Australian 'One Hit Wonders'

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Australian 'One Hit Wonders' from each era

'One Hit Wonders' from the 1960's

Chris Andrews - Yesterday Man

I'm her yesterday man

well my friends that's what i am
I'm her yesterday man
well my friends that's what i am
that's what i am, her yesterday man

Please tell me something have you met an angel
Someone too lovely to live on earth
Well yesterdeay i thought i met an angel but
she wasn't worth but she seemed to be worth

Oh, what a fool i have been
I was shure taken him

Yeah, i'm her yesterday man
well my friends that's what i am
I'm her yesterday man
well my friends that's what i am
that's what i am, her yesterday man

Get some of the good kind and some of the bad kind
Some of the others or in between
But all that i can say she is the worse kind
Well i think you know what i mean

And yet for all i say
i take the bad anyday

Now i'm her yesterday man
well my friends that's what i am
I'm her yesterday man
well my friends that's what i am
that's what i am, her yesterday man

...oh come a little closer baby don't get tell me
you gonna leave me, you leave me, i know that, i know that...

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/chris+andrews/yesterday+man_20355273.html



Chris Andrews - Yesterday Man [1965]

Russell Morris -The Real Thing

Come and see the real thing, come and see the real thing, come and see
Come and see the real thing, come and see the real thing, come and see
There’s a meaning there, but the meaning there doesn’t really mean a thing
Come and see the real thing, come and see the real thing, come and see
I am the real thing!

Oo mama mow-mow (repeat x 4)

Oo mama mama mama mama mama mama mow
Tryin’ hard to understand the meaning that you’ll see in me
Tryin’ hard to understand the meaning that you’ll see in me
There’s a meaning there, but the meaning there doesn’t really mean a thing
Come and see the real thing, come and see the real thing, come and see
I am the real thing!

Oo mama mow-mow (repeat x 4)

I am not seeing you
I am not seeing you
Ahhhhh!

I am the real thing!
(ad-lib fade-out)

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/russell_morris/the_real_thing.html

The Real Thing - Russell Morris

'One Hit Wonders' from the 1970's

Max Merritt & The Meteors - Slipping Away

Baby i've been watching youWatching everything you doAnd i just can't help the feelingSomeone else's stealing you away from meI see it written in your eyesYou confirm it with your liesThough the web you weave can hold meI would rather that you told meWhere you wanna be

Oooh slipping away from meOooh slipping away from meAnd it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

Baby i've been watching youWatching everything you doAnd i just can't help the feelingSomeone else's stealing you away from meI see it written in your eyesYou confirm it with your liesThough the web you weave can hold meI would rather that you told meWhere you wanna be

Oooh slipping away from meOooh slipping away from meAnd it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

And it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away


And it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

Baby i've been watching youWatching everything you doAnd i just can't help the feelingSomeone else's stealing you away from meI see it written in your eyesYou confirm it with your liesThough the web you weave can hold meI would rather that you told meWhere you wanna be

Oooh slipping away from meOooh slipping away from meAnd it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

And it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away


And it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

And it's breaking me in twoWatching you slipping away

http://www.maxilyrics.com/max-merritt-%26-the-meteors-slipping-away-lyrics-8855.html


Max Merritt & The Meteors - Slipping Away (1976)

Spectrum - I’ll be Gone

Someday I"ll have money, money is---nt easy to come by By the time its come by Ill be gone Ill sing my song and Ill be gone Live the life of lux-u-ry does-n't seem--- to be---- for me, be for me Someday Ill have lovin, lovin etc till Ill be gone. Movin around comes naturally movin around and feelin free, that's for me Someday Ill have money, money isnt easy to come by, lovin isnt easy to come by, neither of them is easy to come by

http://www.lyricstime.com/spectrum-i-ll-be-gone-lyrics.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9LGIbXpeGE

'One Hit Wonders' from the 1980's

Red Gum - I Was Only Ninteen

Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal
It was a long march from cadets.
The sixth battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card.
We did Canungra, Shoalwater before we left.

And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean.
And there's me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens.
God help me, I was only nineteen.

From Vung Tau, riding Chinooks, to the dust at Nui Dat
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months.
But we made our tents a home, VB and pinups on the lockers
And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I stil can't get to sleep?
And night-time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only ninteen.

A four week operation when each step could mean your last one on two legs
It was a war within yourself.
But you wouldn't let your mates down til they had you dusted off
So you closed your eyes and thought about something else.

