Pop Music 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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1,019 352
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A-Ha

2
829 293
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Soft Cell - Soft Cell

3
774 336
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4
795 346
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Dexy's Midnight Runners

5
600 338
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Norman Greenbaum

6
617 272
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richerb added The Knack

7
695 320
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Katrina and the Waves

8
622 373
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9
515 285
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10
608 365
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11
597 383
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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

12
488 383
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Coolza added Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

13
624 367
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Carl Douglas

14
366 279
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Chumbawamba

15
370 350
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

16
496 489
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Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

17
348 229
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18
323 124
867 5309 Jenny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added

19
337 356
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Argent - Argent

20
340 99
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RobinGallego added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

21
331 182
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Buggles - Buggles

22
318 181
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Devo

23
311 248
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

24
241 138
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RobinGallego added Madness, Madness

25
441 469
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

26
361 201
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Gary Wright

27
251 230
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Lou Bega
 

28
272 205
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Divinyls

29
260 102
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RobinGallego added The Charlie Daniels Band

30
199 146
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RobinGallego added Alannah Myles

31
365 309
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Natalie Imbruglia 

32
384 267
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JohannSchinner added Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

33
229 237
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ElizabethKistner added The Vapors - The Vapors

34
239 108
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RobinGallego added

35
211 136
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RobinGallego added

36
307 381
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Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

37
248 320
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Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

38
242 252
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39
292 235
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40
234 200
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The Georgia Satellites

41
198 160
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Patty Smyth, Scandal

42
362 336
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43
222 99
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RobinGallego added The J. Geils Band

44
237 155
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Starland Vocal Band

45
315 175
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Looking Glass - Looking Glass

46
217 102
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laustcawz added Blue Swede

47
407 246
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gamedemon24 added The Proclaimers

48
242 301
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Coolza added Blind Melon

49
181 126
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RobinGallego added Tone-Lōc

50
177 295
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Baha Men - Baha Men