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A one hit wonder is mostly used to describe songs and is a person or group known mainly for a single success. That's not to say they didn't do other things. It's just that their OHW is what most people remember them by.
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I’m, by no means, referring to one hit wonders as derogatory. In fact, I have some OHW's that I love to sing over and over again. And I realize some won't agree with me on a song being a OHW. But that's okay. We can agree to disagree. :D
OHW's that come to mind:
4 Non Blondes – What’s UpThe Knack – My Sharona
Soft Cell -- Tainted Love
Toni Basil -- Mickey
Los del Rio – MacarenaEMF -- Unbelievable
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares to you
Blind Melon – No Rain
Vanilla Ice -- Ice Ice Baby
Nena -- 99 Luftballoons
But my absolute fav would be ...Dexy's Midnight Runners -- Come On Eileen.
What songs come to mind when you think of one hit wonders?
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