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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A-Ha

2
797 282
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Soft Cell - Soft Cell

3
741 325
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4
762 324
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Dexy's Midnight Runners

5
662 304
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Katrina and the Waves

6
579 257
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richerb added The Knack

7
574 328
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Norman Greenbaum

8
492 276
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9
587 357
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10
563 370
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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

11
574 355
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12
460 365
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Coolza added Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

13
592 354
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Carl Douglas

14
360 333
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

15
336 217
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16
324 339
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Argent - Argent

17
346 267
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Chumbawamba

18
469 471
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Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

19
303 171
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Buggles - Buggles

20
338 185
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Gary Wright

21
304 116
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looksharp added

22
260 192
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Divinyls

23
299 168
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Devo

24
306 90
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RobinGallego added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

25
295 234
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

26
240 93
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RobinGallego added The Charlie Daniels Band

27
425 455
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

28
223 128
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RobinGallego added Madness, Madness

29
182 135
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RobinGallego added Alannah Myles

30
215 225
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ElizabethKistner added The Vapors - The Vapors

31
297 366
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Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

32
230 219
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Lou Bega  

33
194 127
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RobinGallego added

34
238 309
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Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

35
233 240
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36
278 219
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37
372 255
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JohannSchinner added Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

38
341 298
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Natalie Imbruglia 

39
219 96
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RobinGallego added

40
220 188
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The Georgia Satellites

41
182 149
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Patty Smyth, Scandal

42
223 145
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Starland Vocal Band

43
202 89
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RobinGallego added The J. Geils Band

44
296 165
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Looking Glass - Looking Glass

45
198 93
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laustcawz added Blue Swede

46
230 288
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Coolza added Blind Melon

47
158 278
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Baha Men - Baha Men

48
213 224
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richerb added Pure Prairie League

49
182 253
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Coolza added Crash Test Dummies - Crash Test Dummies

50
274 229
Rock On is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
CharleyCvercko added David Essex