The 5 Biggest One-Hit Wonders Since 2010
April 30, 2014 4:48PM ET
Some of these one-hit wonders have made it as far as a Grammy nomination (or a few!), while others' songs are planted in our heads for months on end.
When someone says 'Carly Rae Jepsen', one song comes to mind; "Call Me Maybe". Don't get us wrong—we love mini-throwbacks such as "Whip my Hair" or "Want U Back", but some of them have come to a point where they just can't find the pixie dust it took to make another hit song. Some of these one-hit wonders have made it as far as a Grammy nomination (or a few!), while others' songs are planted in our heads for months on end. Take a look at our take on the top five biggest one-hit wonders of the past four years.
5. Neon Hitch - "A** Back Home"
Neon Hitch has some very impressive vocal abilities, we'd just like to hear more of her on the radio. Back in 2011, when her Gym Class Heroes collab "A** Back Home" graced radio stations worldwide, everyone was impressed with her Britney Spears-teasing voice. Although you saw her latest song "Gold" on the Hot 25 a few weeks back, she's yet to come out with something that everyone loves as much as "Back Home".
4. Cher Lloyd - "Want U Back"
Cher Lloyd was only biting the title of one-hit wonder, but you have to admit, "Want U Back" is by far her greatest hit to date. However, she has several other hits that have come close to being regulars on the radio—"Oath", "Swagger Jagger", and Demi Lovato-assisted "Really Don't Care" have all entered the hearts of fans at some point.
3. Tinie Tempah - "Written in the Stars"
After Tinie Tempah's 2011 smash "Written in the Stars", he might just be 'a million miles away' from returning to that status. Tempah has had just one other song chart within the Hot 100, and hasn't been in the news since. The British singer seems to be doing well commercially his home country, but not so much anywhere else.
2. Willow Smith - "Whip my Hair"
This song was the "#SELFIE" of 2011... the best worst song ever. Despite this, the song peaked just outside of the top 10, and the Rihanna-inspired track has been covered by many celebrities, including Katy Perry and Jimmy Fallon. Smith's runner-up single "21st Century Girl", however, was a commercial failure. It failed to chart in any country with the exception of Ireland. Ever since, we haven't heard from Willow.
1. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
We had just met Carly Rae Jepsen in 2012 when "Call Me Maybe" rang in nine weeks at no. 1. After taking home Video of the Year at the MuchMusic Video Awards (as well as three Juno Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, a BenBoard Music Award, an American Music Award and two Grammy nominations), she disappeared from US radio. Aside from "Good Time" (with Owl City), her other follow-up singles failed to match the success of their previous singles. We would love to hear more from Jepsen as she ventures into her third album, due for release later in 2014.
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