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Here are the US 1999 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 You Get What You Give 2 10   Jan 1999  
  New Radicals  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although You Get What You Give was the only pop top 20 song for New Radicals, the group followed-up with Someday We'll Know, another rock top 20 hit. The song You Get What You Give was from album Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too.  

  2 Suavemente 10   Jan 1999  
  Elvis Crespo  
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  Suavemente was the only top 20 song by Elvis Crespo. Although he was a big Spanish star, he did not have any other English language hits in the US.  

  3 Let Me Go... Release Me 12   Jan 1999  
  Veronica  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Veronica was a famous dance music singer, but her only pop top 20 song was Let Me Go... Release Me  

  4 No Mercy 30     Jan 1999  
  Khaleel  
    YouTube    
  No Mercy was a rock top 30 song and the only noticeably radio-played song by Khaleel. The song was from album People Watching.  

  5 We Like To Party! 2   Feb 1999  
  Vengaboys  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  We Like To Party was the only top 20 hit for pop and dance group Vengabooys. Follow-up Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom made the top 30.  

  6 Music Sounds Better With You 14   Feb 1999  
  Stardust  
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  The Music Sounds Better With You was the only top 20 song by Stardust, and the only song that received mentionable radio airplay.  

  7 Stay The Same 1   Mar 1999  
  Joey McIntyre  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  1999 number one song Stay The Same was the only top 20 hit for Joey McIntyre. Follow-up I Love You Came Too Late reached number 26.
As a member of New Kids On The Block, he had a string of hits.
 

  8 Level On The Inside 18     Mar 1999  
  Dovetail Joint  
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  Level On The Inside was the only rock top 20 song for Dovetail Joint. The group also received minor radio airplay with Beautiful. The song Level On The Inside was from album 001.  

  9 Head 8     Mar 1999  
  Tin Star  
    YouTube    
  Head was the only rock top 20 song for UK dance group Tin Star. In 2001, the group received some notice with the song Sunshine. The song Head was from album The Thrill Kisser.  

  10 Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) The Speech Song 7   Apr 1999  
  Baz Luhrmann  
    YouTube    
  Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) was the only top 20 hit for actor and director Baz Luhrmann. He had no other songs out.  

  11 You Got Me 17   Apr 1999  
  The Roots Featuring Erykah Badu  
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  You Got Me was the only top 20 song for funk, soul, and alternative group The Roots. A few years later, The Roots made the rock top 30 with The Seed (2.0). Erykah Badu had other top 20s like Bag Lady.  

  12 What It's Like 1 5   Apr 1999  
  Everlast  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  What It's Like was the only top 20 hit for alternative blues-flavored singer Everlast. He had four rock hits, including the follow-up Ends, which went to number 2 rock. The song What It's Like was from album Whitey Ford Sings The Blues.  

  13 Let's Go All The Way 8   May 1999  
  React  
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  Let's Go All The Way was the only top 20 hit for React, and the only mentionable radio-played song by the group.  

  14 Fly 27     May 1999  
  Loudmouth  
    YouTube    
  Fly was a rock top 30 song and the only noticeably radio-played song by Loudmouth.  

  15 Give It To You 3   May 1999  
  Jordan Knight  
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  Give It To You was the only top 20 hit for Jordan Knight. He received minor radio airplay with other songs too, like Where Is Your Heart Tonight. Jordan Knight was a member of New Kids On The Block.  

  16 Bombshell 18     May 1999  
  Papa Vegas  
    YouTube    
  Bombshell was the only rock top 20 hit for Papa Vegas. There was no noticeable airplay for any other song by the group. The song was from album Hello Vertigo.  

  17 Freak Of The Week 3 19   May 1999  
  Marvelous 3  
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  Freak Of The Week was a double one hit wonder on both the pop and rock charts. Marvelous 3 also enjoyed moderate alternative popularity with the song Sugarbuzz. The song was from album Hey Album.  

