They came, they conquered, and they vanished. That’s how it is in pop sometimes. But one hit wonders have nothing to be ashamed of – just registering a single smash is a sizable career accomplishment.
The ’80s seemed to be a big decade for the old OHW phenomenon. Hip-hop was coming into its, synth bands were charting and disappearing – the charts were always in flux. From March 31- April 3 we’re counting down the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s, and you guys still have time to weigh in on how the ranking is going to look. Maybe you’re a fan of the Vapors. Maybe you adore Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock‘s “It Takes Two.” Maybe you’ve never gotten over the narrative of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry” (watch it above).