Ever hear one of those songs on the radio that you had not only completely forgotten about, but would have never remembered the band or singer even existed? And then, before you know it, it immediately brings a smile to your face because you’re completely overcome with nostalgia? It happens to the best of us. It’s easy to forget these once-popular songs, but luckily, very easy to remember them once they’re back on our radar. But then there are the one hit wonders that still manage to get air time, even though they probably shouldn't.
Over the years, there have been so many one hit wonders that it’s really hard to keep up. In the 90's and 2000's alone there have been endless one hit wonders, in every genre from pop to hip hop to rock. For example, remember “Faded” by soulDecision? Neither did we until we did a little digging.
At the time of their release maybe you couldn’t stop listening to the song at home, or in your car, or maybe they were played on repeat at dances or parties you attended. Now, these one hit wonders still get a little air time. We wish they didn't.
Here are 12 songs from the 90's and 2000’s that you probably wish you could forget.
“Hit ‘Em Up Style” was Blu Cantrell’s debut hit, and sadly, we didn’t hear much from her after that. But, that song alone made her a household name, even if only for a bit of time. She released the song in 2001, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It was similarly successful in Europe and Oceania, and people couldn’t help but jam out to the anthem of a woman scorned. In interviews following the release of the song, and it’s immediate popularity, Blu Cantrell, also known as Tiffany Cobb, said she originally didn’t plan on including the song on her debut album, but decided to only because of the bitter feelings she had toward her ex at the time.
Odd fact: In her video for the song, she is experiencing an on-again, off-again relationship with a boyfriend who is played by her cousin, actor Trevor Wright.