One Hit Wonders Category

Falling in Reverse

  Falling in Reverse is an American rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada that formed in 2008┬áby the band’s front man, Ronnie Radke, while he was in prison. The band’s original name was ‘From Behind These Wa...Read More

Pete Burns from Dead Or Alive

Dead or Alive was a British pop band formed in 1980 in Liverpool. The band found success in the mid-1980s, releasing seven singles that made the UK Top 40 and three albums on the UK Top 30. They were the first band under the produ...Read More

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


“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