once of the above posts mentions two one hit onders that are wrong on the BB Hot 100 Both The Geto Boys and Digital Underground had hits peak at #40 Digital Underground With kiss You Back and Geto Boys with Six Feet Deep Witch samples Easy by the Commadores
Ah, but they WERE one-hit wonders on AT40 which was the topic at hand.
I dont know, but when I was in HS (2000-2004) we always heard "Baby Got Back" AND "Jump On It" at every dance. I'd say they were not a one hit wonder, even if "Jump On It" never charted. Too many people know it.
"Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush "She's So High" by Tal Bachman "Crush" by Jennifer Paige "Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge "Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden "I'll Be Loving You" by Collage "The Promise" by When In Rome "The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang "This Is How We Party" by S.O.A.P. "In The House Of Stone And Light" by Martin Page "Far Behind" by Candlebox "Come In Out Of The Rain" by Wendy Moten
MY critirea for my above list was any artist that had exactly one top 40 hit on the BB Hot 100> i also chose to not count anybody majorly big on other singles charts. i also chose to count any solo artist for a group in ther own right for exampe the doobie brother did not afect it's members.
Three that come to mind for me,all in 1977(though I could pick more) 1)Spring Rain-Silvetti Debuted at #39 for one week,then dropped off. I believe 2 weeks later it redebuted at #40 and stayed there for 2 weeks before disappearing for good. 2)In the Mood-henhouse Five plus too 1 week at #40. Ok,so it was Ray Stevens,but this was the only chart hit under that name. 3)Old Fashioned Boy-Stallion 2 weeks in the 40,peaking at #37.
Again,I could pick out more,but those 3 came right to my mind!
Here's a vote for "Don't You Write Her Off" by McGuinn, Clark & Hillman from 1979. It's a stretch to call it a One-Hit Wonder, considering all three were founding members of the Byrds, but this was their only chart hit under that name. I was listening to it on a CD copy of a show from May 1979 and found myself hitting "Repeat" over and over. ;D
Too many to name. But the first one that comes to mind is a big hit that I don't remember hearing at all when it was a hit. I heard the Carey/Legend version (and i HATE Mariah Carey) and fell in love. Checked out the original and sought the 45 on eBay
With You I'm Born Again
A one hit wonder for Syreeta (a Preston's 6th top 40 though)
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