Unofficial Top Ten One-Hit Wonders

Cheryl Nuzum

Today is National One-Hit Wonder Day and in honor, we are compiling a short list of classic one-hit-wonders* to soundtrack your day. Artists whose fifteen minutes of fame topped charts and hearts in their prime. Hopefully these catchy tunes will drown out your Monday blues.



  1. “Who Let the Dogs Out?” – Baha Men

  1. “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice

  1. “Mambo No. 5” – Lou Bega

  1. “Baby Got Back” Sir Mix A Lot

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  1. “Somebody that I Used to Know” – Gotye

  1. “Bust a Move” – Young MC

  1. “Story of a Girl” – Nine Days

  1. “Achy Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus

  1. “Bad Day” – Daniel Powter

  1. “Closing Time” – Semisonic



*In no particular order