One Hit Wonders The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

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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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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

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484 239
My Sharona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
My Sharona The Knack - The Knack

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

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

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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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

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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

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313 169
Mickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Mickey Toni Basil

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306 192
The Safety Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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

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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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213 81
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

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250 172
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

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Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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looksharp added I Touch Myself

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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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219 150
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

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165 118
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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Relax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

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Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Rainbow Connection Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

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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

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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

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Tom Islava added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Frankie White added Eye of the Tiger Survivor

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MarkBerzek added I Want Candy