Definition of one-hit wonder in English:

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one-hit wonder

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A group or singer that has only one hit record before returning to obscurity.
Example sentences
  • If you had Nada Surf down as a one-hit wonder indie band that should remain sidelined to compilation tapes, then the magnetic glory of this album will turn your head.
  • Jet are far from one-hit wonders and they certainly had no trouble proving this as they took to the stage with rocking tracks like, Get What You Need, Rollover DJ and Look What You've Done.
  • There was a growing worry that, maybe, they would become one-hit wonders, given how quiet things have been since then.

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