Bad day? How about bad decade?
Daniel Powter - best known for the song "Bad Day" - was crowned by Billboard as the No. 1 one-hit wonder of the 2000s. That ubiquitous tune of his sat atop the magazine's pop charts for five weeks in 2006 . . . and then he was never heard from again.
Others in the one-hit parade include:
No. 2, Terror Squad, whose "Lean Back" peaked at No. 1 for three weeks in the summer of 2004;
No. 6, James Blunt, whose "You're Beautiful" was everywhere at mid-decade;
And No. 7, Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," which charted at No. 2 on the charts on July 22, 2006.
For rating purposes, the magazine defines one-hit wonders as those acts whose second "hit" didn't break into the top 25. (Only acts from 2000 to 2007 were included - because an act from 2008 might be on a music-making break right now.)
Rounding out things at No. 10 is Dream and "He Loves U Not." Radio loved the teen-pop girl band toward the end of 2000. And then, not so much. After touring with *NSYNC and working on an album, "It Was All a Dream," for Bad Boy Records, things fizzled. But the gals will always have Dec. 30, 2000 - the day their song reached No. 2. And now, almost 10 years later, they can rest easy, knowing they're part of a select group of one-hit wonders.
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