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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ROB CROSS reckons he has silenced the haters who branded him a flukey one-hit wonder.
GERAINT THOMAS will not beat himself up if his Yellow Jersey turns out to be a one-hit wonder on the Tour de France.
The famous one-hit wonder, the Macarena, is currently celebrating 25 years since topping the charts, and to celebrate Meccabingo.com has created its own Meccarena version.
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.
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It has been ten long years since anyone not named Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray had been able to boast of being anything other than a one-hit wonder.
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.
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.
JADE JONES is determined not to be a "one-hit wonder" after realising her dream of becoming Britain's first Olympic taekwondo champion.
With this sell-out gig in Wales, will he finally achieve his dream of being more than a one-hit wonder?
A 'ONE-HIT wonder' is a term used to describe musicians whom are known mainly for only one hit single.
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.