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List of one-hit wonders in Canada

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A one-hit wonder is a Top 40 phenomenon: the combination of artist and song that scores big in the music industry with one hit, but is unable to repeat the achievement with another hit. The term can refer to the artist, the song, or both together. The following were notable one-hit wonders in English speaking Canada.

Many performers who are commonly labelled as one-hit wonders in fact had more than one Top 40 hit during their careers. They may, with time, come to be remembered for one particular song, but cannot be considered true one-hit wonders.

Listed here are generally or entirely songs that originated in Canada or within the Canadian music industry. Songs from international artists that were one-hit wonders elsewhere have frequently been one-hit wonders in the Canadian market as well. Meanwhile, songs from Canadian artists may be listed as one-hit wonders elsewhere, where the performer had other hits in Canada.

1970s[edit]

  • "Take A Look But Don't Touch" by Touché

1980s[edit]

  • "Julian" by Alta Moda
  • "Living on Video" by Trans-X
  • "Soviet Jewellery (Nyet, Nyet Soviet)" by B.B. Gabor
  • "What About Me" by Belinda Metz
  • "Happy Birthday Kid" by Geoff Hughes
  • "Teardrops" by Womack & Womack
  • "Come Day O Night Eh" by Bamboo
  • "Let Me Go" by Heaven 17
  • "Tears on Your Anorak" by The Drivers
  • "Don't Break My Heart" by Kasim Sulton
  • "The Chicken Song" by Spitting Image
  • "Boys of Autumn" by David Roberts
  • "Never Never" by The Assembly
  • "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey (he sings on "Never Never" by The Assembly', but under his name as a solo artist, he was a one-hit wonder)
  • "I Want You Back" by Sherry Kean
  • "Stay With Me" by Tú
  • "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" by Sway
  • "Heartache Avenue" by The Maisonettes

1990s[edit]

  • "It Doesn't Matter" by Coleman Wilde
  • "Cellophane" by The Miller Stain Limit
  • "Check The O.R." by Organized Rhyme
  • "Claire" by Rheostatics
  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" by Jane Child (was also a one-hit wonder in the United States)
  • "Drinking With the Poet" by Scott B. Sympathy
  • "Horo Ghoid Thu Nighean" by Mary Jane Lamond
  • "I Cry" by Bass is Base
  • "I Rhyme The World In 80 Days" by Kish
  • "If We Turn Out the Lights" by Scott Dibble and Watertown
  • "Low Rider" by The Look People
  • "Mr. Metro" by Devon
  • "Neighbourhood" by Gregory Hoskins and the Stickpeople
  • "One Life" by Raggadeath
  • "Pistons" by Glueleg
  • "Say You Will" by Gogh Van Go
  • "Sick and Beautiful" by Artificial Joy Club
  • "Sleepy Maggie" by Ashley MacIsaac
  • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len (was also a one-hit wonder in the United States)
  • "The Sweater" by Meryn Cadell
  • "There You Go" by Change of Heart
  • "This Day" by Mudgirl
  • "Turn Your Face Away" by The Water Walk
  • "Wonder Where You Are Tonight" by Gravelberrys
  • "You're No Good" by Sons of Freedom

2000s[edit]

  • "All I Ever Wanted" by Brian Melo
  • "Busted" by I.D.
  • "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
  • "Days Like That" by Sugar Jones
  • "Don't Call Me Baby" by Kreesha Turner
  • "East Side" by Smoother
  • "Frontin' On Me" by Velvet Empire
  • "Get Down" by B4-4
  • "Give It to Me Right" by Melanie Fiona
  • "Hampsterdance Song" by Hampton the Hampster
  • "Infinity 2008" by The Guru Josh Project
  • "Lift Me Up" by Kate Voegele
  • "Money Pt.1" by Jelleestone
  • "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" by Las Ketchup
  • "Moola Moola" by Jordy Birch
  • "More" by J. Englishman
  • "Music" by Out of Your Mouth
  • "Never Again" by The Midway State
  • "No Heaven" by DJ Champion
  • "Ole Ole" by 11:30
  • "Operator (A Girl Like Me)" by Shiloh
  • "Pedal To The Metal" by Kazzer
  • "Rollercoaster" by Major Maker
  • "Say" by Low Level Flight
  • "Sing" by Theo Tams
  • "Supersexworld" by One Ton
  • "The End" by Andrew F
  • "Unlove You" by Elise Estrada
  • "World We Know" by Crash Parallel

2010s[edit]

  • "About Us" by Neverest
  • "Better to Be Loved" by Francesco Yates
  • "Bungalow" by Scott Helman
  • "Fire" by Raghav
  • "Fix You" by Vita Chambers
  • "I'm an Albatraoz" by AronChupa
  • "Loca People" by Sak Noel
  • "Porn Star Dancing" by My Darkest Days
  • "She Can Ride" by Dru
  • "Toi + Moi" by the 2012 Star Académie contestants
  • "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic Music of Canada : Drake (musician), List of Canadian blues societies, The Western Investor, Dawntreader, The Latency, Air Ticket, The Kramdens
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  • Lists of one-hit wonders
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  • List of number-one singles in Canada

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