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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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My Sharona is listed (or ranked) 1 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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370 181
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

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298 145
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

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332 81
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

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319 112
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

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289 147
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

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284 175
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

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212 89
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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

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253 172
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

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252 176
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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217 74
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MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

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175 165
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

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173 64
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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s The Greatest TV Shows for Women

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255 180
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

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191 131
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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195 104
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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134 110
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

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185 192
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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164 167
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

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239 168
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

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174 126
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

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158 107
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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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179 143
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

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148 121
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

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128 76
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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

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112 43
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 29 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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150 144
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

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150 147
Relax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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152 157
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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124 118
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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

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119 117
Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

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114 89
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

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125 43
Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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

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104 82
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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130 122
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

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111 138
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MarkBerzek added Der Kommissar Falco

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180 202
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

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113 149
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

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121 86
Amie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League

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130 150
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Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo - Wall of Voodoo

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123 183
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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131 147
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

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92 99
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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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75 76
Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 49 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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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals