Top Ten One Hit Wonders


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1A-ha - Take On Me

A masterpiece. Barbie girl is number 2?!?!?! This makes me lose faith in humanity. - Alex12345269 of the greatest band hit wonder to some.

number1 all the way! #:^()-+=l% - LimoZeen

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2The Final Countdown - Europe

They were technically a two-hit wonder, with "Carrie" charting higher. But who remembers that song anymore?

Way better than vanilla ice

3Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Worst song ever topped off by the beat was stolen from queens "under pressure. " but still his only "hit" song.

This song is so comically stupid lol - ChrisHenry

Even vanilla ice hated it. Also, ripped off one of the best songs ever

4Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
5Barbie Girl - Aqua

This is, by far, one of the most misunderstood songs in history. The dumb general public didn't get that Aqua was making a social comment. Instead, they took this song way too literally. It deserves a better reputation than the one it has. - tarot_contralto

stupid cheerleader-type people made this band die because of one misinterpreted song - Queen-aholic

Aqua is not a one hit wonder but I vote for "Barbie Girl" because I like it. "Dr. Jones" was also a very famous song by Aqua, "My Oh My" and so on.

Aqua is a one hit wonder in the us but not in other countries

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6Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

Survivor isn't a one hit wonder band. I've heard other songs by them on the radio.

Ether this or Gangnam Style. This is one of the best songs in the 80's. - funnyuser

Really empowering song. Should be higher up on the list.

7Maniac - Michael Sembello
8I Love To Love - Tina Charles
9Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Tainted Love did have great other songs so technically not a one hit wonder, but definitely the best on this list - DeadAsian

I listed to this song about 10000000000 times. I wist they made more hits

10Turning Japanese - The Vapors

The Newcomers

?Epic - Faith No More

These guys are quite popular online, but I only know a couple people who can name another song of theirs.

?Cheerleader - Omi

He's totally shaping up to be one.

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The Contenders

11The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

I love every men without hats song, except safety dance. go figure.

12Macarena - Los Del Rio
13In a Big Country - Big Country
14Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men

This song is what pretty much made the Baha Men famous. They're really old. Like, they started their career in the early 80's and had their first album in the early 90's so I guess they had to wait a long time for a song of theirs to be a big hit.

possibly the weirdest song ever made - moose4life19

15Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

This is definitely on the best one hit wonders list of all time. Gotta love the beat to this song, so catchy - cranfan4ever

Come on Eileen is the best song ever! It's so upbeat a happy and I love it

This song is just too addicting. Love it!

16Der Kommissar - After The Fire
17Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

"OH MY GOSH, Becky, look at her butt!
It's just so BIG and out there! "
Cracks me up each time 😂

Name one other song by them, without googling it, please

18What Is Love? - Haddaway

i have listend to this song around 14,983,637 times...i am still not bored with it. - mrawesom707

Do you know any other song from them? Nope: one hit wonder. Best stuff only if you love night at the roxbury though - jewunit69

I can't listen to this without trying to do the head bob from night at the Roxbury. Pure disco.

Baby... Don't hurt me!

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19Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
20Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Any 90s or 2000s kid recognizes this song

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List StatsUpdated 9 Oct 2015

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Top Remixes (4)

1. A-ha - Take On Me
2. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
3. Maniac - Michael Sembello
1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
2. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
3. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
1. What Is Love? - Haddaway
2. Bodies - Drowning Pool
3. Broken - Seether

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