One Hit Wonders: the songs you wish you couldn’t remember but will… FOREVER.

Posted by Anne-Sophie | September 25, 2017 | MUSIC


Ah, the One Hit Wonder! A band’s one breakthrough hit that people remember even if they’d rather not. Generally, the band never quite manage to repeat that success, despite one or two more chart-friendly songs. These artists will rapidly fade back into obscurity, and most likely end up as producers or, if unfortunate really lucky, on reality TV. In the meantime their work of art lives on through drunken weddings and sweet sixteens, and will probably pursue us beyond the grave (is there the “Macarena” in heaven?)

 

Here are a few old and not-so-old one hit wonders that every dodgy, mullet-bearing DJ in the world will use to get us “lit”.

 

Macarena” – Los Del Rio (1993)

Macarena

 

Tainted Love” – Soft Cell (1982)

Tainted Love

 

I’m Too Sexy” – Right Said Fred (1991)

Too Sexy

 

Who Let the Dogs Out?” – Baha Men (2000)

Who let the dogs out

 

Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice (1990)

 

Take on Me” – A-ha (1985)

 

 “Teach Me How To Dougie” – Cali Swag District  (2010)

 

 “Never Gonna Give You Up” – Rick Astley  (1987)

 

 

Mambo N°5” – Lou Bega

 

 “How Bizarre” – OMC


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