one-hit wonder

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one-hit wonder

A musician or band that only has one successful song during their music career. I'm surprised that band was a one-hit wonder. I enjoyed several songs on their album, but only the one big single ever got radio play.
See also: wonder
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JAPAN captain Michael Leitch has warned Scotland his side have no intention of being World Cup one-hit wonders.
The 'Beverly Hills Cop' star's last hit 'Party All the Time' which was released in 1985, was placed on VH1's list of 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.
Naturally the full Teenage Dirtbag raised the biggest cheers but on the strength of this show, Wheatus are no one-hit wonders.
1 singles from this week, with Jade Wright 1958 The Kalin Twins - When THE Kalin Twins were one of the earliest one-hit wonders.
7 And in the same year which one-hit wonders had a UK No.
I don't want to be one of those one-hit wonders, I want to be performing at that level all the time.
ENGLAND were out to protect their hard-earned world No1 status, and make sure they do not become one-hit wonders, when they started the third Test against Pakistan in Dubai today.
Lancashire fast bowler Anderson said: "We don't want to just be one-hit wonders, get there, have six months of lapping up everyone saying how good you are - and then disappearing.
Our girls, the one thing they don't want to be seen as is one-hit wonders," says Doyle.
It has everything from questions about one-hit wonders to puzzlers on memorable movie soundtracks.
ON my radio programme I often feature one-hit wonders, and The Knack, from California, had one of the biggest one-hit wonders of all time in 1979 with that splendid rocker My Sharona"
PAUL KING (right) - KING weren't quite one-hit wonders (although there aren't too many people around who could name any of the follow-up singles to Love & Pride) but 20 years on their head boy's hairstyle and mock-tartan suits remain monuments to poptastic bad taste.
The skinny-tie years were all about one-hit wonders like Dexy's Midnight Runners' ``Come on Eileen,'' Soft Cell's ``Tainted Love'' and Bow Wow Wow's ear mite ``I Want Candy'' -- songs that still show up on radio and VH1.
They've re-recorded a smash success from local one-hit wonders The Piranhas and the pre-release sales of Tom Hark (We Want Falmer) by Seagulls Ska are soaring.
Others taking part include weather presenter Sian Lloyd, who glams it up as Deborah Strickland, singer with one-hit wonders Flying Lizards.