One Hit Wonders of the 80’s

In the music industry, the term one-hit wonder is used to describe an artist primarily known for a sole hit single. Here is our list of the One hit wonders of the 80’s.


Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang 

Whip It by Devo 

Don’t Stop The Music (Yarbrough & Peoples)

Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith 

Soft Cell – Tainted Love 

Tony Basil – Mickey

Dexys Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen

Thomas Dolby- She Blinded Me With Science 

99 Luftballons by Nena 

Or 99 red ballons. (This is obviously the German version, Try the English version to see which you like/remember better)

Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It 

Dave Dobbyn – Slice of Heaven 

Ric Ocasek – Emotion In Motion

The Breakfast Club – Right On Track

Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

Suave – My Girl

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy

The Jeff Healey Band – Angel Eyes

Sheriff – When I’m With You

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