VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders (From 100-1)

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  • Kung Fu Fighting- Carl Douglas
  • No Rain- Blind Melon
  • Two of Hearts- Stacy Q
  • Whoomp! (There it is)- Tag Team
  • I want Candy- Bow Wow Wow
  • Harper Valley PTA- Jeannie C. Riley
  • What's Up- 4 Non Blondes
  • Don't give up on us- David Soul
  • Heart and Soul- T'Pau (One of my all-time favorites)
  • Electric Avenue- Eddie Grant
  • Don't wanna fall in love- Jane Child
  • Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Barbie Girl- Aqua
  • Don't leave me this way- Thelma Houston
  • Bust a move- Young M.C.
  • Spirit in the sky- Norman Greenbaum
  • You gotta be- Des'ree
  • The Safety Dance- Men without Hats
  • I know what boys like- The Waitresses
  • Just a friend- Biz Markie
  • Cum on feel the noize- Quiet Riot
  • Puttin' on the ritz- Taco
  • Mmm,Mmm,Mmm,Mmm- Crash Test Dummies
  • What I am- Edie Brickell
  • We don't have to take our clothes off- Jermaine Stewart
  • I've never been to me- Charlene
  • Rebirth of Slick (Cool like dat)- Digable Planets
  • Convoy- C.W. McCall
  • Maniac- Michael Sembello
  • How Bizarre- OMC
  • The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia- Vicki Lawrence
  • Funkytown- Lipps Inc.
  • A girl like you- Edwyn Collins
  • Epic- Faith No More
  • Mambo # 5- Lou Bega
  • In My House- Mary Jane Girls
  • You get what you give- New Radicals (Great song!!)
  • Jump Around- House of Pain
  • The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades- Timbuk 3
  • Round and Round- Ratt
  • More, More, More- Andrea True Connection
  • 867-5309 Jenny- Tommy Tutone
  • What is love- Haddaway
  • Somkin' in the boy's room- Brownsville Station
  • Lovin' You- Minnie Riperton
  • It's Raining Men- The Weather Girls
  • Makin' It- David Naughton
  • Somebody's watching me- Rockwell
  • Genius of Love- Tom Tom Club
  • I'm gonna be (500 Miles)- The Proclaimers
  • I touch myself- The Divinyls
  • Turn the beat around- Vicki Sue Robinson
  • True- Spandau Ballet
  • Rock and Roll (Part 2)- Gary Glitter
  • Don't worry, be happy- Bobby McFerrin
  • Lovefool- The Cardigans
  • Rock me Amadeus- Falco
  • How do you talk to an angel- The Heights
  • Hot child in the city- Nick Gilder
  • Relax- Frankie goes to Hollywood
  • In a big country- Big Country
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
  • Me and Mrs. Jones- Billy Paul
  • I melt with you- Modern English
  • Turning Japanese- The Vapors
  • Bitch- Meredith Brooks
  • Afternoon Delight- Starland Vocal Band
  • Got to be real- Cheryl Lynn
  • Hot, Hot, Hot- Buster Poindexter
  • Unbelievable- EMF
  • Seasons in the sun- Terry Jacks
  • Pass the Dutchie- Musical Youth
  • It takes two- Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
  • Pop Musik- M
  • Stumblin' In- Suzi Quatro
  • Too Shy- Kajagoogoo
  • Whip It- Devo
  • All my life- K-Ci & Jojo
  • Play that funky music- Wild Cherry
  • Cars- Gary Numan
  • She blinded me with science- Thomas Dolby
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- Iron Butterfly
  • Nothing compares 2 U- Sinead O'Conner
  • We're not gonna take it- Twisted Sister
  • Rapper's Delight- Sugarhill Gang
  • 96 Tears- ? & the Mysterians
  • Groove is in the heart- Deee-Lite
  • The Hustle- Van McCoy
  • Baby Got Back- Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • You light up my life- Debby Boone
  • 99 Luftballoons- Nena
  • Rico Suave- Gerardo
  • Take on me- A-Ha
  • Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice
  • Who let the dogs out- Baha Men
  • Mickey- Toni Basil
  • I'm too sexy- Right Said Fred
  • Come on Eileen- Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Author Comments: 

When I printed this out, I must've had the last page cut off by mistake, so # 1 is missing. I do apologize. I honestly wish I knew what song it was but there's so many more great one hit wonders out there, that 100 can't be "it".

"Everyone was kung-foo fight" (da du da dum dum) "they were fast as lightening!" (dada dum a dum) "it was a little bit frightening"

Number one was "Macarena"-Los Del Rio

i know that the first ten are
1. Los Del Rio - "Macarena" (1996)
2. Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (1982)
3. Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen" (1982)
4. Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy" (1991)
5. Toni Basil - "Mickey" (1982)
6. Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (2000)
7. Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby" (1990)
8. a-ha - "Take On Me" (1985)
9. Gerardo - "Rico Suave" (1991)
10. Nena - "99 Luftballons" (1984)

This list is fucking retarded. Faith No More? The Verve? Gary Numan? Spandau Ballet? None of these bands are one hit wonders. Even fucking Aqua had 3 number ones. Whoever wrote this list is stupid; I'm not blaming the guy who posted it, but if this really is VH1's top 100 (or 99) one hit wonders, then VH1 is being run by a bunch of brain damaged 5 year olds.

VH1 is responsible for some of the most atrocious lists ever. Have you seen their latest -- The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time? Some of their inclusions are downright vomit-inducing.

I agree with electrogenic with all the name droppings above. They made more than a hit. I would also add:
NENA (maybe her english version of 99 red balloons. But she had soooo many good german hit songs in many albums)
the whole DIGABLE PLANETS album is good too. And the 2nd album too.
CARDIGANS made more than 1 good song
DIVINYLS - werent they already kinda popular during the 80s before "I touch myself" in the 90s?

But all in all...the list is quite good

Perhaps VH1's primary criterion was the artists'/songs' success on the US charts. That might explain the inclusion of Gary Numan, the Verve, Spandeau Ballet, and similar artists that really only had multiple certifiable hits on the other side of the Atlantic.