Prof. Wagstaff wrote:By that definition, all of the following are One Hit Wonders: XTC, Hole, King Crimson, Vangelis, Adrian Belew, Michelle Shocked, Big Maybelle, Marshall Crenshaw, The Tom Tom Club, David Gilmour, and Rockpile. Does that really make sense to you?
From a practical standpoint, I think most people mentally combine charts to a certain extent. If you had 15 charted albums but only one single, the moniker is less likely to be applied. Same for people that have 20 R&B or country hits, but only one on the pop charts.
Many of the artists you listed weren't primarily known for their singles. Rockpile seems to fit the bill though.
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Giuffria had three Hot 100 hits, but I'll bet most people don't even remember their sole Top 40 song, "Call To The Heart".
I don't have all the words memorized, but I still know he tune. Greg Giuffria was in Angel before that. Not really my cup of tea, but better than some other hair bands. Winger comes to mind - they probably had the worst ratio of talent (high) to songs (lousy) than any hair band ever.