songs 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 Wineries in France

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No Rain Blind Melon

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Closing Time Semisonic

217 111
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You Get What You Give New Radicals

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hellodalai added Breakfast at Tiffany's Deep Blue Something

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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground

277 158
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

264 148
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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

129 61
There She Goes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added There She Goes The La's

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Right Here, Right Now Jesus Jones

190 119
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Lovefool The Cardigans

217 148
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Electric Avenue Eddy Grant

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richerb added Cannonball The Breeders

The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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DavidPerry added Seether Veruca Salt

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Fade Into You Mazzy Star

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Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies

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In the Meantime Spacehog

87 35
I'm Gonna Be is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
I'm Gonna Be The Proclaimers

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Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin' Daddies

107 72
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

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

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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 The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

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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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Laid James

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I Got a Girl Tripping Daisy

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Your Woman White Town

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hellodalai added The Boys of Summer The Ataris

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I Want Candy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
-1449913396271 added I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow

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hellodalai added Wherever You Will Go The Calling

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Naked Eye Luscious Jackson

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Butterfly Crazy Town

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OCD Man added A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls

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aaron-loomis added Turn Up The Radio Autograph

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sdc224 added Boyz-N-the-Hood Dynamite Hack

The Greatest Motown Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best DreamWorks Animation Movies

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hellodalai added Wasting My Time Default

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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 Ah! Leah! Donnie Iris

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Da Da Da is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders
-1449913396271 added Da Da Da Trio

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Scooby Snacks Fun Lovin' Criminals

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hellodalai added Face Down The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus