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
551 162
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MarkBerzek added Soft Cell

3
590 305
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Dexys Midnight Runners

4
530 256
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The Knack - The Knack

5
536 280
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6
479 287
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Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

7
482 187
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The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

8
438 269
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Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

9
406 262
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The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

10
420 251
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Carl Douglas

11
332 138
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MarkBerzek added Naked Eyes

12
416 242
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Ram Jam - Ram Jam

13
343 157
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MarkBerzek added Modern English

14
342 183
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MarkBerzek added Toni Basil

15
372 276
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The Fabulous Rudies

16
301 132
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looksharp added Thin Lizzy

17
330 200
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MarkBerzek added Men Without Hats

18
344 251
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Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

19
260 265
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looksharp added The Vapors

20
300 278
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Fountains of Wayne

21
311 291
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Chumbawamba

22
242 91
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michelle-leveaux added Looking Glass

23
257 259
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Semisonic - Semisonic

24
265 189
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Mungo Jerry

25
200 185
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laustcawz added M

26
251 176
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looksharp added Lipps Inc.

27
310 264
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Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

28
211 194
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looksharp added

29
262 229
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looksharp added Gary Numan

30
243 166
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human960 added Rick Astley

31
207 172
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human960 added Bobby McFerrin

32
223 95
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tcjx14me added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

33
197 137
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looksharp added Nick Lowe

34
219 219
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Blind Melon - Blind Melon

35
178 128
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laustcawz added The Royal Guardsmen

36
222 222
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MarkBerzek added Frankie Goes to Hollywood

37
201 161
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Bobby Day

38
169 139
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MarkBerzek added Quarterflash

39
210 195
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looksharp added Chris Isaak

40
125 127
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looksharp added Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog

41
206 207
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4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

42
177 178
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hbg1968 added Patrick Hernandez

43
203 176
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looksharp added Quincy Jones, Lou Reed, Bikers & Blues

44
69 16
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Frankie White added Survivor

45
192 221
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MarkBerzek added

46
263 289
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Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

47
129 45
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Tom Islava added Buffalo Springfield

48
175 261
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Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

49
173 214
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Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

50
152 178
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Len - Len