9 Fictional Bands with Hit Songs


The Wonders

When your band's name is The Oneders (pronounced The Wonders) and everybody calls you The Oh-nee-ders, it's time to change your name -- even if you're just a fictional band.

That's exactly what happened in the 1996 hit movie That Thing You Do!, written and directed by Tom Hanks. The film about a one-hit wonder band in the 1960s starred Hanks, as well as Tom Everett Scott, Steve Zahn, and Liv Tyler. The band's hit song "That Thing You Do!" went as high as number 18 on Billboard's charts and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. In addition, the soundtrack reached number 21 on Billboard's album chart.