'Bad Day' tops Billboard’s one-hit wonders of the decade

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Billboard.com has begun its rollout of "Best of the 2000s" content, beginning with a list of top one-hit wonders. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," the song that was used to see off rejected contestants on the fifth season of American Idol, beat out songs including Terror Squad's "Lean Back" and Crazy Town's "Butterfy."

The list includes a few less-obvious picks, such as Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," both chosen because they brought the artists commercial success that was never repeated. Picks such as Dream's "He Loves Me Not" and Blu Cantrell's "Hit Em Up Style (Oops!)" reach further back into the start of the decade.

Billboard's top ten one-hit wonders of the decade:

1. Daniel Powter - "Bad Day" (2006)
2. Terror Squad - "Lean Back" (2004)
3. Crazy Town - "Butterfly" (2001)
4. MIMS - "This is Why I'm Hot" (2007)
5. D4L - "Laffy Taffy" (2006)
6. James Blunt - "You're Beautiful" (2006)
7. Gnarks Barkley - "Crazy" (2006)
8. Blu Cantrell - "Hit Em Up Style (Oops!)" (2001)
9. Bo Bice - "Inside Your Heaven" (2005)
10. Dream - "He Loves You Not" (2000)

The rest of Billboard's one-hit wonder list is posted at www.billboard.com.

Billboard will release the rest of its "Best of the 2000s" picks on December 11. Other music magazines who have created "decade's best" lists so far include NME (already posted at nme.com) and Rolling Stone (due up December 9 on rollingstone.com).

http://www.billboard.com

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