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A list of the Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by one-hit wonders, and you may just find a nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit song wonders to the least popular, you can see which songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list. You can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. Music truly does soothe the soul and is the perfect way to turn a stressful day into a great one. There are many different types of music in the world, and some song artists have fared better than others. Although the artists with one-hit wonders may not have been able to repeat their performance with other songs, many of these great one-hit songs have left lasting impressions on their fans.

Look through the list to see if you recognize any of these spectacular one-hit song wonders, listen to some other music by the same artist, and see if you think the artist should have been recognized for other works. Just because their other songs didn’t make the top 40 list doesn’t mean there aren’t some of the best songs to enjoy!
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My Sharona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
My Sharona The Knack - The Knack

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders The Best Dramas on Cable Right Now

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

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342 165
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

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270 126
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

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295 73
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

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292 104
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

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268 137
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

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264 163
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

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192 79
I Melt With You is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

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241 164
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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233 159
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

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203 66
(There's) Always Something The... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

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169 142
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

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248 161
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders 21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

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155 59
Boys Are Back in Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

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175 117
The Safety Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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126 99
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

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161 160
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

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174 95
Mickey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Mickey Toni Basil

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169 174
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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150 155
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

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221 154
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

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170 124
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

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142 95
Funkytown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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158 121
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

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135 113
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

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115 68
Cruel to Be Kind is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

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139 130
Relax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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139 136
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

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95 37
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

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139 147
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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108 102
Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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113 110
Born to Be Alive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

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99 74
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

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108 84
Harden My Heart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

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182 172
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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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96 75
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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123 117
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

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104 121
Der Kommissar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Der Kommissar Falco

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104 42
Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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108 138
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

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166 186
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best US Airlines

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122 136
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Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo - Wall of Voodoo

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116 169
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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123 134
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

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72 68
Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Rainbow Connection Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

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93 139
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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals

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81 86
Don't Worry, Be Happy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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106 82
Amie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League