One Hit Wonders The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

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

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 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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565 272
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MarkAstoforoff added a-ha

2
558 165
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MarkBerzek added Soft Cell

3
594 311
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Dexys Midnight Runners

4
540 259
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The Knack - The Knack

5
542 284
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6
489 288
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Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

7
489 190
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The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
446 274
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Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

9
414 267
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The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

10
428 255
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Carl Douglas

11
338 141
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MarkBerzek added Naked Eyes

12
422 247
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Ram Jam - Ram Jam

13
349 162
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MarkBerzek added Modern English

14
349 188
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MarkBerzek added Toni Basil

15
307 134
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looksharp added Thin Lizzy

16
376 283
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The Fabulous Rudies

17
335 204
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MarkBerzek added Men Without Hats

18
349 256
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Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

19
264 270
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looksharp added The Vapors

20
306 282
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Fountains of Wayne

21
315 297
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Chumbawamba

22
247 93
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michelle-leveaux added Looking Glass

23
261 263
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Semisonic - Semisonic

24
204 189
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laustcawz added M

25
267 194
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Mungo Jerry

26
254 178
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looksharp added Lipps Inc.

27
313 268
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Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

28
212 199
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looksharp added

29
249 170
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human960 added Rick Astley

30
266 235
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looksharp added Gary Numan

31
211 176
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human960 added Bobby McFerrin

32
227 100
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tcjx14me added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

33
200 141
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looksharp added Nick Lowe

34
220 224
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Blind Melon - Blind Melon

35
179 133
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laustcawz added The Royal Guardsmen

36
226 226
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MarkBerzek added Frankie Goes to Hollywood

37
204 164
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Bobby Day

38
173 141
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MarkBerzek added Quarterflash

39
212 201
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looksharp added Chris Isaak

40
211 210
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4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

41
125 132
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looksharp added Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

42
180 182
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hbg1968 added Patrick Hernandez

43
206 179
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looksharp added Quincy Jones, Lou Reed, Bikers & Blues

44
76 20
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Frankie White added Survivor

45
195 226
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MarkBerzek added

46
134 46
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Tom Islava added Buffalo Springfield

47
267 293
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

48
176 266
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Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

49
176 218
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Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

50
156 181
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Len - Len