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’70s One-Hit Wonders That Might Trigger Some Major Nostalgia

The ’70s were definitely an unforgettable time for music. Hits from this decade not only put new spins on rock and R&B, but the world was also propelled into disco, which whether you liked it or not, became a sensation in itself. But while some artists made songs that become quintessential ’70s hits, unfortunately, their success would barely last a year on the U.S. charts, let alone the decade. Read on to see if you remember these one-hit wonders of the ’70s — maybe your favorite made the list!

“Spirit in the Sky” – Norman Greenbaum

Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” is featured on the 1969 album of the same name. By April 1970, it reached No. 3 on the BillboardHot 100, a list it lasted on for 15 weeks. The single went gold when it sold 2 million copies within a year of its release.

Greenbaum told The New York Timesin 2006 that he was inspired to write the song after watching Porter Wagoner sing gospel on TV. “I thought, ‘Yeah, I could do that,’ knowing nothing about gospel music, so I sat down and wrote my own gospel song,” he said.

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