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

2
340 150
Eve of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
slaft added Barry McGuire

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412 190
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MarleyWilson1 added The Tokens

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449 157
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We Five - We Five

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347 63
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doremifasola added The Surfaris

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305 58
Wild Thing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Troggs

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302 176
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Procol Harum

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310 295
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Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

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434 230
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The McCoys

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415 95
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

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251 111
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laustcawz added The Tornados

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234 178
Sugar Sugar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added The Archies

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300 182
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hcorkmeyer added Kyu Sakamoto

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247 163
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added The Royal Guardsmen

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254 47
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Tom Islava added Buffalo Springfield

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127 39
Incense and Peppermints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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230 72
Time Has Come Today is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Chambers Brothers

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243 43
I Fought the Law is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Bobby Fuller Four

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171 85
Misirlou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Dick Dale

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218 82
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laustcawz added The Knickerbockers

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220 45
Venus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Shocking Blue

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325 237
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Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, Merrilee Rush - Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts

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212 44
Summertime Blues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Blue Cheer

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153 25
Spirit In The Sky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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235 236
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285 149
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The Soul Survivors - Soul Survivors

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214 55
Red Rubber Ball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Cyrkle

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203 52
Wooly Bully is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

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230 74
Itchycoo Park is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Small Faces

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291 115
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Harjan 2 added Swingin' Medallions

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171 123
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Mason Williams

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149 38
Summer In The City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added The Lovin' Spoonful

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170 58
Me & Bobby McGee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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167 58
Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Buddy Holly

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126 9
Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added Steppenwolf, Bikers & Blues

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152 50
Hey Joe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

The Leaves

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114 8
Happy Together, The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Kassie Lanzarotta added

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301 223
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Mark Dinning

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280 210
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Crazy Elephant - Crazy Elephant

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255 60
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Strawberry Alarm Clock

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119 9
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Kassie Lanzarotta added Them

42
142 85
Journey To The Center Of The M... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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218 225
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The Casinos - The Casinos

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162 106
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

Richard Harris

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40 1
I Fought the Law, The Bobby Fu... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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129 45
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Tony Joe White

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39 1
The Wah-Watusi, The Orlons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
Mark Lanzarotta added

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144 151
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Fields of the Nephilim

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123 46
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders
pup2bill added Johnny Cash

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117 33
Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders