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105 Favorite One-Hit Wonders of the 2010s

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With the decade now behind us, make a 2010s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song.

With the decade now behind us, make a 2010s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song.

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Having said goodbye to the 2010s, it's easy to recall the musicians who have feasted at success' table during the decade. These artists were responsible for a buffet of mainstream pop hits that cracked the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

But what about the one-hit wonders? They had their bite at Top 40 success, and although hungry for more, one-hit wonders still have yet to follow up their mainstream pop success with a repeat. Some remain one-hit wonders because their bands broke up, the musician died, or the artist primarily performs songs belonging to other genres (e.g, country, alt rock).

Other singers are one-hit wonders because they were extraordinarily lucky with their first and only hit (we're talking about you, Ylvis, of "What Does the Fox Say?" fame). Then there are those who happened to initially collaborate with popular singers such as Pink, Rihanna or Shakira. (With collaborations where only one artist is a one-hit wonder, I've used an asterisk in the list below to signify the one-hit wonder artist.)

Make a list of your favorite one-hit wonders of the 2010s to remember the decade. I'm optimistic that there's time in the coming years for at least some of these artists to take themselves off this list with a follow-up mainstream pop single. Let's see how many will do so.

1. "Cheerleader" by Omi (2014)

Released in 2014 by Jamaican-born artist Omi, this ubiquitous ditty has a contagious beat and became a global smash hit. A track on his debut album, Me 4 U, there was no escaping the popularity of this upbeat love song.

"Cheerleader" features a narrator who is 100% committed to his girlfriend. As such, he is unswayed by other girls who might otherwise tempt a man to cheat. The narrator values his sweetheart as physically beautiful but also treasures her as his personal cheerleader who provides him all the emotional support and comfort he needs in life. If you don't have a cheerleader like this in your own life, I hope you find them soon!

2. "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men (2012)

Icelandic indie folk/pop band Of Monsters and Men made a big splash on the international music scene with this debut single. Their peppy alternative rock song, "Little Talks," became a crossover hit on the rock, adult contemporary, and mainstream pop charts. It depicts a conversation between a husband who has passed away and the wife he is attempting to console. He looks over her welfare in the old creaky house even after his death.

While this is the only song by the group to reach the Top 40 on the mainstream pop chart, Of Monsters and Men has landed additional hits on the alternative rock chart. Time will tell whether they will see another mainstream pop hit and thus be able to rid themselves of their one-hit wonder label.

3. "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon (2014)

Sometimes you need to forget yourself and just let go. In this incredibly contagious dance song, the narrator is a guy at a bar who is feeling high school awkward and uptight. He needs to let go of his frustration and anxiety and live in the moment. Lucky for him there's carefree woman in "a backless dress and some beatup sneaks" who asks him to dance. She's just the person to help him have some fun.

So far, this is the only hit that WALK THE MOON has been able to land in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. However, the group has achieved some success on the alternative charts. We'll see what their future holds.

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4. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) (2011)

This sensationally successful pop ballad hit the top spot on the charts in many countries and won two Grammy awards, including the "Record of the Year." However, since their 2011 song, we've heard little else from the Belgian-Australian singer Gotye and the New Zealand indie pop singer Kimbra. Both remain one-hit wonders.

Their brooding song describes a guy who ruminates about a love relationship that has ended. He can't let it go. When he was with his girlfriend, he felt lonely in her company. The guy was morose and sad, so she ended it, explaining they could remain friends (yeah, right).

Now, however, she's giving him the cold shoulder, changing her number and sending her friends to collect her belongings. The distance between them leaves the narrator resentful that someone he once knew intimately is now just another stranger.

5. "Let Her Go" by Passenger (2012)

Sometimes you learn painful personal lessons too late. Regretting that you "only know you love her when you let her go," the dejected narrator in this breakup song failed to appreciate his lover. Now he's lost her completely and finds himself laying alone in the dark, staring at the ceiling, with an empty feeling in his heart.

Passenger is the stage name for Michael Rosenberg. Although the folk rock song was a chart-topper in many countries, Passenger remains a one-hit wonder, as he has not able to repeat his pop chart success thus far.

6. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers (2012)

Talk about beginner's luck. This song was The Lumineers' first single and made the US Billboard Hot 100 for the entire freaking decade. With its boisterous shout-outs, the rousing international hit single was a sleeper hit back in 2012, ascending the mainstream pop chart to achieve crossover success on the rock, alternative, adult contemporary and country charts.

The catchy song is about a breakup and the narrator's regret that it ended. Ironically, however, many people misunderstood the tune because of its line, "I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart." As a result, couples used it as their wedding song. Go figure.

With the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, reliance on technology for communication began to replace face-to-face personal interactions and the ability to interpret social cues.

With the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, reliance on technology for communication began to replace face-to-face personal interactions and the ability to interpret social cues.

7. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People (2010)

Deceptively perky, this viral song was the debut single from indie pop band Foster the People. In contrast to its bouncy and high-spirited beat, the ditty features dark lyrics detailing a mentally ill young man's homicidal thoughts of lashing out against others. He telegraphs his cruel plans, "You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet."

Real events no doubt influenced the writing of this tune. The songwriter/lead singer of Foster the People was bullied in high school, and another member of the group had a cousin who survived the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Rather than glorifying gun violence, Foster the People hoped that their hit would create a platform for conversation regarding bullying and gun violence.

8. "Rude" by Magic! (2013)

This reggae fusion song with the infectious hook ("Why you gotta be so rude?") was based on a real-life situation. The song was Magic!'s debut single and describes an eager young man's failed attempts to ask his girlfriend's father's blessing so they can marry. When Dad flatly declines, the rejected suitor tells him he'll marry the daughter anyway.

The alternative song was an international smash hit, crossing over to not only the pop charts but also the dance, adult contemporary, and Latin charts. It also placed on the Billboard Hot 100 for both the decade and all-time charts. Although Magic! released some successful singles on the Canadian charts, "Rude" is their only Top 40 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

9. "Ex's & Oh's" by Elle King (2014)

I'm such a fan of Elle King that I hope she doesn't stay a one-hit wonder. The alt-rock singer is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider of Saturday Night Live fame.

King's song features a sassy, brassy broad with a string of clingy ex-boyfriends. She falls in and out of love quickly, breaking hearts as she goes, and her exes keep turning back up in her life like bad pennies.

10. "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silentó (2015)

Did you do the Whip and the Nae Nae back in 2015 when this song was popular? Or perhaps you impressed friends with other dances the song mentions:

  • The Stanky Leg
  • The Superman
  • The Bop/Duff and
  • The Break Your Legs?

After this hip hop ditty went viral on YouTube, it became an international sensation and crossover hit onto the dance, Latin, and mainstream pop charts. Although some critics call it out as a most hated or annoying song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" remarkably placed on both the Billboard Hot 100 decade-end and all-time charts. However, since 2015, Silentó has lived up to his name by being silent when it comes to following up this hit with another one.

11. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" by Shakira (featuring Freshlyground*) (2010)

Freshlyground is a South African Afro-fusion band that was a one-hit wonder when the group collaborated on this pop tune with Colombian singer Shakira (who is not a one-hit wonder). While some critics panned the song as "sonic vomit," fans disagreed. It became the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa and became a viral video and global chart-topper. The upbeat song provides encouragement to pick your battles, stay focused on your goals, and when you face setbacks, redouble your efforts.

12. "Teach Me How to Dougie" by Cali Swag District (2010)

The filthy-mouthed, self-centered narrator in this hip-hop number calls for "a beat that's super bumpin'" so he can learn a new dance, The Dougie. The dance first gained attention in the hip hop community in 2007 with a song by Lil' Wil called, "The Dougie." The narrator perceives himself as a chick-magnet and sees the dance as a way to demonstrate his slick moves. I dunno about that.

13. "Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink (featuring Nate Ruess*) (2013)

Some people have more success as a part of a band than as an individual artist. That was the case with Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band Fun. While Fun had several Top 40 mainstream pop hits, as an individual artist, Ruess became a one-hit wonder with "Just Give Me a Reason," a duet recorded with superstar Pink (not a one-hit wonder, obviously).

The mournful 2013 love ballad describes a relationship that seems to be falling apart, but the couple isn't ready to let go of what they have together yet:

Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again
It's in the stars, it's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again... .

