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One-Hit Wonders at the BBC

Compilation of hits by artists virtually unheard of again, including Peter Sarstedt, Trio, Phyllis Nelson and The New Radicals, which explores the one-hit wonder phenomenon.

Compilation of some indelible hits by artists we hardly heard from again, at least in a chart sense. Featuring Peter Sarstedt's Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? - a number one in 1969 and a hit he never really matched, Trio's 1982 smash Da Da Da, Phyllis Nelson's 1985 lovers rock-style classic Move Closer, and The New Radicals' 1999 hit You Get What You Give.

We travel through the years selecting some of your favourite number ones and a few others that came close, revealing what's happened to the one-off hitmakers since and exploring the unwritten laws that help make sense of the one-hit wonder phenomenon.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Feb 2021 02:50

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    New Radicals

    You Get What You Give

  • 00:01

    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown


  • 00:04

    Peter Sarstedt

    Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?

  • 00:09

    Carl Douglas

    Kung Fu Fighting

  • 00:27


    Da Da Da Ich Lieb Dich Nicht Du Liebst Mich

  • 00:28


    Da Da Da

  • 00:30


    99 Luftballons

  • 00:35

    Phyllis Nelson

    Move Closer

  • 00:40

    Chesney Hawkes

    The One and Only

  • 00:43

    Chesney Hawkes

    The One and Only (Dj Mix)

  • 00:45

    Charles & Eddie

    Would I Lie To You


Role Contributor
Producer Tamsin Curry


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