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The most popular one-hit wonder every year since 1955

One-hit wonders range from catchy tunes to horrible ear worms. We used Billboard’s year-end charts, which go back to 1955, to deduce the most popular one-hit wonder from each year. In 1976, the world was enamoured with “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. […]
The most popular one-hit wonder every year since 1955
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The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

A one-hit wonder is a singer/group that has only experienced real mainstream success with one hit song. Often, people will only remember the name of the song, and not the singer/group behind it. We’ve rounded up the best one-hit wonders of the past 60 years, including classics like “Macarena” and […]
The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time
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The 56 worst one-hit wonders of all time

Each year, certain songs dominate the charts -but can’t ultimately stand the test of time, as the artists behind them are quickly forgotten. Some one-hit wonders, like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” show real talent and skill, while others are clearly one-off successes. Sometimes, the artists behind one-hit […]
The 56 worst one-hit wonders of all time
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12 literary one-hit wonders we wish had written more

When we talk about one-hit wonders, it’s assumed that musicians and songs are being discussed. However, there are a fair few literary one-hit wonders – authors who wrote one huge hit novel, and then nothing ever again. Ahead of National Book Lovers Day on August 9, we’ve compiled a list […]
12 literary one-hit wonders we wish had written more