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

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 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!

4 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

Another hit as well - Thecyanryan

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

5 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

6 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

Good song, but on all the oldies stations this is all they play. *sigh* - RiverClanRocks

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7 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

Catchiest song ever nothing
Else to say but that - Pepedeli

8 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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9 Maniac - Michael Sembello
10 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

The Newcomers

? Standing Outside a Broken Phonebooth with Money in My Hand - Primitive Radio Gods
? Your Woman - White Town

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 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.

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20 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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

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21 Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
22 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
23 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

24 Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
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 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?

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

This song was trash and it got on my nerves.

28 Mother - Danzig
29 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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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 Bodies - Drowning Pool
35 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

36 A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
37 Black Betty - Ram Jam
38 No Rain - Blind Melon

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

39 Mickey - Toni Basil
40 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
41 She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
42 Art of Letting Go - Mikaila
43 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

What is he doing on this list? Hammer had five top 10 hits!

44 A**hole - Dennis Leary
45 Broken - Seether

Seether... really Seether has made so many hits, to say they are a one hit wonder is flat out ridiculous. like remedy, fake it, fine again, rise above this, break down. They actually are a great band!

46 Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

She isn't a one hit wonder
She had a lot of hits

This is a lengendary song. most of the songs on this list are bad. the only remotly good song is take on me, and even that is incomparable to this classic - RecklessGreed

47 All Along The WatchTower - Jimi Hendrix

Right, because Voodoo Child and Hey Joe don't exist. - SoldierOfFortune

Dude he had tons of hits he is not a one hit wonder

No, this was his only hit. - lavashooter

48 Because The Night - Patti Smith
49 Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
50 Forever Young - Alphaville
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Top Remixes (8)

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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