Two-Hit Wonders That Peaked with the Wrong Song

In music, as in life, the biggest isn’t always the best.

Two-hit wonder Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross in the video for their 1984 duet, “All of You” (Photo: Columbia Records/RCA Records)

Club Nouveau
Biggest hit: “Lean on Me” (number one, 1987)
Best hit: “Why You Treat Me So Bad?” (number 39, 1987)

Donna Fargo
Biggest Hit: “Funny Face” (number five, 1973)
Best Hit: “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” (number 11, 1972)

Icehouse
Biggest Hit: “Electric Blue” (number seven, 1988)
Best Hit: “Crazy” (number 14, 1988)

Julio Iglesias
Biggest Hit: “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” (number five, 1984)
Best Hit: “All of You” (number 19, 1984)

Level 42
Biggest Hit: “Something About You” (number seven, 1986)
Best Hit: “Lessons in Love” (number 12, 1987)

Londonbeat
Biggest Hit: “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (number one, 1991)
Best Hit: “A Better Love” (number 18, 1991)

Soul II Soul
Biggest Hit: “Back to Life” (number four, 1989)
Best Hit: “Keep on Movin’” (number 11, 1989)

’Til Tuesday
Biggest Hit: “Voices Carry” (number eight, 1985)
Best Hit: “What About Love” (number 26, 1986)

Was (Not Was)
Biggest Hit: “Walk the Dinosaur” (number seven, 1989)
Best Hit: “Spy in the House of Love” (number 16, 1987)

Will to Power
Biggest Hit: “Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley”) (number one, 1988)
Best Hit: “I’m Not in Love” (number seven, 1991)

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