~National One-Hit Wonder Day~

National One-Hit Wonder Day, #NationalOneHitWonderDay

Who doesn’t love a good one-hit wonder? Well today is the day to celebrate them cause it’s National One-Hit Wonder Day!  You know…that one song that one band had that never stopped playing on the radio and then some how the rest of their music never even hit the charts?

Let’s take a little peek into some from the years…starting with my favorite decade…

 *1980 Cars by Gary Numan personally I never knew who even sang that song but I can sing it pretty much word for word.

                                 Funkytown by Lipps Inc Oh let’s get out the roller skates!

                    *1981 Believe It Or Not by Joey Scarbury Who didn’t love some “Greatest American Hero“???

                    *1982 Mickey by Toni Basil I remember making up dances with my friends to this song…over and over again!

                                Tainted Love by Soft Cell This song has had some good remakes but nothing compares to an original.

                    *1983 Come On Eileen by Dexy Midnight Runners This is my all time favorite 80’s song!

                                Puttin On The Ritz by Taco A talent show favorite!

                    *1984 99 Red Balloons by Nena This comes into close second of my favorite 80’s songs!  The original being in German and even though I took 3 years of German in high school…still don’t understand a word of it. But the English version ROCKS!

                                Warrior by Scandal Instant girl power!!!  Shooting at those walls of heart ache in the 80’s.

                                All I Need by Jack Wagner Now here is a guy who didn’t make it as a singer but has gone on to be a famous soap opera actor starring in shows such as Melrose Place and General Hospital.  I even surprise myself with some of the information I seek.

                     *1985 In My House by Mary Jane Girls I was 12 when this song came out …why was I listening to these kind of lyrics???

                                  Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood At 12 I knew exactly what this song was about **😳**

                     *1986  I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Boys Don’t Cry This is my dad’s theme song…luckily he doesn’t read my blog.

                                  No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper Who the fuck heck is Robert Tepper?  But I love me some Rocky IV! I will crush U!

                     *1987 Heart And Soul by T’Pau One of those songs you sing really loud when the chorus come on.

Living In A Box by Living In A Box Who names the song after their band?  These fools that’s who!

*1988 Honestly by Stryper Go ahead and laugh but me and my big haired friends of the 80’s loved us some Stryper. **shakes head**

Pump Up The Volume by Marrs Classic…that is all!

*1989 When I’m With You by Sheriff It’s songs like these that makes one realize why they are one hit wonders.

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Kixx OMG! The memories of being 16! Did I seriously listen to this shit???

Man I loved the 80’s…There are tons more songs that I could have listed but I would be here writing this post until Tuesday of next week so moving on…

*1990 Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O’Connor The best looking bald girl I have ever seen!  Britney Spears has nothing on her.

Joey by Concrete Blondes Could we please get some music like this today???

*1991 I Touch Myself by Divinyls I was masturbating long before this song.  Yes I said that.  Shocking I know.

I’ll Never Let You Go by Steelheart I am pretty sure I have heard this a time or 20 at karaoke usually by drunk guys with mullets.

*1992 I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred Fred is in no way, shape, or form remotely sexy.

Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot This song may be a one hit wonder but will never go away!

*1993 Woot There It Is by 95 South I am grasping at straws here.

*1994 Baby I Love Your Way by Big Mountain … got nothing but maybe a car commercial.

*1995 Rhythm Of The Night by Corona I am pretty sure I danced drunk to this song a few times.

Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex Oh the days of being drunk in the country bar and trying to learn those line dances.

*1996 Missing by Everything But The Girl Somewhere in the back of a club somewhere…I was missing no one…what did you think I was doing???  Geesh!

In The Meantime by Spacehog I wonder what happened to these guys…no punt intended.

*1997 Bitch by Meredith Brooks I am pretty sure this is a lot of bitches nice girls’ theme song. 😇

If You Could Only See by Tonic  The song explaining why every man loves the “crazy” bitch.

*1998 Closing Time by Semisonic Why is this listed as a one hit wonder???  It’s still paving the way for all those drunk guys sitting at the end of the bar at closing time.

Crush by Jennifer Paige paved the way for every drunk girl at the end of the bar at closing time.

*1999 Praise You by Fatboy Slim The video helping dorky people hit their 15 minutes of fame in the mall.

She’s So High by Tal Bachman Again, not sure who Tal Bachman is but can think of a few movies I liked with this song…”American Pie anyone???  **takes note to blog about 90’s classic movies**

I really had to strain myself with that decade…probably because I was still listening to 80’s music 😜onto the next…

*2000 Take A Picture by Filter Where lyrics don’t need to make any sense what so ever!

I Will Love Again by Lara Fabian Hmmm wonder why her career never went anywhere???

*2001 Butterfly by Crazy Town I am pretty sure there were lots of drugs revolving around this song…I am talking about consumed by the band of course…**looks around while whistling**

Breathless by The Corrs Somehow this song was from their 3rd studio album…what happened to the first 2?

*2002 Where Ever YouWill Go by The Calling The music industry called…and hung up…after this song.

Wasting My Time by Default  A real “fuck forget you for wasting my time on you” kind of song.

*2003 All The Things She Said by T.A.T.U…I am pretty sure the only thing I remember about these girls is MTV music awards and their showing up in their underwear.  And they make out in the video.

