Oftentimes, lightning only strikes once for many singers and bands. My A-Z Challenge for 2014 will focus on those glorious "one hit wonders" spanning the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Some are my favorite songs, others are just plain memorable (for better or for worse). Join me in celebrating these 26 one hit wonders in pop music!
Most people aren't going to know who the heck Canadian a capella group, The Nylons, are. But their remake of the classic "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" is one of those songs that you might hear at some big sporting event. The original song was a hit for the band Steam in 1969. British pop trio Bananaramma even released their own version back in 1983.
In 1987, The Nylons released the single and shorted the title to "Kiss Him Goodbye." It peaked at #12 on the US's Billboard Charts. It was their only big hit, but the song itself has been remade so many times, I've lost count.
Even though the group has been hit-less for 27 years and experienced many changes (they've had 12 total members come and go), they're technically still together and have released 22 albums up until 2011.
Like I said, at any big sporting event, you'll hear people sing or chant the chorus whenever somebody strikes out or loses, so their legacy lives on.