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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MarkAstoforoff added a-ha

2
572 168
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MarkBerzek added Soft Cell

3
608 314
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Dexys Midnight Runners

4
550 265
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The Knack - The Knack

5
549 288
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6
496 289
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Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

7
495 193
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The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
448 277
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Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

9
418 269
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The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

10
435 264
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Carl Douglas

11
345 142
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MarkBerzek added Naked Eyes

12
428 250
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Ram Jam - Ram Jam

13
356 164
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MarkBerzek added Modern English

14
359 192
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MarkBerzek added Toni Basil

15
387 285
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The Fabulous Rudies

16
315 136
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looksharp added Thin Lizzy

17
341 207
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MarkBerzek added Men Without Hats

18
354 259
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Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

19
268 275
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looksharp added The Vapors

20
310 287
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Fountains of Wayne

21
321 300
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Chumbawamba

22
251 96
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michelle-leveaux added Looking Glass

23
265 264
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Semisonic - Semisonic

24
208 192
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laustcawz added M

25
272 197
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Mungo Jerry

26
258 180
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looksharp added Lipps Inc.

27
318 271
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Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

28
254 172
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human960 added Rick Astley

29
214 203
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looksharp added

30
267 237
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looksharp added Gary Numan

31
218 182
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human960 added Bobby McFerrin

32
229 103
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tcjx14me added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

33
206 142
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looksharp added Nick Lowe

34
222 225
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Blind Melon - Blind Melon

35
230 226
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MarkBerzek added Frankie Goes to Hollywood

36
206 166
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Bobby Day

37
179 136
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laustcawz added The Royal Guardsmen

38
181 142
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MarkBerzek added Quarterflash

39
219 203
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looksharp added Chris Isaak

40
214 212
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4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

41
126 134
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looksharp added Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

42
90 21
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Frankie White added Survivor

43
210 179
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looksharp added Quincy Jones, Lou Reed, Bikers & Blues

44
182 183
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hbg1968 added Patrick Hernandez

45
199 230
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MarkBerzek added

46
137 48
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Tom Islava added Buffalo Springfield

47
272 297
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

48
181 218
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Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

49
178 268
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Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

50
158 183
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Len - Len