Psy and Other Artists We Shouldn't Really Call One-Hit Wonders

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(Getty Images)Don't call Psy a one-hit wonder.The international pop sensation is clearly a little miffed by the immediate dismissal he faced as the hoopla over "Gangnam Style" died down earlier this year. In an interview with radio station 92.3 NOW, he explained that the "one-hit wonder" label is completely unfair, considering the success he's had in his native Korea for over a decade."After ‘Gangnam Style,’ I hesitated to answer the question ‘What’s next?’” he recalled. “Literally, right...Read Full Story

One Hit Wonder Revisited: Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy'

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(FlyNet Pictures) Right Said Fred were a phenomena birthed out of the early 90s, a time when supermodels actually starred in music videos...and music videos were still played on television.Brothers Richard and Fred Fairbass released the song "I'm Too Sexy" in the summer of 1991, holding steady at the No. 2 position on the UK charts for 6 weeks, unable to oust Bryan Adams' cheesefest "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" despite its expert sampling of Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun...Read Full Story

One Hit Wonder Revisited: Jennifer Paige's 'Crush' (1998)

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If you were alive and had a radio in 1998, chances are you heard Jennifer Paige's one and only hit "Crush" at least five times. The completely inoffensive soft-rock track was a huge hit, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song's ascent on the charts was pretty dramatic: Almost immediately after Paige, then 25, recorded the song, her producer gave a copy to Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM. "Crush" eventually became the station's most requested song, and it wasn't too long before...Read Full Story

One Hit Wonder Revisited: Joey Lawrence's 'Nothing My Love Can't Fix'

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(Getty) The early '90s were very kind to Joey Lawrence.Though Lawrence currently stars opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the ABC Family series Melissa and Joey, he'll likely always be best remembered for his portrayal of Joey Russo on the long-running NBC sitcom Blossom. He was, after all, responsible for delivering one of the most mindless catchphrases of all time — "Woah!" — and had glorious, glorious long hair.But we'd rather remember Joey's pop star moment. More One Hit Wonders: Mims...Read Full Story

One Hit Wonder Revisited: Nick Cannon's 'Gigolo' (2003)

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(Getty) These days, Nick Cannon is best known for being the man who supplies Mariah Carey with cheesy jewels, candy and babies. But before he built a name for himself as the World's Dotingest Husband, Cannon managed to score a radio hit with his song "Gigolo." Unfortunately for Nick, it was his only hit.A performer since the age of 9, Cannon packed up and moved to Los Angeles in his mid-teens to start a career in entertainment. He landed his first big break when he became a cast member on...Read Full Story