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A&E Pop Music One Hit Wonders A B C D E-F G H-J K-L M N-O P-Q R S T U-Z

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One Hit Wonders

Note: some of these acts had other hits, but in general they are remembered (if at all!) for only one of them. The list doesn't include acts that were more famous for their albums, unless they had one hit single that was particularly memorable. It is biased towards the 1960s and '70s – when the singles chart meant something.

A

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMGroup20 101974How Long Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup18 71977Gary Gilmore's Eyes Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocalist2 41981O Superman Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocalist320 1971Rose Garden Click to show or hide the answer
USBCartoon group126 1969Sugar Sugar Click to show or hide the answer

B

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKB Group114 1996Spaceman Click to show or hide the answer
SpainFVocal duo116 1977Yes Sir I can Boogie Click to show or hide the answer
CanadaMGroup212 1974You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Click to show or hide the answer
UKBComedy duo226 1978You're the One that I Want Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocalist212 1982Mickey Click to show or hide the answer
GermanyMVocalist119 1999Mambo No. 5 (A little bit of ...) Click to show or hide the answer
FranceFVocal duo214 1977Black is Black Click to show or hide the answer
USBGroup115 1986Take My Breath Away Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger128 1958Chantilly Lace Click to show or hide the answer
UK/FranceBVocal duo115 1969Je t'aime … Moi non plus Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup410 1972Standing in the Road Click to show or hide the answer
UKMMilitary band814 1975Scotch on the Rocks Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup1614 1978Don't Fear the Reaper Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup228 1977More than a Feeling Click to show or hide the answer
UKMDuo119 1978Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs Click to show or hide the answer
UKMBrass band213 1977The Floral Dance Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger311 1974Hang On In There Baby Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger/group114 1968Fire Click to show or hide the answer
USMJazz group615 1961Take Five Click to show or hide the answer
UKFComedian206 1963All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle Click to show or hide the answer
UKMDuo111 1979Video Killed the Radio Star Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup126 1962Nut Rocker Click to show or hide the answer

C

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
USMSinger614 1966Shotgun Wedding (re–issued 1972) Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger18 1982Happy Talk Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger12 1976All By Myself Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedian515 1975Funky Moped / The Magic Roundabout Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group516 1963Rhythm of the Rain Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger / writer345 1974W.O.L.D. Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger112 1982I've Never Been to Me Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal duo117 1992Would I Lie to You Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup113 1972Son of my Father Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger217 1971I Did What I Did for Maria Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup220 1997Tubthumping Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup515 1981(Do) the Hucklebuck Click to show or hide the answer
JamaicaMDuo115 1971Double Barrel Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger714 1967Sweet Soul Music Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedian110 1975D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedian403 1961Don't Jump Off the Roof Dad Click to show or hide the answer
UKFVocalist118 1976Don't Cry for Me Argentina Click to show or hide the answer
CanadaMGroup211 1994Mmm mmm mmm mmm Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group1213 1969Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup411 1968Yesterday has Gone Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger310 1992Achy Breaky Heart Click to show or hide the answer

D

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMDuo116 1994Things Can Only Get Better Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup212 1972Seaside Shuffle Click to show or hide the answer
USMCountry group1410 1979The Devil Went Down to Georgia Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group314 1958At the Hop Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger310 1967Death of a Clown Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedy duo112 1975Whispering Grass Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup123 1985You Spin me Round (like a record) Click to show or hide the answer
USMInstrumentalist79 1973Also Sprach Zarathustra Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup2210 1981Is Vic There? Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group415 1973Feel the Need in Me Click to show or hide the answer
UKFActress49 1986Anyone Can Fall in Love Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup115 1986Spirit in the Sky Click to show or hide the answer
IrelandMSinger318 1969Make me an Island Click to show or hide the answer
JamaicaMSinger113 1974Kung Fu Fighting Click to show or hide the answer
UKBSinger / group516 1968This Wheel's on Fire Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger712 1978Car 67 Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedy actor127 1970Grandad Click to show or hide the answer
AustraliaMSinger315 1958A Pub with No Beer Click to show or hide the answer

