Soul The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders  

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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.

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Ring My Bell Anita Ward - Anita Ward

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting Peaches - Carl Douglas

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Let the Music Play Shanon, Shannon - Shannon

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Mr Big Stuff Jean Knight  

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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

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Rock Your Baby George McCrae

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

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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

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In My House Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls

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The Rain Oran 'Juice' Jones - Oran 'Juice' Jones

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Float On is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Float On The Floaters - The Floaters

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Expressway (To Your Heart) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added Expressway (To Your Heart) The Soul Survivors

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Don't Disturb This Groove The System - The System  

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Rock Steady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin

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Whatca See is Watcha Get The Dramatics

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T.S.O.P. MFSB, The Three Degrees - MFSB

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Clean Up Woman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
adammer55 added Clean Up Woman Betty Wright

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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

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Bustin' Loose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Bustin' Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

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Wildflower is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Wildflower Skylark - Skylark

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Rumors Timex Social Club - Timex Social Club

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Grogstock added Be Thankful for What You Got 1980 William DeVaughn

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hellodalai added Rehab Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse

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Object of My Desire Starpoint - Starpoint  

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Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added Popcorn Hot Butter

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Charlene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Charlene Anthony Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton

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

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Grogstock added Suavecito Malo

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Grogstock added Why Can't We Live Together Timmy Thomas

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Grogstock added Right on the Tip of My Tongue Brenda & the Tabulations

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

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Somebody Else's Guy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
BrklynGal added Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Angel Amanda Perez

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Thanks for My Child is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Thanks for My Child Cheryl Pepsii Riley

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Gotta Tell You is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Gotta Tell You Samantha Mumba

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Gentle (Calling your Name) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added Gentle (Calling your Name) Frederick w/Janice Dowlen

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Calling Your Name is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added Calling Your Name E-Type

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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

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Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) JC Chasez

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Wait for You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Wait for You Elliott Yamin