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Biggest One Hit Wonder?

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 12:47 AM
what do you think was the biggest one hit wonder? It can be a song, album, whatever.

I'll start off with (though I know you can guys can do better) LEN - Steal My Sunshine. I loved the song a lot more before I found out the band totally sucks.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:00 AM
Three words, three magical little words: "WHAT IS LOVE!?"

Maybe not necessarily the biggest but most certainly the best.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:04 AM
Michael jackson, what ever happened to him?

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:21 AM
Right Said Fred

"Im Too Sexy"

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:21 AM
This is actually a much more complicated topic then some may realize. It really depends on many factors, especially when your looking for THE number one one-hit wonder. I'm not really familiar with a lot of music from the 80's back so many of those could make this list, especially since a lot of people back then didn't get the lucrative contracts singers do today. Back then if you could sing and it sounded good you pretty much got on the radio. I'm refering to the 20's-40's era when radio was THE thing.

There's several songs that come to mind though from the past 30 years (my lifetime).

Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
I'm To Sexy for My Shirt
Kriss Kross - (what was that song? Jump? or something like that?)
Who Let The Dog's Out
Eye of the Tiger
Baby Got Back
Don't Worry Be Happy
Tainted Love
and many many more

I'm just naming some of the big one's I can think of. Now i'll tell you who was by far the most successful one hit wonder artist:

M.C. Hammer

When he popped on the scene with Hammer Don't Hurt Em' he was unheard of and for the time period the amount of money he made was insane. He got deals a lot of singer's and band's don't get today. They took a huge risk with Hammer, but no one liked anything else he did. They tried to promote his other songs, it just didn't happen. I mean seriously, ask anyone about M.C. Hammer and the only song they remember is Hammer Don't Hurt Em'. He just wasn't marketable after that. He wasn't one of those stars that got into drugs or alcohol or anything like that either. He was a straight up Christian. Fact is, nobody liked any of his other songs. The record company gambled large with him but lost a lot on him. I'd have to say he was definetly the most successful one hit wonder.

But as far as the Biggest One Hit Wonder song...that's a tough one. We'd have to break it down by era.
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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:39 AM
It has to be: Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up.

He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries.[1] Astley holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK[2] and by retirement in 1993 had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.[3][4][5] After retiring from the music industry in 1993, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became an Internet phenomenon, as his video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" became part of a popular Internet meme known as "Rickrolling".[6] Astley was voted "Best Act Ever" by Internet users at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.[7]

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 02:13 AM
Im not going to click on that link. Youre gonna Rick roll me!

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:28 PM
a-ha, no doubt.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:34 PM
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaume

Gotta be in the top 10 one hit wonders surely.

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