Your favourite one hit wonders

The Rahenyite

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There are artists who for whatever reasons only ever managed one big hit. This is usually categorised as someone with only one top 40 single or even one major selling single with one or two follow up singles barely scrapping in the top 40 with little impact.

So what are your favourite one hit wonders? Below are mine. The criteria should be pre mid-2000s when counting of streams and downloads sewed the importance of the charts and the place of a one hit wonder. There are several big modern day bands playing arenas who've never had a top 40 hit like Arcade Fire.

Fiction Factory-Feels Like Heaven 1984
Dee Lite-Groove Is In The Heart 1990
Jennifer Paige-Crush 1998
Andreas Johnson-Glorious 2001
Vanessa Carlton-A Thousand Miles 2002 (one hit wonder in the UK, had just one more top 30 hit in the US)
Goo Goo Dolls-Iris 1998 (one hit wonder in the UK and Ireland)
Tasmin Archer-Sleeping Satellite 1992
Nena-99 Red Love Ballons 1984
The Mock Turtles-Can You Dig It? 1991
Men Without Hats-Safety Dance 1982 (one hit wonder in the UK, had just one more top 20 hit in the US)
Baz Luhrmann-Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen 1999
The Calling-Wherever You Will Go 2001 (defined as a one hit wonder in their homeland the US)
Eiffel 65-Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999
Deep Blue Something-Breakfast At Tiffany's 1995
The Rembrandts-I'll Be There For You 1995 (Friends's theme tune)
New Radicals-You Get What You Give 1998
Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham-Make Luv 2003
DB Boulevard-Point Of View 2002
Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes 1981
Berlin-Take My Breath Away 1986
Alannah Myles-Black Velvet 1989
Bruce Hornsby And The Range-The Way It Is 1986
 
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A classic.
 

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"Dont call me baby" by Madison Avenue. (2000)

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I left this beautie out of my OP. Great song and these guys should have been bigger if it wasn't for Lee Mavers being an over the top perfectionist and hermit.

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"Dont call me baby" by Madison Avenue. (2000)

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I remember that song being out like it was yesterday.
 

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I wonder if there's an album of one hit wonders out there.
 

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Idle race never really had a hit , but this is one of their best nearly made-its.

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I wonder if there's an album of one hit wonders out there.
Tower Records are very good at such compilations. Either Tower, Ebay or Amazon.
 

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The Plastic Ono Band...

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