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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He was no one-hit wonder either, as he went on to produce three decades' worth of hugely influential music - followed by six years of silence.
Dahlia, London APOPPIES tend to be a one-hit wonder, so unlikely.
Dahlia, London DAVID: Poppies tend to be a one-hit wonder, so unlikely.
That said, we should have defended it better but it was a one-hit wonder.
AND EastEnders one-hit wonder Vincent "Richard Blackwood" Hubbard: "One minute you're somebody everybody wants to know.
Despite clearly being a one-hit wonder (the admittedly awesome '212') her schtick seems to be cockily mouthing off online and generally being outspoken for the sake of it.
NORTHERN Ireland's Graeme McDowell is desperate to get his hands on the Claret Jug to prove he is not a one-hit wonder, no matter what it costs.
MARTIN Kaymer's friends may only have been joking when they labelled him a one-hit wonder, but the 29-year-old will take the perfect riposte back to Germany - the US Open trophy.
I was amazed, and more than a little concerned, when I received an email on Friday saying Everton were 2/1 to sign one-hit wonder Andros Townsend by the end of the August transfer window.
London, May 17 ( ANI ): Kylie Minogue has revealed that she was suppose to be a one-hit wonder but has been baffled by her own fame.
pompey-chris Not even the great Lester Piggott won and, as per usual, some one-hit wonder will win.
Now they're back with a second album that proves the twentysomething Garza brothers, who comprise the band, are nobody's one-hit wonder.
Germany coach Rudi Voller claims striker Miroslav Klose will not become another World Cup one-hit wonder like Italy's Toto Schillaci.
The success of her hit, One Of Us, and subsequent Grammy nominations were followed by the sort of lull that takes many first time stars out of the public eye and into one-hit wonder status.
But you still have to draw a line under it, because there are so many other games you have to win for England - and you do not want to be known as a one-hit wonder.