One Hit Wonders The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders  

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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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328 86
Louie Louie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Kingsmen

2
325 112
Eve of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
slaft added Barry McGuire

3
401 150
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MarleyWilson1 added The Tokens

4
284 142
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Procol Harum

5
407 153
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We Five - We Five

6
301 59
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doremifasola added The Surfaris

7
260 53
Wild Thing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Troggs

8
419 196
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The McCoys

9
305 255
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Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

10
380 78
The House of the Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added Eric Burdon & the Animals

11
225 142
Sugar Sugar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added The Archies

12
212 103
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laustcawz added The Tornados

13
238 128
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added The Royal Guardsmen

14
211 41
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Tom Islava added Buffalo Springfield

15
266 173
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hcorkmeyer added Kyu Sakamoto

16
315 201
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Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, Merrilee Rush - Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts

17
200 38
I Fought the Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Bobby Fuller Four

18
87 32
Incense and Peppermints is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

19
163 89
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Mason Williams

20
230 199
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21
183 66
Time Has Come Today is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Chambers Brothers

22
178 41
Venus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Shocking Blue

23
177 77
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laustcawz added The Knickerbockers

24
136 79
Misirlou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Dick Dale

25
171 40
Summertime Blues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Blue Cheer

26
148 34
Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Buddy Holly

27
174 49
Red Rubber Ball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Cyrkle

28
250 143
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The Soul Survivors - Soul Survivors

29
162 47
Wooly Bully is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

30
193 71
Itchycoo Park is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Small Faces

31
273 176
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Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant

32
294 189
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Mark Dinning

33
254 113
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Harjan 2 added Swingin' Medallions

34
116 27
Summer In The City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added The Lovin' Spoonful

35
149 77
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

Richard Harris

36
107 24
Spirit In The Sky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

37
126 60
Journey To The Center Of The M... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

38
139 44
Me & Bobby McGee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

39
213 188
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The Casinos - The Casinos

40
136 118
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Fields of the Nephilim

41
114 38
Crimson & Clover is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Tommy James & the Shondells

42
218 55
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Strawberry Alarm Clock

43
85 7
Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added Steppenwolf, Bikers & Blues

44
248 145
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The Rooftop Singers - The Rooftop Singers

45
117 48
Hey Joe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Leaves

46
83 117
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The Pearls

47
96 38
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Tony Joe White

48
189 56
In the Year 2525 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Zager and Evans

49
89 37
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Johnny Cash

50
198 183
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Berry & The Tamerlanes