14. "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors (2013)

Wouldn't it be awesome to get out of bed like this each day? The over-the-top narrator in this song is doing a happy dance, proclaiming that today is the best freaking day of his life. He announces that the day is full of possibilities, bright stars, and sun that lasts until midnight (wait, is he making sense?). He's so optimistic that he doesn't want this dream state to end. Although American Authors saw modest success with three other songs on other charts, this bubbly pop tune was the only song that reached the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100.

How Much Do You Recall About the 2010s?

In 2010, Apple introduced the iPad as a "magic and revolutionary device" that "lets users physically interact with applications and content."

In 2012, physicists confirmed detection of the elusive Higgs boson, nicknamed the "God particle." It helps to give mass to electrons, protons, and all other particles that have mass.

The retail apocalypse and death of the mall began in the 2010s as Americans shopped more online. Retailers that went out of business included: American Apparel, Borders, DressBarn, hhgregg, Payless ShoeSource & more.

Populist political movements rose throughout the 2010s, including the Occupy Wall Street movement, Black Lives Matter, and the alt-right.

Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing movie of all time in 2019.

2010 marked the release of the first ready-to-fly drone controllable entirely by a smartphone's Wifi.

Ridesharing company Uber was officially launched in 2011. Lyft followed shortly thereafter, in 2012.

In 2014, the US ended its Space Shuttle Program consisting of Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 American states in 2015 due to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges.

Athleisure -- clothes that are dressed up workout wear -- became popular in the mid-2010s. Examples: yoga pants, tights, leggings, and sneakers.

In 2016, Donald President became the first president without political or military experience. In 2019, he became the third American president to be impeached.

Digital currencies increased in popularity until reaching a peak in January 2018. Then came the cryptocurrency crash when many lost as much as 80% of their value.

Huge data breaches put millions of Americans at risk of identity theft. Companies with the largest breaches included: First American (2019), Facebook (2019), Marriott (2018), Nasdaq, 7-Eleven & J.C. Penney (2013), Adobe (2013), Under Armour (2018), eBay (2014), Equifax (2017), and Target (2013).

Terrorism hit home with the Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), San Bernadino attack (2015), Orlando nightclub shooting (2016), New York City truck attack (2017), and El Paso Shooting (2019).

The US faced natural disasters including droughts & wildfires like the 2018 Camp Fire in California; Hawaii's lower Puna volcano eruption in 2018; and Hurricanes Sandy (2012), Joaquin (2015), Matthew (2016), Harvey (2017), Irma (2017), Maria (2017) & Michael (2018).

National furor was focused on public officials responsible for a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan. The city’s drinking water was found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of lead.

Toys popular in the 2010s included Sing-a-ma-jigs, Paper Jamz, Monster High dolls, Hatchimals, and Fingerlings.

In 2014, GrubHub began offering a delivery service for restaurants that do not operate their own delivery. Competitors include DoorDash, UberEats, and Postmates.

15. "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech (2013)

Who knows what Zach Sobiech could have achieved had he lived. Unfortunately, this is the singer/songwriter's farewell song about his struggle with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that primarily strikes children. Sobiech was just 14.

The tearjerker of a tune features a narrator addressing someone he loves and describing what they'd do if only he had more time on Earth. With regret and gentle acceptance, he describes how his end is within sight, and soon he'll be watching from the clouds:

It won't be long now, it won't be long now
If only I had a little bit more time
If only I had a little bit more time with you.

16. "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" by Kip Moore (2011)

In 2011, this number one country tune crossed over and hit the Top 40 pop charts. Although he had other country hits, Kip Moore hasn't yet repeated that level of crossover success. The song describes the no-frills fun that he and his girl plan on having after the work week is done—his truck, a farmer's field, and some ice cold beer. Definitely a guy song.

17. "Gettin' Over You" by David Guetta & Chris Willis* (featuring Fergie & LMFAO) (2010)

Chris Willis is the one-hit wonder among this group of artists who collaborated on this very danceable 2010 pop hit. (The other artists are not, however.) This song expresses the narrator's regret that his relationship with his lover ended. Knowing what he knows now, he wishes he could have a redo. (Don't we all?) In the meantime, he's partying with vigor because even though there's no getting over her, he can at least try, right?

