100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s!


Someone text der kommisar, and let Kajagoogoo know, too: for four nights starting next Tuesday, March 31, we’re counting down the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s.

The choices were many. Leave a comment below if you fondly recall Martika‘s “Toy Soldiers” or Oingo Boingo‘s “Weird Science” (please don’t confuse it with Thomas Dolby‘s “She Blinded Me With Science” which in turn shouldn’t be confused with Manfred Mann‘s “Blinded By The Light”). And you can still vote on the final ranking. Get psyched for the show by watching a bunch of videos now.

What exactly is a One Hit Wonder? Check the clip above, where a mix of pundits and artists try to attach a definition to the term – is it an compliment or a dis?

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  1. Jordan says:

    who sings We Dont Have to Take Our Clothes off
    love that song..
    cant seem to find it except fall out boys version
    which totally sucks!

  2. 80's Chick says:

    Come on Eileen???? Really??? Not I Melt with You? Not Cars? Not Take On Me? Not In a Big Country? Geez, who chose these?

  3. Manny says:

    57 Jermaine Stewart “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

  4. Leigh says:

    Will we be able to purchase the top 100 one hit wonders of the 80′s on cd

  5. Chuck Hein says:

    Any way I can get a list of the 100 greatest one hit wonders of the 80′s?

  6. bri says:

    who chooses cars come on people Gary Numan is so mot hot.

  7. Chris says:

    does anyone remember a band and i think they were called Lanier(pop 80′s) and i beleive the name of the song was summer girls. Cant find info anywhere. Can anyone help?

  8. John G. says:

    What happened to ‘Whisper to a Scream’ as an 80s one hit wonder?

  9. Anna says:


  10. chava says:

    and survivor with eye of the tiger

  11. chava says:

    what happend with survivor “eye of the tiger”

  12. Frank says:

    jermain stewart
    WE dont have to take our clothes off

  13. bmacjr says:

    Quaterflash didn’t have one hit. They had 3 in the top 20. Animotion: 2 in the top ten. Overall 3 top 40. What do you consider “ONE HIT WONDER”?

  14. valentina says:

    jermain something sings that song.. plus fall out boy didnt make the remix gym class heros dad patrick stump only did bacjground. get your info right.

  15. keith says:

    can we buy the one hit wonders of the 80′s on cd

  16. lucy says:

    i think daisy is such a ~$~+(^#)&%++$@!#% and nobody likes her she´s just a doll face she´s so stupid that i feel bad 4 her .

    We hate u ~$~+(^#)&%++$@!#% xoxo.

  17. lola says:

    Hi we love vh1 but please don´t repeat the episodes so many times we are from latin america tnks .
    xoxo . =D

  18. shelly says:

    i consider toto africa as one hit wonder i dunno if they were on the list nothing’s gonna stop us now too

  19. tom says:

    want to buy one hit wonder cd’s for the 1980′s..where do i i buy one pls…music cd only pls?

  20. Cayla says:

    Did anyone get an answer on whether we can purchase the 100 One Hit Wonders of the 80′s cd?

  21. Dan Folkerts says:

    I am hugh fan of Aldo Nova and felt that they were making more fun of his video outfit for Fantasy than a great musician that he was was. His music should have been more been more of positive statement than a laughable one.

  22. 80s Girl says:

    When will this replay? I caught the last 10 minutes, I want to see the whole thing!!

  23. Paul says:

    Where was Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus?”

  24. Andrea Maddux says:

    what about “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin

  25. rick says:

    who sings We Dont Have to Take Our Clothes off
    love that song..

    Jermaine Stewart

  26. MzRed34 says:

    I friggin love this show it makes me go back into time and remember my childhood… Luv it i absolutely remember all these songs and wanna know what happened to the music from then to now nowadays its just not the same i long for the 90s music again i love my teenage years too…

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  30. jsplash says:

    Anyone remember the song that goes..” Giiirrrlllss, Gir, gir , gir, gir, gir , Giiirrrlllsss. Summer Girls.. Gir, gir gir , gir, gir, Giiirrrlllss. I wish they all could be like Suuummer Girrls.. ” Something like that Made earlier 80′s pop hit.. Kinda a “One hit wonder” Thing…. ?? Please help me out and let me know or post it to my site if you know what I’m talking about.. If you dont just dissregard.. Thankx’s jsplash..

  31. edward chapman says:

    anyone remember a video entitled “america” (i think) – it was very upbeat and featured some great aerial scenes from across the country – NOT the group america – thanks