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 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

578 172
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MarkBerzek added Soft Cell

619 317
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Dexys Midnight Runners

557 270
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The Knack - The Knack

559 292
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503 291
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Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

497 196
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The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

454 278
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Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

425 271
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The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

439 268
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Carl Douglas

348 146
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MarkBerzek added Naked Eyes

431 253
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Ram Jam - Ram Jam

362 166
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MarkBerzek added Modern English

363 194
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MarkBerzek added Toni Basil

392 288
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The Fabulous Rudies

318 141
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looksharp added Thin Lizzy

343 208
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MarkBerzek added Men Without Hats

359 262
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Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

272 275
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looksharp added The Vapors

315 289
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Fountains of Wayne

324 303
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259 97
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michelle-leveaux added Looking Glass

268 268
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Semisonic - Semisonic

212 195
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laustcawz added M

276 200
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Mungo Jerry