The 100 Best One-Hit-Wonders Of The 80s

One-Hit Wonders Of The 80s

A playlist of the 100 most popular one-hit-wonders from the 1980s. You’re looking for a song from the 80s, but you don’t know the performer? It’s possible that the song was a one-hit-wonder, and the artist has long since disappeared from the scene.

What is a One-Hit-Wonder?

A the-greatest-one-hit-wonders-of-all-times is a sad success for many musicians. Behind the term is that the artist has had no more hits in his career. Thus, many artists wait in vain for the longed-for breakthrough after their One-Hit-Wonder success.

But remember, having only one hit song is no shame because 99.9% of all musicians don’t even manage to do that.

The one-hit wonders of the ’80s

The 80s were a memorable time for many movie fans. In movies like Footloose, Top Gun, and Karate Kid, music played a big role in making a movie special. There were many great songs that made the 80’s musically shaped. Some of the most successful songs were one-hit wonders that are sometimes hard to find.

That’s why we’ve put together a playlist of the 100 greatest one-hit wonders of the 1980s.

Take a trip down memory lane. The list includes many iconic ’80s songs by artists few know today.

(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

The 100 most popular one-hit wonders of the ’80s:

Each song is linked by title to its accompanying music video.

1.FunkytownLipps Inc.
2.Don’t Worry, Be HappyBobby McFerrin
3.I Melt with YouModern English
4.Black VelvetAlannah Myles
5.Video Killed the Radio StarThe Buggles
6.CarsGary Numan
7.Everybody Have Fun TonightWang Chung
8.What I Like About YouThe Romantics
9.Tainted LoveSoft Cell
10.Baby I LiedDeborah Allen
11.TrueSpandau Ballet
12.Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
13.She’s Like the WindPatrick Swayze
14.Take My Breath AwayBerlin
15.I Just Died In Your ArmsCutting Crew
16.At This MomentBilly Vera
17.The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear ShadeTimbuk3
18.Whip ItDevo
19.PacMan FeverBuckner & Garcia
20.Seven Year AcheRosanne Cash
21.867-5309 (Jenny)Tommy Tutone
22.St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)John Parr
23.Friends And LoversGloria Loring & Carl Anderson
24.Too ShyKajagoogoo
25.Turning JapaneseThe Vapors
26.PersonallyKarla Bonoff
27.She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby
28.CryGodley & Creme
29.Baby, Come to MePatti Austin & James Ingram
30.I Ran (So Far Away)A Flock of Seagulls
31.Just the Two of UsGrover Washington, Jr.
32.Come on EileenDexy’s Midnight Runners
33.West End GirlsPet Shop Boys
35.Voices Carry‘Til Tuesday
36.We’re Not Gonna Take ItTwisted Sister
37.Come On EileenDexys Midnight Runners
38.I Loved ‘Em Every OneT.G. Sheppard
39.Somebody’s Watching MeRockwell
40.Puttin’ On the RitzTaco
41.Stand By MeMickey Gilley
42.Steal AwayRobbie Dupree
43.It’s Raining MenThe Weather Girls
44.We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes OffJermaine Stewart
45.So AliveLove and Rockets
46.I’ve Never Been to MeCharlene
47.Key LargoBertie Higgins
49.ManiacMichael Sembello
50.Tarzan BoyBaltimora
51.Harden My Heart Quarterflash
52.Tender LoveForce MDs
53.Under the Milky WayThe Church
54.Our HouseMadness
55.BreakoutSwing Out Sister
56.The Safety DanceMen Without Hats
57.It’s Raining MenThe Weather Girls
58.19Paul Hardcastle
59.You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)Dead or Alive
60.MickeyToni Basil
61.She Blinded Me with ScienceThomas Dolby
62.Break My StrideMatthew Wilder
63.Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil
64.Shattered DreamsJohnny Hates Jazz
65.ManiacMichael Sembello
66.I Know What Boys LikeThe Waitresses
67.F We Doin’ in LoveDottie West & Kenny Rogers
68.I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
69.Don’t Worry, Be HappyBobby McFerrin
70.The PromiseWhen in Rome
71.Puttin’ On the RitzTaco
72.Electric AvenueEddy Grant
73.Missing You John Waite
74.Der KommisarAfter the Fire
75.The RainOran “Juice” Jones
76.Angel EyesJeff Healey
77.In a Big CountryBig Country
78.Da ButtE.U.
79.SupersonicJ.J. Fad
80.I Believe In YouDon Williams
81.One Night in BangkokMurray Head
82.Party All The TimeEddie Murphy
83.Mexican RadioWall of Voodoo
84.Respect YourselfBruce Willis
85.RelaxFrankie Goes to Hollywood
86.Love Plus OneHaircut One Hundred
87.Key LargoBertie Higgins
88.Don’t You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds
89.The Curly ShuffleJump ‘n the Saddle Band
90.Rapper’s DelightThe Sugarhill Gang
91.Too ShyKajagoogoo
92. Ending StoryLimahl
93.What I AmEdie Brickell & New Bohemians
94.(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
95.Miami Vice ThemeJan Hammer
96.MickeyToni Basil
97.Oh YeahYello
98.Somebody’s KnockinTerri Gibbs
99.Bust a MoveYoung MC
100.We Got the BeatThe Go-Go’s
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80s One-Hit-Wonder Spotify Playlist:

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