Then someone yelled out "Contact!" and the bloke behind me swore
We hooked in there for hours, then a Godalmighty roar
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon,
God help me, he was going home in June.

I can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec leave in Vung Tau
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle
Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row.

And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
God help me, I was only nineteen.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only nineteen.


http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/redgum/i_was_only_nineteen.html

Redgum - I Was Only 19 (1983)

Jo Kennedy - Body And Soul

Hes got body, hes got sou-oul
Im torn apart withou-ou-out him
Im gonna trust him with my future
Im gonna keep a tight reign on his heart
Hes one of the few things I feel a part of

I know its true, Ill never leave, Ill never say goodbye-ye
Ill always be a girl of means as long as I'm by his si-ide

(ShesHes) got body, (sheshes) got sou-oul
Im torn apart withou-ou-out (himher)
Im gonna trust (himher) with my future
Im gonna keep a tight reign on (hisher) heart
(HesShes) one of the few things I feel a part of

I learn a lot when hes around, hes got so much to gi-ive
If you can say you live and learn, you're learnin' how to li-ive

(ShesHes) got body, (sheshes) got sou-oul
Im torn apart withou-ou-out (himher)
Im gonna trust (himher) with my future
Im gonna keep a tight reign on (hisher) heart
(HesShes) one of the few things I feel a part of

Nobody told me that a woman, she can lead a man from ruin
Well you pulled me back and Im comin' back for more-ore, for sure
No time to make careful decisions, HeShe might be an apparition
Now the panics on, and Im not an honest man, If I dont say

(ShesHes) got body, (sheshes) got sou-oul
Im torn apart withou-ou-out (himher)
Im gonna trust (himher) with my future
Im gonna keep a tight reign on (hisher) heart
(HesShes) one of the few things I feel a part of

Alright I know its all been said so many times before-ore (before, before, before)
But I dont care Im gonna sing it to you just once more-ore
(once more, once more, once more)

(ShesHes) got body, (sheshes) got sou-oul
Im torn apart withou-ou-out (himher)
Im gonna trust (himher) with my future
Im gonna keep a tight reign on


http://www.lyricstime.com/jo-kennedy-body-and-soul-lyrics.html

Jo Kennedy - Body & Soul (1982)

'One Hit Wonders' from the 1990's

Marie Wilson - Next Time

I heard you knocking on my front door
I know what you wanted to say.
I found the letter you left lying there
I threw it away.

What do you take me for
Some kind of stupid fool
I never asked for much
I only wanted you.
Now I just wanna say, baby
If this is goodbye
Well, it's your turn to cry


Next time
Things will be different, baby
Next time
Everything is gonna change
Next time
Won't be so easy
I swear to God there will never be a next time


I'm not the person I was yesterday
When I wanted you near
There's a part of me that's gone away
Now I see it so clear


What do you want from me
Do you take me for a fool?
Don't wanna live a lie
I only want the truth
Now it's my turn to say baby
If that's the way you treat a friend
This is the end


Next time
Things will be different, baby
Next time
Everything is gonna change
Next time
Won't be so easy
I swear to God there will never be a next time


I finally figured it out
What you're all about
And I think it's a crime
I was wasting my time
Yeah, yeah, yeah


What do you take me for?
Some kind of stupid fool
There ain't no in between
It's only win or lose
Now I just gotta say baby
I'm gonna find somebody new
And it ain't you


http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/marie_wilson/next_time.html

Next Time - Marie Wilson Video Clip

Mark Williams - Show No Mercy

Show no mercy
Let me see all that you've got
You gotta give
Show no mercy
I can take all that you want
It's time to live
I know you've been holding back
But it's time you stopped playing games
I know you've got love to burn
'Cause I feel the flame, feel the flame - Gotta

Show no mercy
Gimmee it!
Straight in the face between the eyes
Show no mercy
Don't wanna get outta this room
this room alive
I know how you face the world
you've got feelings you wanna hide - But I know when I'm clost to you
There's a fire inside,
A fire inside
You gotta
Show no mercy,Show no mercy
Show no mercy, Show no mercy,
Show no mercy, Show no mercy - No mercy! YEH!

Show no mercy
Let it all
Outta the jail go running wild
Show no mercy
Show me the woman you are
Forget the child
I know you've been holding out the real you that I want to see
Come on let me break the chain
And set you free - Liberty
You gotta
Show no mercy, Show no mercy, No mercy, Show no mercy, Show no mercy.
No mercy. It Feel Good.

