Poll: What Is Your Favorite One Hit Wonder?

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Today (Sept. 25) is National One Hit Wonder Day, celebrating all those chart-topping hits we couldn’t get enough of.

A one hit wonder is categorized as a No.1 breakout hit from an artist who couldn’t follow up with another hit of the same success. Otherwise known as an artist’s “signature songs.”

Whether it was a novelty song, accompanied by a national dance craze, or by an artist who just couldn’t match the same popularity with a follow up hit, we’re saluting some of the most memorable one hit wonders over the years!

Here are just a few of our favorite one hit wonders throughout the years:

  • “Pop Muzik” — M (1979)
  • “Afternoon Delight” — The Starland Vocal Band (1976)
  • “Take On Me” — A-Ha (1985)
  • “It’s Raining Men” — The Weather Girls (1979)
  • “Mickey” — Tony Basil (1982)
  • “Who Let The Dogs Out?” — Baha Men (2000)
  • “Disco Duck” — Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (1976)
  • “Kung Fu Fighting” — Carl Douglas (1974)
  • “Play That Funky Music” — Wild Cherry (1976)
  • “Video Killed The Radio Star” — The Buggles (1979)
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” — Bobby McFerrin (1988)
  • “Ice Ice Baby” — Vanilla Ice (1990)
  • “99 Luftballons” — Nena (1984)
  • “Macarena” — Los Del Rio (1996)
  • “Come On Eileen” — Dexys Midnight Runners (1981)
  • “My Sharona” — The Knack (1979)
  • “Spirit In The Sky” — Norman Greenbaum (1969)

What is your favorite One Hit Wonder? Vote below or tell us in the comments!

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