National One-Hit Wonder Day: September 25. Do You Have A Favorite Song?

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

 

National One-Hit Wonder Day

Today, September 25th

 

National One-Hit Wonder Day recognizes musical artists who had just one Top 40 single hit. Have you got a favorite one-hit wonder song? It's amazing how often I'll hear a song on the radio that brings back memories and find out that it was the one and only hit a particular artist had.

 

Did you know that the #1 one-hit wonder song of all time was "Macarena" by Los Del Rio?

 

Here's a list of 10 of one-hit wonders, which are some of my personal favorites. I'll bet you'd be surprised that these recording artists didn't have a follow up hit, especially as these songs were such huge hits in their day and very much part of the popular music consciousness. I know when I hear these songs they bring back all sorts of wonderful memories and I'm amazed that so many years later I can still remember all the words to each of these songs.

 

Complete List Of One-Hit Wonders

So how surprised were you to see some of the songs/artists on this list? Click on the links above to go to the recordings of these one-hit wonder songs and enjoy! Do you have a favorite one-hit wonder song?

 

60 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE 1960'S: VIDEO

 

 

70 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE 1970'S: VIDEO

 

10 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE 1980'S: VIDEO

 

10 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE 1990'S: VIDEO

 

20 ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE 2000'S: VIDEO

Posted by

 

 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

Broker, Realtor, MBA, GRI, ABR, SRES, CDPE, SFR, SPS, CMRS
Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty
Direct: 704-779-0813
Website: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com
Blog: News You Can Use From The Greater Charlotte Area
Search For All Charlotte Area Homes: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com 

Charlotte Magazine 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Award Winner Since 2007

 

 Connect with me also on these sites:  

 

facebook twitterlinkedinpinterest

  

                                                                                                                                          

Oh by the way, I'm never too busy for any of your referrals!

 

Find Your Charlotte Home

 

How Much Is My Home Worth       Free Charlotte Relocation Package

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.

 

Comments (26)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an interesting list to share.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 25, 2022 10:39 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

There are some really good ones on your list.  I still love hearing The House of the Rising Sun.  

I have not heard Tiny Tim's name in years, but I can still see him playing his Ukulele with his long hair and his falsetto voice. 

Sep 25, 2022 10:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

I did not know that today was "One Hit Wonder" day.  But there certainly have been many!  My favorite is House of the Rising Sun.  However, I can't discount any on the list except one, "Tiptoe Through the Tulips."  That song was like nails on a chalkboard for me.  Have a great Sunday!

Sep 25, 2022 10:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... well, I shared some of my own favorite one-hit wonder songs... I'm sure there are others that many would prefer over my own list.

Sep 25, 2022 12:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ray Henson hi Ray... House of the Rising Sun is a classic... but there are a number of one-hit wonders besides that one that I'm always happy to hear playing on the radio.

Sep 25, 2022 12:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... all I can say about Tiptoe Through The Tulips is that however crazy that song is... those of us of a certain age totally remember that song!

Sep 25, 2022 12:15 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I remember all of those songs, but for some odd reason I thought "The House of the Rising Sun" was song by the Animals.

Sep 25, 2022 01:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I think it was a similar sound to that of the Animals, so lots of people do think it was their song.

Sep 25, 2022 01:51 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Hi Nina.  I had no idea it was one hit wonder day, and I am surprised by some of the songs on this list. I can't believe "House of the Rising Sun" was one of them!  I have to say I loved this post!  You are the best!

Sep 25, 2022 02:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina I was shocked to read five of your top ten list are my favorites too and had no idea they were One Hit Wonders.... you sure? Is this for real or you are pulling my leg, Endre

Sep 25, 2022 11:38 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I just looked up One Hit Wonders of the 60's Nina, and I am totally surprised that so many of these artists that had such popular songs were on this list!

Sep 26, 2022 04:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. would I pull your leg, Endre! NO! Trust me, I was just as surprised by some of these as you were.

Sep 26, 2022 04:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 good morning, Sheila... when a song is such a big hit we assume more big hits follow... and interestingly in many cases they didn't.

Sep 26, 2022 04:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brenda J. Andrew good morning, Brenda... I always say I learn something new in the Rain just about every day... and clearly you did with my post on one-hit wonders. Thanks for your lovely comment... it's made my day!

Sep 26, 2022 04:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, I had no idea many of these were one-hit wonders. I watched the first few minutes of the 70's one-hit wonders and am so surprised those artists did not have a follow up hit. Wow.

Sep 26, 2022 05:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti good morning, Kat... I was also surprised by that. Especially when you consider how big some of those single hits were.

Sep 26, 2022 05:54 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina,
Very interesting. I was aware there were many one-hit wonders but not specifically which ones. I was most surprised by Debby Boone and Lynn Anderson being on the list.

Sep 26, 2022 08:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... I so remember Debby Boone, Lynn Anderson, and Cilla Black... their hit songs were all over the radio. That's why it's hard to believe they never had another top 40 hit.

Sep 26, 2022 09:22 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Nina,  they all may be one hitters but at least the 2000's thumbnail shows better.  lol   Mark

Sep 26, 2022 05:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho HA-HA-HA, Mark... I had to go back and see what your were talking about. I got it! :))))

Sep 27, 2022 03:40 AM