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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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.
Instead, what really matters is Warner's ability to affect his readers, transpose them into the pages of One Hit Wonders, and make them dissect his characters in a way that reflects what Freddy and his psychologist do with the other characters in the book.
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.
And so Coming On Strong became one of those classic one hit wonders.
I'm planning to put together a twohour radio show special of one hit wonders - what would be your suggestion?
Summary: X Factor stars Jedward are in danger of becoming one hit wonders.
Various artists Best One Hit Wonders Ever (Virgin) THIS is one for the pop quiz trivia buffs.
Answers by next Friday please to: One Hit Wonders Comp, Debbie Johnson, Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
Virgin has just released a new album celebrating the art of the one hit wonder, and they've actually managed to pull together a staggering 44 of them.
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.
50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (Channel 4, Sunday) pays tribute to these one-trick pop ponies.
The labels are intelligently catching on that there is a market for this style of music that transcends the one hit wonders.
Spokesman John Sewell said: "The great thing about one hit wonders is some are so bad they are brilliant and everyone buys a copy.
ACCORDING to 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders, apparently the vocalist on Renee And Renato's Save Your Love was not called Renee at all but was Hilary Lester, a session singer.
One Hit Wonders by Chris Welch & Duncan Soar (pounds 6.