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What's your favorite "One Hit Wonder" song?

Asked by SuperMouse (30793points) August 4th, 2008

My favorite has got to be “Skyrockets in Flight” by the Starland Vocal Band.

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poofandmook's avatar

“Hey Jealousy” by Gin Blossoms comes to mind

trudacia's avatar

Buffalo Stance, Nenah Cherry. Huh sucka..
I’m sure there are so many better choices but I listened to that one on my iPhone today so it’s fresh in my mind.

Rappers Delight, Sugar Hill Gang!

lefteh's avatar

As much as I love some Afternoon Delight, I’m gonna have to go with either Breakfast at Tiffanys or Baby Got Back.

PupnTaco's avatar

“Skyrockets in Flight” is actually called “Afternoon Delight” BTW.

Mine could be the original one-hit wonder, “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians.

trudacia's avatar

Sinead, Nothing Compares 2 U

aaronou's avatar

“Unbelievable” by EMF. And a close second was “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred.

Indy318's avatar

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, I doubt anyone has heard of him. My fave part Michael Jackson singing the chorus- great Halloween song btw.

trudacia's avatar

“Indy318 are you playin tricks on me? O..O..O..

Love that song!

aanuszek1's avatar

I get knocked down! (but I get up again!)

Indy318's avatar

@trudacia- surprised to find someone sharing a similar liking toward paranoia. :)

drhat77's avatar

i could never be your woman by white town

skwerl88's avatar

Ding dong song (You touch my tra la la) – Gunther

Indy318's avatar

After skimming through my playlist, Days Go By by Dirty Vegas (a.k.a the song in the Mitsubishi commerical) and Teardrop by Massive Attack (featured as the background music on the Assassin’s Creed commerical and the opening of House)

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m not going to make a big deal out if it, but some of the bands mentioned did have other hits.

Mine is “Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey..”
Toni Basil. Yeah!

augustlan's avatar

More Than Words by Extreme

marinelife's avatar

Incense and Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock or Red Rubber Ball by the Cyrkle

marinelife's avatar

@supernutjob Hmm, I always thought that song was called Afternoon Delight. learn something new every day.

gooch's avatar


lefteh's avatar

@Marina: It is called Afternoon Delight.

Mexicanamerican's avatar

I would walk one thousand miles by the proclaimers and how bizzare by I don’t know who.. There are so many

baseballnut's avatar

toss up between Sugar Sugar and Who Let The Dogs Out?

shrubbery's avatar

aanuszek1, I immediately thought of that song too, it is called Tubthumping and it’s by Chumbawumba.

ckinyc's avatar

love plus one by haircut 100

Edgarex86's avatar

My favorite one hit wonder is by Deee Liteeee…. Groove is in the Heart!

flameboi's avatar

That guy Jimmy Ray had one, and Lou Vega too, but don’t tell me that Gin Blossoms was a one hit wonder!

poofandmook's avatar

Down by 311…

bridold's avatar

That Thing You Do

seVen's avatar

” Amazing Grace ”
nuff said.

wildflower's avatar

It may not be an entirely one hit wonder, considering his Human League career, but Phil Oakley’s Electric Dreams is just brill!

hkate's avatar

I don’t know if this counts as a one hit wonder…the club version of Total Eclipse of the Heart.

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