  18 No Pigeons   May 1999  
  Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods  
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  No Pigeons was a reply song to No Scrubs by TLC. This song was the most popular tune by Sporty Thievz. The group also received minor airplay with other songs like Cheapskate (You Ain't Gettin' Nada). The song was from album Street Cinema.  

  19 Fortunate 8   Jun 1999  
  Maxwell  
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  Fortunate was the only top 20 hit for Maxwell, but he was a very popular soul singer. The song was from the movie Life.  

  20 Cars 14     Jun 1999  
  Fear Factory  
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  Cars by Fear Factory featured guest singer Gary Numan, whose original version of Cars was a 1980 number 4 hit. As Gary Numan did not have another top 20 song, neither did group Fear Factory. Fear Factory song Cars was from album Obsolete.  

  21 Good To Be Alive   Jul 1999  
  DJ Rap  
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  Good To Be Alive was the only song by dance singer DJ Rap that received noticeable airplay.  

  22 She's So High 4   Aug 1999  
  Tal Bachman  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Tal Bachman was the son of guitarist Randy Bachman, who played with The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. She's So High was the only top 20 hit for Tal Bachman. He received minor radio airplay with the song If You Sleep. This song was written by Tal Bachman.  

  23 Better Days (and the bottom drops out) 3 20   Aug 1999  
  Citizen King  
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  Better Days was the only pop and rock top 20 hit for Citizen King. The group did not receive noticeable airplay with any other song. The song was from album Mobile Estates.  

  24 Steal My Sunshine 5 5   Sep 1999  
  Len  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Steal My Sunshine borrowed from More, More, More Pt. 1 by Andrea True Connection. The group Len followed-up with Feelin' Alright, which received deep alternative and some video play.  

  25 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) 2   Oct 1999  
  Lou Bega  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  In 1948, Perez Prado made Mambo Number 5 popular. Lou Bega added words to the instrumental, and changed the title slightly. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) was the only top 20 hit for Lou Bega. The follow-up, Tricky Tricky, was a top 30 song.  

  26 Combo No. 5   Oct 1999  
  4-D Marketing  
    YouTube    
  Combo No. 5 was a parody of the 1999 number two vocal Lou Bega version of the song Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...). In 1948, Perez Prado made an instrumental version of the song, then called Mambo Number 5, which was popular. The industrial sounding 4-D Marketing apparently did not receive airplay with any other song.  

  27 Haya Doin? 16   Oct 1999  
  Carmanooch And Joey  
    YouTube    
  Hayadoin reached the top 20 during the excitement over The Yankees being in the baseball World Series. The song became a regional annual favorite at World Series time.  

  28 Mambo Italiano   Nov 1999  
  Wiseguy Orchestra  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  During the late-1990s mini mambo craze, Wiseguy Orchestra remade the 1954 popular song Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney. This became the most popular song by Wiseguy Orchestra. The dance group also received slight radio airplay with Can U Show Me.  

  29 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1   Dec 1999  
  Eiffel 65  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Blue (Da Ba Dee) was the only top 20 hit for Eiffel 65. The group followed-up with Move Your Body, which received some dance and video airplay.  

  30 L.A. Song 21     Dec 1999  
  Beth Hart  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  L.A. Song was a rock top 20 near miss song and the most popular tune by Beth Hart. She also received minor radio airplay with other songs, like Leave The Light On. This song was written by Beth Hart.  


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1999 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Blue (Da Ba Dee)
 Eiffel 65
2What It's Like
 Everlast
3We Like To Party!
 Vengaboys
4Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)
 Lou Bega
5Stay The Same
 Joey McIntyre
6Give It To You
 Jordan Knight
7She's So High
 Tal Bachman
8Steal My Sunshine
 Len
9Fortunate
 Maxwell
10Suavemente
 Elvis Crespo
11You Get What You Give
 New Radicals
12Let's Go All The Way
 React
13Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) The Speech Song
 Baz Luhrmann
14Let Me Go... Release Me
 Veronica
15Music Sounds Better With You
 Stardust

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1999 Number One Rock Songs

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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 1999. 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.