#TBT: What Happened?! 8 of the Biggest One Hit Wonders
We’ve all been there, you hear a song that’s super catchy and no matter where you go, that song always seems to be playing, like Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” explicit 2002 tune. We just couldn’t get enough of the ratchery. You would find out who the artist was, download their song, and become a fan of their music. Then months later, they go ghost.
After a chart topping hit and a radio single played every hour, they don’t release any new music, and in an industry where attention spans are short, they quickly became a musical memory, better known as, one hit wonders.
Check out a list of artists that hit it and quit it after they gave us some of our favorite songs.
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Baha Men – “Who Let the Dogs Out” 2000
We all wanted to know “Who Let the Dogs Out” after the 2000 single dominated airwaves. Guess we’ll never know now.
Sunshine Anderson – “Heard it all Before” 2001
This was a woman’s anthem in the summer of 2001. Every girl could relate to Sunshine’s record in some aspect. After Matthew Knowles mismanagement, Sunshine is no where to be found.
Blu Cantrell – “Hit ‘Em Up Style” 2001
“Oops!” Blu Cantrell experienced a small ray of musical success, as her debut song was nominated for an AMA and Grammy Award. But not even Jay Z could keep this beauty at the top.
Truth Hurts – “Addictive” 2002
Truth Hurts slowly faded into the background after she was accused of sampling her debut song “Addictive” without proper credit. Dr. Dre’s muse didn’t release any more popular music since then.
Bone Crusher – “Neva Scared” 2003
Way back in the early 2000’s where the Atlanta stomp ruled, tall white tees, Nike basketball head bands and Air Force Ones was the standard uniform of urban culture, Bone Crusher and his club banger was a hit. But we didn’t hear much from him since then.
J-Kwon – “Tipsy” 2004
We thought J-Kwon was going to be the new Nelly, but we were wrong. St. Louis’ own J-Kwon released the hit “Tipsy“, a single off his debut album Hood Hop. The song was so successful that it was even remixed by the likes of Chingy and Murphy Lee. “Tipsy” was milked for every last cent when it became apparent the rest of the album was less popular.
Rich Boy – “Throw Some D’s” 2007
The former mechanical engineering student from Mobile, Alabama, Rich Boy’s debut album broke into the Top 5 on the domestic charts. The massive single “Throw Some D’s”, made it to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped to drive album sales. It was a level of success which was not repeated by future releases.