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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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Take On Me A-Ha

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Tainted Love Soft Cell - Soft Cell

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650 279
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668 279
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Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners

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499 205
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richerb added My Sharona The Knack

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564 267
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Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

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504 277
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Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum

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423 230
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519 307
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474 324
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Mickey Toni Basil - Toni Basil

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496 304
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382 309
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Coolza added Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-a-Lot

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509 318
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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312 291
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Fooled Around and Fell in Love Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop

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282 182
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The Best Pop Songs About Cheating 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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293 202
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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250 128
Video Killed the Radio Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Video Killed the Radio Star Buggles - Buggles

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283 299
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Hold Your Head Up Argent - Argent

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418 401
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Ice Ice BabyVanilla Ice Vanilla Ice - Vanilla Ice

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342 205
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gamedemon24 added I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

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223 149
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I Touch Myself Divinyls

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234 88
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looksharp added 867-5309/Jenny

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280 158
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Dream Weaver Gary Wright

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244 129
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Whip It Devo

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176 87
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RobinGallego added Our House Madness, Madness

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248 189
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Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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224 63
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RobinGallego added Don't You (Forget About Me) (Simple Minds) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms

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380 391
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

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178 72
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RobinGallego added The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band

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137 102
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RobinGallego added Black Velvet Alannah Myles

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178 183
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ElizabethKistner added Turning Japanese The Vapors - The Vapors

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270 313
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Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite - Deee-Lite

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184 164
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Mambo No 5 Lou Bega  

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154 93
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RobinGallego added funky town

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233 174
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206 205
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208 278
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Rose Garden Lynn Anderson - Lynn Anderson

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328 225
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JohannSchinner added War Edwin Starr - Edwin Starr

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303 261
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Torn Natalie Imbruglia 

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168 68
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RobinGallego added bette davis eyes

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183 163
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Keep Your Hands to Yourself The Georgia Satellites

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148 125
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The Warrior Patty Smyth, Scandal

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177 122
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Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band

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248 146
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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass - Looking Glass

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143 62
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RobinGallego added Centerfold The J. Geils Band

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150 69
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laustcawz added Hooked on a Feeling Blue Swede

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201 251
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Coolza added No Rain Blind Melon

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131 215
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Who Let the Dogs Out Baha Men - Baha Men

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159 161
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In a Big Country Big Country

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159 209
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Coolza added Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies - Crash Test Dummies