E-F

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMInstr. group712 1971Jig a Jig Click to show or hide the answer
AustraliaMGroup615 1966Friday On My Mind Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup112 1970Love Grows (where my Rosemary goes) Click to show or hide the answer
SwedenMGroup115 1986The Final Countdown Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup113 1988Perfect Click to show or hide the answer
AustriaMSinger115 1986Rock me Amadeus Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup212 1998Vindaloo Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup39 1979Day Trip to Bangor (didn't we have a lovely time) Click to show or hide the answer
USBVocal group1112 1969Aquarius / Let the Sunshine in (Medley) Click to show or hide the answer
UKMVocal group412 1967Let's Go to San Francisco Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup312 1968Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup416 1970House of the Rising Sun Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup334 1966I Fought the Law Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup912 1978One Nation Under a Groove (Part I) Click to show or hide the answer

G

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMDuo128 1987Diamond Lights Click to show or hide the answer
HollandMGroup713 1973Radar Love Click to show or hide the answer
USFGroup 2551965Can't You Hear My Heart Beat? Click to show or hide the answer
GermanyBGroup112 1982Seven Tears Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger120 1970Spirit in the Sky Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup811 1968Race with the Devil Click to show or hide the answer

H-J

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
Trinidad–USMSinger 1993What is Love Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedy duo171991 The Stonk Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger1911 1973The Free Electric Band Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedy singer228 1975The Rochdale Cowboy Click to show or hide the answer
IrelandMActor / singer418 1968Macarthur Park Click to show or hide the answer
UKMActor / singer814 1969Windmills of your Mind Click to show or hide the answer
JamaicaMInstr. group920 1969The Liquidator Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger116 1991The One and Only Click to show or hide the answer
USBVocal group212 1969Oh Happy Day Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup512 1965It's Good News Week Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup115 1964Have I the Right Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup519 1972Popcorn Click to show or hide the answer
USMProducer19 1987Jack Your Body Click to show or hide the answer

K-L

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
S. AfricaMSolo414 1971He's Gonna Step on You Again Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger221 1968Little Arrows Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup711 1968Green Tambourine Click to show or hide the answer
USBGroup119 1972Mouldy Old Dough Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger59 1966Elusive Butterfly Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger217 1962The Loco–Motion Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup117 1958Hoots Mon Click to show or hide the answer
Sp/GerMGroup213 1966Black is Black Click to show or hide the answer
AustralianMFilm director (!)1 1998Everybody's Free (to wear Sunscreen) Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group116 1956Why Do Fools Fall in Love Click to show or hide the answer
UKMJazz trumpeter196 1956Bad Penny Blues Click to show or hide the answer

M

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
USMSinger210 1976Convoy Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup 1965Hang On Sloopy Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger211 1988Don'tWorry Be Happy Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger / writer313 1965Eve of Destruction Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger117 1967San Francisco (be sure to wear some flowers …) Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup113 1961Blue Moon Click to show or hide the answer
CanadaBGroup1010 1980Echo Beach Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocal group1310 1967When You're Young and In Love Click to show or hide the answer
USMActor / singer123 1970Wandrin' Star Click to show or hide the answer
UKMVocal duo413 1966Sorrow Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup134 1971Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Click to show or hide the answer
USM Singer313 1976Jungle Rock Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger218 1974Midnight at the Oasis Click to show or hide the answer
CanadaFSinger215 1990Black Velvet Click to show or hide the answer

N-O

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
USMSinger410 1966They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha–Haaa! Click to show or hide the answer
GermanyBGroup112 198499 Red Balloons Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup216 1968Simon Says Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup346 1968Rainbow Chaser Click to show or hide the answer
IsraelBVocal duo113 1968Cinderella Rockefella Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup515 1968Yummy Yummy Yummy Click to show or hide the answer
FranceBVocal duo2 1980/1D.I.S.C.O.; Hands Up (give me your heart) Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup110 1966Michelle Click to show or hide the answer

