Top Ten One Hit Wonders
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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.
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.
A masterpiece. Barbie girl is number 2?!?!?! This makes me lose faith in humanity.
Great music video. Great beat. Great everything
They were technically a two-hit wonder, with "Carrie" charting higher. But who remembers that song anymore?
This band is awesome, they have many good songs, like Superstitious or Cherokee
Yeah these guys were 2 hit wonders
Way better than vanilla ice
Another hit as well
I love every men without hats song, except safety dance. go figure.
This song is horrible and it copied a riff from one of Queen's best songs. One hit wonder for sure
Even vanilla ice hated it. Also, ripped off one of the best songs ever
This song is so comically stupid lol
Worst song ever topped off by the beat was stolen from queens "under pressure. " but still his only "hit" song.
Catchiest song ever nothing
Else to say but that
Actually, Survivor has lots of hits, especially considering how puny their catalog is. Burning Heart, The Search Is Over, I Can't Hold Back, High On You, and Poor Man's Son are good examples.
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.
Psy did some other popular songs like Gentleman and Hangover, and is still extremely popular in South Korea.
Really empowering song. Should be higher up on the list.
This is definitely on the best one hit wonders list of all time. Gotta love the beat to this song, so catchy
Come on Eileen is the best song ever! It's so upbeat a happy and I love it
I can't understand 90% of the lyrics, and I love it anyway. by the way Geno was only a hit in the UK.
Not a one hit wonder because they had geno
Good but played too much
I listed to this song about 10000000000 times. I wist they made more hits
Tainted Love did have great other songs so technically not a one hit wonder, but definitely the best on this list
This is what helped Rihanna's SOS.
This one is catchy.
The 1st big hit from Sada Baby & the 1 we all know. It became famous on platforms like TikTok as well.
Very laughably bad song
It may be a one hit wonder, but Band Your Head (Metal Health) is also very popular.
Not only a one hit wonder, but a one hit wonder that is actually a cover.
They also have Bang Your Head, another awesome song.
What about "Bang Your Head"? Pretty sure it was a hit too.
The person who said that the Verve are not one-hit wonders is wrong. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is the band's only top 40 hit. They never had another top 40 hit, only "Bitter Sweet Symphony" was a top 40 hit.
Wrong. In fact, "The Drugs Don't work" is the band's only #1 hit. Even this song didn't accomplish that. And what about "Lucky Man", "Sonnet", etc.?
This is a great song but "The Verve" aren't really a one-hit wonder band especially in the UK. In fact they were one of the most popular front-runners of the Britpop movement in the UK of the 90s along with Oasis & Blur
They have a few other nice songs. None of them are really popular, but I read that they tried really hard to not be one hit wonders, so I decided to listen to some of their other tracks.
I will admit though, they were a one hit wonder, and boy; was it a hit!
I can never get enough of this song, the oriental riff is captivating and the lyrics are just something else...
If you haven't listened to it yet, highly recommended!
The song is way better than bohemian rhapsody.
This song is weeaboo
I fell in love with this song when I heard it on Jackass. LOVED IT EVER SINCE
Great classic song.
Are you kidding? Lenny Kravitz is not a one hit wonder. But, I do enjoy this song. It's got R&B beats and a catchy chorus.
Nah, he had a whole bunch of hits. This isn't his only famous song.
What about Are You Gonna Go My Way?
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.
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
I listen to this all the time! One of the best one hit wonders of all time!
This is literally one of my favorite songs of all time.
Any 90s or 2000s kid recognizes this song
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
Do you know any other song from them? Nope: one hit wonder. Best stuff only if you love night at the roxbury though
I can't listen to this without trying to do the head bob from night at the Roxbury. Pure disco.
I have listend to this song around 14,983,637 times...I am still not bored with it.
They had 2 other Top 40 hits:
#11...Good Girls Don't
#38...Baby Talks Dirty
Their not a one hit wonder, had a couple top 40 songs
Awesome Song! Why is this not on the list already?
This is a great song.
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.
Aqua is not a one hit wonder but I vote for "Barbie Girl" because I like it. "Dr. Jones" was also a very famous song by Aqua, "My Oh My" and so on.
I get that the song is about dumb bimbos but Aqua are not the best singers in the world, they are a joke group. that's why everything thinks it's a stupid song.
Not a one hit wonder. They topped the UK billboards 3 times and have sold 33 million albums. They are the mot succesfull Danish band of all time!
I'm not really a big fan of this song. I prefer the Mayday Parade (featuring Vic Fuentes) cover. They just made it sound, well, better.
Poor Gotye: once at top of the pop. Now he's just somebody that we used to know.
But you didn’t have to place so low!
I can’t stand this song.
Not totally, but kind of. Though it did not hit the top 40, that song was the closest they ever got to a hit ( #43).
Forgot to mention the song itself is amazing.
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!
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