30 Memorable One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

Probably the best part about 80s music is the music videos, focused largely on big hair, close up shots, and weird mood lighting. But that’s not to say there isn’t music to love for itself, particularly those grand old one hit wonders that stick in your head...unlike the rest of their discography. Admittedly some of those one hit wonders in the U.S. went on to at least slightly more fame—sometimes even two hit wonders—in other countries like the U.K. Here’s a look at 30 of your favorite one-hit wonders straight from the 80s.

Just as a note, a song is considered a one-hit wonder if the artist had only one song that reached Billboard Top 40. This means that many artists may have other songs that were good (very very good in some cases), but simply didn't reach the same amount of status as the first song written or produced by the musical celeb.

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