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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 Greatest Horror Books of All Time

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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

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Tainted Love Soft Cell

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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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

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Turning Japanese The Vapors

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I Melt With You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
I Melt With You Modern English

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(There's) Always Something The... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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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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The Safety Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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Boys Are Back in Town is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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

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

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Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

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Mickey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Mickey Toni Basil

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Cars Gary Numan

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Funkytown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Relax is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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Cruel to Be Kind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

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Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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Harden My Heart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Harden My Heart Quarterflash

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

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Born to Be Alive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

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

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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

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

The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best Romantic Comedies of 2014

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Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo - Wall of Voodoo

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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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Don't Worry, Be Happy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Do You Love Me The Contours

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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals