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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) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
My Sharona The Knack - The Knack

3
448 227
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

4
378 232
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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

5
386 185
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

6
404 108
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

7
376 139
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
343 176
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

9
338 202
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

10
309 198
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

11
258 116
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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

12
310 203
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

13
254 99
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MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

14
217 88
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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

15
240 152
The Safety Dance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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213 199
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

17
292 216
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

18
241 130
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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217 211
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

20
230 225
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

21
200 195
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

22
156 139
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

23
274 198
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

24
203 145
In the Summertime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

25
188 134
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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

26
210 172
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

27
153 62
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

28
172 142
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

29
165 111
Never Gonna Give You Up is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
human960 added Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

30
146 99
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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

31
159 62
Seasons in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
tcjx14me added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

32
174 173
Relax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

33
228 209
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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

34
126 99
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

35
173 161
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

The Best Canned Beers

36
153 135
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

37
131 106
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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

38
176 178
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

39
131 123
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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

40
141 140
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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

41
143 145
Wicked Game is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

42
146 204
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

43
146 133
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
91 95
Rainbow Connection is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Rainbow Connection Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

45
147 174
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

46
135 167
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

47
199 233
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

48
135 107
Amie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League

49
111 142
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Steal My Sunshine Len - Len

50
113 166
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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals