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Who wants to be a "One Hit Wonder"?

This post loosely accompanies Gab & Jam, 308. Who wants to be a "One Hit Wonder"?

This is a re-emerging topic....

We’re celebrating One Hit Wonder Day and all of this prompted us to ask you, fellow D.I.Y. Rock Stars, who WANTS to be a One Hit Wonder?

Check out the episode for the full discussion.

One Hit Wonder Day is September 25 and was established in 1990 by music journalist Steve Rosen. It is intended “to remember artists who had their five minutes of fame once upon a time and have since been wiped from our memories.” These artists may be forgettable, but their hit songs live on. According to, “These songs are connected to specific moments from our past and remembering them allows us to revisit our former selves.”

There are some interesting entries on this list, so we’ll include a link out to the entire 100 song list. Here is the list:

We’re just going to highlight a few.

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Do you WANT to be a One Hit Wonder?

In a sense, when folks are seeking virality, they are kinda asking for their shot to be a one hit wonder—since there’s a possibility that they could shoot to the top for that ONE song, but never make the same kind of splash again. So, if you’re a D.I.Y. Rock Star with today’s sensibilities, we hate to break it to you, but you ARE looking to be the next One Hit Wonder.

How to tell if your song’s a hit?

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Songs that don’t age well:

What does it mean to be a one hit wonder?

A one-hit wonder is any artist that achieves high popularity—often for just one piece of work—and is only known for that momentary success. “The term is most commonly used in regard to music performers with only one hit single that overshadows their other work,” according to Wikipedia.

Is being a One Hit Wonder good or bad?

Although the term “one-hit wonder" is sometimes used in a negative way, the hits themselves often remain popular and stand the test of time. They end up forever a part of the fabric of our lives, but are often linked to fads or particular time periods. Being the soundtrack of someone’s life, though, is DEFINITELY a good thing. It means we have achieved some of that impact and reach that we sought when we decided to release music to the public.


Why creating a vision board matters:

What about you?

What One Hit Wonders do you remember from the soundtrack of YOUR life?

We’d love to know.

Leave them in the comments below.

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So, will we do it again? HELL, YEAH! 🙌🏾 In fact, our NEXT livestream is scheduled for Friday, September 1, where we will debut for Bourgeoisie Paper Jam’s next single “So Restless” We will also premiere the music video live and on-air—unless you are a member of our Patreon community. (If you’re in our Patreon, you will see the video one week earlier. Join here.)

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