What’s your fave
one hit wonder?
It’s a term usually used with a certain amount of disdain–indicating an artist who managed to mine stardust once, but was never quite able to do it again. I’ve never understood this, since most of us will never have one hit in our lives, so it seems a bit sour-grapey to make fun of those folks who actually managed to pull it off–even if it was more by fluke than anything else. Because of this I tend to have genuine reverence for these figures who managed to make us happy for a brief period, which is a gift not to be taken at all lightly.
Here are my personal faves*:
Okay, that’s enough from me. Your turn!
*This list is admittedly very North American centric and may feature performers who had much longer careers around the world than they did here.