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Here are the US 1991 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1 Moneytalks 1 17   Jan 1991  
  AC/DC  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Superstar metal and rock group AC/DC was a technical pop top 20 one hit wonder, with only Moneytalks making the pop chart. AC/DC had a long string of rock chart hits.  

  2 This Is Ponderous   Feb 1991  
  2nu  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This Is Ponderous was the only song by 2nu that received noticeable airplay.  

  3 Til I Am Myself Again 12     Feb 1991  
  Blue Rodeo  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This was the only Rock Top 20 song for Blue Rodeo, whose 1994 song Hasn't Hit Me Yet was a near-miss.  

  4 Deeper Shade Of Soul 16   Feb 1991  
  Urban Dance Squad  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Deeper Shade Of Soul was the only top 20 hit for Urban Dance Squad. No other song by the group received any appreciable radio airplay.  

  5 One More Try 1   Mar 1991  
  Timmy T  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  One More Try was the only top 20 hit for Timmy T. The follow-up, Time After Time, reached number 30. The song One More Try was from album Time After Time.  

  6 I'll Do 4 U 19   Mar 1991  
  Father MC  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I'll Do 4 U borrowed from Got To Be Real by Cheryl Lynn.
This was the only top 20 hit for Father MC, but his song Everything's Gonna Be Alright was a top 20 near miss in 1993.
 

  7 Get Here 4   Mar 1991  
  Oleta Adams  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This remake of the Brenda Russell popular song Get Here became a top 20 one hit wonder for Oleta Adams. The song was an anthem for the 'Persian Gulf War.' This Oleta Adams song was from album Circle Of One.  

  8 Laying Down The Law 2     Mar 1991  
  The Law  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The Law included Paul Rodgers, member of Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and Queen; and Kenney Jones, member of Small Faces and The Who.
Laying Down The Law was followed-up with Miss You In A Heartbeat which received some rock radio play. Laying Down The Law was written by Paul Rodgers.
 

  9 How To Dance 16   Apr 1991  
  Bingoboys Featuring Princessa  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  How To Dance was the only top 20 hit for Bingoboys. The group followed up with Borrowed Love, which received some radio airplay.  

  10 Rico Suave 3   Apr 1991  
  Gerardo  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Rico Suave translated as rich and smooth. Rico Suave was the greatest hit by Gerardo, and his other top 20 hit was We Want The Funk.  

  11 I Touch Myself 11 3   Apr 1991  
  Divinyls  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I Touch Myself was the only top 20 hit for Divinyls, but the group had a rock top 20 hit in 1986 with Pleasure And Pain.  

  12 Voices That Care 9   Apr 1991  
  Voices That Care  
    YouTube    
  Voices That Care was a one-time supergroup collaboration of stars to support the troops in the Persian Gulf War. Alternating singers included Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks, Bobby Brown, Peter Cetera, Celine Dion, Little Richard, Kathy Mattea, Nelson, Pointer Sisters, Brenda Russell, Will Smith, Randy Travis, Ralph Tresvant, Luther Vandross, Warrant, and Warren Wiebe. Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits played guitar and Kenny G played saxophone. The chorus featured many additional top stars in music, movies, and sports. This song was written by: Peter Cetera, David Foster, Linda Thompson Jenner.  

  13 Save Some Love 17   Apr 1991  
  Keedy  
    YouTube    

  14 Silent Lucidity 1 4   May 1991  
  Queensryche  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Number one rock song Silent Lucidity was the only top 20 hit for metal and rock group Queensryche, who had a long string of rock top 20 hits.  

  15 You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight 11   May 1991  
  The Triplets  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight was the only top 20 hit for The Triplets. The group followed-up with Sunrise, which received very slight radio airplay.  

  16 Heaven Help The Lonely 18     May 1991  
  Willie Nile  
    YouTube    
  Heaven Help The Lonely was a number 16 rock song, and the only mentionable Willie Nile song.  

  17 People Are Still Having Sex 11   Jun 1991  
  LaTour  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  People Are Still Having Sex was the only top 20 hit for LaTour. He released other songs that received some radio airplay.  

  18 All The Way From Memphis 10     Jun 1991  
  Contraband  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  All The Way From Memphis was the only rock top 20 hit for Contraband, and the only song by the group to receive mentionable radio airplay.  

