Top Ten One Hit Wonders

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The Top Ten

1 Take On Me - A-ha

A masterpiece. Barbie girl is number 2?!?!?! This makes me lose faith in humanity. - Alex12345269

A-ha....one of the greatest band ever...one hit wonder to some.

Great music video. Great beat. Great everything

Actually they had two hits, Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines on T.V. both in 1985. So they are not a one hit wonder.

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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

Yeah these guys were 2 hit wonders

3 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

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

4 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

DAMN! I thought Marilyn Manson wrote it! - say10

This is what helped Rihanna's SOS. - MadonnaCarey

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5 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo V 1 Comment
6 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.

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

Even vanilla ice hated it. Also, ripped off one of the best songs ever

Whata rip off

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7 Maniac - Michael Sembello
8 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 is just too addicting. Love it!

9 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

10 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

Another hit as well - Thecyanryan

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

The Newcomers

? Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

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

LEAFY CLONE! 11! I qwould cut myself for him!

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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 In a Big Country - Big Country
15 Macarena - Los Del Rio
16 Der Kommissar - After The Fire
17 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

18 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 think this is an amazing song. It's mainstream 90s music perfected. If it wasn't for this I might have voted for The Safety Dance even though Men Without Hats also had Pop Goes the World

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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.

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20 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

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1. Take On Me - A-ha
2. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
3. Maniac - Michael Sembello
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1. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
2. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
3. My Sharona - The Knack
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1. All Along The WatchTower - Jimi Hendrix
2. Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
3. Because The Night - Patti Smith
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