their Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time.  VH1 numbers it 15 of  their 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. It's also on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of   500 Songs That Shaped Rock .

Elton John: Rolling Stones #49 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Elton John Born: Reginald Kenneth Dwight March 25, 1947 Pinner, Middlesex, England Occupation: Singer-songwriter-pianist Years active: 1962–presen t The  Rock and Roll  Hall of Fame  inducted Elton John in 1994. He's listed as number 3 on 'Billboard's 125 Greatest Artists of All Time." In Rolling Stones' "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," he's number 49 . He has two songs out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's " 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll , " "Your Song," and "Bennie and the Jets. "

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Sam Cooke: Rolling Stones #16 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Sam Cooke  Born January 22, 1931: Clarksdale, Mississippi , US. Died December 11, 1964: Los Angeles, California , US. Origin: Chicago, Illinois, US. Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar Years active 1951–1964 Sam Cooke 's been called the King of Soul. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 16 in their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time   issue. They also ranked him number 4 of their 100 Greatest Singers of All Time." His string of hits includes "You Send Me," "A Change Is Gonna Come," "Wonderful World," and "Twistin' the Night Away." AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was  " the inventor of soul music"  and possessed  "an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed ."

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