We loved them for a minute and then forgot they existed. The one-hit wonders are the most notorious and often most mocked members of the music industry, and Way Back Wednesday will showcase the brief moments in time when they were relevant.
With just a single Billboard Hot 100 top 40 song to their names, the one-hit wonders usually find success by pure chance. Whether failing to repeat their glory because of a lack of talent or as a result of label drama, these acts are often victims of the industry.
Watch some of the popular one-hit wonders in action below:
Blu Cantrell – ‘Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)’
Debelah Morgan – ‘Dance With Me’
Des’Ree – ‘You Gott Be’
Eamon – ‘Fuck It’
Sir Mix-a-Lot – ‘Baby Got Back’
The Sugarhill Gang – ‘Rapper’s
Toni Basil – ‘Mickey’
Truth Hurts – ‘Addictive (Ft. Rakim)’
It’s such a shame that Debelah Morgan and Blu Cantrell didn’t have more successful career because they are both amazing singers. They have the look, talent and presence to be major recording artists but the entertainment industry simply bested them. Hey, at least Cantrell had chart success outside of the US; similar to Kelly Rowland.
Which of these songs was your favourite? Can you think of any other artists today who are future one-hit wonders? Share your views below!