Stacy’s Mom by Fountains Of Wayne  Putting hot moms on the map!!!

*2004 Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard I have nothing.

1985 by Bowling For Soup Are these guys singing about me?

*2005 Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz My kids are dancing.

*2006 About Us by Brooke Hogan Not quite as much success as her father.  Notice I said success not talent.

Lips Of An Angel by Hinder Can’t for the life of me think of why these guys didn’t make it. **sarcastic voice**

*2007 Here (In Your Arms) by Hellogoodbye  It’s all in the name of the band.

Face Down by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Cleaning the house in my underwear!  Yes I used to do that before kids.

*2008 Sorry by Buckcherry …………..sorry.

All Summer Long by Hit Masters Oh the drunken memories…of the summer before I got married and knocked up!

*2009 Shut Up And Let Me Go by The Ting Tings still lives on my iPod…*bows head*

Wanted by Jesse James …good thing she’s so pretty and her husband still plays football.

Wow…I must not have listened to the radio much in this decade…plus I was in my own band making music.

*2010 According To You by Orianthi My 4-year-old just went and got her guitar and requested I paint her nails purple.

Bulletproof by La Roux I have seen that hair-do somewhere before…in the 80’s.

*2011 Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People Bought the album…based on this song…MISTAKE!

*2012 Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye Didn’t buy the album because of one song…YAY ME!

*2013 Get Lucky by Daft Punk Bringing back the 70’s y’all!

*2014 Let Her Go by Passenger The voice doesn’t fit the face…AT ALL!

Wow!  It’s been a long day and I need to listen to some good music now…**turns on Five Finger Death Punch**

What’s your favorite one-hit wonder?  Let me know in the comments!

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51 thoughts on “~National One-Hit Wonder Day~”

  1. Oh my goodness girl, what a list! I do have to correct you on one of them though as the band is not a one hit wonder. Well, maybe one hit because of the charts but I don’t care for those things. Hinder is still making records. I just bought this year, Hinder’s latest and it is very good. I don’t know how well it did in the charts. Then again, I like offbeat music. LOL! You have brought back a lot of memories of so many songs. The 80’s and 90’s songs I remember more than the 2000’s, probably because by then I was a mom and not listening to the radio as much. And I agree: Brittany got nothin’ on Sinead O’Conner. Great post as always! Thanks for sharing!

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      1. I love Hinder! It’s a shame they haven’t had a gut since their first album but that’s why I don’t pay attention to the charts anymore. Too many great bands out there that aren’t getting recognized for their awesome music!

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  2. Too funny hon, love this list. Some of these might be my fave tunes though… Missing takes me right back to 1996 in a way that absolutely no other song can do, it’s frigging freaky! Thanks so much for sharing with #DiffLinky. Hope you have a fab weekend 🙂

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    1. I had to shut everything else off for the day. And yes it took all day but it was so fun looking up the music. So many memories. Thanks for checking out the post toots! I am sure Daft Punk is somewhere on the top 100 list of all times…I picked some songs that were familiar and some that weren’t ;o)


  3. I love Bulletproof, Pumped Up Kicks & Somebody That I Used to Know. *Whispers* & Baby Got Back. I always think of those Levis ads of the 90s for the ultimate one hit wonders: Babylon Zoo, Freak Power, Stiltskin… #momsterslink

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  4. This is a hilarious list! I agree, so many of the bands are surely not one hit wonders!! Well not in my world anyway! I’m going to have to come back to this list when I can visit the ones I don’t recognise…I bet I’ll know them but just not the names. Great stuff #momsterslink


  5. Oh dear, I dont think we can be friends any more 😉 Frankie Goes To Hollywood were far more than just one hit wonders. The Power of Love is one of my all time favourite songs!!

    I love loads of the others on your list. Come on Eileen is a kareokee fav at work which I can almost garentee we will be singing tomorrow. #momsterslink


  6. Love this post! What great songs! It’s so funny to look back at the different songs and think about the memories linked to them. Memories! Thanks for posting. =)

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  7. Most of the songs here from 2010 to present are still on my iPod 😛 One Hit Wonders are great because they’re unique, unmarred by different styles, etc that the band goes on to try. Not so good for the bands of course, but good for music as a whole 😛

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      1. Ah yes, the gym: that mythical place that I’m supposed to be at right now instead of on the couch with my feet up reading a book 😝

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  8. I would also add Rump Shaker by Wrex N Effex. There were a lot of hip/hop/dance one hit wonders. To Be With You by Mr Big. The ultimate power ballad one hit wonder

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  9. This is great and has really reminded me of some great (and not so great times!!). Must have taken you ages to pull together! One of my favourites and I can’t believe I am actually going to admit to it (I was 17 at the time so going to blame that!) was Barbie Girl – can’t for the life of me remember who it was by and then there was also California Dreamin.. by I think the High Jinks (around the same sort of time) – remind me of some dodgy club nightsin my home town! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. #momsterslink xx

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  10. You’ve been looking at my guilty pleasures playlist then … It’s weird because of a few of those were massive in the UK and had lots of chart hits- Gary Numan, Frankie – but only the one in the US. I bet if I did a list you’d be saying the same. 🙂

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