Pop The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

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List Rules Pop songs by one-hit artists only.

A list of the greatest Pop 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 pop songs by one-hit wonders, 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 pop song wonders to the least popular, you can see which pop songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit pop 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 pop song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. 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 pop song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

 Sometimes it is hard to believe that these artists only had one big hit. From popular hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor to “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia, these songs and artists are so well know that we would imagine them as having many top hits. However, even though none of their other songs made the top 40 list, they still have some great albums that have been enjoyed by many. So go ahead and look for some new favorite music from the list of greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders.
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1,004 346
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A-Ha

2
818 290
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Soft Cell - Soft Cell

3
764 335
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4
785 338
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Dexy's Midnight Runners

5
683 312
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Katrina and the Waves

6
605 266
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richerb added The Knack

7
591 336
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Norman Greenbaum

8
507 282
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9
609 367
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10
585 377
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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

11
595 363
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12
479 374
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Coolza added Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

13
616 360
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Carl Douglas

14
368 344
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

15
344 226
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16
332 351
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Argent - Argent

17
361 275
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Chumbawamba

18
489 481
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Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

19
322 179
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Buggles - Buggles

20
319 121
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looksharp added

21
354 195
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Gary Wright

22
314 176
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Devo

23
270 200
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Divinyls

24
328 98
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RobinGallego added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

25
254 99
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RobinGallego added The Charlie Daniels Band

26
196 142
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RobinGallego added Alannah Myles

27
304 244
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

28
436 465
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

29
235 135
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RobinGallego added Madness, Madness

30
220 236
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ElizabethKistner added The Vapors - The Vapors

31
246 226
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Lou Bega
 

32
208 132
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RobinGallego added

33
304 376
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Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

34
244 317
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Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

35
238 249
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36
287 230
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37
357 303
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Natalie Imbruglia 

38
380 265
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JohannSchinner added Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

39
232 102
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RobinGallego added

40
229 196
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The Georgia Satellites

41
194 156
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Patty Smyth, Scandal

42
233 152
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Starland Vocal Band

43
213 97
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laustcawz added Blue Swede

44
214 96
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RobinGallego added The J. Geils Band

45
308 173
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Looking Glass - Looking Glass

46
239 296
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Coolza added Blind Melon

47
173 288
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Baha Men - Baha Men

48
223 230
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richerb added Pure Prairie League

49
189 207
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Big Country

50
281 237
Rock On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
CharleyCvercko added David Essex