Sing for Absolution – It's National One-Hit Wonders Day

Sing along to your favourite one-hit wonders

“I am the one and only…
Nobody I’d rather be”

We’ve all got our favourite one-hit wonders – a classic song that everyone knows. These massive hits caused a stir when they were released and we expected great things from the artists… who pretty much disappeared after this one song.

Of course some of these one-hit wonders aren’t really what I’d call hits – Teletubbies I’m talking to you – and of course you’ve got the many X Factor winners who leaped to the top of the charts with their first single, only for us to forget them and their names several months later.
Take the Guardian’s quiz to see how well you know your one-hit wonders.
We even made a one-hit wonder Spotify playlist for the office – check it out and sing along to your favourite one-hit wonders including:

  • Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
  • Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky
  • Toni Basil – Mickey
  • Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  • Chesney Hawkes – The One and Only
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
  • Nena – 99 Luftballons
  • Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out?
  • Las Ketchup – Asereje (The Ketchup Song)

Go on – crank up the speaker and sing (and dance) your heart out!

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