alternative music The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

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List Rules Only hit songs from alternative or alt-rock bands who were otherwise unsuccessful in the charts.

Important question: What's your favorite one-hit wonder? Are you a fan of alternative music? Are you trying to find that one special song that you remember from your youth, or are you looking for a new favorite song to enjoy? Not sure? Let this list of the greatest alternative songs by one-hit wonders help. It covers several decades, including the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and more.

Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find some great music when you browse through this list of the greatest alternative songs by one-hit wonders. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit alternative rock songs to the least popular, you can see which alternative songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit alternative songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit alternative song on the list? Go ahead and add it 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. From awesome '90s one hit wonders to famous one-hit wonders from way back in the day, we've collected some of the best alternative songs by artists who only managed one great hit.

Alternative music enthusiasts will enjoy browsing through this list. With this list of the top alternative music songs from one-hit wonders as well as the artists, it is simple to look through the list and find a familiar song or an artist that you would like to hear again. You may even find a new favorite CD of alternative music to listen to.
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gamedemon24 added Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders The Best Indie Films of 2014

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No Rain Blind Melon

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Closing Time Semisonic

221 112
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You Get What You Give New Radicals

300 151
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground

268 128
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hellodalai added Breakfast at Tiffany's Deep Blue Something

282 160
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

270 151
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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There She Goes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added There She Goes The La's

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Relax (Don't Do It) Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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Right Here, Right Now Jesus Jones

192 121
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Lovefool The Cardigans

163 98
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richerb added Cannonball The Breeders

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DavidPerry added Seether Veruca Salt

The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders 21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

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Electric Avenue Eddy Grant

177 99
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Fade Into You Mazzy Star

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In the Meantime Spacehog

208 158
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Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies

162 118
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Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin' Daddies

90 37
I'm Gonna Be is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
I'm Gonna Be The Proclaimers

110 74
All Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
NickGarcia added All Star Smash Mouth

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I Know What Boys Like The Waitresses

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What I Am Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

138 116
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hellodalai added Youth of the Nation P.O.D.

58 19
Save Tonight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
sdc224 added Save Tonight Eagle-Eye Cherry

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sdc224 added Good Better Than Ezra

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richerb added Life In A Northern Town The Dream Academy

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The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders Crimes You'd Commit (If You Could Get Away With It)

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NoahEvans added Absolutely (Story of a Girl) Nine Days

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OCD Man added She's So High Tal Bachman

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I Got a Girl Tripping Daisy

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Laid James

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Your Woman White Town

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hellodalai added The Boys of Summer The Ataris

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sdc224 added Boyz-N-the-Hood Dynamite Hack

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hellodalai added Wherever You Will Go The Calling

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Butterfly Crazy Town

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Naked Eye Luscious Jackson

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hellodalai added Wasting My Time Default

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I Want Candy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
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OCD Man added A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls

The Greatest Motown Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

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Mother, Mother Tracy Bonham

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possumprincess added Pass the Dutchie Musical Youth

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aaron-loomis added Turn Up The Radio Autograph

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Scooby Snacks Fun Lovin' Criminals

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aaron-loomis added Ah! Leah! Donnie Iris

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hellodalai added Face Down The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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OCD Man added Pure Lightning Seeds