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Daniel Powter is the decade's No. 1 one-hit wonder

FILE - In this July 5, 2008 file

FILE - In this July 5, 2008 file photo, Canadian Singer Daniel Powter smiles as he arrives at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. The NHL on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 will announce that Powter will be scheduled to perform Canada's national anthem before the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park on Jan. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File) Credit: AP Photo/Wally Santana

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.)

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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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