One-hit-wonders are often catchy as hell and infinitely hateable at the same time, thanks to months of being overplayed only to fizzle out and never be heard from again. Some transcend time and we still love them to this day, but these 12 are not among them.
1) Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the fact that this was the first rap song to hit #1 on the Billboard charts proves that we collectively had garbage taste in the 90s.
2) Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”
This ode to childhood crushes on older ladies was always kinda greasy, and the video just makes it even moreso.
3) Eiffel 65 – “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
It’s decades later and I still have no clue what the hell this song is about.
4) Biz Markie – “Just A Friend”
Between the weak beat, awful rhymes, and lyrics that sound like an internet “nice guy” manifesto, this song has just gotten worse with age.
5) Tal Bachman – “She’s So High”
This song is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for the next few hours after you hear the chorus once. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
It only gets worse from here folks…
6) Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal”
Back when nu-metal was huge, this band got big off their cover of a Michael Jackson classic. It’s certainly a different take on it, but we immensely prefer the original.
7) Crazy Town – “Butterfly”
We kinda still enjoy this one, but let’s face it; it’s bad. Hoo-boy is it bad.
8) Daniel Powter – “Bad Day”
This song turns a good day into a bad day thanks to its annoying chorus and how overplayed it was.
9) Las Ketchup – “The Ketchup Song”
The hell did I just listen to? More importantly, how did this get big? We should be ashamed of ourselves.
10) Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
Best-known these days as the father of Miley, Billy Ray brought mullets and denim back into style *shudder* with this awful hit.
11) Khia Shamone – “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)”
If you ever wanted definitive proof that female rappers can be just as gross and un-alluring as the men, here you go.
12) Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe”
If I hear this at one more hockey game I’m going to lose it.