Over the weekend I was flipping through the channels on my radio when I heard a song I hadn’t heard in years: Joe Public’s Live and Learn. As I chair-danced to the song, which was pretty big during my childhood, I began to think of all of the other ditties I loved, but the artists just didn’t quite make it.

In a culture that is known for fleeting success, one hit wonders are the backbone of the music industry because their hit songs generate much-needed cash and buzz, despite their albums possibly becoming utter flops.

From Joe Public and Mad Lion, to Candyman, MC Brains, Positive K, Men At Large, and Wreckx-n-Effect, one hit wonders churned out some of the best music of my youth, despite not being able to follow up on their success.

Which one hit wonders were your favorite? 


  1. Alexandra

    Macarena – Los Del Rio
    Freaks – Lil’ Vicious (?)
    Drop it Low – Ester Dean

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