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One Hit Wonders Category

William Hung

William Hung is best known for his 2004 audition for American Idol. Hung sang – in a rather off-key manner – Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” and won over adoring fans all over the world....Read More

Ruben Studdard

Studdard rose to fame after winning the third season of American Idol, just narrowly beating out his competitor Clay Aiken...Read More

Berlin

“Take My Breath Away” was the first and last #1 hit single by Berlin, before the band broke up. The song won the Academy Award as well as the Golden Globe in 1986 for Best Original Song, and went on to top both the Bil...Read More

Mazda’s ‘Zoom Zoom’ Kid

Who could forget the annoying kid from the Mazda ‘Zoom Zoom’ commercials? Yeah okay, we all forgot about him. The Mazda commercial was Kanters last acting gig opting out for more scholarly pursuits....Read More

Matthew Wilder

In 1983 Wilder scored a major hit with “Break My Stride”, a song that managed to top charts worldwide. But his fame was not sustainable, and by the mid 80s, with one commercially unsuccessful albums and two poorly char...Read More

Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners’ first album, entitled Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, featured horns as well as the songwriting ability of Kevin Rowland. Rowland and his British musical collective dressed in dungarees and mingl...Read More

Amii Stewart

First getting noticed in the 1975 Broadway musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, Stewart would finally get her lasting imprint on pop culture five years later when she covered the Eddie Floyd standby Knock on Wood to a disco beat. It earn...Read More

Stacey Q

In 1986, Stacey (who previously was part of a new wave group named SSQ), had a Top 5 synth-pop hit with Two of Hearts. A two-episode stint on The Facts of Life followed, with numerous appearances on talk shows....Read More

Nena

Nena (a nickname) began in a German punk band in 1977, but enjoyed international success in 1983 when her band also named Nena released 99 Luftballons (99 balloons in German) – the English version of the song was 99 Red Ball...Read More

Starland Vocal Band

Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff together with wife Kathy Nivert teamed with singers Margo Chapman and husband Jon Carrollto form a folksy-rock quartet. With the catchy name “Starland Vocal Band” they became a household w...Read More