The Big Think

November 18, 2004

One Hit Wonders

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:38 pm

I was talking with Erin about so called “One-Hit Wonders”- bands that were popular for a very short period of time based on the success of a single song. We were trying to name a few and couldn’t come up with many, so I wanted to post to the blog here and see if readers could remember any. Comments, please?


  1. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
    Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
    Macarena – Los Del Rio

    Just go to iTunes and search for iMixes titled “One Hit Wonders.” I found 27 including…

    Wait ’till Robert gets a hold of this thread. Remember the “Cool Band Tour List??”

    Comment by Patrick — November 18, 2004 @ 7:24 pm



    Comment by Giles Bateman — November 18, 2004 @ 10:04 pm

  3. VH1 did a whole “One Hit Wonders” countdown, hosted by none other than William “Will You People Get a Life!” Shatner.
    I won’t cheat and go look at the list, (I’m sure you can find it on, but a few favorites I know they featured:
    “Take On Me” by a-Ha
    “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
    The always classic “Rico Suave” by Gerardo (no, not Geraldo)
    “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco (which I heard recently on the eclectic 100.3 Jack FM: ‘Playing What We Want”)
    “Pop Muzik” by M

    Patrick, I’m still waiting for the “Three Doors Down, Seven Mary Three, Third Eye Blind, Timbuk3, Three Dog Night, Third Day, Three Days Grace” Tour

    Comment by Robert — November 19, 2004 @ 9:52 am

  4. “Melt With You”, Modern English, is the quintissential one-hit-wonder to my mind.

    Comment by Sean — November 19, 2004 @ 11:32 am

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