Top Ten One Hit Wonders


The Top Ten

1 Take On Me - A-ha

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

This is one of the best one hit wonders of all time. - LeRoiDesSapins

That's some BUUULL CRAAAPPP. They were and are amazing!

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2 The 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

This band is awesome, they have many good songs, like Superstitious or Cherokee

Yeah these guys were 2 hit wonders

3 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

Catchiest song ever nothing
Else to say but that - Pepedeli

4 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite songs. - LeRoiDesSapins

Another hit as well - Thecyanryan

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

5 Come 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

Not a one hit wonder because they had geno

This song's wonderful. - LeRoiDesSapins

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6 Maniac - Michael Sembello
7 Tainted 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

This is what helped Rihanna's SOS. - MadonnaCarey

This song's really good. - LeRoiDesSapins

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8 Turning Japanese - The Vapors

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

This song is weeaboo

9 Eye 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

Psy did some other popular songs like Gentleman and Hangover, and is still extremely popular in South Korea. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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

Idiots tjese guys had a bunch of hits

Had 5 songs in Billboard top 10, one at 13, one at 33, one at 51 and 9 others in top 100. Sounds more like a 17 Hit wonder. - neteng1958

10 Ice 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

Not a one hit wonder he had another top ten hit a rap remix of the classic play that funky music which he got sued for as well - Thecyanryan

This song's not bad, it's 1 trillion times better than Barbie Girl. - LeRoiDesSapins

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The Newcomers

? Word Up - Cameo

So many songs on this list from artists with more than one big hit. Admittedly even Cameo had another charting song, Candy, but people only remember this one. Kick-arse funk/R&B. - truckturner

The Contenders

11 Barbie 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

I have NO idea why this song got so popular, its stupid and ANNOYING! - vanishing_truth

Not One Hit wonders. Just a 90s group.

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12 My Sharona - The Knack

Their not a one hit wonder, had a couple top 40 songs

Awesome Song! Why is this not on the list already?

13 I Love To Love - Tina Charles
14 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

They also have Bang Your Head, another awesome song. - matty925

Not only a one hit wonder, but a one hit wonder that is actually a cover. - jc11king

15 In a Big Country - Big Country
16 Macarena - Los Del Rio


17 Der Kommissar - After The Fire
18 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

If this is a one hit wonder, Michael Jackson is a one hit wonder as well. He's the most legendary Austrian musician of all time and Austrians will be able to sing every word of his greatest hits compilations by heart. - Martin_Canine

This is the best song of all time

19 Who 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

20 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

This needs to be in the top 10. - LeRoiDesSapins

21 Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
22 (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
23 The Promise - When In Rome
24 Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

What about Are You Gonna Go My Way? - Gg2000

I like both Fly Away and Are You Gonna Go My Way? Don't forget, there's at least 3 other great Lenny Kravitz songs like Again, Dig In, Where Are We Runnin'? and American Woman. - LeRoiDesSapins

This song should be higher than 24. - LeRoiDesSapins

25 99 Red Balloons - Nena

With 8 Top 5 hits, Nena is one of the most successful artists of all time in Germany and she managed to have hit singles in four decades.
That's, like, the exact opposite of a one hit wonder. - Martin_Canine

26 Steal My Sunshine - Len
27 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood


28 What 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.

I don't know if it is an OHW song, but it is a perfect hit for sure!

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29 Mother - Danzig
30 Mambo 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!

C'est un merveilleux mambo pour danser

31 One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head

Of course, this is their most known song, but what about their masterpieces like 'Say it ain't so'? You can't simply ignore them.

A masterpiece written by Björn from ABBA. This explains why Murray Head had only one hit song, this one. - Metal_Treasure

32 I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
33 Whip It - Devo
34 Cars - 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! - DeadAsian

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 - fireinside96

35 Black Betty - Ram Jam
36 Bodies - Drowning Pool
37 No Rain - Blind Melon

Awesome song. Kicks all other one hit wonders (except Goanna and GANGajang) - CrowdedChisel

38 Mickey - Toni Basil

I don't really like this song. - LeRoiDesSapins

39 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
40 She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
41 Tubthumping - 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!

42 Art of Letting Go - Mikaila
43 Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Any 90s or 2000s kid recognizes this song

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

44 A**hole - Dennis Leary
45 Bleeding 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?

Not a one hit wonder idiots.

One of the worst songs written in all of the music industry.

This song was trash and it got on my nerves.

46 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
47 Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

This song's great. - LeRoiDesSapins

48 867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutone

How could this not be on the list as always is considered one of the most awesome 1 hit wonders - cranfan4ever

49 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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

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

No just no

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

50 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Take On Me - A-ha
2. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
3. Maniac - Michael Sembello
1. Take On Me - A-ha
2. The Promise - When In Rome
3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
1. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
2. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
3. My Sharona - The Knack

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