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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

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders The Best Serial Legal Dramas of All Time

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355 165
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317 194
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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

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369 181
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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

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297 145
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MarkAstoforoff added Take on Me - Aha a-ha

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331 81
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MarkBerzek added Tainted Love Soft Cell

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318 112
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867-5309 The Chevelles - Tommy Tutone

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288 147
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Black Betty Ram Jam - Ram Jam

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283 175
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Spirit In The Sky Stellar Kart - Norman Greenbaum

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212 88
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MarkBerzek added I Melt With You Modern English

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253 171
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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers

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251 176
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Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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216 74
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MarkBerzek added (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes

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174 165
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looksharp added Turning Japanese The Vapors

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172 64
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looksharp added Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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255 179
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99 Luftballoons The Fabulous Rudies

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190 131
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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134 109
Pop Muzik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
laustcawz added Pop Muzik M

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194 104
Mickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
MarkBerzek added Mickey Toni Basil

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175 175
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Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne

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185 191
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Tubthumping Chumbawamba

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164 166
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Closing Time Semisonic - Semisonic

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238 168
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You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive

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174 125
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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157 107
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looksharp added Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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179 142
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looksharp added Cars Gary Numan

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147 121
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looksharp added I Touch Myself

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112 42
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 28 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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127 76
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looksharp added Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe

The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30

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149 144
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What's Up 4 Non Blondes - 4 Non Blondes

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149 147
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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151 157
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No Rain Blind Melon - Blind Melon

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123 118
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hbg1968 added Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez

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119 116
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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119 86
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MarkBerzek added Harden My Heart Quarterflash

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113 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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124 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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193 187
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Baby Got Back Sir Mix-a-Lot - Sir Mix-A-Lot

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103 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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129 122
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Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

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111 137
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MarkBerzek added Der Kommissar Falco

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180 201
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I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred - Right Said Fred

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121 85
Amie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders
looksharp added Amie Pure Prairie League

The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders The Best Documentaries on Hulu

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112 149
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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer - Sixpence None The Richer

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130 149
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Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo - Wall of Voodoo

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122 183
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Sex and Candy Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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130 147
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MarkBerzek added Puttin' on the Ritz

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91 99
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human960 added Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

49
75 75
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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98 150
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You Get What You Give New Radicals - New Radicals