18. "(The Fox) What Does the Fox Say?" by Ylvis (2013)

These two Norweigan brothers recorded this ridiculous song for their late-night variety talk show, and the it was so inane that it went viral. What does the fox say really? And what makes them ask?

19. "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia (featuring John Martin) (2012)

This electronic dance hit features a narrator who reminisces about growing up and listening to his father's words of comfort when the young man experienced his first heartbreak:

My father said, "Don't you worry, don't you worry child
See heaven's got a plan for you
Don't you worry, don't you worry now, yeah."

As the narrator later experienced other disappointments in life, the memory of his dad's reassurances come back to him. Sydney's blue ocean helped to inspire the Swedish musicians to write this song. This was the only single these artists placed on the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100. Supergroup Swedish House Mafia had a number of earlier hits that were international favorites in many countries outside the US. Shortly after their success with "Don't You Worry Child," the group announced their breakup so that members could pursue their own careers.

20. "I'm Awesome" by Spose (2010)

Call it comedy hip hop. In this 2010 ditty, rapper Spose portrays a self-deprecating potty-mouthed 25-year-old man who still drives around in his mother's car. He met all his friends online, runs from a fight, and has zero swagger. Although he repulses the girls, is cash poor, and admits he has neither talent nor personality, the dude knows he is one thing—and that is AWESOME. You're awesome, too, and don't let anyone tell you any different!

Billed as the party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity sprang from a 2011 Kickstarter campaign.  Its content is awful, politically incorrect, and popular.

Billed as the party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity sprang from a 2011 Kickstarter campaign. Its content is awful, politically incorrect, and popular.

Even More One-Hit Wonders of the 2010s

Have a favorite one-hit wonder from the 2010s that should be on this playlist? Suggest it in the Comments Section below. *NOTE: With duets or multiple artists where only one artist is a one-hit wonder, the asterisk (*) signifies the one-hit wonder.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Too Close

Alex Clare

2011

22. Love Like Woe

The Ready Set

2010

23. Boys 'Round Here

Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies*)

2013

24. Harlem Shake

Baauer

2012

25. Stay

Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko*)

2015

26. Fight Song

Rachel Platten

2015

27. Safe and Sound

Capital Cities

2013

28. Magic

B.o.B. (featuring Rivers Cuomo*)

2010

29. All the Way Up

Fat Joe and Remy Ma*

2016

30. Bad

Wale (featuring Tiara Thomas*)

2013

31. Feel It Still

Portugal. The Man.

2017

32. We No Speak Americano

Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP

2010

33. Stolen Dance

Milky Chance

2013

34. You Make Me Feel ...

Cobra Starship and Sabi*

2011

35. Sail

AWOLNATION

2010

36. Sweet Nothing

Calvin Harris (featuring Florence Welch*)

2012

37. Latch

Disclosure* (featuring Sam Smith)

2012

38. Dirt on My Boots

Jon Pardi

2016

39. One Man Band

Old Dominion

2019

40. Tongue Tied

Grouplove

2012

41. Shallow

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper*

2018

42. Loca

Shakira (featuring El Cata* and Dizzee Rascal*)

2010

43. Party Rock Anthem

LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett*)

2011

44. Clarity

Zedd (featuring Foxes*)

2012

45. Sweater Weather

The Neighborhood

2012

46. Drip Too Hard

Lil Baby & Gunna*

2018

47. Thotiana

Blueface

2018

48. Don't Stop the Party

Pitbull (featuring TJR)

2012

49. The Hanging Tree

James Newton Howard (featuring Jennifer Lawrence)

2014

50. Riptide

Vance Joy

2013

51. Whip My Hair

Willow Smith

2010

52. Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson* (featuring Bruno Mars)

2014

53. Budapest

George Ezra

2013

54. All Gold Everything

Trinidad James

2012

55. Whatever She's Got

David Nail

2013

56. Stereo Love

Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina

2010

57. Eyes on You

Chase Rice

2018

58. Redneck Crazy

Tyler Far

2013

59. Burning House

Cam

2015

60. Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not

Thompson Square

2010

61. My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face

Craig Wayne Boyd

2014

62. Drunk Me

Mitchell Tenpenny

2018

63. Whiskey Glasses

Morgan Wallen

2018

64. I Love You This Big

Scotty McCreery

2011

65. I Don't Know About You

Chris Lane

2018

66. Peter Pan

Kelsea Ballerini

2016

67. Baby Shark

Pinkfong

2016 (charted in 2019)

