National One-Hit Wonder Day is celebrated annually on September 25th. Music writer Steve Rosen declared the day in 1990. Musical groups that only produce one mega-hit in their existence are considered one-hit wonders. The lines are a little blurred as to what constitutes a one-hit wonder.
Is it a music group that only has one song that ranks on the music charts? Is it a musical group that only has one popular recognizable song? We are not the judge here. Therefore we will rely on the help of music authority VH1. If it was up to us, no group would be allowed on the list that had two songs in the Billboard top 40. But, we didn’t make this this. Maybe in the future. Until then, enjoy our lists of the greatest one-hit wonders, 90s one-hit wonders and 80s one-hit wonders.
VH1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders
The list aired in December 2002.
One Hit Wonder Songs
VH1’s 80s One-Hit Wonders
The list aired in March 2009.
VH1’s 90s One-Hit Wonders
The list aired in April 2011.