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.
“The House of the Rising Sun” by Frijid Pink
“Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
“Smile a Little Smile for Me” by The Flying Machine
"Dominique" by The Singing Nun
"MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
"Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley
"I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson
"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone
"You're My World" by Cilla Black
- “Tip Toe Thru The Tulips” by Tiny Tim
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