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The Greatest

100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80's
TV Episode | 300 min | Documentary, Music

A countdown of the of the greatest one-hit songs from the 1980s, includes music genres from new wave and hip-hop to novelty hits. The series aired on the VH1 cable channel.
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Updated Mar 26, 2009

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Mar 31, 2009 (United States)

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Stuart Adamson
Himself - #14: 'In a Big Country' (archive footage) (as Big Country) Himself - #14: 'In a Big Country' (archive footage) (as Big Country)   See fewer
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Carl Anderson
Himself - #91: 'Friends and Lovers' (archive footage) Himself - #91: 'Friends and Lovers' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Alison Becker
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Big Country
Themselves - #14: 'In a Big Country' (archive footage) Themselves - #14: 'In a Big Country' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jackson Browne
Himself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine' (archive footage) Himself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Buckner & Garcia
Themselves - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever' Themselves - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever'   See fewer
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Jerry Buckner
Himself - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever' (as Buckner & Garcia) Himself - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever' (as Buckner & Garcia)   See fewer
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Suzi Carr
Herself - #97: 'Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley' (archive footage) Herself - #97: 'Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Neneh Cherry
Herself - #50: 'Buffalo Stance' (archive footage) Herself - #50: 'Buffalo Stance' (archive footage)   See fewer
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The Church
Themselves - #84: 'Under The Milky Way' (archive footage) Themselves - #84: 'Under The Milky Way' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Clarence Clemons
Himself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine' (archive footage) Himself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tom Cochrane
Himself - #82: 'Lunatic Fringe' (as Red Rider) (archive footage) Himself - #82: 'Lunatic Fringe' (as Red Rider) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Josie Cotton
Herself - #81: 'Johnny, Are You Queer?' Herself - #81: 'Johnny, Are You Queer?'   See fewer
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Michael Damian
Himself - #99: 'Rock On' (archive footage) Himself - #99: 'Rock On' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Rodney Dangerfield
Himself - #89: 'Rappin' Rodney' (archive footage) Himself - #89: 'Rappin' Rodney' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Themselves - #24: 'What I Am' (archive footage) Themselves - #24: 'What I Am' (archive footage)   See fewer
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The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Themselves - #96: 'Tuff Enuff' (archive footage) Themselves - #96: 'Tuff Enuff' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Falco
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Jim Florentine
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Chris Frantz
Himself - #35: 'Genius of Love' (as Tom Tom Club) Himself - #35: 'Genius of Love' (as Tom Tom Club)   See fewer
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Judah Friedlander
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Gary Garcia
Himself - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever' (as Buckner & Garcia) Himself - #98: 'Pac-Man Fever' (as Buckner & Garcia)   See fewer
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Janet Gardner
Herself - #87: 'Edge of a Broken Heart' (as Vixen) Herself - #87: 'Edge of a Broken Heart' (as Vixen)   See fewer
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Peter Garrett
Himself - #95: 'Beds Are Burning' (as Midnight Oil) (archive footage) Himself - #95: 'Beds Are Burning' (as Midnight Oil) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Eddy Grant
Himself - #23: 'Electric Avenue' (archive footage) Himself - #23: 'Electric Avenue' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tracii Guns
Himself - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (as L.A. Guns) (archive footage) Himself - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (as L.A. Guns) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Haircut 100
Themselves - #90: 'Love Plus One' (archive footage) Themselves - #90: 'Love Plus One' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Daryl Hannah
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Simmy Kay
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Carrie Keagan
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Clinton Kelly
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Nik Kershaw
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Jan Kuehnemund
Herself - #87: 'Edge of a Broken Heart (as Vixen) Herself - #87: 'Edge of a Broken Heart (as Vixen)   See fewer
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L.A. Guns
Themselves - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (archive footage) Themselves - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Paul Lekakis
Himself - #83: 'Boom Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)' Himself - #83: 'Boom Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)'   See fewer
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Gloria Loring
Herself - #91: 'Friends and Lovers' (archive footage) Herself - #91: 'Friends and Lovers' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jayne Mansfield
Herself - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (archive footage) Herself - #93: 'The Ballad of Jayne' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ziggy Marley
Himself - #85: 'Tomorrow People' (as Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers) (archive footage) Himself - #85: 'Tomorrow People' (as Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Edwin McCain
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Bobby McFerrin
Himself - #31: 'Don't Worry Be Happy' (archive footage) Himself - #31: 'Don't Worry Be Happy' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mark McGrath
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Dieter Meier
Himself - #48: 'Oh Yeah' (archive footage) (as Yello) Himself - #48: 'Oh Yeah' (archive footage) (as Yello)   See fewer
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Midnight Oil
Themselves - #95: 'Beds Are Burning' (archive footage) Themselves - #95: 'Beds Are Burning' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Eddie Murphy
Himself - #80: 'Party All The Time' (archive footage) Himself - #80: 'Party All The Time' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Nena
Herself - #16: '99 Luftballoons' (archive footage) Herself - #16: '99 Luftballoons' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Club Nouveau
Themselves - #94: 'Lean on Me' (archive footage) Themselves - #94: 'Lean on Me' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Gary Numan
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Will to Power
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Pretty Poison
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Riki Rachtman
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Red Rider
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Stan Ridgway
Himself - #44: 'Mexican Radio' (archive footage) (as Wall of Voodoo) Himself - #44: 'Mexican Radio' (archive footage) (as Wall of Voodoo)   See fewer
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Rockwell
Himself - #20: 'Somebody's Watching Me' (archive footage) Himself - #20: 'Somebody's Watching Me' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Robert Rosenberg
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Carter Roy
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Patrice Rushen
Herself - #86: 'Forget Me Nots' (archive footage) Herself - #86: 'Forget Me Nots' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Amanda Seales
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Michael Sembello
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Brad Sherwood
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Sherrod Small
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Frank Stallone
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Experience Unlimited
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Jimmie Vaughan
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Billy Vera
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Vixen
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Andrew W.K.
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Wall of Voodoo
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Tina Weymouth
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Bruce Willis
Himself - #38: 'Respect Yourself' (archive footage) Himself - #38: 'Respect Yourself' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
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7.7 / 10 | 25 votes