Godric wrote:Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
He was the first winner of a UK talent show
Kenny_Tha_Killa wrote:The term "one-hit wonder" is defined as a song that listed in the top ten (or at the very least, somewhere close to it) on the US Billboard charts.
Kenny_Tha_Killa wrote:cj002 wrote:I hate to keep bringing this up too, but I don't really feel like JEW is a One Hit Wonder either. Sure, technically they only had 1 song break the US hot 100 or w/e, but they had like 3 other songs on that album alone break the top 20 I think.
You have clearly laid out the criteria, so that's fine, I guess we go with that, but I feel like a OHW is not only really defined by chart position, but also the "flash in the pan" career that tends to go along with that one hit song. It's the idea of the not being known, to hit song, to irrelevance in the music industry, whether they are still a band, making music, etc. Just my 2 cents
The reason why I've restricted it to the top ten on the US Billboard charts is because if you open it up to songs that charted lower than that, not only are you extremely narrowing down the list of bands you can name, but you are also opening it up to bands and songs that no one has ever heard of before and that would make the game stagnant. If I didn't have that rule in place, someone would post a song that reached all the way up to whopping #88 and everyone would be scratching their heads before and after the video was posted. The idea is to post songs that are legitimate one-hit wonders that most people on the planet have heard of. Based on that criteria, JEW falls into that category.
macxtc wrote:one hit wonder refers to a group whom is only famous for one song... like "The Starlight Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight"
it does not refer to groups that became famous and had multiple other famous songs..... like "YES" -
* Time and a Word
* Starship Trooper
* Yours Is No Disgrace
* I've Seen All Good People
* Long Distance Runaround
* Heart of the Sunrise
* South Side of the Sky
* And You and I
* Wonderous Stories
* Siberian Katru
* Going for the One
* Don't Kill the Whale
* Tempus Fugit
* Owner of a Lonely Heart
and alot more!!!
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