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National One-Hit Wonder Day is Sept. 25

Who are your favorite One Hit Wonders? Katrina and the Waves? Peter Bjorn and John? The Sugarhill Gang? Feist? Listen to The Colorado Sound on Monday, Sept. 25 for a day of singular successes as we celebrate National One Hit Wonder Day!

In The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, music journalist Wayne Jancik defines a one-hit wonder as “an act that has won a position on [the] national, pop, Top 40 record chart just once.” They may produce more music over their careers, and have other minor hits, but that one song defines them. Popular examples include “99 Red Balloons” by Nena, “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks, “Lunatic Fringe” by Red Rider, and “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley.

Sept. 25 is officially National One Hit Wonder Day, so tune in all day to hear your favorite one hit wonders from the past several decades, on up to the present.

Listen from anywhere in the world via the Listen Live link at the top of our website, or tell your smart speaker to “play The Colorado Sound.” 

Did you miss the name of the band and song that just played? Remember, you can always see an archived list of recently played songs on our Colorado Sound Playlist


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