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Who is the one-hit wonder of the decade? Hint: it's not James Blunt or Gnarls Barkley

Billboard has just published a list of the decade’s one-hittiest one-hit wonders. More precisely, the acts have been ranked by “how high their big song climbed on the chart compared to how far down the tally their subsequent highest-charting effort peaked.” Daniel Powter topped the list thanks to his single “Bad Day” (the clip for which you can see below), followed by Terror Squad (“Lean Back”), Crazy Town (“Butterfly”), MIMS (“This is Why I’m Hot”), D4L (“Laffy Taffy”), James Blunt (“You’re Beautiful”), Gnarls Barkley (“Crazy”), Blu Cantrell (“Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)”), Bo Bice (“Inside Your Heaven”), and Dream (“He Loves U Not”).

But how about some less scientific opinions? What was your favorite one-hit wonder of the decade? And your least? Which acts deserve(d) to have more of a career? And which should consider themselves fortunate to have had any career at all? And did I really once spend an evening hanging out at Germany’s worst strip club with Crazy Town (no need to offer an opinion on that latter one. I did!)?

Let us know!

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Originally posted December 7 2009 — 11:26 AM EST

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