68. My Type

Saweetie

2019

69. I Like Me Better

Lauv

2017

70. Issues

Julia Michaels

2017

71. Caroline

Aminé

2016

72. Broccoli

DRAM* (featuring Lil Yachty)

2016

73. Let It Go

James Bay

2014

74. Gold

Kiiara

2015

75. Don't Mind

Kent Jones

2016

76. Nasty Freestyle

T-Wayne

2015

77. Tuesday

iLoveMakonnen

2014

78. Rather Be

Clean Bandit (featuring Jess Glynne*)

2014

79. Shower

Becky G

2014

80. Can't Hold Us

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton*)

2012

81. Runnin' Out of Moonlight

Randy Houser

2012

82. Cashin' Out

Cash Out

2012

83. Drank in My Cup

Kirko Bangz

2011

84. Broken Hearted

Karmin

2012

85. A*s Back Home

Gym Class Heroes (featuring Neon Hitch*)

2011

86. Written in the Stars

Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner

2010

87. Despacito

Luis Fonsi* (featuring Daddy Yankee)

2017

88. Waves

Mr. Probz

2014

89. Cake by the Ocean

DNCE

2015

90. Prayer in C

Lilly Wood and the Prick* and Robin Schulz

2014

91. I Hate U, I Love U

Gnash (featuring Olivia O'Brien*)

2016

92. Say Something

A Great Big World* (featuring Christina Aguilera

2013

93. Am I Wrong

Nico & Vinz

2013

94. Let You Down

NF

2017

95. Dance Monkey

Tones & I

2019

96. (Kissed You) Good Night

Gloriana

2011

97. I Love It

Icona Pop* (featuring Charli XCX)

2012

98. Sweet but Psycho

Ava Max

2018

99. Come with Me Now

Kongos

2011

100. Lost Boy

Ruth B.

2015

101. Honey, I'm Good

Andy Grammer

2014

102. Stereo Love

Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina

2010

103. Want U Back

Cher Lloyd

2012

104. Classic

MKTO

2013

105. Ghost

Ella Henderson

2014

Questions & Answers

Question: Which song has "to the left" and "to the right" in the lyrics?

Answer: The 2007 hip hop song "Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid included those lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAhXfcm_v40

© 2019 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2020:

S - Yes, take a look at the definition used. Most of his hits have come under his stage name Weezer on the Alternative Rock, not the mainstream pop chart.

S on May 13, 2020:

Rivers Cuomo is a one hit wonder?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 17, 2020:

Peggy - The music has really changed over the past decade or two. Some of it is really good and other stuff, not so much. Thanks for stopping by!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2020:

Since we often listen to classical music, I am afraid that I am unfamiliar with much of this more modern music. I do like the song titled "Clouds." Shakira, I know from her being on the television show, The Voice.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 30, 2020:

Tamara - I'm glad you enjoyed this and learned a little as well. Have a great day!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on January 30, 2020:

This was quite the find, for me, as many of these songs I have never even heard, before now! This is truly a unique collection and a “one of a kind” post! ♥️

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 03, 2020:

Jo - That's okay too. Have a great 2020.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on January 03, 2020:

I know very little about this era of music. Truthfully, I'm still stuck in the '60s.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 03, 2020:

Audrey - Thanks for letting me know this was featured on Spinditty and for stopping by. I hope your New Year is filled with happiness, good health, and new adventures.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 03, 2020:

Mark - It was a pretty tough decade historically, but the music was commendable.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 02, 2020:

What a great way to start a New Year...I had so much fun watching these videos. You've presented an outstanding list of One Hit Wonders. Congratulations on being featured on Spinditty!

