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The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

Even though an artist may be a one-hit wonder, they still might have contributed one of the most famous songs of all time.

The Rembrandts are far and away best known for singing the Friends theme song.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
  • A one-hit wonder is a singer or group that has only experienced success with one hit song.
  • Often, people will only remember the name of the song and not even the singer or group behind it.
  • We've rounded up some of the best one-hit wonders of the past 60 years.
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Take Tommy Tutone, for example. You might not know the band, but you can definitely recite the number "867-5309" — Jenny's phone number.

Although the members of Tommy Tutone have gone their separate ways, they still make money off the song. Lead singer Tommy Heath told the Houston Chronicle in 2002 that his former bandmate Jim Keller "makes plenty of money off it. I don't see how he could complain." He continued, "I've done some solo shows without the song, but it'd be tough not to do it now. ... It's fun to sing, but only once a night."

In the last six decades, many one-hit wonders have blessed our ears, and we've rounded up the top 57 in the US. While some of these singers or bands may have found moderate success across the pond, they practically disappeared stateside.

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