one hit wonders The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

Originally by
2k votes 180 voters 18k views 38 items Follow Embed

A list of the greatest soul songs by one-hit wonders. Are you looking for that one special soul song that you always remember but can never find? Browse through this list of the greatest dance songs by one-hit soul wonders, from "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry to "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit soul song wonders to the least popular, you can see which dance songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit soul songs as well, including the best hits from the '70s and '80s.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit soul song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. Many great music artists only managed to have one true song hit in their music career that made the top 40. Even though their other songs didn’t manage to make the list, there are still many great songs from these same artists that have been enjoyed by all.

Perhaps you are looking for a special CD of soul music to enjoy for a quiet evening in with your honey. From artists like George McRae to Minnie Riperton, you can find one-hit favorites like “Mr. Big Stuff" and "Lovin’ You," making it easy to pick through the list and find a favorite artist or song to listen to.

list ordered by

1
+ - 65 24
Ranker Video v
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best Dog Breeds

2
+ - 58 18
Ranker Video v
Ring My Bell Anita Ward - Anita Ward

3
+ - 58 23
Ranker Video v
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting Peaches - Carl Douglas

4
+ - 49 18
Ranker Video v
Let the Music Play Shanon, Shannon - Shannon

5
+ - 54 22
Ranker Video v
Mr Big Stuff Jean Knight  

6
+ - 42 18
Knock on Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Knock on Wood Amii Stewart - Amii Stewart

7
+ - 52 18
Ranker Video v
Rock Your Baby George McCrae

8
+ - 20 4
Funky Town is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Funky Town Lipps Inc

9
+ - 36 17
Don't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Don't Stop the Music Yarborough and People - Yarbrough & Peoples

10
+ - 26 19
Ranker Video v
In My House Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls

11
+ - 42 25
Rock Steady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin

12
+ - 34 21
Ranker Video v
T.S.O.P. MFSB, The Three Degrees - MFSB

13
+ - 31 19
Float On is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Float On The Floaters - The Floaters

14
+ - 14 4
Expressway (To Your Heart) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Expressway (To Your Heart) The Soul Survivors

15
+ - 23 14
Bustin' Loose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Bustin' Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
+ - 26 17
Ranker Video v
The Rain Oran 'Juice' Jones - Oran 'Juice' Jones

17
+ - 25 17
Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Sweet Baby Stanley Clarke, George Duke, The Clarke/Duke Project - Stanley Clarke & George Duke

18
+ - 21 22
Ranker Video v
Don't Disturb This Groove The System - The System  

19
+ - 26 20
Ranker Video v
Whatca See is Watcha Get The Dramatics

20
+ - 23 22
Wildflower is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Wildflower Skylark - Skylark

21
+ - 29 21
Clean Up Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Clean Up Woman Betty Wright

22
+ - 10 5
Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Popcorn Hot Butter

23
+ - 17 17
Ranker Video v
Rumors Timex Social Club - Timex Social Club

24
+ - 25 22
Ranker Video v
Rehab Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse

25
+ - 10 6
Ranker Video v

26
+ - 8 5
Ranker Video v
Suavecito Malo

27
+ - 8 5
Ranker Video v
Right on the Tip of My Tongue Brenda & the Tabulations

28
+ - 9 7
Ranker Video v

29
+ - 17 18
Charlene is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Charlene Anthony Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders Fictional Languages You Can Actually Learn

30
+ - 14 17
Ranker Video v
Object of My Desire Starpoint - Starpoint  

31
+ - 16 20
White Horse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
White Horse Laid Back - Laid Back

32
+ - 14 18
Kissing You is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Kissing You Keith Washington - Keith Washington

33
+ - 13 17
Thanks for My Child is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Thanks for My Child Cheryl Pepsii Riley

34
+ - 15 17
Angel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Angel Amanda Perez

35
+ - 11 13
Gotta Tell You is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Gotta Tell You Samantha Mumba

36
+ - 10 18
Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders

37
+ - 9 19
Wait for You is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Wait for You Elliott Yamin

38
+ - 7 19
Girls Nite Out is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Girls Nite Out Tyler Collins - Tyler Collins