In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single.

In 2005, the Australian series 20 to 1 aired their episode

 20 to 1: One Hit Wonders

a list of songs, that had been the only one, by that artist, to have success in Australia.

 

Click here for the lyrics to these songs

20.

Tainted Love ~  Soft Cell  ~ 1981

 

19.

Mambo No. 5  ~  Lou Bega  ~ 1999

18.

Venus  ~  Shocking Blue  ~ 1970

17.

Achy Breaky Heart ~ Billy Ray Cyrus  ~  1992

16.

Mickey ~  Toni Basil   ~  1982

15.

I'll Be Gone  ~ Spectrum  ~ 1971

14.

Tubthumbing  ~  Chumbawamba  ~ 1997

13.

Counting The Beat ~ The Swingers ~ 1981

12.

Slice of Heaven  ~  Dave Dobbyn & The Herbs  ~ 1987

11.

Rockin' Robin  ~  Bobby Day  ~ 1958

10.

Pass The Dutchie  ~  Musical Youth  ~ 1982

  9.

Don't Worry Be Happy ~ Bobby McFerrin  ~ 1988

  8.

99 Luftballoons  ~ Nena  ~ 1984

  7.

Spirit In The Sky  ~ Norman Greenbaum ~ 1970

  6.

Come on Eileen  ~ Dexy's Midnight Runners  ~ 1982

  5.

Funkytown ~ Lipps Inc  ~  1980

  4.

Turning Japanese ~ The Vapors  ~ 1980

  3.

Video Killed The Radio Star ~ The Buggles  ~ 1979

  2.

Born To Be Alive ~ Patrick Hernandez  ~ 1979

  1.

  My Sharona ~ The Knack ~ 1979           

 

One Hit Wonders USA Australia New Zealand / Uk Silver's Favourites

 

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