There’s Actually A Day To Celebrate One-Hit Wonders!
Have you ever been flipping through the Boise Weekly or heard of a friend going to a concert and thought "what ever happened to that band? I remember that one song...but...they're still around!?"
It happens, one-hit wonders are really a thing, and today is dedicated to them. Here's to you, one-hit wonders, for providing so many of us with a song that we loved, only to never hear from you again...
In honor of National One-Hit Wonder day, I've compiled a list of my top five favorite one-hit wonders, in no particular order. Feel free to let me know if I'm missing any smashes!
If this song came on today, I would probably roll my eyes. It definitely isn't my jam anymore but released in 2006, I could almost guarantee you know exactly what this song is...and probably most of the words, too!
Ahh, the MySpace days...this was definitely one of my profile page songs--no shame. Released in 2007, this song instantly reminds me of middle school. Friends knowing the words to it, playing it on my way to football practice. What. A. Trip.
All of the kids wanting to be "edgy" in class would ask "do you even know what laffy taffy means" when this would be referenced. It soared to #1 on the Billboard charts but the group never had another song come close to this classic, yet somewhat ridiculous anthem.
I'm sorry if this was or is still, your jam...but, CRINGE! Hinder came out with this breath-y, from the throat-sung song in 2006 and it was somehow a ballad of love! I will admit ONE memory to this while it was climbing the charts and that was my first middle school "slow dance" with a girl. Looking back, maybe this song is why I'm still single! Not my fault, though. I wasn't the dj!
I say this with absolutely NO embarrassment-- my friend from high school and I will still bump this if we are on our way downtown on a Saturday night. Can you name the other hit from Eiffel 65? Trick question...there wasn't one. That makes them a great addition to my one-hit-wonder list.