Lou Bega: ‘Mambo No. 5’ (1999) Under his stage name Lou Bega, German singer David Lubega scored.
The Rembrandts: ‘I’ll Be There for You’ (1995) The Rembrandts were already making music with low-key success before.
4 Non Blondes: ‘What’s Up?’ (1993) The American alternative rock group’s catchy call-to-arms.
Musical Youth: ‘Pass the Dutchie’ (1982) Rumors abound that ‘Pass the Dutchie’ really meant passing around a joint.
The Proclaimers: ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ (1998) The title might come as a surprise to some—many people know this song.
Sir Mix-a-lot: Baby Got Back’ (1992) This ode to the curvier female earned rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot a five-week.
Nena: ’99 Luftballoons’ (1983) Nena was a surprise success in the US with this anti-war pop song.
Sugarhill Gang: Rapper’s Delight’ (1979) Sugarhill Gang made musical history with their first and only hit record.
The Archies: ‘Sugar Sugar’ (1969) Comic-book quintet the Archies might be seen as the 1960s predecessor.
Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky’ (1969) Greenbaum’s only success, ‘Spirit in the Sky’ reached number.
The Surfaris: ‘Wipe Out’ (1963) It’s appeared in more than 20 TV films and shows since its release, making ‘Wipe Out.
Whigfield: Saturday Night’ (1992) Europop anthem ‘Saturday Night,’ and the song’s.
Los del Río: Macarena’ (1996) Another hit single that spawned a dance craze, Spanish band Los del Río’s.
Bobby McFerrin: Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ (1988) Bobby McFerrin’s cheerful tune was the first a cappella song to top.
New Radicals: You Get What You Give’ (1998) Bucket-hatted front man Gregg Alexander led i