The 50 Craziest, Tipsiest, Ridin’ Dirtiest One-Hit Wonders of the ’00s

Aughts One Hit Wonders
Posted on 10/01/2012 at 5:00 PM

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Too soon? Maybe not as soon as you think. Not only has it been nearly three years since the end of the ’00s, but we’ve entered practically a whole new era in popular music—one in which The Neptunes and Timbaland have been replaced by Dr. Luke and David Guetta as the sound of the moment, where Lil Wayne is now maybe just the third-most popular rapper on “Bedrock,” and in which LMFAO have succeeded the Black Eyed Peas as the #1 pop gonzo party act (and now both groups are on hiatus).

Meanwhile, those acts who scored just one hit and never quite made it to the next decade feel a million miles away now. Remember when you couldn’t go an hour without hearing Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” on the radio or in some TV show? Or when Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” was the funniest thing you ever saw on the internet? Or when Paris Hilton attempted a music career…and her one hit actually wasn’t that bad? If you do, we’re betting those memories are already fairly gauzy and nostalgic, and might bring a smile to your face without you even understanding why.

Anyway, we’ve come up with a list of our 50 favorite such one-hit wonders. Perhaps we’ll hear from them again someday, but more likely, they’ll continue to remind us of bygone days of moving our feet and partying like a rock star.

Start our list below by clicking the “NEXT” button, and be sure to read our interview with the #1 artist on our list HERE.



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