Show no mercy, Show no mercy,
Show no mercy, Show no mercy - No mercy! YEH!

http://www.lyrics85.com/1406678/mark-williams/show-no-mercy-lyrics.html


Mark Williams - Show No Mercy

'One Hit Wonders' from the 2000's

KISSCHASY - Do-Do's & Whoa-Oh's

This is a toast to all the people listening
I hope it gets stuck in your head
So tap your feet and click, click, click your fingers
Let's make the rest of the world care

I want a song that gets attention
This is the way it goes
So if you'll play it on your station
Do-do's and whoa-oh's, whoa-oh's

So hit the lights and turn the record up now
I hope you hear this in your sleep
Spin off the typical I miss you baby
Who would've thought we were so deep

I want a song that gets attention
This is the way it goes
So if you'll play it on your station (Do-do's and whoa-oh's),
We'll grab a drink and kill our brain cells
Sing all the words we know
We're bringing back the lovers music (Do-do's and whoa-oh's)

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh...

I want a song that gets attention
This is the way it goes
So if you'll play it on your station (Do-do's and whoa-oh's),
We'll grab a drink and kill our brain cells
Sing all the words we know
We're bringing back the lovers music (Do-do's and whoa-oh's)

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh...

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/kisschasy/do_dos_and_woah_ohs.html

Kisschasy - Do's Do's and Whoa-oh's

Sophie Monk - Inside Outside

VERSE 1 Remember you from place before The back of my mind I can`t ignore Wish that it was more than just a dream I picture you still see your face With no regard of time and space Someone tell me what this really means When I think of you I realise There is no resistance I can`t lie CHORUS `Cause you`re Inside outside under my skin Can`t get you out of my mind I feel you within I chase you like the rain And lose you as the sun goes down You`re inside outside under my skin Dazed and confused Don`t know where to begin Swimming in a sea of love And I think I`m drowning (drowning, drowning) VERSE 2 Searching for my piece of mind I`ll keep looking `til I find The answer that will lead me straight to heaven When I do I`ll be complete It will make my life so sweet This is where I want to be forever When I think of you I realise There is no resistance I can`t lie CHORUS `Cause you`re Inside outside under my skin Can`t get you out of my mind I feel you within I chase you like the rain And lose you as the sun goes down You`re inside outside under my skin Dazed and confused Don`t know where to begin Swimming in a sea of love And I think I`m drowning (drowning, drowning) BRIDGE Inside Outside Inside Outside Inside Outside (Ah...oh...) Inside Outside When I think of you I realise There is no resistance I can`t hide FINAL CHORUS (Repeat until fade with ad-libs) `Cause you`re Inside outside under my skin Can`t get you out of my mind I feel you within I chase you like the rain And lose you as the sun goes down You`re inside outside under my skin Dazed and confused Don`t know where to begin Swimming in a sea of love And I think I`m drowning

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sophie_monk/inside_outside.html

Sophie Monk - Inside Outside

Biography:Russell Morris

Born 31 July 1948Music career started at the age of 18, in September 1966 with the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image formed with Kevin Thomas (rhythm guitar), Phillip Raphael (lead guitar), Eric Cairns (drums) and Les Allan (aka "Les Gough") (bass guitar).Russell Morris first single "The Real Thing “reaches Australia's number one spot in June 1969. Without any promotional support from Morris, "The Real Thing" reached number one in Chicago, Houston, and New York.The second and third single Part Three into Paper Walls") and "The Girl That I Love" both reach number one.1972, "Wings of an Eagle” single.· In 1973 Morris moved to London to record an album realising when he arrived that there was no record contract there he then moved to New York and began work on the album.·

Rationale

I chose the Australian 'One Hit Wonders' topic because I wanted to learn more about the most favorable songs that captured the hearts of all Australians.Picking the 'One Hit Wonders' topic meant that i was able to dive into Australia rich music history and listen/enjoy the wide variety of music that was available to me.Each specific 'One Hit Wonder' portrays the particular emotion/vibrant feeling of the decade.I chose to do my Biography on Russell Morris because he is a very well known and respected Australian musician capturing the hearts of my dad and myself.Russell Morris has been very active in the Australian music scene and helped develop country rock in Australia.Using Smore as my presentation program was a good choice,allowing myself to present my music lyrics and also link the music video of the specific song so the audience can read the lyrics and also enjoy the song.I chose to write my analysis essay on Red Gum's 'I Was Only Nineteen' because the song has an abundant of deep and rich lyrics to analyze. The song is a protest song about negative impacts of conscription on Australian soldiers.