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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One Hit Wonder comienza con "La banda esta lista", el cuento retrata a una banda de rock que pospone su lanzamiento en busqueda del sonido perfecto, ?
And so Coming On Strong became one of those classic one hit wonders.
One Hit Wonder joined Portman less than three weeks ago.
Answers by next Friday please to: One Hit Wonders Comp, Debbie Johnson, Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
One Hit Wonder has excelled since switching yards and an extra 3lb here should not be too much.
A quirky type, One Hit Wonder has excelled since switching yards and an extra 3lb here should not be too much of an inconvenience.
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.
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.
Anyway, to give South Park its due, it's proved to be much more than a one hit wonder and it boasts the vocal talents of Isaac Hayes.
Patrick Warner, the Irish-Canadian award-winning author of Double Talk (2011) and four poetry collections--Perfection (2012), Mole (2009), There, There (2005), and All Manner of Misunderstanding (2001) --engages with a whirlwind of contemporary issues including dysfunctional marriages, addiction to drugs, depression, and criminality in his latest novel, One Hit Wonders.
It was so good, I couldn't help but think about Babylon Zoo, Nizlopi, 3 of a Kind and a load of other dodgy one hit wonders.
Summary: X Factor stars Jedward are in danger of becoming one hit wonders.
Rock World - a mock music industry magazine cover featuring Mallon and a second cover featuring Creamer with the following headlines, respectively: "19 years on Tour and Meg Mallon's Still Cranking Out the Hits: Four Majors, Seven Solheim Cups and Career-Low Round of 60 -" and "The LPGA Tour, 275-Yard Drives on a Weekly Basis - So Much for One Hit Wonders.