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Biggest One-Hit Wonders Who Are Still Making Music

31. The Proclaimers
> Hit song: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (1993)
> Peak position on Top 40: No. 3 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Top 40: 16
> Latest studio album: Angry Cyclist (2018)

The best-known song from this Scottish duo was first released in the late 1980s and then resurrected after appearing in the 1993 film “Benny & Joon.” They’ve performed at the Glastonbury Festival seven times and are still touring to this day.

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30. Ini Kamoze
> Hit song: Here Comes The Hotstepper (From “Ready To Wear”) (1994)
> Peak position on Top 40: No. 1 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Top 40: 23
> Latest studio album: Ini Kamoze meets Xterminator: Tramplin’ Down Babylon (2016)

Jamaican reggae artist Ini Kamoze struggled for over a decade before striking it big with his chart-topping single. He intermittently releases albums on the 9 Sound Clik label and once wrote a book on the history of Port Royal.

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29. Des’ree
> Hit song: You Gotta Be (1994)
> Peak position on Top 40: No. 5 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Top 40: 30
> Latest studio album: A Love Story (2019)

This British pop star climbed the charts in her native England before making a short-lived splash in America. Her biggest hit single was also the most played music video on VH1 at the time. In 2019, she released her first studio album in over 16 years.

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28. Luniz
> Hit song: I Got 5 On It (1995)
> Peak position on Top 40: No. 8 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Top 40: 20
> Latest studio album: No Pressure (2018)

This Oakland-based hip-hop duo sold over one million copies of their clever drug anthem, which features guest vocals from Michael Marshall. They offered their most recent album directly through Bandcamp.

27. Nicki French
> Hit song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart (1995)
> Peak position on Top 40: No. 2 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Top 40: 21
> Latest studio album: Glitter to the Neon Lights (2018)

English singer Nicki French covered a Bonnie Tyler song to global success and later represented the UK in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest. She’s also a seasoned stage actress, who’s scheduled to appear in the upcoming musical “Menopause the Musical 2.”

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