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on January 02, 2020:

A great review of some amazing songs in commemoration of the the 2010’s. Maybe it wasn’t such a bad decade after all.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 02, 2020:

Nell Rose - Gets me turnt too! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Nell Rose from England on January 02, 2020:

You got me dancing with shut up and dance, lol! great list, great tunes!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 31, 2019:

Liz - Thank you and have a fabulous new year.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 31, 2019:

You have done a great job compiling this list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 31, 2019:

Cynthia - I'm sure those grandkids keep you young! I'm glad you've heard of some of the songs! Have a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on December 30, 2019:

Well, my friend, you really gave value added with this full swoop over a decade. I actually had heard some of the music ("Rude"), and my granddaughters treated us to several goes of "Best Day of My Life" a couple of summers ago. I am impressed with your rundown of the decade's memorable events. But I also feel very old. Not your fault. Happy New Year!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2019:

Donna - I appreciate your enthusiasm and support. Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2019:

Linda - Some are a lot of fun. I love "Rude," "Whiskey Glasses," and "Ho Hey," for example. Have a terrific new year and may all your dreams come true in 2020.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2019:

Heidi - Maybe it's the radio stations you listen to? Blame it on them. Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 28, 2019:

I don't know any of the songs that you've shared, but I'm looking forward to gradually going through your list. Happy New Year, Flourish!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on December 28, 2019:

Know what's really strange? I barely remember ANY of the entries in this list, even though we're technically still in the decade (for a few more days). What does that mean? I'm old? The 2010s had short-lived one-hit wonders? Hmm.

Anyway, thanks for sharing the music history as always! Happy New Year!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 28, 2019:

MG Singh - Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on December 28, 2019:

Great collection and congrats for all the hard work you have put in for this collection

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, In on December 27, 2019:

Wow, what a fantastic article in which I enjoyed reading and going down memory lane, Some of those songs I had forgotten about and thank you for reminding me of better days in my life.

I commend you on the fantastic job you have done on putting all of this wonderful information for dreamers to dream and reminders of a kinder yesterday!

I applaud you a job well done :) Bravo!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Dora - Thank you for the kind compliment. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. May all the best be yours in the New Year (and decade)!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

James - Some artists like Bruno Mars, Pink, Shakira, and LMFAO are not one-hit wonders. Rather, they appear as collaborators with one-hit wonders whom I have indicated with a star beside their name. Hopefully that's clear?

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 27, 2019:

What a treat for music lovers! I also appreciate the 2010 trivia information. Your presentations are excellent. Thank you and all the best throughout the New Year!

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on December 27, 2019:

I best remember your #14 and #6 selections. Never thought I'd see Fat Joe, Pink and Shakira on a one hit wonder list. If nothing else can be said about them, some of these one hit acts kept good company. It's as if you were reading my mind when you put the definition of one hit wonder right after a song by Foster the People. Great list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Devika - Thank you for stopping by. May the next decade be full of good health, wealth, and adventure!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Pamela - I love Elle King. She has hits on the rock charts, but they haven't crossed over to the mainstream chart (e.g., "America's Sweetheart," "Shame"). She's also done a great country duet, "It's Different for Girls." I can't imagine she'll stay a one-hit wonder with a voice like that. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful new year!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Bill - Oh, no. Maybe you should consider it a list that could help catch you up to the times. Happy New Year to you too!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Clive - I thought of you when I wrote about him. Happy New Year, buddy.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 27, 2019:

Linda - Happy New Year to you too! I can just imagine you jamming to Bruno Mars in the kitchen. I saw him in concert and he is incredible.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 27, 2019:

I must admit that I know very few of these, but the ones that I do recognize I really like--especially (believe it or not) Uptown Funk. That just gets my toes tapping.

What a fun way to end 2019. I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year and that 2020 brings you good health and countless blessings.

Devika Primic on December 27, 2019:

Music is the best therapy. I listen to many types of music and your selection is one of the best for me. A Happy New Year to you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 27, 2019:

I wasn't familiar with Elle King but I really like her voice. I have always thought Shakira was talented. This is a good list of one-hit-wonders, and I wasn't familiar with some of them but enjoyed listening to your excellent list of songs.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 27, 2019:

I must be stuck in the past. The only one I knew on this list was Shakira, and that's because she was a judge on The Voice! I should really be out of it by 2030. lol Happy New Year!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 26, 2019:

Omi is my boy man....I need a one hit wonder right now.