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One Hit Wonders

It's Time To Do Away With The Myth Of 'Overnight Success'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint -- but it doesn't always seem that way. In our age of instant gratification, Internet fame and "accide...

How to Say Goodbye to Summer

Lauren Salkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

As another summer heads to the airport, my thoughts head back to 1982, when I was a secretary in the Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Department at CBS Records and the song "Goodbye to You" first aired on the radio.

5 True Literary One-Hit Wonders

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books

Last month, a memoir chronicling Marja Mills’s friendship with Harper Lee, The Mockingbird Next Door, hit the bookshelves to immediate controversy. ...

9 Artists From 2005 Who We Totally Forgot About

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Among the memorable artists to release chart-topping tracks in 2005 were Kanye West ("Gold Digger"), The Killers ("Mr. Brightside"), Akon and Young Je...

Ultimate List Of Literary One Hit Wonders

Posted 08.29.2013 | Books

Every single writer can't be Charles Dickens, James Joyce or Jane Austen. Most authors only end up with one hit book, and the rest are duds, or ju...

The Best One-Hit Wonders Of All Time

Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

Reddit users teamed up to identify the best one-hit wonders of all time, and the crowdsourced list is now available as a playlist on every possible pl...

The Best '90s One-Hit Wonders

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Whether it's shouting the lyrics to "Baby Got Back" for the millionth time at a party or recalling the somberness of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" with fond...

Gotye, A One Hit Wonder?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 09.28.2012 | Entertainment

Belgian-Australian singer Gotye says he will gladly accept a ticket to One Hit Wonderland. His hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know" saturated...

14 One-Hit Wonders To Celebrate Marrying Your One True Love

Posted 09.25.2012 | Weddings

One-hit wonders tend to be pretty catchy, so it's not surprising that many are go-tos for wedding reception playlists. To celebrate National One-Hi...

David Moye

WATCH: Is 'Gangnam Style' Destined To Be A One-Hit Wonder?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 09.24.2012 | Weird News

The Korean pop hit "Gangnam Style" has become a viral smash and brought a lot of attention to Psy, the singer of the dance hit ditty. But only time...

Ryan Murphy Planning Mega-Musical With Cameron, Reese, Gwen and Bey

Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment

Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Murphy walk into a restaurant and come out hours later with an idea for the craziest star-st...

One-Hit Wonders Revisited: Happy Anniversary to The Last Picture Show

David Galenson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

All the artists mentioned here appear to have been conceptual innovators, and that their puzzling declines may be a result of the fact that age is not the friend of the conceptual imagination.

Vanilla Ice Has Career Advice for Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.20.2011 | Celebrity

UPDATE #2: We've gotten in touch with Vanilla Ice, who is not denying his remarks but wants to put them in context. I think the whole story is tha...

Gerry Rafferty and the Inanity of Fame

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Laermer

Reading about the death of Gerry Rafferty -- whom you know if you turned on a radio once in the late '70s -- was like poring over the news of someone Dickens might have conjured up.

Robyn Stuns Terminal 5

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

As Robyn sings in her current single "Hang With Me," -- "Just don't fall recklessly, headlessly in love with me," all we can say as her audience is -- too late, we already did.

The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literature is full of prolific authors -- where would we be without Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? But maybe more fascinating are those authors that...