Here are the Biggest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s

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Did you know there was a National One-Hit Wonders Day? Why in the world someone would choose to honor some a dubious distinction is beyond me. I go back and forth in mind on this: Would I want to be called a one-hit wonder? On one hand, it means I did hit pay dirt with a song in my chosen profession. On the other hand, it means I ONLY hit pay dirt with one song in my chosen profession. Damned if you do or don’t in this world, amiright?

Eons ago here at Stuck in the ’80s, we did a series of podcasts on one-hit wonders in the ’80s. We went year by year and tried to single out the bands who struck gold only once. We got a lot of grief over our list, if memory serves. Yes, it’s a subjective list for sure. Here are the links to each show if you’d like to relive podcasting history.

One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s:

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989