National One-Hit Wonder Day was born in 1990 at the initiative of journalist Steve Rosen, he declared this holiday in memory of artists who were popular, but lost popularity. A person can forget a lot, but not the chorus of a favorite, popular song. For many, hits are associated with certain events, reminiscent of the past.
The phrase of the artist, producer Andy Warhol, that in the future everyone can become popular for 15 minutes, has become prophetic. Many performers are no longer remembered by sight, but their hit, which brought fame, is remembered. Steve Rosen, who announced the National One-Hit Wonder Day, did not accidentally choose September 25, this is his birthday. The initiative led to a radio show where only the singles were played.
- In 1999, a documentary film was shown on American television, dedicated to the stars, whose light lit up the sky, but quickly faded.
- In 2002, a list of one hundred artists with one hit appeared on television.
- There are often retro shows on the radio, where singles are heard, funny stories about performers who were once popular, but are now forgotten by everyone.
- The song Macarena is recognized as the most popular single to date, and the theme song for the series “Friends” was so popular that it was increased from 45 seconds to 3 minutes.
How to celebrate
Create your own playlist with singles, call it “One Single Magic”. The best way to get nostalgic is to listen to songs and dance to your favorite retro tunes. If you love games, take the music knowledge quiz. And if you like to sing, gather your friends and spend an evening at karaoke.
When is National One-Hit Wonder Day in 2022?
National One-Hit Wonder Day is observed on September 25 each year.