25 Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

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  • Vanilla Ice, Bone Crusher, Craig Mack
  • Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby"
  • Craig Mack, "Flava In Ya Ear"
  • Luniz, "I Got 5 on It"
  •  Young MC, "Bust a Move"
  • Tag Team, "Whoomp (There It Is)"
  • 95 South, "Whoot, There It Is"
  • J.J. Fad, "Supersonic"
  • Can-I-Bus, "Second Round K.O."
  • T La Rock & Jazzy Jeff, "It's Yours"
  • Bone Crusher, "Never Scared"
  • DJ Kool, "Let Me Clear My Throat"
  • Apache, "Gangsta Bitch"
  • The Pack, "Vans"
  • Khia, "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)"
  • Cali Swag District, "Teach Me How to Dougie"
  • Audio Two, "Top Billin'"
  • Mims, "This Is Why I'm Hot"
  • DJ Webstar & Young B, "Chicken Noodle Soup"
  • MC T Tucker & DJ Irv, "Where Dey At"
  • The Showboys, "Drag Rap (Trigga Man)"
  • Wreckx-N-Effect, "Rump Shaker"
  • Crucial Conflict, "Hay"
  • Shawn Brown, "Rappin' Duke"
  • Playaz Circle, "Duffle Bag Boy" feat. Lil Wayne
  • Tim Dog, "F*ck Compton"

25 Influential Hip Hop One-Hit Wonders

"One-hit wonder" is usually used as an insult. But it shouldn't be—after, all one is better than none, which is how many successful songs most aspiring musicians manage throughout their careers. And sometimes one hit is all it takes to make a big impact (and hopefully make some big dollars in the process). The following rap hits are the lone successes from their respective creators, but they left an outsize mark on music. Click on for some of hip hop's most influential one-hit-wonders and their signature songs. —Alex Gale

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