The greatest one hit wonder of all time revealed

These are officially the most-loved one-off pop classics.

One hit wonder Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice One of the best one hit wonders ever? Image Vevo

Who doesn’t love a good one-hit wonder?

Whether it’s Mambo No. 5, Whigfield’s Saturday Night or Los del Rio’s Macarena, they’re some of the catchiest pop songs ever written, and no disco is complete without them.

Now, the nation’s favourite one-hit wonders have been revealed, and they make for very interesting reading.

Coming in tied first place are Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles and It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls.

They just come above Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky and The Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be, which both feature in the top five.

The results were obtained as part of a study of 2,000 people conducted by online market researchers OnePoll.

Take a look at the top 50 one-hit wonders below:

  1. Video Killed the Radio Star – Buggles (1980)
  2. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls (1982)
  3. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum (1969)
  4. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (1988)
  5. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of) – Lou Bega (1999)
  6. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor (1990)
  7. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice (1990)
  8. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston (1976)
  9. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex (1995)
  10. Macarena – Los del Rio (1993)
  11. Sugar Sugar – The Archies (1969)
  12. Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men (2000)
  13. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas (1974)
  14. Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks (1973)
  15. Saturday Night – Whigfield (1995)
  16. There She Goes – The La’s (2006)
  17. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
  18. Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance (1960)
  19. Me and Mrs Jones – Billy Paul (1972)
  20. Mickey – Toni Basil (1982)
  21. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (1988)
  22. Stay – Shakespeare’s Sister (1992)
  23. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry (1976)
  24. What Is Love – Haddaway (1993)
  25. 99 Red Balloons – Nena (1983)
  26. Jump Around – House of Pain (1992)
  27. My Sharona – The Knack (1979)
  28. We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart (1986)
  29. Turning Japanese – The Vapors (1980)
  30. MMMBop – Hanson (1997)
  31. In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans (1969)
  32. Funkytown – Lipps Inc. (1979)
  33. A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins (1994)
  34. Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth (1982)
  35. Rock Me Amadeus – Falco (1985)
  36. The Hustle – Van McCoy (1975)
  37. Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang – Witch Doctor (1998)
  38. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba (1997)
  39. The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup (2002)
  40. Grandad – Clive Dunn (1971)
  41. Spaceman – Babylon Zoo (1996)
  42. Groove Is in the Heart – Dee-Lite (1990)
  43. Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul (1976)
  44. Barbados – Typically Tropical (1975)
  45. Unbelievable – EMF (1990)
  46. Too Shy – Kajagoogoo (1983)
  47. Pop Muzik – M (1979)
  48. You Get What You Give – New Radicals (1999)
  49. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats (1983)
  50. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell (1984)
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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.