Some people use the term “one-hit wonder” as an insult. But for our money, if you have even a single hit song in your lifetime, you are a literal rock star, and you have secured your place in pop music history. The 90s and the 00s were, arguably, the last bastions for those supernova successes, as streaming services and digital consumption has made mega-hits a thing of the past. But what a past it WAS! For Season 6 the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine the best one-hit wonder of the 90s & 00s, and we want YOUR opinions!
Below find a list of 150+ notable one-hit wonders from the 1990s and 2000s. (You can also find the poll by clicking here.) Go through, find your faves — select as many as you like — and select them. Did we miss your favorite? Add it to below and we may discuss it in the episode! Then make sure to send this poll to your friends who love 90s and 00s jams. The more votes we get, the better balanced the bracket will be! If you’re looking for a particular song/artist, use Ctr+F and search. This list shuffles randomly to avoid placement bias.
The poll will run until Monday, June 27. Make sure to submit your answer by then!
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed on a Season 6 episode of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast, debuting in fall 20222. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.
BTW if you want to check out our previous episode dedicated to the Best One-Hit Wonders of the 70s & 80s — one of our most popular episodes ever! — you can find that right here.