50 Greatest One-hit Wonders

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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