Top Ten One Hit Wonders

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The Top Ten

1 A-ha - Take On Me A-ha - Take On Me

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.

A-ha was NOT a one hit wonder, they remained huge in Europe for their entire carrier, In fact the Sun always shines on T. V did better than take on me in the UK. You see people refer a-ha to a one hit wonder because their biggest hit was so big that it shadowed their other songs which were not unsuccessful it just seemed that way comparing it to take on me. So lets say take on me did the same as The sun always shines on T. V then a-ha wouldn't seem like a one hit wonder.

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2 The Final Countdown - Europe The Final Countdown - Europe

They were technically a two-hit wonder, with "Carrie" charting higher. But who remembers that song anymore?

Yeah these guys were 2 hit wonders

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3 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice 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

This song is so comically stupid lol - ChrisHenry

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4 Tainted Love - Soft Cell 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

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5 Barbie Girl - Aqua 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

Aqua is a one hit wonder in the us but not in other countries

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6 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo V 1 Comment
7 Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners 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!

8 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor 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.

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9 Maniac - Michael Sembello Maniac - Michael Sembello
10 I Love To Love - Tina Charles I Love To Love - Tina Charles

The Newcomers

? Girls Chase Boys - Ingrid Michaelson Girls Chase Boys - Ingrid Michaelson
? Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer

The Contenders

11 Turning Japanese - The Vapors Turning Japanese - The Vapors

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

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12 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats V 1 Comment
13 Macarena - Los Del Rio Macarena - Los Del Rio
14 My Sharona - The Knack My Sharona - The Knack

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

15 In a Big Country - Big Country In a Big Country - Big Country
16 Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men 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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17 Der Kommissar - After The Fire Der Kommissar - After The Fire
18 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
19 What Is Love? - Haddaway 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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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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1. A-ha - Take On Me
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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