The Biggest One-Hit Wonders Of The 1970s

Nadine Blanco | August 3, 2022 11:02 pm

“Kung Fu Fighting” – Carl Douglas

Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting” was a homage to the “chopsocky” film craze that swept the ’70s. Released in 1974 in the U.K., “Kung Fu Fighting” became an international hit that sold 11 million records worldwide.

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“Kung Fu Fighting” is remembered as one of the greatest one-hit wonders ever. The song largely overshadowed Douglas’s career and as a result, it became the only song he was known for. Though he had two more mild hits, including the follow up “Dance The Kung Fu,” they never saw success outside of the U.K.