soul The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

Ranker Music
Originally by
2.3k votes 261 voters 24k views 40 items Embed

A list of the greatest soul songs by one-hit wonders. Are you looking for that one special soul song that you always remember but can never find? Browse through this list of the greatest dance songs by one-hit soul wonders, from "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry to "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit soul song wonders to the least popular, you can see which dance songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit soul songs as well, including the best hits from the '70s and '80s.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit soul song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. Many great music artists only managed to have one true song hit in their music career that made the top 40. Even though their other songs didn’t manage to make the list, there are still many great songs from these same artists that have been enjoyed by all.

Perhaps you are looking for a special CD of soul music to enjoy for a quiet evening in with your honey. From artists like George McRae to Minnie Riperton, you can find one-hit favorites like “Mr. Big Stuff" and "Lovin’ You," making it easy to pick through the list and find a favorite artist or song to listen to.

list ordered by

1
79 30
Ranker Video
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

2
68 19
Ranker Video
Ring My Bell Anita Ward - Anita Ward

3
60 20
Ranker Video
Let the Music Play Shanon, Shannon - Shannon

4
64 24
Ranker Video
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting Peaches - Carl Douglas

5
65 23
Ranker Video
Mr Big Stuff Jean Knight  

6
48 18
Knock on Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Knock on Wood Amii Stewart - Amii Stewart

7
58 22
Ranker Video
Rock Your Baby George McCrae

8
29 6
Funky Town is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
StevenHess added Funky Town Lipps Inc

9
43 19
Don't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Don't Stop the Music Yarborough and People - Yarbrough & Peoples

10
31 21
Ranker Video
In My House Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls

11
39 20
Float On is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Float On The Floaters - The Floaters

12
35 18
Ranker Video
The Rain Oran 'Juice' Jones - Oran 'Juice' Jones

13
44 28
Rock Steady is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin

14
19 6
Expressway (To Your Heart) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added Expressway (To Your Heart) The Soul Survivors

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

15
37 23
Ranker Video
T.S.O.P. MFSB, The Three Degrees - MFSB

16
27 24
Ranker Video
Don't Disturb This Groove The System - The System  

17
29 16
Bustin' Loose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Bustin' Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

18
34 23
Ranker Video
Whatca See is Watcha Get The Dramatics

19
30 20
Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Sweet Baby Stanley Clarke, George Duke, The Clarke/Duke Project - Stanley Clarke & George Duke

20
30 25
Wildflower is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Wildflower Skylark - Skylark

21
36 23
Clean Up Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
adammer55 added Clean Up Woman Betty Wright

The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers

22
31 23
Ranker Video
hellodalai added Rehab Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse

23
16 8
Ranker Video
Grogstock added Be Thankful for What You Got 1980 William DeVaughn

24
21 17
Ranker Video
Rumors Timex Social Club - Timex Social Club

25
11 6
Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added Popcorn Hot Butter

26
12 8
Ranker Video
Grogstock added Why Can't We Live Together Timmy Thomas

27
11 7
Ranker Video
Grogstock added Suavecito Malo

28
23 21
White Horse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
White Horse Laid Back - Laid Back

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

29
9 6
Ranker Video
Grogstock added Right on the Tip of My Tongue Brenda & the Tabulations

30
20 19
Charlene is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Charlene Anthony Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton

31
18 18
Ranker Video
Object of My Desire Starpoint - Starpoint  

32
19 19
Kissing You is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Kissing You Keith Washington - Keith Washington

33
16 20
Thanks for My Child is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Thanks for My Child Cheryl Pepsii Riley

34
13 15
Gotta Tell You is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Gotta Tell You Samantha Mumba

35
0 0
Calling Your Name is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added Calling Your Name E-Type

36
0 0
Gentle (Calling your Name) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added Gentle (Calling your Name) Frederick w/Janice Dowlen

37
16 19
Angel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Angel Amanda Perez

38
12 19
Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) JC Chasez

39
11 21
Girls Nite Out is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Girls Nite Out Tyler Collins - Tyler Collins

40
9 21
Wait for You is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Wait for You Elliott Yamin