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In this week's Throwback Thursday, we look at the stars who could never match their one mega hit single.
Everybody knows how to do the Macarena. Los Del Rio's 1995 hit came with its own set of dance moves that took the world by storm.
Nizlopi's 'JCB Song' seemingly came out of nowhere to reach No. 1 the week before Christmas in 2005. The band's follow-up single, 'Girls', didn't fare so well.
When Italian crooner Renato Carosone recorded 'Tu Vuò Fà L'Americano' in 1956, it's unlikely he ever thought it'd become the basis for one of the most ubiquitous floor-fillers of the 21st century. But when Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP sampled it for 'We No Speak Americano' in 2010, that's exactly what happened. No follow-up has been released yet.
Lou Bega's smash hit single 'Mambo No. 5' has been filling dancefloors ever since it reached No. 1 in a staggering 18 countries in 1999.
Though MAARS, a collaboration between 4AD bands Colourbox and A R Kane, only released one single, 'Pump Up The Volume' remains a milestone in British dance music.
Somewhat ironically, Chesney Hawkes' huge 1991 No. 1 'The One And Only' was his only hit.
Altogether now: "I get knocked down, but I get up again: you're never gonna keep me down!" Unfortunately, Chumbawamba didn't get back up again, and failed to dent the charts after their No. 1 single Tubthumping.
With over 11 million copies sold, Carl Douglas' 1974 track 'Kung Fu Fighting' was a global phenomenon and played a pivotal role in propelling Disco into the mainstream.
After topping the charts in the summer of 2001 with 'Did You Really Like It', DJ Pied Piper and the Master of Ceremonies called it a day. You might as well go out on top!
'Video Killed The Radio Star''s themes of nostalgia and technophobia resonated hugely with audiences in 1979... And it probably helped that the chorus is ridiculously catchy.
Husband and wife Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson had written classic Motown singles such as 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'You're All I Need To Get By' and 'I'm Every Woman' before they finally got their own hit in 1985 with 'Solid (As A Rock)'.
Like the David Bowie and Queen song 'Under Pressure' that it sampled, Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' was a huge No. 1 single. Unlike the former two artists though, Vanilla Ice was unable to reach those dizzying heights with subsequent releases.
Now here's a Club Classic if ever there was one. Stardust was a one-off project by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and fellow Frenchmen Alan Braxe and Benjamin Diamond that had everyone partying like it was 1999. Maybe because it was 1999.
A No. 1 single here and in several other countries, Europe had a huge hit with 'The Final Countdown' in 1986. They've been making records ever since, last releasing an album in 2012, but they've never replicated the success of their signature track.
A No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, none of Anita Ward's follow-up singles charted. Ring My Bell, though, remains an all-time great disco track.
Better known as the 'Friends' theme tune, The Rembrandts' 1995 hit was only made into a three-minute single once the short version had been rapturously received by fans of the now iconic sitcom. It would be the only time The Rembrandts made a mark on the Top 40, peaking at No. 3.
Spanish family group Las Ketchup's 'The Ketchup Song' sold over seven million singles and went No. 1 in nine different countries.
First heard on the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy film 'Beverly Hills Cop', Harold Faltermeyer's iconic synth instrumental was a global hit in 1985. It peaked at No. 2 on the UK charts, and though Faltermeyer played on the 'Top Gun' soundtrack, he would not have another hit of his own.
Michael Andrews and Gary Jules had a Christmas No. 1 in 2003 with their understated cover of Tears for Fears' song 'Mad World', recorded for the soundtrack to Donny Darko. They haven't recorded a follow-up... Yet.
It's not often a song that topped the charts after being translated from a foreign language! Nena's '99 Red Balloons' was originally recorded in her native German as '99 Luftballons' in 1983.