Who is the biggest one hit wonder in the history of music?
Bobby McFerrin - 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'. it was the biggest song of the year (1988) and I literally cannot name another song he ever made.
- ♫ iᘔᘔY ツLv 71 month ago
Sinéad O'Connor ~ Nothing compares to you.
- PalindromicLv 62 months ago
Looking Glass - Brandy
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Devo - Whip It
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
There's lots more. Many were successful in their career and have a lot of fans, but the average person only remembers the one song that got a lot of air time.
- audreyLv 72 months ago
Right Said Fred. I'm Too Sexy. Best song ever!
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- marsLv 72 months ago
Carly Rae Jepsen- "Call Me Maybe"? (18-million in sales).
- zenoLv 72 months ago
Here are a few ...
1) Otis redding : sitting on the dock of the bay.
2) joe south : games people play.
3) roger miller : king of the road.
4) frank Sinatra : I did it my way.
- Bro JestLv 62 months ago
McFerrin has actually done a lot of very interesting music though, from his early work as an unaccompanied jazz singer to collaborations with Chick Corea to his work in choral music. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was kind of a lark and not typical.
I can't really answer your question offhand, although I imagine I could google it.
Meh, I googled it and I'm getting a lot of noise about what constitutes a one-hit-wonder and how to define "biggest" and not much in the way of hard data. Seems like a good question for "Ask A Librarian."
- WLv 42 months ago
That's a great candidate but there have been so many.