These One-Hit Wonders Are Actually Rolling in the Dough

It only takes one song...

The phrase “one-hit wonder” has a negative connotation. An artist branded with it is seen as a flash in the pan who will be forgotten in one month. However, it’s really the artist who has the last laugh. One hit song can make you rich, and if you spend wisely, you never have to work again. Now, ask yourself again: Who has it made? Artists who slave for 10 years to make cash, or artists who are one-and-done millionaires? We’ll take the latter any day of the week.

  • 1 Sir Mix-a-Lot
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    The one hit: “Baby Got Back”

    Net worth: $20 million

  • 2 Psy
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    The one hit: “Gangnam Style.” (But if you count 2013’s “Gentleman,” he has two hits.)

    Net worth: $45 million

  • 3 Mims
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    The one hit: “This Is Why I’m Hot”

    Net worth: $2 million

  • 4 Daniel Powter
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    The one hit: “Bad Day”

    Net worth: $5 million

  • 5 Blu Cantrell
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    The one hit: “Hit ’Em Up Style (Oops!)”

    Net worth: $5 million

  • 6 Taylor Hicks
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    The one hit: “Do I Make You Proud”

    Net worth: $2 million

  • 7 Gotye
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    The one hit: “Somebody That I Used to Know”

    Net worth: $1.5 million

  • 8 Nico & Vinz
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    The one hit: “Am I Wrong”

    Net worth: $2.65 million

  • 9 Howie Day
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    The one hit: “Collide”

    Net worth: $2 million

  • 10 Bobby McFerrin
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    The one hit: “Don’t Worry Be Happy”

    Net worth: $4 million