The Real Decade of the One Hit Wonder
You remember: "Gloria"
But you forgot: "Solitaire", "Self Control"
The late Ms. Branigan had a nice run in the early '80s, recording one of the biggest songs of the decade along with two other top ten singles. She also originally recorded "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" before the glorious days when nobody had ever heard of Michael Bolton.
The 1990s - One and Done
There is not enough room available in cyberspace to discuss all of the musicians who knocked it out of the park once amid a career of nothing but strikeouts. A few are listed below - feel free to add your own in the comments section, there are no shortage of candidates.
Deep Blue Something
Nothing to remember but: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Sure, on the surface, a song about a conversation about a 1960s movie may sound bad, but then you listen to it and it somehow manages to be worse.
Nothing to remember but: "Tubthumping"
Leave it to a band with a name like Chumbawamba to consider merely listing all of the drinks consumed over the course of an evening to be song lyrics.