  19 Written All Over Your Face 13   Jun 1991  
  Rude Boys  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Written All Over Your Face featured singing and production by Gerald Levert. This was the only top 20 song and a soul classic for Rude Boys.  

  20 How Can I Ease The Pain 13   Jun 1991  
  Lisa Fischer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  How Can I Ease The Pain was the only top 20 hit for soul singer Lisa Fischer. She followed-up with Save Me, which was fairly popular.  

  21 Walking In Memphis 11 7   Jul 1991  
  Marc Cohn  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Walking In Memphis was the only pop top 20 hit for Marc Cohn, he had another rock top 20 hit and other songs that received radio airplay. Walking In Memphis was remade in 1995 by Cher, and in 2003 by Lonestar.  

  22 Lily Was Here 11   Jul 1991  
  David A. Stewart Introducing Candy Dulfer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  David A. Stewart, writer of Lily Was Here, was in group Eurythmics. Saxophonist Candy Dulfer was famous with jazz audiences. This song was from the movie De Kassiere.  

  23 Temptation 3   Aug 1991  
  Corina  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Temptation was the only top 20 hit for Corina, she had a few other songs that received dance and soul music airplay.  

  24 Pop Goes The Weasel 24   Aug 1991  
  3rd Bass  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Pop Goes The Weasel was the only top 30 song by 3rd Bass, the group had received some airplay in early 1990 with The Gas Face.  

  25 Good Vibrations 1   Sep 1991  
  Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Good Vibrations borrowed extensively from 1980 dance classic Love Sensation by Loleatta Holloway. She was a major dance star, but this was her only top 20 song. This was one of two for actor Mark Walhlberg, aka Marky Mark. The song was from album Music For The People.  

  26 Just Want To Hold You 29   Sep 1991  
  Jasmine Guy  
    YouTube    
  Just Want To Hold You was a top 30 song and the only popular song by Jasmine Guy.  

  27 Do Anything 2   Oct 1991  
  Natural Selection  
    YouTube    
  Do Anything was a top 20 one hit wonder for Natural Selection, whose follow-up, Hearts Don't Think (They Feel) was quite popular.  

  28 Kiss Them For Me 9 19   Oct 1991  
  Siouxsie And The Banshees  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Kiss Them For Me was the only pop top 20 hit by Siouxsie And The Banshees, the group had a long string of alternative songs, including a few that made the rock top 20 countdown.  

  29 Power Windows 14     Oct 1991  
  Billy Falcon  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Power Windows was the only rock top 20 hit and the only song by Billy Falcon to receive noticeable airplay. Billy Falcon recorded many songs, and his compositions were also recorded by other artists. He co-wrote many songs with Bon Jovi.  

  30 The One And Only 9   Oct 1991  
  Chesney Hawkes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The One And Only was the only top 20 hit for Chesney Hawkes. He never had another popular song. This song was written by Nik Kershaw.  

  31 With You 13   Nov 1991  
  Tony Terry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  With You was a top 20 one hit wonder for soul singer Tony Terry, who had other famous soul songs like the follow-up, Everlasting Love.  

  32 Street Of Dreams 14   Nov 1991  
  Nia Peeples  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Street Of Dreams was the only top 20 hit for dance singer and actress Nia Peeples. A few years earlier, she cracked the top 30 with Trouble. Street Of Dreams was written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers.  


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1991 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1One More Try
 Timmy T
2Good Vibrations
 Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway
3Do Anything
 Natural Selection
4I Touch Myself
 Divinyls
5Rico Suave
 Gerardo
6Temptation
 Corina
7Get Here
 Oleta Adams
8Silent Lucidity
 Queensryche
9The One And Only
 Chesney Hawkes
10Walking In Memphis
 Marc Cohn
11Voices That Care
 Voices That Care
12Lily Was Here
 David A. Stewart Introducing Candy Dulfer
13Street Of Dreams
 Nia Peeples
14People Are Still Having Sex
 LaTour
15Written All Over Your Face
 Rude Boys
16With You
 Tony Terry
17You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight
 The Triplets
18Save Some Love
 Keedy
19How Can I Ease The Pain
 Lisa Fischer
20Deeper Shade Of Soul
 Urban Dance Squad

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Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1991. 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 super group 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 1980 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. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.

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