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10 Artists That Deserved To Be More Than A One Hit Wonder

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Most of the time, when an artist only has one hit and then disappears, it's not exactly surprising. However, sometimes we're absolutely positive that, thanks to the success of a massive song, a group will be around forever and become the next big thing... which doesn't happen. In the case of these 10 artists, they really deserved better.


While they had other songs that were definitely popular with fans and were moderately successful (especially in Europe), the band never managed to make the "Take On Me" lightning strike twice. It's a shame because they were legitimately talented, and could write some very catchy tunes.


While Blur were absolutely massive in their native England (setting the stage for lead singer Damon Albarn to move on to his even bigger, better-known project: Gorillaz), the only song of theirs that ever seemed to catch on in North America was "Song #2" (the one whose chorus goes "WOO-HOO!").

House of Pain

Known for the absolutely inescapable and catchy club-banger "Jump Around," the Irish rap group seemed to fizzle out in terms of popularity soon after, despite continuing to put out pretty solid work. Give their other stuff a listen sometime!


It's impossible to overstate how massive "Ridin' " was in 2006 (for those not into rap, it's the song Weird Al based "White and Nerdy" on). Between that untouchable chorus and thumping beat, it was a hit that promised great things from Chamillionaire, but ultimately he never had anything else land. However, he invested in several media companies (including Youtube giant Maker Studios) and is now a legitimate millionaire, so I doubt he cares too much.

These next few artists really deserved to stick around longer...

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