Music Artists that are Called One Hit Wonders but Aren't
He is called a "one-hit wonder" because some people only know one (Never Gonna Give You Up) or two songs by him and the Rickrolling meme. While some including me like his music than just the meme and song (ex. Cry for Help). He has 5 Top 10 hits in the US while he has 8 Top 10 hits in the UK.
He is good. He shouldn't be known for only 2 songs.
I just know two of his songs. :/
Actually, Rick had two great hits, Never gonna Give you up, and Together Forever
"Song 2" is the band's breakthrough song in the US, but I feel that Blur's self-titled album, the album "Song 2" is on, is the band's real breakthrough in the US music market, least not to forget that another song on Blur's self-titled album is also popular and went to number 1 in the UK music charts, "Beetlebum", whereas "Song 2" didn't top any music charts worldwide.
Oh great, I forgot to say that Blur's self-titled album went gold on the RIAA, with that being the real reason why Blur are not one-hit wonders. I am the one that posted the most recent comment below the other one I just posted, and I am deeply sorry for not addressing this in my comment below this one.
Blur didn't have any Top 40 hits in the US but are known for their song "Song 2", becoming their signature song. They had 12 Top 10 hits in the UK.
Anyone who thinks they only know "Song 2" by them probably also knows "Girls & Boys" at the very least.
While they had two Top 40 hits (one that is #1) in the US, they were more successful in the UK and Norway. They had 8 Top 10 hits in the UK and 19 Top 10 hits in Normay, becoming one of the most successful bands in Norway.
They are a hit one wonder even though they have some other good music.
They had two, and a James Bond theme.
A huge band in Europe.
Survivor is often seen as a one-Hit wonder due to their Platinum-certified "Eye of the Tiger" in 1982 which spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. The band managed to have several other major hits, perhaps most notably "I Can't Hold Back" which reached #13 and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Rock Tracks, and "Burning Heart" which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and was also ranked by Billboard as the second-biggest song of 1985. They had a total of 8 US pop Top 40 hits between 1981 and 1988
They had five Top 10 hits in the US.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass). ...read more.
There are so many more great Nirvana songs beyond the overhyped Smells Like Teen Spirit. Expand your horizons before calling yourself a Nirvana fan.
I cannot believe some people think of them as one-hit wonders. They are one of the greatest bands of all time even though they had two Top 40 hits in the US and 6 Top 40 hits in the UK.
'Come As You Are', 'Heart Shaped Box', 'Lithium', and 'In Bloom' were also popular Nirvana songs, not just 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', and yes, there are Toptenners and other people that said Teen Spirit is the only popular Nirvana song and have said that Nirvana is famous for that one song
Wow, people actually think this?
Three albums, a fourth one soon.
Before Call Me Maybe she had these songs...
Sunshine on my shoulders, Tug of War, Bucket, and Sour Candy.
You need to get about top 40 on the charts for your song to be a hit. YouTube views don't make something a hit.
She has no other songs to become mainstays on billboard so yes she is.
I liked her songs after Call Me Maybe.
They have way better songs than Barbie Girl.
Pre Barbie Girl but the singles never got on the charts in UK or US.
Two singles Itsy Bitsy Spider, Roses Are Red.
My Oh My came before Barbie Girl but was only a number 6.
Then infamous Barbie Girl.
They got 1 top ten hit in the us and 5 top ten hits in the uk. Despite Aqua only getting only one top ten hit in the us they have at least 4 top 40 hits in the us, and in the uk there's more hits at 7 uk top 40s. UK even started early with my oh my being a big hit in the uk.
They got 0 number ones in the us but uk got a fair share of number ones at 3. In Scandinavia or every other part of Europe besides the old soviet countries there definitely not a one hit wonder they had many hits in Europe. In 2011 Aqua changed there style and they released there 1st single under meglomania how r u doin. In Ukraine Aqua weren't really big stars in Ukraine they were just "Foreigner music" and this their first taste of the Aqua craze there then they just faded out of popularity.
I love Aqua
Although Take Me to Church was his only hit single, Someone New was a mild success and his second album Wasteland, Baby! topped the charts in the US and Ireland.
He had five Top 10 hits in the US.
He actually is though. Having a lot of singles and music videos don't equal hits.
Hang on they might have had many singles and got high in the charts but have only had #1 in the charts well in UK no number 1's in USA or Canada.
"The Drugs Don't Work" reached #1 on UK charts, while "Bittersweet Symphony" didn't.
Lucky Man was popular too, wasn't it?
"Bitter Sweet Symphony" isn't their only hit, "The Drugs Don't Work" has also a hit
Drop It Like It's Hot With Snoop Dogg
Guest vocals on "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar
"LEMON" with NERD, Drake, and Rihanna
As well as that guy who makes the soundtrack on every good movie.
...Pharrell is not a one-hit wonder.
He produced a lot of songs.
Here Comes Your Man was pretty big.
Yes he is. Name another hit record with proof being at least top 30 on biilboard.
Most people only know them for "House of the Rising Sun", but they released so many other great songs. "Don't Let Me Down", "Boom Boom", "It's My Life", "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and plenty others.
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Metallica, sure as heck are not one hit wonders.
Honestly Master of Puppets is just as recognized as Enter Sandman, although I could be wrong
They are great.
They were huge in Australia.