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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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Louie Louie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added Louie Louie The Kingsmen

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284 107
The Lion Sleeps Tonight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
MarleyWilson1 added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The t

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205 79
Eve of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
slaft added Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire

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A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum

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197 39
Wipe Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added Wipe Out The Surfaris

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258 54
The House of the Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added The House of the Rising Sun Eric Burdon & the Animals

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You Were on My Mind We Five - We Five

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261 187
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The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

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335 162
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Hang On Sloopy The McCoys

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159 82
Sugar Sugar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added Sugar Sugar The Archies

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144 33
Wild Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Wild Thing The Troggs

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157 89
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 12 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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139 79
The Tornados is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Telstar The Tornados

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

The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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hcorkmeyer added Sukiyaki Kyu Sakamoto

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Tom Islava added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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187 147
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Classical Gas Mason Williams

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225 129
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Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin' Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant

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244 149
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Teen Angel Mark Dinning

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97 41
Time Has Come Today is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Time Has Come Today The Chambers Brothers

Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now

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101 29
I Fought the Law is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
I Fought the Law The Bobby Fuller Four

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89 22
Summertime Blues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Summertime Blues Blue Cheer

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118 44
Itchycoo Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Itchycoo Park Small Faces

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110 57
Lies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Lies The Knickerbockers

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92 29
Venus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Venus Shocking Blue

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94 29
Red Rubber Ball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Red Rubber Ball The Cyrkle

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185 94
Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love... is listed (or ranked) 28 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

The Hottest Models From Virginia

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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye The Casinos - The Casinos

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

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76 55
Misirlou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Misirlou Dick Dale

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82 28
Wooly Bully is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

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138 40
Incense and Peppermints is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Incense and Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock

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74 40
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Macarthur Park Richard Harris

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81 67
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In the Year 2525 Fields of the Nephilim

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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61 18
Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Peggy Sue Buddy Holly

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63 36
Journey To The Center Of The M... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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91 61
Just One Look is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
EdgardoOlaes added Just One Look

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Walk Right In The Rooftop Singers - The Rooftop Singers

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56 22
Me & Bobby McGee is listed (or ranked) 40 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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110 37
In the Year 2525 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
In the Year 2525 Zager and Evans

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

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Lovers' Concerto The Pearls

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36 12
Crimson & Clover is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Crimson & Clover Tommy James & the Shondells

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Last Kiss Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

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38 15
I'm a Believer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added I'm a Believer The Monkees

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33 14
Summer In The City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Summer In The City The Lovin' Spoonful

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77 53
Spirit in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Eugene Dillard added Spirit in the Sky Gareth Gates

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71 24
I Had Too Much to Dream Last N... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders