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Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

musicbadgeThis List is in no specific order…and shows the year and highest rank it made on the US Charts…

the links go to the song we played on Blip…please note that Blip is fickle and may not always have the song available…and…

we may add a UK and Canadian Top Ten One-Hit Wonder at some future date…so stay tuned to this page for updates.

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

March 16, 1985 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Don’t Do It) Number 10

July 2, 1988 Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil Number 17

June 7, 1980 Gary Numan – Cars Number 9

February 12, 1983 Moving Pictures – What About Me Number 29

July 17, 1982 Soft Cell – Tainted Love Number 8

March 13, 1982 Prism – Don’t Let Him Know Number 39

April 23, 1983 Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen Number 1

March 16, 1985 Autograph – Turn Up The Radio Number 29

June 9, 1984 Icicle Works / Whisper To A Scream(Birds Fly) Number 37

November 29, 1980 The Vapors Turning Japanese Number 36

The Ten Most Notable Runner-Ups

December 11, 1982 Toni Basil – Hey Mickey Number 1

December 27, 1980 The Korgis- Everybody’s got to learn sometime Number 18

May 30, 1981 Get Wet – Just So Lonely Number 39

July 12, 1986 GTR – When The Heart Rules The Mind Number 14

August 4, 1984 Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It Number 21

September 22, 1984 Scandal – The Warrior Number 7

May 22, 1982 Charlene – I’ve never been to me Number 3

December 24, 1983 Peter Schilling – Major Tom Number 14

April 28, 1984 Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know Number 8

August 15, 1981 Joey Scarbury – Theme From ‘Greatest American Hero Number 2

You might want to check out our other one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

also our hit collections:

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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