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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1,005 348
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A-Ha

2
820 290
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Soft Cell - Soft Cell

3
766 335
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4
788 338
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Dexy's Midnight Runners

5
607 267
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richerb added The Knack

6
683 314
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Katrina and the Waves

7
592 336
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Norman Greenbaum

8
508 283
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9
611 367
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10
587 377
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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

11
597 363
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12
480 375
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Coolza added Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

13
618 360
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Carl Douglas

14
368 346
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

15
345 227
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16
332 353
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Argent - Argent

17
361 276
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Chumbawamba

18
489 483
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Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

19
323 179
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Buggles - Buggles

20
320 122
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looksharp added

21
354 196
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Gary Wright

22
315 177
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Devo

23
270 201
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Divinyls

24
329 98
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RobinGallego added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

25
255 100
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RobinGallego added The Charlie Daniels Band

26
305 244
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

27
196 142
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RobinGallego added Alannah Myles

28
436 466
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

29
236 135
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RobinGallego added Madness, Madness

30
221 236
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ElizabethKistner added The Vapors - The Vapors

31
247 226
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Lou Bega
 

32
209 133
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RobinGallego added

33
305 377
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Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

34
244 318
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Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

35
239 250
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36
287 231
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37
358 304
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Natalie Imbruglia 

38
380 266
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JohannSchinner added Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

39
233 103
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RobinGallego added

40
231 197
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The Georgia Satellites

41
194 157
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Patty Smyth, Scandal

42
234 153
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Starland Vocal Band

43
216 96
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RobinGallego added The J. Geils Band

44
214 98
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laustcawz added Blue Swede

45
309 174
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Looking Glass - Looking Glass

46
240 297
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Coolza added Blind Melon

47
173 289
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Baha Men - Baha Men

48
223 231
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richerb added Pure Prairie League

49
282 237
Rock On is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
CharleyCvercko added David Essex

50
189 208
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