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List Rules Songs from the 1960s by artists who had no other famous songs.

A list of the greatest Songs by 60s One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by one-hit 1960s 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 song wonders to the least popular, you can see which 60s songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit 60s 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 60s song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. Music truly does soothe the soul and is the perfect way to turn a stressful day into a great one. 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 song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

Who hasn’t heard the popular hits from the 60s like “On Top of Spaghetti” by Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus, and “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris? Although these artists theoretically only had one big hit in their singing career, they brought special songs to life that bring back memories of familiar shows and innocent times. Remembered throughout the ages, these artists made a lasting impression with their well-treasured 60s hits.
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
MarleyWilson1 added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The t

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Louie Louie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added Louie Louie The Kingsmen

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165 27
Wipe Out is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
mainpleine added Wipe Out The Surfaris

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154 56
Eve of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
slaft added Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire

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216 40
The House of the Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
mainpleine added The House of the Rising Sun Eric Burdon & the Animals

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A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum

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You Were on My Mind We Five - We Five

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109 21
Wild Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Wild Thing The Troggs

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The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

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313 152
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Hang On Sloopy The McCoys

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129 71
Sugar Sugar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
mainpleine added Sugar Sugar The Archies

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126 67
The Tornados is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Telstar The Tornados

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137 81
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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hcorkmeyer added Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto

The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Angel of the Morning Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, Merrilee Rush - Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts

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123 28
Incense and Peppermints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Incense and Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock

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79 27
Time Has Come Today is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Time Has Come Today The Chambers Brothers

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100 35
Itchycoo Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Itchycoo Park Small Faces

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78 18
I Fought the Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added I Fought the Law The Bobby Fuller Four

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Tom Islava added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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The Greatest Dystopian Novels

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Misirlou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Misirlou Dick Dale

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75 21
Venus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Venus Shocking Blue

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Teen Angel Mark Dinning

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Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin' Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant

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66 16
Summertime Blues is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Summertime Blues Blue Cheer

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Classical Gas Mason Williams

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Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Macarthur Park Richard Harris

The Hottest Models From Virginia

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74 21
Red Rubber Ball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Red Rubber Ball The Cyrkle

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Lies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Lies The Knickerbockers

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Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Harjan 2 added Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) Song by the Swingin' Medallions 1960's

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Expressway (To Your Heart) The Soul Survivors - Soul Survivors

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56 28
Journey To The Center Of The M... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Journey To The Center Of The Mind The Amboy Dukes

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65 24
Wooly Bully is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye The Casinos - The Casinos

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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In the Year 2525 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added In the Year 2525 Zager and Evans

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In the Year 2525 Fields of the Nephilim

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Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Peggy Sue Buddy Holly

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Walk Right In The Rooftop Singers - The Rooftop Singers

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57 19
I Had Too Much to Dream Last N... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night The Electric Prunes

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54 18
Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Liar Liar The Castaways

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88 24
Spirit in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Just One Look is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
EdgardoOlaes added Just One Look

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I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight Berry & The Tamerlanes

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166 129
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Last Kiss Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

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37 21
Hey Joe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added Hey Joe The Leaves

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39 16
Me & Bobby McGee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Lovers' Concerto The Pearls

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68 48
Spirit in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Eugene Dillard added Spirit in the Sky Gareth Gates