Top Ten One Hit Wonders

The Top Ten

Take On Me - A-ha Take On Me - A-ha Cover Art

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

The Final Countdown - Europe The Final Countdown - Europe Cover Art

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

The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats Cover Art

Another hit as well

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

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice Cover Art

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.

Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

Catchiest song ever nothing
Else to say but that

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Cover Art

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.

Maniac - Michael Sembello Maniac - Michael Sembello Cover Art
Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners Cover Art

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

Tainted Love - Soft Cell Tainted Love - Soft Cell Cover Art

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.

I Love To Love - Tina Charles I Love To Love - Tina Charles Cover Art

The Newcomers

? Good Vibrations - Marky Mark Good Vibrations - Marky Mark Cover Art

This one is catchy.

? Whole Lotta Choppas - Sada Baby Whole Lotta Choppas - Sada Baby Cover Art

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

The Contenders

Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot Cover Art

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.

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve Cover Art

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

Turning Japanese - The Vapors Turning Japanese - The Vapors Cover Art

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

Black Betty - Ram Jam Black Betty - Ram Jam Cover Art

Great classic song.

Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz Cover Art

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.

Bad Day - Daniel Powter Bad Day - Daniel Powter Cover Art

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

Macarena - Los Del Rio Macarena - Los Del Rio Cover Art
What Is Love? - Haddaway What Is Love? - Haddaway Cover Art

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.

My Sharona - The Knack My Sharona - The Knack Cover Art

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.

Barbie Girl - Aqua Barbie Girl - Aqua Cover Art

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!

Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Cover Art

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.

Bodies - Drowning Pool Bodies - Drowning Pool Cover Art
Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez Cover Art
Mother - Danzig Mother - Danzig Cover Art

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.

Cars - Gary Numan Cars - Gary Numan Cover Art

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

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