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The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders 

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Updated January 22, 2020 316.9k votes 18.1k voters 548.3k views 106 items

List Rules Chart-topping 1990s songs from one-hit artists only.

After checking out the most popular one-hit wonders of the 2010s, enjoy this list of the greatest songs by '90s one-hit wonders. Are you looking for your favorite 1990s songs, but don’t know who the artist is? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by '90s one-hit wonders to see if your favorite song made the list. Then you can see who the '90s artist is and search for the album to listen to sometime. Ordered from the most popular one-hit song wonders from the '90s to the least popular, you can find some great music by picking from the top of the list. Go ahead and vote for your favorite songs and artists from the '90s as well, and they will get raised higher on the list.

Feel free to copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite '90s music. That way, you will never forget the artists to your favorite 1990s songs again! If you don’t see your favorite song or artist listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Then others can vote for it and you can see where it ranks on the list of great '90s songs by one-hit wonders. If you need a little inspiration, you can see which one-hit wonder was the biggest from 1975 all the way through 2005!

The '90s brought a change in the style of music. We went from the popular dance music and nostalgic love songs to the more hip-hop and alternative styles of music. Many of the most-loved songs from the 1990s were made by one-hit wonders. Even though these artists only produced one song that made the top 40s, many music enthusiasts will often find other songs from these '90s artists that they enjoy just as much. Look through the list of great '90s music from one-hit wonders to find your favorite songs and artists, and you may even find a new favorite type of music!

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MarioArley added The Verve
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Semisonic
Semisonic
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The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers
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Breakfast at Tiffany's ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
Deep Blue Something
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Baby Got Back is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
SnowyCae added Sir Mix-a-Lot
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MarioArley added House Of Pain
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Natalie Imbruglia
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Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
muzziac added Soul Asylum
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Chumbawumba
Chumbawumba
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4 Non Blondes
4 Non Blondes
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Blind Melon
Blind Melon
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Meredith Brooks
Meredith Brooks
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Sex and Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
JannecaJohnson-White added Marcy Playground
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Save Tonight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
sdc224 added Eagle-Eye Cherry
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Ice Ice Baby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
SnowyCae added Vanilla Ice
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MarioArley added Haddaway
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Kiss Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
Sixpence None The Richer
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The Divinyls
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Right Said Fred
Right Said Fred
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JohnVerly added Ace of Base
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Whoomp! (There It Is) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
anedijitak added Tag Team

"Whoomp! (There It Is)" is a number two Billboard Hot 100 single by the Miami bass group Tag Team. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1993. The song's critical reception has been mixed, appearing on both best and worst of all time lists. It is frequently parodied and has also become a staple of sporting events. Tag Team tried to prolong the success of "Whoomp! (There It Is)" with Addams Family and Disney versions, but none of those cracked the Top 40 and the group is considered a one-hit wonder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoomp!_(There_It_Is)
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EdwardSteele added The Presidents of the United States of America
The Presidents of the United States of America
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There She Goes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added The La's
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MarioArley added The Cardigans
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You Get What You Give is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders
MarioArley added New Radicals