Top ten one-hit wonders

Today is National One-Hit Wonder Day. This is a top ten list of One-Hit Wonders from all eras and genres of music.

  • Aha: “Take on Me” released in 1984  The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number fifty-five, peaked at number two.
  • Twisted Sister: “We’re Not Gonna Take it” was released as a single on April 27,1984.
  • Toni Basil: “Hey Mickey” released in 1981 off the album Word of Mouth.
  • Sir Mix A Lot: “Baby Got Back” released in 1992. Hit number five on the music charts and stayed on top for weeks.
  • Vanilla Ice: “Ice Ice Baby” released in 1990.
  • The Verve: “Bittersweet Sympathy” was released in 1997, and was a cover of The Last Time by the Rolling Stones from 1965.
  • Foundations of Wayne: “Stacy’s Mom” was released in 2003.
  • Hoobastank: “The Reason” was released in 2003 and won a Grammy award for best song of the year.
  • Metro Station: “Shake it” was released in 2007.

My personal favorite pick the song “Wonderwall” by Oasis, released in 1995 off the album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? I recommend this song because this is very influential to me and it reminds me of a time when life wasn’t so bad. There is a lot of gracefulness in this song that I can relate to. This was a top ten list for National One-Hit Wonders Day–what’s your favorite One-Hit Wonder?