This was one of the first videos I ever remember seeing on TV. It was released in 1981 and went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It's definitely the most famous cheer-leading song in the history of music. Enjoy!
Russia's t.A.T.u. released their first debut English album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane in 2002. The first single from the album All The Things She Said is their only single to chart within the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 10 charts. It peaked at #20 on the Hot 100 charts, and it was a top five Dance Club Play hit. Enjoy!
P.S. Although t.A.T.u have portrayed themselves in videos and in live concerts as lesbians, they confirmed in the 2003 documentary, Anatomy of t.A.T.u, that this was just part of the group's image, and they were not lesbians.
Miami Vice was a huge hit in the 80's and Jan Hammer's theme song to the show was as well. It went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and it remains the last instrumental song to do so on the Hot 100. Enjoy!
In 1969, The Youngbloods scored their only top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with Get Together. Get Together has become one of the most recognizable songs from the peace-loving hippie movement of the late 60's and early 70's. Enjoy!
Eve of Destruction was a #1 hit for Barry McGuire in 1965. It was his only entry on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was recorded in one take on a Thursday morning (from words scrawled on crumpled piece of paper) and then he got a call from the record company at 7:00 the next Monday morning, telling him to turn on the radio - his song was playing. The recording includes an "ahhh" where McGuire couldn't even read his own writing. Enjoy!
In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) was Zager and Evans' only top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, but it was a big one. In 1969, it spent six weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and it also topped the U.K. Singles charts. Enjoy!
Nick Carter is one of the members of the Backstreet Boys, which means he's a member of one of the most successful pop groups of all time. However, as a solo artist, he's only had one hit single. Help Me was the first single released from his first solo album Now or Never. The song peaked at #36 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream charts in 2002. Enjoy!
Gotta Tell You is Samantha Mumba's only top 40 hit in the U.S. She had a string of top ten hits in her native Ireland and in the U.K. Gotta Tell You was the first single released from her 2000 album of the same name. It went all the way to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and it was a #1 hit in Ireland and New Zealand. Enjoy!
Mandy Moore has taken a similar path to stardom as Alyssa Milano and Lindsay Lohan. She first became famous because of her music, but her career has really taken off now that she's a movie star. Back in 2000, she released her second album called I Wanna Be With You. The first and only single released from the album was I Wanna Be With You. It remains her only top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It peaked at #24 on the Hot 100. She's still been releasing albums and singles, but none have achieved the success of this one. Enjoy!
Bo Bice was the runner-up to Carrie Underwood on the fourth season of American Idol. While he's recorded a couple of albums and released a number of singles since then, his only top 40 hit so far is Inside Your Heaven, which is an original song that both he and Carrie Underwood performed live on the show. For Bo, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #1 on the Billboard Pop 100 charts. I hope he can shed the one-hit wonder label, but I'm not sure since he's really not been heard from much in the last couple of years. We'll see.