10 One-Hit Wonders You Forgot About

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It is hard to make one hit single, let alone multiple hit singles. Some artists strike gold with a catchy tune, but can’t seem to duplicate the success with other songs.

These 10 songs may be hard to remember on your own, but if they were played on the radio you would sing along to every word.

10. Dream: He Loves Me, He Loves You Not

P-Diddy found this group and thought they would be a transcendent talent. In fact, when this song debuted, many thought Dream would become the next Spice Girls. However, they were never able to make a song better than this and became irrelevant.

9. Fugees: Killing Me Softly

When this group released this cover of Lori Lieberman’s Killing Me Softly with His Song, it quickly reached number 2 on the US Airplay chart. The group was further validated for this single in 2008 when it was ranked number 25 on VH1’s 100 greatest songs of hip hop.

8. When in Rome: The Promise

This 80’s song is popular amongst different generations. It has been covered by bands like New Found Glory. The single reached number 11 in charts in the US. The group When in Rome broke up in 1990 and reunited in 2006 (with some different members) but never topped this single.

7. Len: Steal My Sunshine

This canadian rock group showed that a fusion of hip hop and disco could be quite catchy. However, they never quite made a song as catchy.

6. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do: Heaven

This song is probably more popular for many as the original version. However, the Spanish DJ’s rendition of Bryan Adam’s hit single was so good, it re-entered the charts 5 years after its initial release. DJ Sammy only achieved three other top-10 hits.

5. Rednex: Cotton Eyed Joe

Swedish groups sure know how to make great dancing music. Take Basshunter and Abba for example. Rednex showed us that eurodance, folk, techno, bluegrass, and country can be a great mix. This cover of a traditional American folk song sat at number one in European charts for multiple weeks and even reach number 25 in the US.

4. Vitamin C: Graduation Friends Forever

When you hear this song, it probably brings up a lot of bittersweet memories about high school. This song remains a graduation and prom staple.It was released in 1999 but hit the charts in 2000, symbolizing the birth of a new millennium. That’s all well and good, but the group isn’t remembered for much else.

3. The Calling: Wherever You Will Go

This song was blasted on many a teenager’s CD player back in the day. It was an epic relationship/break-up anthem and is still a staple of many radio playlists. However, The Calling’s second album never lived up to the first album or this song. The band reformed in 2013 mostly with new members, but many of you probably didn’t know that or care.

2. Hanson: Mm Bop

These brothers captured our hearts with this catchy staple of pop music. They also had many other top 20 songs, but many of you probably couldn’t name any of them.

1. Eifel 65: I’m Blue

This song would probably make most bust out in embarrassing dance moves that they didn’t even know they were capable of. The hit single was composed by an Italian music group and reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. This song may have a deeper emotional meaning, but to many, it is simply a nonsensical techno song.

Hopefully this list brought back some fond memories. Do you agree with this list? Let us know if we missed any great one-hit wonders you forgot about.