Top Ten One Hit Wonders from Artists That Have Talent


The Top Ten

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

I love The Proclaimers. Sunshine of Leith is a fantastic album. It's a shame they only get recognition for that one song. - PetSounds

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2 Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Love the choir arrangement

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3 Brandy - Looking Glass UListen to Sample
4 Forever Young - Alphaville UListen to Sample
5 Into The Night - Benny Mardones UListen to Sample
6 Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

Anchorman made me love this song.

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7 In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry UListen to Sample
8 Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
9 Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop UListen to Sample
10 No Rain - Blind Melon UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Take On Me - A-ha

Ahahaa you think A-ha are a one hit wonder.

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12 I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls UListen to Sample
13 Epic - Faith No More

? they're not an one hit wonder

Their lead singer has a six-octave vocal range, possibly the largest in pop/rock music.

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14 Magic - Pilot UListen to Sample
15 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

He's a one-hot wonder in the US, but he had 5 hit in the UK. - JoLeKosovo

On what planet is he a one-hit wonder?

Duh! The definition of a One Hit Wonder with Talent. - lavashooter

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16 Promises - Nero

And it's also one of their weakest. With that said, I don't rate Nero very highly. - PositronWildhawk

I do like this song. - Pony

17 Changed the Way You Kiss Me - Example

I wouldn't class him as a one hit wonder he has had so many hits in the uk - Subs1997

This song is mainstream but he's got so many great songs - CabadePartyhunter

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18 Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye UListen to Sample
19 Alienation - Morning Parade UListen to Sample
20 Voices Carry - Til Tuesday

Their lead singer got an Oscar nomination for "Magnolia". - thomwim

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21 Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image UListen to Sample
22 Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale UListen to Sample
23 Heat of the Moment - Asia UListen to Sample
24 More Than a Feeling - Boston UListen to Sample
25 Tubthumping - Chumbawamba

A talented band that made an intentionnally annoying song. - JoLeKosovo

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26 I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
2. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
3. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
1. Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
2. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
3. Brandy - Looking Glass


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