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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I for one am so thankful that we have successful musicians who we can call our own and who aren't some YouTube one-hit wonders just trying to cash in.
JAPAN captain Michael Leitch has warned Scotland his side have no intention of being World Cup one-hit wonders.
JAPAN coach Eddie Jones says his team want to become more than one-hit wonders - I didn't even realise they had a record out.
Even the one-hit wonders have been a rare commodity, with only Juan Martin del Potro, Wawrinka and Marin Cilic bursting the Big Four's bubble from May 2005 to May 2015.
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. ( ANI )
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.
JAMES Anderson says England will be going all out to protect their hard-earned World No 1 status, and make sure they do not become "one-hit wonders", when the third Test gets under way in Dubai tomorrow.
Some one-hit wonders embrace their success on the merit of one song, whilst others try to distance themselves from their hit and craft successful songs with different sounds ...
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"
One-hit wonders do not qualify, so the couple who re-enacted the Dirty Dancing routine at their wedding, earning more than three million hits, would earn nothing.