Readers' Poll: Your Favorite 1990s One-Hit WondersSelections include 'Sex and Candy,' Bittersweet Symphony' and 'No Rain'
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2. Semisonic - 'Closing Time'
Type the title "Closing Time" into YouTube and the first term that pops up is "Closing Time Matchbox 20." It's rough when most people think your biggest hit was sung by a larger, more successful entity. America dealt with this when everyone thought Neil Young sang "Horse With No Name," and back in the early days of Napster countless "Stuck in the Middle With You" MP3s were labeled "Bob Dylan" and not Stealers Wheel. That's the cruel fate for most one-hit wonder groups – your song will always be much more famous than your band. While America did have several other hits, Minneapolis rock group Semisonic did not. They never officially broke up, but their last album was in 2001 and they rarely play shows. The band did manage to create one object of real lasting value beyond "Closing Time," though. In 2004, drummer Jacob Slichter published the book So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star. It's a fascinating look at the band's rise and fall, and truly a must-read for anyone who wants to get into the record business.