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So if you heard my show on May 4th, you know that I was ranting about how a LOT of the songs on VH-1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The 80s aren't even one hit wonders, according to my criteria. Here is the list, with the non-one hit wonders bolded. I played the actual one hit wonders on my show, starting at the 100 and working my way up to 1 (except J.J. Fad: "Supersonic" as I don't have that one).

1 Dexys Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”
2 Flock of Seagulls: “I Ran (So Far Away)” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
3 A-Ha: “Take On Me” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
4 Tommy Tutone: “867-5309 / Jenny” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
5 Soft Cell: “Tainted Love”
6 Toni Basil: “Mickey”
7 Modern English: “I Melt With You” (had 2 hits in the bottom 60)
8 Bow Wow Wow: “I Want Candy” (had 2 hits in the bottom 60)
9 Kajagoogoo: “Too Shy”
10 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: “Relax”
11 Gary Numan: “Cars”
12 Animotion: “Obsesssion” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
13 Thomas Dolby: “She Blinded Me With Science”
14 Big Country: “In A Big Country”
15 Devo: “Whip It”
16 Nena: “99 Luft Balloons”
17 Men Without Hats: “The Safety Dance” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
18 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock: “It Takes Two”
19 Dead or Alive: “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
20 Rockwell: “Somebody’s Watching Me” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
21 Twisted Sister: “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
22 Michael Sembello: “Maniac” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
23 Eddy Grant: “Electric Avenue” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
24 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: “What I Am”
25 Musical Youth: “Pass the Dutchie”
26 Cutting Crew: “I Just Died In Your Arms” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
27 Stacey Q: “Two of Hearts” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
28 John Parr: “St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
29 Madness: “Our House” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
30 The Vapors: “Turning Japanese”
31 Bobby McFerrin: “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
32 Quarterflash: “Harden My Heart” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
33 John Waite: “Missing You” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
34 The Waitresses: “I Know What Boys Like”
35 Tom Tom Club: “Genius of Love”
36 Weather Girls: “It’s Raining Men”
37 Lipps, Inc.: “Funkytown”
38 Bruce Willis: “Respect Yourself”
39 Matthew Wilder: “Break My Stride” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
40 The Buggles: “Video Killed the Radio Star” (one hit wonder in 1979)
41 Billy Vera “At This Moment” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
42 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”
43 Shannon “Let the Music Play”
44 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
45 Robbie Nevil “C’est La Vie” (had 5 Top 40 hits)
46 Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”
47 Pretty Poison “Catch Me I’m Falling” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
48 Yello “Oh Yeah”
49 Philip Bailey (w/ Phil Collins) “Easy Lover”
50 Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
51 After the Fire “Der Kommissar”
52 Mary Jane Girls “In My House”
53 Taco “Puttin’ On the Ritz”
54 Chris DeBurgh “Lady in Red” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
55 Johnny Kemp “Just Got Paid” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
56 Til Tuesday “Voices Carry” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
57 Jermaine Stewart “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
58 Don Johnson “Heartbeat” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
59 The Outfield “Your Love” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
60 Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
61 E.U.: “Da Butt”
62 XTC: “Dear God” (one hit wonder, but not with this song)
63 Oran “Juice” Jones: “The Rain”
64 Robbie Dupree: “Steal Away” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
65 Boomtown Rats: “I Don’t Like Mondays”
66 The Jeff Healy Band: “Angel Eyes”
67 Martika: “Toy Soldiers” (had 4 Top 40 hits)
68 Peter Schilling: “Major Tom”
69 T’Pau: “Heart And Soul”
70 Harold Faltermeyer: “Axel F”
71 Jack Wagner: “All I Need”
72 Swing Out Sister: “Breakout” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
73 Paul Hardcastle: “19″
74 Information Society: “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
75 Bertie Higgins: “Key Largo”
76 J.J. Fad: “Supersonic”
77 General Public: “Tenderness” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
78 Aldo Nova: “Fantasy”
79 Alannah Myles: “Black Velvet” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
80 Eddie Murphy: “Party All The Time” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
81 Josie Cotton: “Johnny Are You Queer?” (had 2 hits in the bottom 60)
82 Red Rider: “Lunatic Fringe” (had 2 hits in the bottom 60)
83 Paul Lekakis: “Boom Boom Boom Let’s Go Back to My Room”
84 The Church: “Under The Milky Way”
85 Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers: “Tomorrow People”
86 Patrice Rushen: “Forget Me Nots”
87 Vixen: “Edge Of A Broken Heart” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
88 Nik Kershaw: “Wouldn’t it Be Good” (never charted)
89 Rodney Dangerfield: “Rappin’ Rodney” (never charted)
90 Haircut 100: “Love Plus One”
91 Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson: “Friends And Lovers”
92 Frank Stallone: “Far From Over”
93 L.A. Guns: “The Ballad of Jayne” (one hit wonder from 1990)
94 Club Nouveau: “Lean On Me” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
95 Midnight Oil: “Beds are Burning”
96 The Fabulous Thunderbirds: “Tuff Enuff”
97 Will To Power: “Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird” (had 2 Top 40 hits)
98 Buckner & Garcia: “Pac-Man Fever”
99 Michael Damian: “Rock On” (had 3 Top 40 hits)
100 Clarence Clemons (and Jackson Browne): “You’re A Friend Of Mine”


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