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.

A-ha was NOT a one hit wonder, they remained huge in Europe for their entire carrier, In fact the Sun always shines on T. V did better than take on me in the UK. You see people refer a-ha to a one hit wonder because their biggest hit was so big that it shadowed their other songs which were not unsuccessful it just seemed that way comparing it to take on me. So lets say take on me did the same as The sun always shines on T. V then a-ha wouldn't seem like a one hit wonder.

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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?

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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.

The second worst song ever!

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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
8Turning Japanese - The Vapors

I fell in love with this song when I heard it on Jackass. LOVED IT EVER SINCE

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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

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10I Love To Love - Tina Charles

The Newcomers

?Wasting My Time - Default
?Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

The Contenders

11The Safety Dance - Men Without HatsV1 Comment
12Macarena - Los Del Rio
13In a Big Country - Big Country
14Come 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

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15Who 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.

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

Posse on Broadway, my hooptie, one times got no case, swap meet Louie,

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18Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
19What 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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20Bad Day - Daniel Powter

I do I like to tease my sister with it comes on that one commercial about all the nfl teams with their bad seasons.
But he is a one hit wonder

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List StatsUpdated 30 May 2016

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Top Remixes (4)

1. A-ha - Take On Me
2. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
3. Maniac - Michael Sembello
1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
2. The Final Countdown - Europe
3. Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
2. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
3. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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