over 1200 one hit wonder songs in a tune timeline
now with ordered top one hit wonders per year
What is a one hit wonder?
An artist with exactly one top 20 hit, strictly speaking.
Also, an artist with no top 20 songs but with one song far more famous than any other.
Click years for one hit wonder lists, click pictures for more on artists.
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was the only big hit for The Singing Nun, and a huge
song even though she refused to promote the record.
Nun Jeannine Deckers wanted to remain anonymous. In
Sister Janet Mead also had a one hit wonder with a Christian song --
The Lord's Prayer itself, set to music.
Vicki Lawrence was a performer on the variety TV series The Carol Burnett Show.
She burst onto the music scene with
number one song
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia. The song was written by her husband, Bobby Russell.
The First Class
song Beach Baby quickly made it to
In fact, this one hit wonder group was led by
who made it a career to sing many one hit wonders in various groups.
The album cover above was released on the heels of the success.
All other covers here are original single records or album covers.