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The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders 

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Updated May 1, 2020 66.2k votes 3.4k voters 121.4k views 184 items

List Rules Vote up the best songs that were by one-hit wonders only.

Including memorable one-hit wonders of the 2010s, here is 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, they may have come out the year you were born or they're just 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 the best 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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MarkAstoforoff added a-ha
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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The Knack
The Knack
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Tommy Tutone
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MarkBerzek added Soft Cell
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Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
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looksharp added Thin Lizzy
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MarkBerzek added Naked Eyes
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MarkBerzek added Modern English
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Stellar Kart
Norman Greenbaum
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Carl Douglas
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MarkBerzek added Men Without Hats
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The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers
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michelle-leveaux added Looking Glass
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MarkBerzek added Toni Basil
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Fountains of Wayne
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The Fabulous Rudies
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Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
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Ram Jam
Ram Jam
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tcjx14me added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum
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looksharp added Gary Numan
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Mungo Jerry
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Lipps Inc.
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Sir Mix-a-Lot
Sir Mix-A-Lot