P-Q

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMGroup1 1974Billy Don't be a Hero; The Night Chicago Died Click to show or hide the answer
FranceFSinger310 1988Joe le taxi Click to show or hide the answer
UKOrchestra124 1972/3Eye Level Click to show or hide the answer
USMRap duo110 1990Turtle Power Click to show or hide the answer
UKMOne–man band412 1968Rosie Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger119 1970Band of Gold Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup313 1973Monster Mash Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup514 1970That Same Old Feeling Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup110 1975January Click to show or hide the answer
BelgiumMSinger812 1978Ça Plane Pour Moi Click to show or hide the answer
AustraliaMGroup312 1972In a Broken Dream Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup374 196696 Tears (US No. 1) Click to show or hide the answer

R

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
USMGroup212 1971Witch Queen of New Orleans Click to show or hide the answer
SwedenMGroup1 1994Cotton Eye Joe Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedian/actor108 1975The Ugly Duckling Click to show or hide the answer
UKMBoy singer220 1972Mother of Mine Click to show or hide the answer
USMDuo327 1995I'll Be There for You (theme from Friends) Click to show or hide the answer
UKBGroup1011 1978Northern Lights Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocal group13 101968Captain of your Ship Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger1215 1968Harper Valley PTA Click to show or hide the answer
ArgentinaOrchestra516 1971Mozart Symphony no. 40 (First movement) Click to show or hide the answer
JamaicaMSinger1024 1969Wet Dream Click to show or hide the answer
USBVocal group1012 1963Walk Right In Click to show or hide the answer
ItalyMTrumpeter814 1965Il Silenzio Click to show or hide the answer
UKMMilitary band124 1972Amazing Grace Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger136 1985The Power of Love Click to show or hide the answer

S

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKBSchool choir111 1980There's No–one Quite Like Grandma Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup1115 1965Wooly Bully Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal group717 1966Guantanamera Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger116 1969Where Do You Go To My Lovely Click to show or hide the answer
USMActor / singer19 1975If Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedian158 1984'Ullo John Got a New Motor Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocal group344 1965 –Leader of the Pack (includes re–issues) Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocal group415 1961Will You Love Me Tomorrow Click to show or hide the answer
HollandBGroup811 1970Venus Click to show or hide the answer
BelgiumFSinger714 1963Dominique Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup1510 1965She's About a Mover Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup19 1976Forever and Ever Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger215 1968Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp Click to show or hide the answer
UKMWhistler512 1967I was Kaiser Bill's Batman Click to show or hide the answer
USBGroup512 1978Because the Night Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger611 1969Games People Play Click to show or hide the answer

T

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
USMSinger211 1977Ain't Gonna Bump No More (with no big fat woman) Click to show or hide the answer
USMDuo611 1990Birdhouse in your Soul Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup314 1970Mama Told Me Not to Come Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup112 1969Something in the Air Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger115 1960Poetry in Motion Click to show or hide the answer
USBGroup217 1987The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades Click to show or hide the answer
UKMGroup19 1988Doctorin' the Tardis Click to show or hide the answer
IsraelMSinger920 1967If I Were a Rich Man Click to show or hide the answer
UKMInstr. group125 1962Telstar Click to show or hide the answer
USFVocal group513 1965A Lover's Concerto Click to show or hide the answer
UKFSinger111 1965Where Are You Now (my love) Click to show or hide the answer
UKMInstr. group223 1981The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) Click to show or hide the answer
UKFSinger415 1964Terry Click to show or hide the answer
UKMDuo111 1975Barbados Click to show or hide the answer

U-Z

Nationality Artist typeHghst WksYear TitleAct
UKMGroup115 1965Concrete and Clay Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger116 1960Tell Laura I Love Her Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger291 1959Donna (La Bamba was only a hit in 1987) Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger111 1979Ring My Bell Click to show or hide the answer
UKMComedy singer610 1981The Oldest Swinger in Town Click to show or hide the answer
USFSinger514 1964My Guy Click to show or hide the answer
UKMSinger215 1967Excerpt from a Teenage Opera Click to show or hide the answer
USMSinger77 1975Eighteen with a Bullet Click to show or hide the answer
UKMVocal duo108 1990Instant Replay Click to show or hide the answer
USMGroup813 1967Groovin' Click to show or hide the answer
USMVocal duo113 1969In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) Click to show or hide the answer

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