Today is national one hit wonder day! Here are 15 R&B songs that hit it once on the charts!
1. “Peach Fuzz”
KMD was a Hip Hop group from the 90’s. Members of this trio were Zev Love X, DJ Subroc and Rodan who was the original third member of the group. He was replaced with Onyx the Birthstone Kid after the group signed with Elektra Records. The song “Peach Fuzz” came out in 1991 and brought the group into the Hip Hop light.
2. “Heard It All Before”
“Heard It All Before” is by Sunshine Anderson. Coming out in 2001, the song hit the top 10 in the UK singles chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song hit number 18.
3. “Return Of The Mack”
“Return Of The Mack” was sung by Mack Morrison. It came out in 1996 and made it hit the number one spot in a couple European countries and made it to the number two spot in the United States.
4. “Genius Rap”
Andre Harrell and Alonzo Brown are better known as Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde wrote and rapped “Genius Rap” in 1981. It was one of the first Hip Hop records that used the Tom Tom Club sample “Genius Of Love.”
5. “Top Billin”
“Top Billin” is rape by the Hip Hop Duo Audio Two. The song came out in October of 1987 this song is considered the bedrock of Hip Hop. Rappers like Dre, Bigge and Jay-Z have dropped a verse or two from this song that helped to inspire the culture of Hip Hop.
6. “Freak Like Me”
Released on January 25, 1995, “Freak Like Me” was sung by Adina Howard. It hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song sold one million copies back in the day!
7. “Kissing You”
Keith Washington debut song “Kissing You” came out in 1991. The song was so popular that it reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart, received a Soul Train Music Award for Best (Male) R&B/Soul Single, and a Grammy nomination. He produced more songs throughout the 90’s but this was the one song that reached the top 10.
8. “Last Night”
“Last Night” was sung by the R&B group Az Yet. It was produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Mervyn Warren in 1996. The song reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Hot R&B Singles chart, number four on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. Internationally the song did well, reaching number two in Australia and number one in New Zealand for two weeks!
9. “He’s Mine”
“He’s Mine” was sung by the Hip Hop girl group Mokenstef. Released in 1995, this song was the groups biggest hit. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 at number 7 in the summer of 1995 and sold 600,000 copies!
10. “It Was A Good Day”
Rapped by non-other than the famous gangsta rapper Ice Cube, “It Was A Good Day” was released in February of 1993. This song did well pretty much everywhere! Topping the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 7.
11. “Rapper’s Delight”
Released in 1979 by The Sugar Hill Gang, this song is responsible for introducing Hip Hop music to the United States! It’s number 2 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs and on NPR’s 100 most American musical works. This 14-minute rap was recorded in one take.
12. “Forget Me Nots”
“Forget Me Nots” is a 1982 song by Patrice Rushen. Record producers told her that the song wouldn’t be any good, but she dropped it anyway and it became a hit! It clocked at number two of the top 5 dance hits on the Billboard charts. It even got Rushen a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance!
“Centipede” came out in 1984 and was sung by Rebbie Jackson. Even though Rebbie is a part of the famous Jackson family this song is her only claim to fame. It reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the song, her brother Michael Jackson and Martha Wash sing the backup vocals
14. “Somebody’s Watching Me”
Released in 1984, “Somebody’s Watching Me” is a song by the singer Rockwell. It hit number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Internatinationally the song hit number six on the UK Singles Chart.
15. “It Takes Two”
Coming out in 1988, “It Takes Two” was rapped by Rob Base and DJ E-Z. It became a top 40 hit single and is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop singles ever cut.