Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All TimeThey just had one hit, but they made it count
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8. Chumbawamba - 'Tubthumping'
Chumbawamba are a perfect example of how a band's lone hit doesn't always paint a complete picture of the group's sound. The band formed in England in the early Eighties and wrote intensely political songs that fused folk, punk and dance with just about every other genre of music you can imagine. In 1997 they released "Tubthumping," which is basically about getting hammered. It blew up all over the world, and turned the group of self-described anarchists into celebrities. They event went on Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher and urged fans to steal their albums. As you can imagine, that really pissed off their label – who had no idea that Napster was coming within a year. Anyway, they never had a follow-up hit in America, though they still have a surprisingly active fanbase across Europe.