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20 One-Hit Wonders Every ’80s Kid Remembers

Best Life Logo By Bob Larkin of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: Every decade has popular songs that, despite their ubiquity, don't turn the artists behind them into major superstars. And the 1980s sure did feel like it was especially full of singers, bands, and groups who had just one massive hit.Thanks to MTV, for the first time, these one-hit wonders were singing to us right in our living rooms. Music videos made it easier than ever to fall in love with the voice and face behind a new hit—even if we then forgot about them entirely. But for a fleeting moment, amidst all the hairspray and neon, they were our total obsessions. From Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Tommy Tutone, here are the 20 biggest one-hit wonders from the 1980s. And for more on the decade that brought us big hits and even bigger hair, here are 20 Photos Only Kids Who Grew up in the 1980s Will Understand.

20 One-Hit Wonders Every ’80s Kid Remembers

Every decade has popular songs that, despite their ubiquity, don't turn the artists behind them into major superstars. And the 1980s sure did feel like it was especially full of singers, bands, and groups who had just one massive hit.

Thanks to MTV, for the first time, these one-hit wonders were singing to us right in our living rooms. Music videos made it easier than ever to fall in love with the voice and face behind a new hit—even if we then forgot about them entirely. But for a fleeting moment, amidst all the hairspray and neon, they were our total obsessions. From Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Tommy Tutone, here are the 20 biggest one-hit wonders from the 1980s. And for more on the decade that brought us big hits and even bigger hair, here are 20 Photos Only Kids Who Grew up in the 1980s Will Understand.

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