Can You Name These '90s One Hit Wonders?


By: J.P. Naomi

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More than 300 recording artists had a 'one hit wonder' in the 1990s. Test your knowledge of song names and artists with the ultimate One Hit Wonders quiz... '90s edition!

This female pop star felt that "Nothing Compares 2 U"...

In 1990, Sinead O'Connor released "Nothing Compares 2 U." The song was written and composed by Prince, but O'Connor made it famous.


What a "Wicked Game" you played on him...

Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" peaked at #6 on the charts in 1991. His full name is Christopher Joseph Isaak.


Jump off your seat and "Jump Around" with this group's song!

"Jump Around" was released on May 5, 1992. By October 10th, it had reached #3 on the charts.


In 1992, she had a "Constant Craving" that she needed to fill...

"Constant Craving" was written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink and recorded by k.d.lang on her album, Ingenue. Lang won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.


This group would walk 500 miles for you with their hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"...

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" was written and recorded by Scottish duo, The Proclaimers, in 1988. It was released in the US in 1993 and became an immediate hit.


Cypress Hill got a little "Insane in the ______" in 1993.

Cypress Hill's hit "Insane in the Brain" was released on June 22, 1993. By September 25th, it peaked at #19 on the charts.


He wished he was a little bit taller in his hit "I Wish"...

Skee-Lo was born Antoine Roundtree on March 27, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. "I Wish" reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


This group had a hit in the 90s, with "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm."

Crash Test Dummies are from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" in 1993.


Love me, love me, say that you love me, you "Lovefool."

"Lovefool" by The Cardigans was featured in the film "Romeo + Juliet" in 1996. It was also included in the 1999 film, "Cruel Intentions."


Who said, what about "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" was recorded by Deep Blue Something and released on July 4, 1995. It peaked at #5 on January 20, 1996.


This male singer was "Walking in Memphis" in 1991...

"Walking in Memphis" peaked at #13 on July 6, 1991. Marc Cohn says the song is 100% autobiographical.


This group's hit "Closing Time" told people they don't have to go home, but they can't stay here!

Released on March 10, 1998, "Closing Time" came from the album Feeling Strangely Fine. The song was written by Dan Wilson and produced by Nick Launay.


Eagle-Eye Cherry was the artist behind this one-hit wonder "Save _________".

"Save Tonight" was a popular hit among teenagers and college graduates in 1999. It peaked at #5 on January 23rd of that year.


It was a "Bitter Sweet Symphony" with this band in 1998...

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" peaked at #12 on April 4, 1998. The Verve had a few other singles including, "The Drugs Don't Work" and "Lucky Man," but none as famous as "Bitter Sweet Symphony".


Queen Latifah liked to spell out this word in her 1994 hit...

"U.N.I.T.Y." was released on November 9, 1993. The song spoke out against the disrespect of women in society - focusing on harassment, domestic violence, and slurs against women in hip-hip culture.


Lovin' is "What I Got," according to this band in 1996...

"What I Got" peaked at #29 on October 26, 1996. Sublime's other songs, "Santeria" and "Wrong Way," are also widely known, though never quite made their mark on the charts.


Where did this song come from? Where did it go? "Cotton Eye Joe"...

Rednex was a Swedish music group. Their big hit "Cotton Eye Joe" gained popularity in 1995 and can still be heard at weddings across the U.S.


She felt "You Gotta Be" stronger in 1995...

"You Gotta Be" peaked at #5 on March 11, 1995. Des'ree not only recorded the song, she also wrote it. Ashley Ingram produced it.


This group wanted you to "Wiggle It" in the 90s...

2 in a Room was a hip hop freestyle duo made up of rapper Rafael "Dose" Vargas and producer and remixer Roger "Rog Nice" Pauletta. "Wiggle It" spent two weeks at #1 in 1990.


In 1992, this group really wanted to know, "How Do You Talk to an Angel"

The Heights was a fictional band that appeared on a musical drama TV series, also called The Heights. "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was the opening theme song, but also a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1992.


She wants you to "Show Me Love" and show her what it's all about...

Robin Stone, known professionally as Robin S., was born on April 27, 1962. Her hit single "Show Me Love" peaked at #5 on June 12, 1993.


What's your man got to do with me? "I Got a Man"

"I Got a Man" is a song by hip hop rapper Positive K. This song peaked at #14 on March 20, 1993.


"Everybody's Free To Wear _________" was Baz Luhrmann's big hit of the 90s...

This song was 7 minutes and 10 seconds long. It was released first in Australia, then made its way to the United States where it landed at #24 on April 17, 1999.


Take That was "__________" in 1995.

"Back for Good" peaked at #7 on November 1, 1995. Take That was an English group from Manchester.


Who knows this song? "Nobody Knows" it but me...

The Tony Rich Project is a singer-songwriter known as Tony Rich. His real name is Antonio Jeffries Jr.


This guy had a lot to say and started with, "Let Me Clear My Throat"...

DJ Kool was born in 1958 as John W. Bowman, Jr. His hit "Let Me Clear My Throat" peaked at #30 in 1997.


"If You Could Only See" this band perform their top hit in 1997...

"If You Could Only See" was written by Emerson Hart and performed by the American rock band, Tonic, in 1997. It was part of the band's debut album, Lemon Parade.


Everything's gonna be alright with his "Lullaby"...

"Lullaby" peaked at #7 on January 16, 1999. Mullins was nominated for a Grammy Award for this track.


This pop star really wanted to "Give It To You" in 1999...

"Give It To You" peaked at #10 on May 15, 1999. It came from Jordan Knight's self-titled album, "Jordan Knight".


The group behind "Slam" just wanted to let the boys be boys!

"Slam" peaked at #4 on August 21, 1993. Onyx was considered to be a hardcore hip hop group. They came from South Jamaica, Queens, New York.


According to this man, "Life is a Highway" - at least it was in 1992!

"Life is a Highway" peaked at #6 on August 22, 1992. This song was written by Tom Cochrane. In 1991, it appeared on his album, Mad Mad World.


"Please Don't Go" was the one-hit-wonder of this band in 1992...

KWS stood for the band members' surnames: King, Williams and St. Joseph. They were a British group from Nottingham, England.


Big _________ had the hit "Baby, I Love Your Way" in 1994.

Big Mountain is an American Reggae pop band. They covered Peter Frampton's original "Baby I Love Your Way" in 1994 and it made its way to #6 on the charts!


I love your blue eyes and "I Love You Always Forever"...

Donna Lewis was born in Cardiff, Wales. She is best known for her song "I Love You Always Forever" which peaked at #2 on August 24, 1996.


She experienced a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1995.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1995. Nicki French is from Carlisle, England.


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