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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However they come to pass, our favourite one hit wonders make our cheesy party playlists unparalleled.
While the nation may not tune into the UK top 40 on a Sunday night with the same enthusiasm as we did 20 or more years ago, the concept of a 'one hit wonder' still remains.
One Hit Wonders. St.John's: Breakwater Books, 2015.
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. Freddy, a writer based in St.
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. Thankfully, they followed that indie-pop gem with something almost as good - the utterly splendid and extremely catchy 'A Minute More'.
I'm planning to put together a twohour radio show special of one hit wonders - what would be your suggestion?
X Factor stars Jedward are in danger of becoming one hit wonders. The Irish twins have reportedly been dropped by their record company.
Whatever their connections, this is still a very good purchase if you like original soul, jazz, funk, rock and disco sounds.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.
50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (Channel 4, Sunday) pays tribute to these one-trick pop ponies.
Spokesman John Sewell said: "The great thing about one hit wonders is some are so bad they are brilliant and everyone buys a copy."
CHESNEY Hawkes's The One and Only has been voted the greatest One Hit Wonder ever.
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 6.99, New Holland) ANEKA