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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986 344
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A-Ha

2
807 287
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Soft Cell - Soft Cell

3
755 332
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4
776 331
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Dexy's Midnight Runners

5
674 309
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Katrina and the Waves

6
595 262
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richerb added The Knack

7
583 333
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Norman Greenbaum

8
503 279
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9
597 364
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10
577 375
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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

11
586 360
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12
473 370
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Coolza added Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

13
605 359
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Carl Douglas

14
363 340
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

15
341 223
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16
328 347
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Argent - Argent

17
482 475
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Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

18
354 273
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Chumbawamba

19
316 176
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Buggles - Buggles

20
314 118
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looksharp added

21
348 191
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Gary Wright

22
308 172
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Devo

23
321 95
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RobinGallego added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

24
265 198
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Divinyls

25
301 240
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

26
246 97
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RobinGallego added The Charlie Daniels Band

27
230 131
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RobinGallego added Madness, Madness

28
431 462
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

29
189 139
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RobinGallego added Alannah Myles

30
218 232
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ElizabethKistner added The Vapors - The Vapors

31
203 130
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RobinGallego added

32
239 224
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Lou Bega
 

33
302 372
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Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

34
241 314
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Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

35
237 244
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36
284 224
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37
349 302
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Natalie Imbruglia 

38
377 260
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JohannSchinner added Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

39
226 99
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RobinGallego added

40
191 153
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Patty Smyth, Scandal

41
225 193
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The Georgia Satellites

42
228 149
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Starland Vocal Band

43
209 94
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RobinGallego added The J. Geils Band

44
302 170
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Looking Glass - Looking Glass

45
205 96
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laustcawz added Blue Swede

46
236 292
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Coolza added Blind Melon

47
166 284
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Baha Men - Baha Men

48
219 228
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richerb added Pure Prairie League

49
279 234
Rock On is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
CharleyCvercko added David Essex

50
186 203
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