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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A quirky type, One Hit Wonder has excelled since switching yards and an extra 3lb here should not be too much of an inconvenience.
One Hit Wonder joined Portman less than three weeks ago.
WINDSOR: 2.00 Bold Ring, 2.30 I'm So Glad, 3.00 Especially Red, 3.30 One Hit Wonder, 4.00 Word Power, 4.30 My Mate Les, 5.00 Comadoir, 5.30 Regal Rave.
One Hit Wonder is on the hattrick trail in the AW Creative Handicap and he can oblige for trainer Johnathan Portman.
TURNS out Like a G6 isn't going to be a one hit wonder for Far East Movement as they return with new single Rocketeer.
If I fall/Live at The Scala Aqualung (B-Unique) *** Launching a musical career off the back of a car advert can be a kiss of death but with the success of Aqualung's eponymous debut album, Matt Hales has escaped being trapped as a one hit wonder. This new single together with the bonus seven-track live EP further reinforces his impressive talents.
A ONE hit wonder pop band from the 1980s have hit the big time again - in the Philippines.
One Hit Wonder is on the hat-trick trail in the AW Creative Handicap (3.30) and he can oblige for trainer Johnathan Portman.
UNFORTUNATELY, Ann Peebles falls into that "one hit wonder" category - but what a one hit wonder it was!
One hit wonder Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) tops the charts in the '70s with his infectious song 'Love Me Sexy' and uses all of the profits to buy his own basketball team, the Flint Michigan Tropics.
CHESNEY Hawkes's The One and Only has been voted the greatest One Hit Wonder ever.
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