A band or singer that everyone forgets about after their hit song runs its natural course into obscurity, because they can never get back onto the charts again. Most one-hit-wonders are that way because either they can't write their own songs, or their own songs are crap.

Crossover songs and artists are sometimes mistaken for One-Hit-Wonders, because listeners outside their genre don't know who they are. Anyone unfortunate enough to make this mistake is likely to be taken to task by numerous members of the artist's following, because it takes quite a good artist to pull off a crossover hit.
Your own songs just aren't going to cut it. Go find a hit song that no one else has covered in at least 20 years, so the teen audience will think it's new, and maybe you can be a One-hit-wonder.

Some One-Hit-Wonders:

Dean Friedman
Right Said Fred
Gary Numan
Soft Cell
Sammy Johns
The Reflections
The Electric Prunes
The Elegants
Bobby Dray
by Downstrike October 29, 2005
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One who, when smoking out with friends is usually the first to get high, usually off of his or her very first hit off of the bong, pipe, joint, etc.
That Johny's always the first of us to get blown and act all stupid. He's a one-hit-wonder.
by nicky v. June 26, 2006
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1.a band, while during any time in their existance, has only one song achieve the 'hit' status. after which, they fizzle out and disappear, never following up their initial success
2.(lesser used def.)a girl/guy, who is not sexually desirable, but gets a piece of your ass via intoxication, low light, etc.
1.the Crash Test Dummies were a one-hit wonder.
2. Man, why'd you grind that chick? She was fuckin ugly! Yeah, it was a one-hit wonder.
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Term for a band/group that has one breakthrough hit that people remember after usually years of making underground music. They may try to luanch more chart-friendly songs on the back of their one song that will fail to have any impact. Will fade back into obscurity within a month only appearing for the odd television appearance.

The ultimate one hit wonder were Los del rio who inspired a massively popular dance to go with their catchy song; La macarena!
Los del rio were making music for over 20 years before La macarena became a hit.

A la tuhuelpa legria macarena

Que tuhuelce paralla legria cosabuena

A la tuhuelpa legria macarena Eeeh, macarena

by Gumba Gumba February 25, 2004
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Any band that only has one song anyone remembers
"Hey dude, Remember Crazy Town?"
"They did that song Butterfly"
"Oh yea, those posers"
by Anonymous August 13, 2003
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1)a band that has had only (I shouldn't say only, since most bands never have a successful song) one song that was a commercial sucess.
2)A song which was the only success of the band that played it.
3)A strain of marajuanna grow in Southern California (San Diego's north county) which is so potent that one hit will get you more high than you have ever been before.
1)Men without hats
2)"Saftey Dance" by men without hats
3)Like train wreck X 1000
by phi December 5, 2004
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a smash hit song, when that was the only song the artist
that one-hit wonder rocked, he should write other songs
by Riot September 28, 2003
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