Special Report

One Hit Wonders Who Are Still Making Music

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28. Robin S
> Hit song: Show Me Love
> Year: 1993
> Peak position on Top 40: 5 (21 weeks total)

Queens-born singer Robin S. tore into the pop charts in the summer of 1993 with her dance single “Show Me Love.” The performer continues to tour worldwide, with concert dates currently planned across both North America and Europe into 2020.

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27. Macy Gray
> Hit song: I Try
> Year: 2000
> Peak position on Top 40: 5 (23 weeks total)

Raspy-voiced crooner Macy Gray captured the nation’s attention in 2000 with her infectious hit “I Try” off her debut album “On How Life Is.” Although she appeared on the Black Eyed Peas’ 2001 “Request Line,” which peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100, Gray has not released another single to the pop charts. Regardless, she has put out nine albums since her debut, including 2018’s “Ruby.”

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26. Nicole Wray
> Hit song: Make It Hot
> Year: 1998
> Peak position on Top 40: 5 (23 weeks total)

Nicole Wray released her hit R&B single “Make It Hot,” featuring Missy Elliott and rapper Mocha, when she was only 17. Wray has so far been unable to recreate the song’s mainstream success, though she has continued to perform and release new music throughout the years. She currently performs under the moniker Lady Wray, having released one solo album in 2016 and numerous singles, including one in 2019.

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25. Ruff Endz
> Hit song: No More
> Year: 2000
> Peak position on Top 40: 5 (25 weeks total)

Hip-hop soul duo Ruff Endz, consisting of David “Davinch” Chance and Dante “Chi” Jordan, reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 40 with their song “No More.” The group was successful after the song’s release — though they never reached the same chart heights — with their music being featured in movies, including “Blue Streak,” “I Spy,” and “Barber Shop.” After they split up in 2004, the duo regrouped and recorded new music, including an album released in 2018.

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24. Eagle-Eye Cherry
> Hit song: Save Tonight
> Year: 1998
> Peak position on Top 40: 5 (25 weeks total)

The son of famous jazz musician Don Cherry, Eagle-Eye Cherry (his actual name) witnessed his song “Save Tonight” being played on radios across the country following the release of his debut album, “Desireless.” After releasing two more albums, both of which underperformed, Cherry took an extended hiatus from music. He has since returned, releasing the album “Streets of You” in 2018.