Who knows why an artist scores a hit once but never again. In some cases, the hit makers weren't even recording artists in the first place. Even if you weren't alive when some of these songs enjoyed their five minutes of fame, chances are you've heard them.
Head on over to the next page, where we start our list of 12 one-hit wonders.*
*Artists deemed one-hit wonders in the United States based on song positions on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart.