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Please rate song:. Ban artist Ban song. The result of that trip—which included touristy visits to Graceland, and eating ribs at Rendezvous—was " Walking in Memphis ," Cohn's first and only hit to ever make it into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot chart. At least he'll always have Memphis. The track, though a huge success, quickly proclaimed the Scottish duo who sang it, The Proclaimers, as one-hit wonders.
Though the band saw further success in Europe, they were never able to develop much of a devout following in America. You might not recognize this once-popular song by its title, nor would you likely know the band who sings it. However, you'd only have to hear the first few seconds of this thumping worldbeat rock hit before you instantly started singing along.
Good luck trying to keep up when lead singer Michael Glabicki talk-sings "youknowwhattheysayabouttheyoung," though. It's featured in tons of movies—from Ice Age and Matilda —and, yes, it's basically the theme song for Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
It's also the only hit Rusted Root has to their name. If you grew up in New Zealand, then it's probably makin' you crazy to think of the band OMC as a one-hit wonder. If you grew up anywhere else in the world, however, then the only song of theirs that you probably know is " How Bizarre ," the hit single from the Kiwi band's eponymous debut album. Still, we hope Sister Zina and Brother Pele are doing well.
And given that the song is the only one produced by the band to have ever found mainstream success, it's little surprise that the band members have grown more and more sick of it over the years.
It's always a massive singalong and there's nothing better than that. What exactly is "tubthumping"? Well, as former Chumbawamba lead singer Danbert Nobacon explained to the AV Club in , it's "someone getting up on a soapbox, before electricity, and just saying whatever they wanted to say.
So, what's it doing on this list of the best one-hit wonders, you ask? Well, it is the true definition of the term: It's a massive earworm the world knew, but few could tell you the name of the band who sings, even it if their life depended on it.
The orchestral notes that kick off " Bitter Sweet Symphony " are likely ingrained in your brain whether you realize it or not. This track, from Britpop group The Verve, defined the late '90s. And if you're a true '90s kid, then you definitely associate this one-hit wonder with the movie soundtrack for Cruel Intentions.
Sorry, Kathryn. We have to hope that late '90s one-hit wonder Natalie Imbruglia is not cold, ashamed, nor lying naked on the floor. The Aussie singer's cover of Ednaswap's early s track " Torn " took the world by storm toward the end of the decade. But the success of "Torn" never turned into something real for Imbruglia, who failed to recreate the magic of her breakout hit. She's reportedly working on a new album though with none other than Albert Hammond, Jr.
Ah, the tangled webs these one-hit wonders weave! Though " Closing Time " is an iconic '90s hit, there are few people out there who can actually identify it solely by its title or the band who sings it, Semisonic. It's such a phenomenon, in fact, that in the rom-com Friends with Benefits , Mila Kunis' and Justin Timberlake's character have a running joke about the song being sung by Third Eye Blind.
At the end of the movie, Timberlake surprises Kunis with a flash mob dancing to the song and he screams, "It's 'Closing Time' by the band Semisonic. It's not Third Eye Blind, can you believe that?!
Tal Bachman's " She's So High " was the song that every boy going through puberty used to try to woo their high school crush in the late '90s. After all, what higher compliment was there than being compared to Cleopatra , Joan of Arc , and Aphrodite?
Bachman may have helped a few pre-teens ask dates to homecoming, but he never had another hit again. Sonique may have been huge in the U. Can you imagine if you scrolled through a list of the Best One-Hit Wonder Songs and found Beck sitting at the top spot?
Hey, leave our pets out of this. So, that being said, we all know what the real definition of a one-hit wonder is, right? Did we still have to make some gut calls? The Verve? Okay, so we pay some attention to the UK charts.A one-hit wonder is a singer/group that has only experienced real mainstream success with one hit song. Often, people will only remember the name of the song, and not the singer/group behind it. We've rounded up the best one-hit wonders of the past 60 years, including classics like .