Some of my favorite one hit wonders...
Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire ('65)
Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum ('69)
Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image ('70)
Tighter, Tighter by Alive 'n' Kicking ('70)
One Toke Over the Line by Brewer and Shipley ('71)
Hold Your Head Up by Argent ('72)
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas ('74)
How Long by Ace ('75)
Afternoon Delight by The Starland Vocal Band ('76)
Magnet and Steel Walter Egan ('78)
My Sharona by The Knack ('79)
Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles ('79)
Cars by Gary Numan ('80)
Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners ('81)
867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone ('81)
I Melt with You by Modern English ('82)
Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo ('83)
99 Luftballons by Nena ('84)
Oh Yeah by Yello ('86)
It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock ('88)
The Fountains Of Wayne's two albums preceding Welcome Interstate Managers are surprisingly awesome. Some of the best bubblegum pop of the last two decades, IMO.
WZ is spot on here. Fountains of Wayne and Utopia Parkway both Fully rock with pop sensibility and quirky tongue in check humor. Gotta love the Steve Miller-esque hooks (Red Dragon Tatoo) and Replacements style attitude (Joe Rey) that percolates throughout these two gems. Head out to the laser show grab a bottle of Basil Hayden and take it all in!