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Best One Hit Wonders

Those random songs that everyone loved, but no one ever really knew the band. These singles topped the charts in a flash and died out just as fast.

Best One Hit Wonders

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"Whip It" - Devo

"Whip It" - Devo (1980)

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"99 Luftballons" - Nena

"99 Luftballons" - Nena (1984)

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"Video Killed the Radio Star" - The Buggles

"Video Killed the Radio Star" - The Buggles (1979)

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"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band

"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (1976)

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"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell

"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell (1982)

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"Take On Me" - a-ha

"Take On Me" - a-ha (1985)

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"Venus" - Shocking Blue

"Venus" - Shocking Blue. This band did pretty good in the early 70's having sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but soon disbanded in 1974. The only member of the band still alive is Robbie van Leeuwen.

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"Rockin' Robin" - Bobby Day

"Rockin' Robin" - Bobby Day

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"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

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"Born to Be Alive" - Patrick Hernandez

"Born to Be Alive" - Patrick Hernandez. In 1978 he met producer Jean Vanloo who decided to give him a small record deal. After a year in the studio, the label released Patrick's "Born to be Alive" which was an immediate success. It racked up 52 gold and platinum record awards from more than 50 different countries and sold more than 800,000 units annually under various forms and compilations globally, and it has brought in more than 25 million dollars worldwide.

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