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Top 100 One Hit Wonders 1960 To 2000

Here are the most popular one-time pop chart artists and bands for the period from 1960 through 2000. Find more one hit wonders at the One Hit Wonder Home Page.
On the heels of the movie, Debby Boone released her version of the title song, and went straight to number one. She never had another chart hit, but became the biggest one hit wonder artist of all time. You Light Up My Life was written by Joe Brooks.


List of songs in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 You Light Up My Life 1   Oct 1977  
  Debby Boone  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  2 Seasons In The Sun 1   Feb 1974  
  Terry Jacks  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  3 We Are The World 1   Mar 1985  
  USA For Africa  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  4 Nothing Compares 2 U 14 1   Apr 1990  
  Sinead O'Connor  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  5 Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) 1   Aug 1972  
  Looking Glass  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  6 MacArena (Bayside Boys Mix) 1   Jun 1996  
  Los Del Rio  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  7 Me And Mrs. Jones 1   Dec 1972  
  Billy Paul  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  8 Hot Child In The City 1   Sep 1978  
  Nick Gilder  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  9 Greenfields 1   Apr 1960  
  The Brothers Four  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  10 Here Comes The Hotstepper 1   Nov 1994  
  Ini Kamoze  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  11 Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) 1   Oct 1962  
  The Contours  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  12 Dominique 1   Nov 1963  
  The Singing Nun  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  13 Lovefool 9 1   Jan 1997  
  The Cardigans  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  14 Whoomp! (There It Is) 1   Jul 1993  
  Tag Team  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  15 When I'm With You 1   Jan 1989  
  Sheriff  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  16 Ode To Billie Joe 1   Sep 1967  
  Bobbie Gentry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  17 One More Try 1   Mar 1991  
  Timmy T  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  18 Playground In My Mind 1   Jun 1973  
  Clint Holmes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  19 Expressway (To Your Heart) 1   Oct 1967  
  The Soul Survivors  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  20 Take On Me 1   Sep 1985  
  A-ha  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  21 Hey! Baby 1   Mar 1962  
  Bruce Channel  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  22 Rump Shaker 1   Nov 1992  
  Wreckx-N-Effect  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 Johnny Angel 1   Mar 1962  
  Shelley Fabares  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  24 Tubthumping 1 1   Oct 1997  
  Chumbawamba  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  25 Torn 21 1   Apr 1998  
  Natalie Imbruglia  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 Tell Him 1   Jan 1963  
  The Exciters  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  27 Kiss You All Over 1   Sep 1978  
  Exile  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  28 Missing 1   Jan 1996  
  Everything But The Girl  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  29 Rose Garden 1   Jan 1971  
  Lynn Anderson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  30 Pretty Little Angel Eyes 1   Aug 1961  
  Curtis Lee  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  31 Maria, Maria 1   Mar 2000  
  Santana Featuring The Product G&B  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  32 Chariots Of Fire - Titles 1   Apr 1982  
  Vangelis  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  33 Harper Valley P.T.A. 1   Sep 1968  
  Jeannie C. Riley  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  34 Crush 1   Aug 1998  
  Jennifer Paige  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  35 I Know 1   Mar 1995  
  Dionne Farris  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  36 Winchester Cathedral 1   Nov 1966  
  The New Vaudeville Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  37 Brother Louie 1   Aug 1973  
  Stories  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  38 Bobby's Girl 1   Dec 1962  
  Marcie Blane  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  39 Talking In Your Sleep 1 1   Dec 1983  
  The Romantics  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  40 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) 1   Jan 1968  
  John Fred & His Playboy Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  41 Ring My Bell 1   Jun 1979  
  Anita Ward  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  42 Alley-Oop 1   Jun 1960  
  Hollywood Argyles  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  43 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 1   Dec 1969  
  Steam  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  44 Good Vibrations 1   Sep 1991  
  Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  45 Return Of The Mack 1   May 1997  
  Mark Morrison  
    YouTube    

