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A one-hit wonder is a musical artist who is successful with one hit song, but without a comparable subsequent hit. Music reviewers and journalists sometimes describe a musical artist as a one-hit wonder, based on their professional assessment of chart success, sales figures and fame. For the purpose of his book The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wondersmusic journalist Wayne Jancik defines a one-hit wonder Birdy Day - ちわきまゆみ* - Angel.We Are Beautiful "an act that Blinding - Florence + The Machine* - Lungs won a position on Billboard ' s national, pop, Top 40 just once.
Eponymous bands are generally not separated; thus Charlie Daniels is not counted as a one-hit wonder for " Uneasy Rider " and the hits of the Charlie Daniels Band are credited to him. Fred Bronsona journalist and former writer for Billboard magazine, in his book Billboard's Hottest Hot Hitsuses the criterion that an artist is ineligible to be categorized as a "one-hit wonder" if they have a second song listed on the Billboard Hot In both cases, the Billboard Hot was used as an objective standard for one-hit wonder status, since Billboard magazine published the books.
Disc Little Richie - I Wonder and music writer Brent Mann points out how some artists have been called a "one-hit wonder" despite having other charting singles; in these cases, one signature song so overshadows the rest of the artist's discography that only that song remains familiar to later audiences.
As an example, English-born singer Albert Hammond enjoyed success with " It Never Rains in Southern California " rising to number 5 in the US, but his follow-up single, " I'm a Train " was dismissed by Mann as "totally forgotten" even though it charted at number 31 in On the other hand, some artists with long, successful careers have been identified as one-hit wonders by virtue of having reached the Top 40 of the Hot only once.
Consequence of Sound editor Matt Melis lists Beck " Loser " and the Grateful Dead " Touch of Grey " as "technically" being one-hit wonders despite their large bodies of work. Chris Molanphy says that an artist can only be seen as a "one hit wonder" if they have never had a second Billboard top 10 hit, if any subsequent top 40 singles were released within six months of their first big hit, and if the artist has not had three or more top 10 or Platinum albums.
British singer Limahl sang lead vocal on two US one-hit wonder songs; the first, " Too Shy " incame during his tenure as the frontman for the group Kajagoogoo.
Each artist listed here has been identified by at least two publications as being a one-hit wonder in the U. Some artists listed here have reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot more than once. The year indicates when the song charted or peaked. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article.
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