Classifying a song or artist as a one-hit wonder can be a bit tricky. An artist can be known for one song, but they may have written other hits or have had success in another band. Geographical differences in musical taste also complicate matters. Although bands like Frankie Goes to Hollywood or A-ha, for instance, are considered one-hit wonders in the States, they had a number of other songs charting in other countries. And sometimes you just can’t believe that your favourite new artist had only that one great song:
When it comes to the songs on the polling list below though, there can be little doubt that 90% of South African pop fans who lived through or treasure music from the decade of big hair and catchy (sometimes extremely cheesy) synthesizer sounds know and love only these songs by these artists.
But good luck with choosing how to vote, because this list would make one killer mix tape, sorry CD.
If you need some time making up your mind, just click play – guaranteed to put a smile on your face: