One Hit Wonders - '00s by DixonD

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

Ekherndon
why do when you can overdo?


Quiz Description

The final round of my Just Music quiz at TCONA this year was a "One Hit Wonder Showdown", where teams took turns identifying one hit wonders. It turns out I over-prepared for this round, as I had dozens of music clips left over at the end, and rather than have them languish on my hard drive, I'm making Alpaca Farm quizzes out of them!

For the purpose of these quizzes, a "one hit wonder" is defined as a band or artist who had only one single reach the Billboard Top 40 in the US. Some of these artists went on to have illustrious careers outside of the mainstream pop charts (eg. Jimi Hendrix, System of a Down, etc.)-- others, not so much...

Name the artist in each clip; the year and peak Billboard position is also given. Song titles are not required, since the titles are often mentioned within the clips themselves. Don't worry about "featured" artists.

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1 DoyleE 451 98 15
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2 Ekherndon 444 96 15
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3 DosRemediosA 423 94 15
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4 twarner50 421 92 15
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5 samross125 411 90 15
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6 SlickRick87 405 87 15
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7 Matto 398 85 00
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8 Makdeezy 387 83 15
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9 WilliamsK 386 81 15
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10 Jose 355 78 15
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11 QuintongJ 350 76 15
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12 MarcotteM 348 74 15
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13 SedichD 347 72 15
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14 quarterrican 334 70 15
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15 WalkerAJ 328 67 15
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16 RabinK 327 65 15
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