A lot of people seem to have a different definition of what counts as a "one hit wonder," but the commonly accepted definition is "a band that only ever had one song make it big on the Top 40 charts."
While that's pretty accurate to most cases, by that definition there are actually some pretty massive artists who are technically one hit wonders! In particular, these 10 are pretty shocking.
Arguably the most iconic rock musician of the 1960s, Hendrix redefined rock guitar thanks to some of his amazing songs like "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child." He's one of the most influential and beloved musicians of all time, but you wouldn't know by looking at the charts: his only song to break the Top 40 was "All Along The Watchtower" in 1968.
The band that every guy with an acoustic guitar in my university dorm unanimously loved, Weezer has put out some beloved albums over the years, most notably Pinkerton and The Blue Album. However, their only real hit remains "Beverly Hills" from 2005.
Yup, you read that right. The country artist with just about more universal appeal and crossover success than any other has actually only ever had one hit: "Lost In You" hit #5 on the Billboard charts in 1999. No wonder he decided to become Chris Gaines for a while, it was the only way he could chart.
These lovable doofuses were absolutely everywhere in the late 90s and early 2000s, and I don't think a single day went by after Enema of the State came out that I didn't see at least one of their videos on MTV. You would think they'd be dominating the charts, but their only real "hit" throughout their career was "All The Small Things," which hit #6 in 2000.