Celebrate the Day
Some artists only get that “five minutes of fame” and today is a day to celebrate those artists who gave us an amazing one-hit wonder. This holiday was established back in 1990 by a journalist named Steve Rosen. Below is a list of some one hit wonders that we still (hopefully) find catchy even now! What’s your favorite one-hit wonder?
- 8675309 by Tommy Tutone
- My Sharona by The Knack
- Mambo #5
- Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
- Mickey by Toni Basil
- Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
- I’m Gonna Be (500) Miles by The Proclaimers
- Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant
- Who Let the Dogs Out by the Baha Men
- I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
Above: Kevin Rowland with Dexys Midnight Runners in 1982. Photo credit Rex Features.