The Biggest One Hit Wonders Of The ’60s, ’70s, ’80s & Beyond

Author: Britt Bickel

Updated: 9.25.14

Today (Sept. 25) is National One Hit Wonder Day, celebrating all those chart-topping hits we couldn’t get enough of.

A one hit wonder is categorized as a No.1 breakout hit from an artist who couldn’t follow up with another hit of the same success. Otherwise known as an artist’s “signature songs.”

Whether it was a novelty song, accompanied by a national dance craze, or by an artist who just couldn’t match the same popularity with a follow up hit, we’re saluting some of the most memorable one hit wonders over the years!

Here are just a few of the biggest one hit wonders that charted at No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond:

One Hit Wonders of the ’60s:

One Hit Wonders of the ’70s:

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s:

Wonder Hits Wonders of the ’90s and beyond:

What is your favorite One Hit Wonder? Tell us in the comments!

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