Ain’t no shame in the name. The one-hit wonder, the supernova of popular music, should be neither scorned nor mourned. Instead, we come to celebrate it.
In honor of National One-Hit Wonder Day (still waiting for a presidential proclamation on this one), we asked the American-Statesman newsroom, as well as our readers on social media, to name their favorite one-and-done chart smash. We hope you enjoy this ephemeral soundtrack to your ephemeral day.
Disclaimer: We’re not interested in debating the definition of "one-hit wonder" today. Let’s say we’re thinking somewhere between Michael Jackson and "Disco Duck," and leave it at that.
Selected by breaking news reporter Nolan Hicks:
?"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell]]