  46 Put Your Hand In The Hand 1   May 1971  
  Ocean  
    YouTube    

  47 Believe It Or Not (Theme From Greatest American Hero) 1   Jul 1981  
  Joey Scarbury  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  48 In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) 1   Jul 1969  
  Zager & Evans  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  49 The Hustle 1   Jul 1975  
  Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  50 Sukiyaki 1   Jun 1963  
  Kyu Sakamoto  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  51 Lullaby 11 1   Nov 1998  
  Shawn Mullins  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  52 Play That Funky Music 1   Sep 1976  
  Wild Cherry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  53 Mouth 1   Oct 1996  
  Merril Bainbridge  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  54 Just The Two Of Us 1   Apr 1981  
  Grover Washington, Jr. with Bill Withers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  55 Baby Got Back 1   Jun 1992  
  Sir Mix-A-Lot  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  56 Shake You Down 1   Dec 1986  
  Gregory Abbott  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  57 Feelings 3   Oct 1975  
  Morris Albert  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  58 Nice To Be With You 1   Jun 1972  
  Gallery  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  59 A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) 1   Jan 1993  
  Peabo Bryson And Regina Belle  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  60 The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia 1   Apr 1973  
  Vicki Lawrence  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  61 Pop Muzik 1   Oct 1979  
  M  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  62 A Fifth Of Beethoven 1   Sep 1976  
  Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  63 Rock Me Amadeus 1   Mar 1986  
  Falco  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  64 Lovin' You 1   Mar 1975  
  Minnie Riperton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  65 Don't Give Up On Us 1   Apr 1977  
  David Soul  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  66 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 2   Apr 1974  
  MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  67 Torn Between Two Lovers 1   Jan 1977  
  Mary MacGregor  
    YouTube    

  68 Insensitive 1   May 1996  
  Jann Arden  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  69 Breakfast At Tiffany's 22 2   Jan 1996  
  Deep Blue Something  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  70 Life Is A Highway 6 1   Jul 1992  
  Tom Cochrane  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  71 Black Velvet 9 1   Mar 1990  
  Alannah Myles  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  72 In The House Of Stone And Light 2   Apr 1995  
  Martin Page  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  73 I'm Too Sexy 1   Feb 1992  
  Right Said Fred  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  74 Venus 1   Jan 1970  
  The Shocking Blue  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  75 Stay 1   Nov 1960  
  Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  76 Do Anything 2   Oct 1991  
  Natural Selection  
    YouTube    

  77 What's Up 15 1   Jul 1993  
  4 Non Blondes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  78 Baby I Love Your Way 3   Apr 1994  
  Big Mountain  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  79 Telstar 1   Dec 1962  
  The Tornadoes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  80 Jump Around 2   Sep 1992  
  House Of Pain  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  81 Disco Duck (Part 1) 1   Oct 1976  
  Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots  
    YouTube    

  82 Take A Letter To Maria 3   Nov 1969  
  R.B. Greaves  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  83 Afternoon Delight 1   Jun 1976  
  Starland Vocal Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  84 Wipe Out 2   Aug 1963  
  The Surfaris  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  85 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1   Dec 1999  
  Eiffel 65  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  86 Monster Mash 1   Oct 1962  
  Bobby Boris Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  87 Don't Worry Be Happy 1   Sep 1988  
  Bobby McFerrin  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  88 One Of Us 10 2   Jan 1996  
  Joan Osborne  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  89 Sukiyaki 1   Dec 1994  
  4 P.M. (for positive music)  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  90 Purest Of Pain (A Puro Dolor) 1   Aug 2000  
  Son By Four  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  91 How Long 1   May 1975  
  Ace  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  92 Undercover Angel 1   Jun 1977  
  Alan O'Day  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  93 Save Tonight 13 1   Nov 1998  
  Eagle-Eye Cherry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  94 Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand 1 4   Aug 1996  
  Primitive Radio Gods  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  95 The Night Chicago Died 1   Aug 1974  
  Paper Lace  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  96 Rhythm Of The Rain 2   Mar 1963  
  The Cascades  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  97 Bitch 1 2   May 1997  
  Meredith Brooks  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  98 Live And Learn 1   May 1992  
  Joe Public  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  99 Reach Out Of The Darkness 2   Jun 1968  
  Friend And Lover  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  100 What It's Like 1 5   Apr 1999  
  Everlast  
    YouTube download at Amazon  


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One Hit Wonders by Year

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 late 1950s

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