The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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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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    The Knack The Knack

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    Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Buggles

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    Play That Funky Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Wild Cherry Wild Cherry

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    Come On Eileen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Dexys Midnight Runners

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    Take on Me - Aha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Spirit In The Sky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Stellar Kart Norman Greenbaum

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    Tainted Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Soft Cell

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    Black Betty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Ram Jam Ram Jam

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    867-5309 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    The Chevelles Tommy Tutone

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    Kung-Fu Fighting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Carl Douglas

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    I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    The Proclaimers The Proclaimers

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    99 Luftballoons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    The Fabulous Rudies

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    Turning Japanese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    The Vapors

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    Naked Eyes

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    Modern English

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    Men Without Hats

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    Thin Lizzy

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    Stacy's Mom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Fountains of Wayne

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    Cars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Gary Numan

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    Tubthumping is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Chumbawamba

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    In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Mungo Jerry

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    You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Rec... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Dead or Alive Dead or Alive

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    Closing Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Semisonic Semisonic

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    Lipps Inc.

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    Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Toni Basil

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    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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    Looking Glass

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    Chris Isaak

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    I Touch Myself is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Rick Astley

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    Rockin' Robin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Bobby Day

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    No Rain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Blind Melon Blind Melon

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    Baby Got Back is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Sir Mix-a-Lot Sir Mix-A-Lot

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    Quarterflash

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    The Royal Guardsmen

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    Falco

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    What's Up is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    4 Non Blondes 4 Non Blondes

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    Sex and Candy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Marcy Playground Marcy Playground

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    Nick Lowe

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    Mexican Radio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Wall of Voodoo Wall of Voodoo

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    Bobby McFerrin

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    Puttin' on the Ritz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    I'm Too Sexy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Right Said Fred Right Said Fred

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    Kiss Me is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    Sixpence None The Richer Sixpence None The Richer

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    Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

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    Patrick Hernandez

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    I Want Candy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    Do You Love Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders


    The Contours

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    You Get What You Give is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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    New Radicals New Radicals

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