Top Ten One Hit Wonders


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The Final Countdown - Europe
Best song of the 1980s!


2Barbie 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.


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


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.
[Newest]Everyone thinks this song is terrible, but actually, everyone knows the lyrics. I think this Song should be first!

3I Love To Love - Tina Charles

4Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Worst song ever topped off by the beat was stolen from queens "under pressure. " but still his only "hit" song.
Even vanilla ice hated it. Also, ripped off one of the best songs ever
This song is so comically stupid lol


5A-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%


6Macarena - Los Del Rio

7Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Tainted Love did have great other songs so technically not a one hit wonder, but definitely the best on this list


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

8Who 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


9What Is Love? - Haddaway
i have listend to this song around 14,983,637 times...i am still not bored with it.


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


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

10Cars - Gary Numan
Wow as if this makes the list, don't get me wrong it's a great song but "are friends electric" sorry was that not a hit "she's got claws" what about that, I'm 17 so wasn't around at the time of release but come on people!


I have this song on my IPOD and waste 3/4 of the battery listening to this song! I do like Tainted Love too... in algebra I can synchronize my heartbeat to this song. XD


The Contenders

11No Rain - Blind Melon
Awesome song. Kicks all other one hit wonders (except Goanna and GANGajang)


12Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
Not only a one hit wonder, but a one hit wonder that is actually a cover.


13Art of Letting Go - Mikaila

14Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) - Lou Bega
Why is Nena with 2 songs here (kinda like that)?
This song is sure to entertain you a lot!

15Crank That - Soulja Boy
Soon most people will be laughing at the fact that most of us actually used to like this bullcrap. Thankfully I never liked it and always thought soulja boy was garbage but I rember almost everyone liked this junk but this is really so horrible its funny.
Hate to break it to you guys, but this is not a one hit wonder. A one hit wonder is an artist who has only one popular hit. Soulja boy had like 8 hits in total. Have y'all heard "soulja girl", "donk", "yah", "bird walk", "turn my swag on", "Gucci bandana", "shopping spree", "pretty boy swag", "blowing me kisses", "mean mug", and "speakers going hammer"? So yea, one hit wonder MY ASS
Just because radio stations cram more of he awful songs down our throats does in no way make those crap songs hits. Hate to break it to you.
Actually this song's not a one git wonder. Soulja Boy's known for other songs like Pretty Boy Swag, Yahhh!, Report Card, and Kiss Me Thru the Phone. All those songs I just mentioned really suck by the way.
[Newest]You guys do know this is a song about ejaculation right?

1699 Red Balloons - Nena

17A**hole - Dennis Leary

18Come 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


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!

19867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutones
How could this not be on the list as always is considered one of the most awesome 1 hit wonders


20Bad Day - Daniel Powter

21Eye 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.


22California - Phantom Planet

23Forever Young - Alphaville

24Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
What about that one song she did called I See You? The song played at the end credits of the movie Avatar?

25Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

26Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor

27Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
Name one other song by them, without googling it, please

28Gangnam Style - PSY
Nope. He's also known for his other song Gentleman.

29I've Never Been to Me - Charlene

30Closing Time - Semisonic

31Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
Yes, this song is VERY repetitive, and all over the place, but it's a good motivational song, and a fantastic song to work out to... I just can't believe it's so low on the list, and I am astounded that Kung Fu Fighting is even lower. I expected that song to at least be in the top ten!

32Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

33Inside - Stiltskin

34The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
I love every men without hats song, except safety dance. go figure.

35I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

36Ridin' - Chamillionaire

37Bulletproof - La Roux

38At Seventeen - Janis Ian

39Rapper's Delight - The Sugar Hill Gang

40Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

41I Am the One and Only - Chesney Hawkes

42Gordon is a Moron - Jilted John
1. The song is called Jilted John by Jilted John.

2. Fantastic song and no over hits were made because it was so good.

Hilarious song, great tune too, too bad he didn't have any other hits, because this one was great.

43Wolf Like Me - Tv On the Radio

44State of the Nation - Industry

45Jerk it Out - Caesars

4699 Luft Balloons - Nena

47The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup

48Unbelievable - EMF
A good song, but I Believe is their best.


49My Sharona - The Knack
Awesome Song! Why is this not on the list already?

50Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

51Mickey - Toni Basil

52Make 'Em Say Ugh - Master P
What a terrible song. I think master p and the rest of the garbage at no limit records work at McDonalds at this time.

53Trouble - Shampoo

54A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

55Racks - YC

56Tempted 2 Touch - Rupee
Great singer but let's face it rupee hasn't had a hit since this song came out

57Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

58Downtown - Petula Clark

59Venus - Shocking Blue

60Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez

61The Way - Fastball

62Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
Deep voice and strange lyrics... Who does make a better one hit wonder?

63Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

64Smokin' In the Boys Room - Brownsville Station

65Flag Song - Rock N Roll Soldiers

66Solid Rock - Goanna

67Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) - Gangajang

68Spaceman - Babylon Zoo

69Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

70Flava In Ya Ear - Craig Mack

71Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust

72Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

73Venus - Bananarama

74I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford

75It Feels So Good - Sonique

76Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65

77Axel F - Crazy Frog

78Move Ya Body - Nina Sky

79The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Ylvis

80You Get What You Give - The New Radicals

81Do the John Wall - Troop 41

82Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

83Teach Me How to Dougie - Cali Swag District

84Hot Action Cop - Fever To The Flava

85Whine Up - Kat Deluna

86Stereo Love - Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina


88How Bizarre - OMC

89I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis

90She's So High - Tal Bachman

91Never Leave You - Lumidee

92Obsession - Frankie J

93All Gold Everything - Trinidad James

94I Like That - Houston

95Right Thurr - Chingy

96No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder

97Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle

98Work - Asap Ferg

99I Don't Like - Chief Keef

100I Melt With You - Modern English
I think it is great. Should've already been there

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Updated Friday, January 30, 2015

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