Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1984.
One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist.
There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder.
A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40.
On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder
if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20.
No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice.
This strict definition may create some strange results where a supergoup
like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs.
Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1984 page
may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist,
even though it did not make the top 20.
1984 One Hit Wonders Page
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Talking In Your Sleep was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Romantics. The song hit number one on both the pop and rock charts. The Romantics later had a number 20 rock hit with One In A Million, but no other pop hits. Despite that, the band's 1980 rock top 20 near miss song What I Like About You became a classic.
This German version of 99 Red Balloons was more popular in the US than the English version, but the English version was moderately popular. Nena did not have another US top 20 song. This song was from album 99 Luftballons.
Balls To The Wall was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for metal group Accept. The group had other songs played on rock stations, like Fast As A Shark. The song Balls To The Wall was from album Balls To The Wall.
Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie had a pop and rock top 20 one hit wonder with with this song. Her other solo tunes did not make either top 20, but her song Love Will Show Us How was a near miss. The song Got A Hold On Me was from album Christine McVie.
White Horse was a top 30 song and the only tune that received mentionable airplay by Laid Back.
The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight became most popular through video exposure -- but not on MTV where the song was banned. Dominatrix never had another song that received noticeable airplay, and apparently did not even release another song.
Although Whisper To A Scream was the greatest hit by The Icicle Works, the group returned to alternative radio in 1988 with High Time. The song Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) was from album The Icicle Works.
On Your Feet was the only rock top 20 song for Icon. The hair band received no appreciable airplay for any other song. The song was from album Icon.
The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun
The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun became very popular through video airplay. This song was the B-side of the single I Like 'Em Big And Stupid, which received slight radio airplay earlier. Julie Brown received minor airplay with other songs too, like I Want To Be Gay.
Rock Me Tonite was the only pop top 20 hit by Billy Squier, but he had a long string of popular songs that did not quite make it, and had many rock top 20 songs too. The Stroke, his classic 1981 song, peaked at pop number 22. The song Rock Me Tonite was from album Signs Of Life.
This is technically the only top 20 hit for Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth. The group had several Rock Top 20 hits and Pop Top 20 near misses.
Patty Smyth herself had a number one song duet with Don Henley in 1993 with Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough.
Girls With Guns was the first solo song by Tommy Shaw, long-time member of the group Styx. Girls With Guns was his only top 30 song, but he had other popular songs, including the rock top 20 hit What If (Remo's Theme). Tommy Shaw went on to join Damn Yankees later. The song Girls With Guns was from album Girls With Guns.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, a rock number 7 hit, was the only song that received noticeable airplay for husband and wife duo Elmo & Patsy. This song became a holiday classic. The song was from album Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.