Billboard names Powter One-Hit Wonder of Decade

Canadian singer Daniel Powter arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ awards ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Cannes, southern France.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

December 7, 2009 4:23:43 AM PST
As far as one-hit wonders go, Daniel Powter is king of them all -- for this decade, at least. Powter, whose hit "Bad Day" reigned on top of the Billboard pop charts for five weeks in 2006, was named as the decade's top one-hit wonder by Billboard.

The magazine describes one-hit wonders as acts whose second hit did not reach the top 25; they only included acts from 2000 to 2007, since someone from last year might just be taking a break.

No. 2 on their list is the Terror Squad for "Lean Back"; No. 3 is Crazy Town with "Butterfly"; No. 4 is MIMS with "This Is Why I'm Hot"; and No. 5 is D4L -- remember them? -- with "Laffy Taffy."


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