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1973, One -Hit-Wonders, Stories started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Brother Louie‘. Hot Chocolate, who had a No.7 hit with the song in the UK, actually wrote the song.

1967, Bobbie Gentry started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ode To Billy Joe‘, a No.13 hit in the UK.

1958, Staten Island, New York DooWop group The Elegants went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their re-worked version of the Mozart lullaby, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” re-titled “Little Star“. The Elegants would be around in one form or another until the 1980s, but never had another hit record.