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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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356 169
My Sharona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
My Sharona The Knack - The Knack

2
389 192
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3
406 212
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

4
337 222
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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

5
342 168
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

6
363 100
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

7
346 128
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
314 168
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

9
315 190
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

10
286 186
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

11
241 108
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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

12
279 195
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

13
237 92
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MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

14
193 77
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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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194 185
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

16
215 145
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
272 207
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

18
220 118
Mickey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Mickey Toni Basil

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210 216
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

20
189 200
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

21
146 128
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

The Best Weather Websites

22
181 188
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

23
256 189
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

24
192 138
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

25
197 158
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

26
139 53
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
169 130
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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

28
164 134
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

29
153 53
Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

30
138 92
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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

31
166 166
Relax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

32
137 107
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

33
121 93
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

34
126 99
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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

35
209 204
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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

36
146 127
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

37
161 158
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

38
167 174
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

39
137 134
Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

40
136 134
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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

41
115 116
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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

42
137 198
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders

43
137 124
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
140 167
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

45
84 90
Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Rainbow Connection Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

46
125 159
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

47
191 223
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

48
126 101
Amie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League

49
104 137
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Steal My Sunshine Len - Len

50
116 161
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MarkBerzek added Der Kommissar Falco