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Top 10 One-Hit Wonders

There are songs in every decade that become bigger than those who created them -- one-hit wonders so successful they, for example, prevented Michael Jackson from having back-to-back hits on the charts or had the nation reciting a fictional phone number. Ranging from a Norwegian synth pop track to a hip-hop single under the Nastymix label, here are the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders, as rated by AOL Radio listeners. Make sure to name your favorite one-hit wonder in the comments!
10
'867-5309/Jenny' (1982)
Not only is Jenny a fictional character, but the number was chosen at random. In one area code, the number belonged to the Buffalo Chief of Police's daughter.
Tommy Tutone Jenny
09
'Take on Me' (1985)
Though the song did not do well in the U.K., where it was first released, A-Ha's U.S. label considered the group a top priority and made an edgy music video to promote the band.
Ah A Take On Me
08
'Baby Got Back' (1992)
A giant inflatable rear end toured record stores across the country as promotion for the song.
sir mix alot baby got back
07
'True' (1983)
The song was written as a tribute to Marvin Gaye and was released only a year before Gaye's tragic murder.
Spandau Ballet True
06
'Come On Eileen' (1982)
With its one week at the top of the charts in the U.S., 'Come On Eileen' prevented Michael Jackson from having back-to-back hits.
Dexys Midnight Runners Come on Eileen
05
'Kung Fu Fighting' (1974)
Carl Douglas has said there were three things that drove him to write this song: He had seen a kung-fu movie, he attended an Oscar Peterson jazz concert, and he was suffering from the side effects of pain killers.
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
04
'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' (1993)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' is very popular in the Proclaimers' native Scotland, and each time the national football team scores, the song is played as well as sung by fans.
The Proclaimers Im Gonna Be
03
'Kiss You All Over'
After lead singer Jimmy Stokley left the band, a year after its only pop hit, the remaining band members re-established themselves as a country music group.
Exile Kiss You All Over
02
'Play That Funky Music' (1976)
The band had to re-record the "Play that funky music, white boy" chorus specifically for Boston because the city was having racial tension at the time. The lyrics were changed to "Play that funky music right, boy."
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
01
'Tainted Love' (1981)
After Soft Cell's first single failed to chart, their label was very harsh with them and implied that if 'Tainted Love' did not do well it would not release another single. Lucky for us, the song did chart, giving us another great synthpop hit from the '80s.
Soft Cell Tainted Love

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