Greatest One Hit Wonders

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  1. r2473

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    Please, do not cut and paste large lists from the internet. Just post your favorite one hit wonders.

    Mine is:

    My Sharona - The Knack
     
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    Don McLean American Pie
     
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    Michael chang?
     
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    Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen...
     
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    Simple Minds - Dont you forget about me
     
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    Take On Me.

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    M. Night Shayamalan :)
     
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    Geno was a far better song.
     
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    Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
     
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    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up.

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    But it's not like that song even made him famous(when it came out). I mean isn't it mostly thanks to 4chan/the internet?

    Anyways, my contribution Europe "The Final Countdown".
     
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    Don McLean was a two-hit wonder -- "American Pie" and "Vincent" both reached #1 on national charts.
     
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    Tommy Tutone - Jenny

    Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

    Big Country - In A Big Country
     
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    Spirit in the Sky
     
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    It was #1 in the UK & the US, he's one of the few British male artists to accomplish that feat. Also was #1 song for the UK in 1987.

    Back on topic, some of my favorites are:

    Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
    Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
    Cassie - Me & U
    Skee Lo - I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller

    There's plenty more, I'll leave that for the rest.
     
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    This was the first one that came to mind.

    Great tune. Huge hook.
     
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    Merilee Rush, Angel of the Morning
     
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    Mmmmmmm. No.

    "The Sun Always Shines On TV" was massive for them also - reaching #1 in the UK and sold over 4.5 million singles globally. People just always forget about it because "Take On Me" was even more epic.

    Nor Rick... "Whenever You Need Somebody" was #1 in a number of countries and the album of the same name sold something like 15 million copies! No small feat even in those days. "Together Forever" also reached #1 in a number of countries including US (Billboard charts), Canada and #2 in the UK - was a massive hit. "Take Me to Your Heart" and a few other songs were also pretty popular.

    He's also the only male artist to ever have his first eight singles all chart in the UK top 10.
     
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    Some good ones there. Though thanks to internets people only think Astley did that one song. Thanks for clearing that up Bobby Jr.

    The biggest one hit wonder that pops into my head is.

    Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
     
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    J-Kwon - Tipsy
    Clipse- Grindin'
    Barenaked Ladies - One Week

    Those are the big 3 I can think of at the moment. I'm a youngin so IDRK :p
     
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    "Cry For Help" was another one that was pretty big here in the US. Mr. Astley's had a pretty nice career for himself.
     
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    60's Sophwith Camel - "Hello, Hello"
    70's Mongo Jerry - "In the Summertime"
    ("if her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal...if her daddy's poor, just do what you feel")

    80's The Vapors - "I Think I'm Turning Japanese"
    90's The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"
    00's Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
     
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    Gnarls had a couple of other good songs that were popular actually.
     
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    If you call The Clipse a OHW, GB is definitely a OHW.
     
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    To me they would both be OHW's.

    How bout the KnockinBoots song in the 90's. Who sang that, was it Candyman? I think thats another OHW.
     
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    Well if GB would be a OHW, then Devo - Whip It is definitely a OHW, though they are a good band.
     
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    Devo is a good one. Not sure what else they had that was mainstream popular.

    Also Rumpshaker by Wrex-n-effect.
     
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    Reel 2 Real - I Like To Move It as well, that just came to me.
     
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    I don't know if you really believe that is obama but you can see from a mile away his teeth next to his front two are much bigger.


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    Frank Stallone: Far From Over
     
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    Rick Astley wasn't a one hit wonder. He actually didn't get forced out of the music business (Poor CD and ticket sales etc). He just didn't enjoy the fame.
     
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    William Devaughn -'Be Thankful for What You've Got'
     
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    He's still around touring and such. I'm a fan of his on Facebook. :p Apparently he's on Twitter as well.
     
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    You may not know this, but Big Country had ten Top 30 singles (many of them Top Ten) in the UK and Ireland, and their first three albums all reached the Top Five there (#1, #1, #3). They broke up in 2005 upon the death of singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, after almost 25 years as a band.

    Re: the list: Iron Butterfly.

    /in-a-gadda-da-vida, baby
     
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    Iron Butterfly is so epic. Here's another: Harlold Faltermeyer - Axel F. Oh, and Men Without Hats -Safety Dance...
     
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    Dave Loggins - "Please Come to Boston."
     
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    Jimmy Eat World : "The Middle"
     
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    Ratt - "Round and Round"

    Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"

    Stealer"s Wheel" - "Stuck in the Middle with You"
     
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    Jimmy Eat World =/= OHW

    The Authority Song and Let It Happen were great songs, among many others. Great band overall.
     
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    The album that The Middle was on had multiple other singles, some that got regular airplay. Sweetness, Bleed American, and A Praise Chorus all had videos and airplay.

    On Futures, Pain had some moderate success.

    Chase This Light actually charted into the top 5 on the Billboard 200.

    Definitely not a OHW.
     
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    He had more then one hit.
     
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    But he never inhaled.
     
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    We Are the World - USA for Africa.

    USA for Africa never released any other single after that!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
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    Corey Hart - I Wear My Sunglasses At Night

    Old school so I'm not entirely sure, but haven't heard any other song of his brought up on a regular basis.
     
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    I thought Corey Hart had another hit with "Never Surrender"?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocnrPLKbkD0
     
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    Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music

    The Romantics- What I Like About You
     
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