I’m not a musician or any other artist of any kind. So I have no idea how difficult it actually is to produce a hit song. It seems to me that the Eighties was a decade of “one hit wonders.” It must be difficult to work so hard as a musician and only be known for one song in your career. Like so many though, this was their fate and they will always be known for that one single.
I have compiled a list of some of the greatest one hit wonders of all time. Of course this is a subjective list based solely on my own opinion. For whatever that’s worth.
In no particular order…
- “The Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats
- “Whip It!” – Devo
- “Obsession” – Animotion
- “Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo
- “I Melt With You” – Modern English
- “Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
- “Take On Me” – A-Ha
- “Turning Japanese” – The Vapors
- “Don’t Worry Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
- “I Ran” – A Flock Of Seagulls