50 Greatest One-hit Wonders

10/16/2007
Amazing Art
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In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. The hits of many one-hit wonders are novelty songs that are, to an extent, deliberately short-lived, recorded for humor or to cash in on a fad. The following is a list of the 50 greatest One-hit wonders of all time!

  1. Los Del Rio - Macarena (1996)


  2. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (1990)


  3. Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out? (2000)


  4. Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (1991)


  5. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen (1982)


  6. Joan Osbourne - One Of Us (1995)


  7. Nena - 99 Luftballons (1984)


  8. The Knack - My Sharona (1979)


  9. Meredith Brooks - Bitch (1997)


  10. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1982)




  11. New Radicals - You Get What You Give (1999)


  12. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up (1993)


  13. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares to you (1990)


  14. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (1988)


  15. Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You


  16. The Cardigans - Lovefool (1996)


  17. Soft Cell - Tainted Love (1982)


  18. The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (1969)


  19. Europe - The Final Countdown (1986)


  20. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (1999)


  21. Aqua - Barbie Girl (1997)


  22. EMF - Unbelievable (1991)


  23. Eifel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (1999)


  24. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)


  25. Falco - Rock me Amadeus (1985)


  26. Spandau Ballet - True (1983)


  27. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (1997)


  28. Haddaway - What is love (1993)


  29. Des'ree - You gotta be (1994)


  30. Blind Melon - No Rain (1992)




  31. Ziggy Marley - Tomorrow People (1988)


  32. Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)


  33. OMC - How Bizarre (1996)


  34. Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown (1980)


  35. Semisonic - Closing Time (1998)


  36. A-ha - Take on me (1985)


  37. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (1984)


  38. Church - Under the Milky Way (1988)


  39. Deee-Lite - Groove is in the heart (1990)


  40. Wild Cherry - Play that funky music (1976)




  41. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - What I Am (1989)


  42. Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (1974)


  43. Gary Numan - Cars (1979)


  44. Gerardo - Rico Suave (1991)


  45. Toni Basil - Mickey (1982)


  46. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (1979)


  47. Afroman - Because I Got High (2001)


  48. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag (2000)


  49. L. A. Guns - The Ballad of Jayne (1989)


  50. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (1998)





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