Quotes / One-Hit Wonder

"Hi Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat. How's that career going? Yeah, not too great it seems."
Film Brain, Bad Movie Beatdown: Against the Dark

Play us a medley of your hit!
— Attributed to a number of people, taunting a musician friend

If you have to be a one-hit wonder, then 'San Francisco' is the one to have.
Scott Mc Kenzie

There's not enough money in the world to get me singing "Because We Want To" again.

I'm just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old-timers because my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot.

— Mike Posner, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

Well, a musical act goes to the top of the chart with a catchy tune and meaningless lyrics. Then they throw a big diva tantrum, lose their label, then face obscurity. Before they know it, their song is elevator music. Years later, they have a reunion concert, and after that, they never sing again, and no one remembers them. Not that I would know anything about that.
Linda Flynn, Phineas and Ferb, "Flop Starz"

...I was actually happy that I dragged my lazy skinny fat carcass to yoga class, because during “the core sequence” (yes, it’s as awful as it sounds), the teacher played “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good).” My yoga teacher isn’t only a master at yoga, she’s a master at curating musical masterpieces too.
Michael K., "You know you’re watching a good music video when you ask yourself while watching it, “Is this a real music video or is this Maya Rudolph doing a skit on SNL?“

Earlier this week, Sinead posted a long Facebook message (via Page Six) announcing that you’ll never hear her warble the words “I can eat mah dinner in a fancy res-tah-raAaAaAnt” ever again because she’s officially done with “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Even though “Nothing Compares 2 U” should be the opener, closer, and mid-show sing-a-long of her set list... I mean, if I were a contestant on Family Feud and talking mustache Steve Harvey asked me to “Name a song Sinead O’Connor might sing“, and “Nothing Compares 2 U” was already on the board, I’m pretty sure I’d pack up my things and leave, because I cannot name a single Sinead O’Connor song besides “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
DListed, "Don’t Ask Sinead O’Connor To Sing “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Because She’s Done Singing It"