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A list of the Greatest Songs by 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 wonders, and you may just find a 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 songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit 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 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 songs have left lasting impressions on their fans.

Look through the list to see if you recognize any of these spectacular one-hit song wonders, listen to some other music by the same artist, and see if you think the artist should have been recognized for other works. Just because their other songs didn’t make the top 40 list doesn’t mean there aren’t some of the best songs to enjoy!
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428 212
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2
395 195
My Sharona is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
My Sharona The Knack - The Knack

3
452 230
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

4
381 233
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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

5
392 186
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

6
408 109
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

7
379 140
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
345 177
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

9
340 205
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

10
312 199
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

11
260 117
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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

12
313 205
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

13
257 99
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MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

14
220 88
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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

15
214 201
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

16
242 155
The Safety Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

17
295 218
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

18
245 131
Mickey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Mickey Toni Basil

19
219 213
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

20
233 226
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

21
202 197
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

22
157 140
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

23
275 200
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

24
204 146
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

25
188 136
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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

26
155 62
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

27
210 174
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

28
173 142
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

29
168 112
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

30
162 62
Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

31
147 100
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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

32
174 175
Relax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

33
230 210
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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

34
128 99
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

35
175 161
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
133 106
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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

37
154 135
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

38
177 179
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

39
133 124
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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

40
143 140
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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

41
144 146
Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

42
147 205
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders

43
147 134
Walk on the Wild Side is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Walk on the Wild Side Quincy Jones, Lou Reed, Bikers & Blues

44
91 95
Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Rainbow Connection Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

45
147 177
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

46
136 168
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

47
200 234
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

48
136 107
Amie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League

49
111 142
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Steal My Sunshine Len - Len

50
113 166
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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals