One-hit wonders: Friends theme 'I'll Be There For You' by The Rembrandts tops list featuring 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'Jump'

One-Hit Wonder Day takes place next week on 25 September

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We all have our favourites – the track that comes on at 1am at a house party, where, just when you thought you were done, you find yourself back on your feet and singing along at the top of your voice (sorry neighbours).

One-Hit Wonder Day takes place next week on 25 September, celebrating every artist who has given us that one, glorious track before disappearing back into obscurity.

So ahead of this important annual event, 1,200 people were surveyed by Best Offers Bingo to find some of the nation’s favourite one-off tracks.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, The Rembrandts' earworm "I’ll Be There For You" came out on top, perhaps thanks to the fact that it served as the intro for Friends for more than a decade.

Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" followed close behind, along with Charles and Eddie’s cheesy track "Would I Lie To You?" and Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping". 4 Non Blondes' "What’s Up?" rounded off the top five.

Here’s the list in full:

  1. The Rembrandts - I’ll Be There For You
  2. Deep Blue Something - 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s'
  3. Charles and Eddie - 'Would I Lie To You?'
  4. Chumbawamba - 'Tubthumping'
  5. 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up?'
  6. Cornershop - 'Brimful Of Asha'
  7. Deee-Lite - 'Groove Is In The Heart'
  8. New Radicals - 'You Get What You Give'
  9. Crash Test Dummies - 'Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm'
  10. Kris Kross - 'Jump'
  11. Rozalla - 'Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)'
  12. White Town - 'Your Woman'
  13. Divinyls - 'I Touch Myself'
  14. Eagle-Eye Cherry - 'Save Tonight'
  15. Sir Mix A Lot - 'Baby’s Got Back'
  16. Ini Kamoze - 'Hotstepper'
  17. OMC - 'How Bizarre'
  18. Joan Osborne - 'One Of Us'
  19. Stereo MCs - 'Connected'
  20. Andreas Johnson - 'Glorious'

 

And just because, here are my favourites in no particular order:

  1. "Loca People" – Sak Noel (original mix)
  2.  "Do You Really Like It?" – DJ Pied Piper
  3.  "Bom Bom" – Sam and the Womp
  4. "Electric Avenue" – Eddy Grant
  5. "Butterfly" – Crazy Town
  6. "California" – Phantom Planet
  7. "Closing Time" - Semisonic
  8. "JCB" – Nizlopi
  9. "F.U.R.B" – Frankee
  10. "Steal My Sunshine" - LEN
  11. "My Sharona" - The Knack
  12. "In The Meantime" - Spacehog
  13. "To Be With You" - Mr. Big
  14. "The One and Only" - Chesney Hawkes

Can you think of any more one-hit wonders? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the Spotify playlist

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