National One-Hit Wonder Day - September 25

National One-Hit Wonder Day – September 25


National One-Hit Wonder Day is celebrated annually on September 25.  This day is a day to celebrate all of the musical artists/song that became known from one Top 40 single.

Listed below are just a few of the well known one-hit wonders from days gone by.

  • 1955 – “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” by The Penguins
  • 1963 – “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley
  • 1968 – “Tip Toe Thru The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim
  • 1969 – “Smile a LIttle Smile for Me” by The Flying Machine
  • 1970 – “One Tin Soldier” by Original Caste
  • 1970 – “The House of the Rising Sun” by Frijid Pink
  • 1972 – “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
  • 1083 – “Puttin on the Ritz” by Taco
  • 1988 – “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Do any of these bring back memories?


You may choose to listen to some, or many, of the one-hit wonders on this music-filled day. Post on social media using #One-HitWonderDay to encourage others to do the same.


Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National One-Hit Wonder Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


3 Responses to “NATIONAL ONE-HIT WONDER DAY – September 25”

  1. Arthur M. Reed September 25, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    My favorite one-hit wonder is Bit By Bit by Merging Traffic from 1967. Have a listen!


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