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bands/musicians The Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s

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List Rules Artists that have only had one credible hit in the 2000s. Subsequent singles have flopped or they didn't even try.

The last decade in music featured music shifting away from the unpredictability of the 1990s. Instead, trends and novelty acts broke through easily. Almost EVERYBODY went platinum in the years between 2000 and 2005. Afterward, certain artists continued to be perfectly content by calling it a day with only one platinum single. And this list salutes those kind of artists. Stoner anthems, songs about MILFs, bad days, bad girls, and songs that make you wanna yell "FUCK YOU"!--it's all here. Along with wikipedia facts about what these one-hit wonders are up to. You might not remember the artists that sing these songs. And these days you might tell people you never liked most of these songs. They are the guilty pleasures and defining hits of the decade. Music fans that care about the 2000s are more than welcome to vote on which artist and single remains the most memorable of the decade. Ah, the new millenium!!
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Fountains of Wayne

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"Stacy's Mom"
The group has been together since 1996, but it wasn't until seven years later that they scored their first and only major hit. Teenage boys could relate to the theme of the song: having a crush on a girl, but being more in love with her hot mom. And the success of the Grammy-nominated tune was all the group ever needed.
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"Because I Got High"
 This 'shoulda, coulda, woulda" tune may have seemed comical for many (particularly stoners), but the song also has quite a moral. Afroman explains that weed kept him from going to college and getting laid, in catchy hip-hop sing-along fashion. The rapper resurfaced a couple years later with "Wack rappers", an ill-fated diss record directed towards just about any rapper more successful than him (so pretty much everyone).
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James Blunt

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"You're Beautiful"
 As if coming across as the Verve of the 2000s, Blunt's teary-eyed, super sappy love ballad is considered a classic, and shot the singer to a multitude of critical and commercial promise, scoring a Record of the Year nod for the 2007 Grammy awards. While he is still wishing and hoping and trying to match (or even top) the success in that song, he can take solace in knowing that wrote and recorded a staple for soft rock radio for decades to come.
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"All the Things She Said"
From the pedophilia porn image to the terrible moniker, to the hammering "Running through my head" chorus, this was calculated hit-making at its most obvious. And what better marketing technique than fake Russian lesbians? After a 2003 MTV Movie Wards performance, the group can probably be found now on the side of a milk carton.
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Daniel Powter

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"Bad Day"
 The depressing ode to bad times was heard on TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and became the official swan song for American Idol. While this may be the only single to Powter's credit, the song has earned it's place for being one of the greatest singles of the decade. Powter on the other hand? Probably playing outside of a grocery store near you.
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Blu Cantrell

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"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops)"
 While her man was out cheating, Blu Cantrell didn't lay down in cry. Instead she got a hold of his wallet and spent his cash down to the last dime "for all the hard times". While Blu seemed to be a star in the making, she couldn't manage to duplicate the magic of that catchy R&B ditty. A spread in Playboy, however, expanded her fifteen minutes of fame, and the song breathed new life again, thanks, in part, to The Voice featuring a show-stopping rendition by contestant Nic Hawk.
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Willa Ford

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"I Wanna Be Bad"
America's obsession with sweet, blonde, teenage pop tarts began in 1999 and catapulted the careers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Mandy Moore. Hoping to get a piece of the steak, Willa Ford had a different format: Teen Pop bad girl. The raunchy 20 year-old's 2001 smash is now on every high school queen bee's playlist. As for Willa? The follow up single "A Toast to Men" wasn't up to par, but Ford still stayed in the spotlight by appearing on Dancing With Stars, The 2007 Maxim Hot 100, and a remake of Halloween.
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Junior Senior

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"Move Your Feet"
This classic dance record by a Danish duo (one straight, and one gay) was heard everywhere from malls to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to being background music for practically every show MTV aired in 2003. It's hard to say what has happened to the duo since, but the song itself has held up nicely, as it was featured on the first installment of the Just Dance video game franchise.
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