One Hit Wonders 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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Anita Ward - Anita Ward

2
91 37
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Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry

3
74 29
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Peaches - Carl Douglas

4
69 26
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Shanon, Shannon - Shannon

5
70 28
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Jean Knight
 

6
54 23
Knock on Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Amii Stewart - Amii Stewart

7
38 12
Funky Town is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
StevenHess added Lipps Inc

8
54 20
Don't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Yarborough and People - Yarbrough & Peoples

9
63 27
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George McCrae

10
37 24
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Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls

11
45 20
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Oran 'Juice' Jones - Oran 'Juice' Jones

12
47 24
Float On is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
The Floaters - The Floaters

13
34 25
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The System - The System
 

14
54 34
Rock Steady is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin

15
46 24
Clean Up Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
adammer55 added Betty Wright

16
26 10
Expressway (To Your Heart) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added The Soul Survivors

17
44 26
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MFSB, The Three Degrees - MFSB

18
41 26
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The Dramatics

19
29 21
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Timex Social Club - Timex Social Club

20
33 21
Bustin' Loose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

21
35 24
Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Stanley Clarke, George Duke, The Clarke/Duke Project - Stanley Clarke & George Duke

22
36 31
Wildflower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Skylark - Skylark

23
22 13
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Grogstock added William DeVaughn

24
39 31
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hellodalai added Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse

25
26 19
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Starpoint - Starpoint
 

26
18 13
Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Grogstock added Hot Butter

27
24 21
Charlene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Anthony Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton

28
17 14
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Grogstock added Timmy Thomas

29
8 2
Somebody Else's Guy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
BrklynGal added Jocelyn Brown

30
27 25
White Horse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Laid Back - Laid Back

31
15 13
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Grogstock added Malo

32
12 11
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Grogstock added Brenda & the Tabulations

33
24 24
Kissing You is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Keith Washington - Keith Washington

34
19 23
Thanks for My Child is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Cheryl Pepsii Riley

35
21 23
Angel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Amanda Perez

36
4 4
Gentle (Calling your Name) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added Frederick w/Janice Dowlen

37
15 18
Gotta Tell You is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Samantha Mumba

38
2 4
Calling Your Name is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Dave said it added E-Type

39
14 23
Girls Nite Out is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
Tyler Collins - Tyler Collins

40
13 21
Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added JC Chasez

41
12 24
Wait for You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soul Songs by One-Hit Wonders
hellodalai added Elliott Yamin