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* '''Robin Thicke''', although a mainstay of R&B radio, has had only one major pop hit to his career, 2013's incredibly risqué "Blurred Lines". He's unlikely to have another any time soon either, given that "Blurred Lines" has been accused of promoting rape, Thicke himself has been accused of stalking his ex-wife, his album ''Paula'' completely bombed upon release, and he and Pharrell had to pay the estate of Music/MarvinGaye $7 million for interpolating Gaye's hit "Got to Give It Up". Thicke had a Platinum-certified Top 20 hit in 2007 with "Lost Without U" - which was also a blockbuster on R&B radio and the biggest hit on the Billboard R&B chart in 2007 - but that song is less remembered today for being an actual hit than it is as the "other song" people mention whenever Thicke is brought up as a "one hit wonder". Two years after "Blurred Lines", he nearly had another Top 40 hit as a feature on Music/FloRida's "I Don't Like It, I Love It", but it ''just'' missed the mark at #43; it nevertheless wasn't his hit so it wouldn't disqualify him regardless (he also appeared on a remix of Music/WillSmith's Top 10 hit "Switch" back in 2005, but since his version wasn't a hit, it doesn't count either).


* '''The Elgins''' were known almost entirely for their 1966 hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which made #9 on the R&B charts. It also charted at #3 in the UK in 1971 after it caught on with the Northern Soul scene and reissued there. A cover version by '''Bonnie Pointer''' in 1979 was also her only hit independently of her far more famous group, The Pointer Sisters.

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* '''The Elgins''' were known almost entirely for their 1966 hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which made #9 on the R&B charts. It also charted at #3 in the UK in 1971 after it caught on with the Northern Soul scene and was reissued there. A cover version by '''Bonnie Pointer''' in 1979 was also her only hit independently of her far more famous group, The Pointer Sisters.


* '''The Elgins''' were known almost entirely for their 1966 hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which made #9 on the R&B charts. It charted again at #3 in the UK in 1971. A cover version by '''Bonnie Pointer''' in 1979 was also her only hit independently of her far more famous group, The Pointer Sisters.

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* '''The Elgins''' were known almost entirely for their 1966 hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which made #9 on the R&B charts. It also charted again at #3 in the UK in 1971.1971 after it caught on with the Northern Soul scene and reissued there. A cover version by '''Bonnie Pointer''' in 1979 was also her only hit independently of her far more famous group, The Pointer Sisters.


* '''Darrell Banks''' scored his only American top 40 hit with 1966's "Open the Door To Your Heart", which reached #27 on the Hot 100. His followup "Somebody Somewhere Needs You" only reached #55. Banks had no further Hot 100 entries after that, and he had fallen into obscurity by the time he was murdered in 1970. In the 1970s, however, "Open the Door to Your Heart" resurfaced on the Northern Soul scene in England, which loved old American R&B records, the obscurer the better. Banks' single had only barely been released in the UK, and as result it became a so-called "rare groove" that became identified with certain clubs or [=DJs=] lucky enough to own a copy. While "Open the Door to Your Heart" didn't chart in the UK like some other old Northern Soul-associated songs did, it has became an extremely rare collectors item there, with one copy selling for £14,000 in 2014.

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* '''Darrell Banks''' scored his only American top 40 hit with 1966's "Open the Door To Your Heart", which reached #27 on the Hot 100. His followup "Somebody Somewhere Needs You" only reached #55. Banks had no further Hot 100 entries after that, and he had fallen into obscurity by the time he was murdered in 1970. In the 1970s, however, "Open the Door to Your Heart" resurfaced on the Northern Soul scene in England, which loved old American R&B records, the obscurer the better. Banks' single had only barely been released in the UK, and as a result it became a so-called "rare groove" that became identified with certain clubs or [=DJs=] lucky enough to own a copy. While "Open the Door to Your Heart" didn't chart in the UK like some other old Northern Soul-associated songs did, it has became an extremely rare collectors item there, with one copy selling for £14,000 in 2014.

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* '''Darrell Banks''' scored his only American top 40 hit with 1966's "Open the Door To Your Heart", which reached #27 on the Hot 100. His followup "Somebody Somewhere Needs You" only reached #55. Banks had no further Hot 100 entries after that, and he had fallen into obscurity by the time he was murdered in 1970. In the 1970s, however, "Open the Door to Your Heart" resurfaced on the Northern Soul scene in England, which loved old American R&B records, the obscurer the better. Banks' single had only barely been released in the UK, and as result it became a so-called "rare groove" that became identified with certain clubs or [=DJs=] lucky enough to own a copy. While "Open the Door to Your Heart" didn't chart in the UK like some other old Northern Soul-associated songs did, it has became an extremely rare collectors item there, with one copy selling for £14,000 in 2014.

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* '''Ghost Town [=DJs=]''' are known only for the R&B dance cut "My Boo", which hit #31 in 1996 and #27 in 2016 following the Running Man Challenge. It was also the [[OneBookAuthor only song the group ever recorded]]: "My Boo" had been recorded specifically for a compilation for the record label So So Def, and Ghost Town [=DJs=] never even released a full album.


* '''Miquel Brown''' - "So Many Men (So Little Time)"



* '''Ambersunshower''' - "Running Song"

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* '''The Marvelows''' were one-and-done with their 1965 doo-wop hit "I Do". They released only one other single under the name The Mighty Marvelows before disappearing, and "I Do" was later CoveredUp by the J. Geils Band.

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* Gospel group '''Mary Mary''' has had several hits in gospel and R&B, but their only crossover was their 2000 debut single "Shackles (Praise You)", which got to #28 on the Hot 100.

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* [=BeBe and CeCe=] Winans have had several hits on the Christian charts, but the only solo hit for '''[=BeBe=] Winans''' himself was a guest vocalist on Eternal's 1997 hit "I Wanna Be the Only One".

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* '''Barrett Strong''' was one of Creator/{{Motown}}'s main songwriters, but his only solo entry on the Hot 100 was "Money (That's What I Want)".


* '''Music/{{Guy}}''' was one of the top bands of the NewJackSwing movement, scoring a ton of top 10 hits and one #1 on the R&B charts. It also famously introduced Teddy Riley, known for his work in Blackstreet and as a prolific record producer. However, they had only one top 40 hit on the Hot 100, when "Dancin'" reached #14 in 1999. The song was the group's first single since 1992 and was intended to be a comeback for them, but its momentum was shortlived.
To make matters worse, "Dancin'" hit years after the New Jack Swing movement died, and sounded nothing like their old songs. Guy only released one more single before calling it quits in 2000.

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* '''Music/{{Guy}}''' was one of the top bands of the NewJackSwing movement, scoring a ton of top 10 hits and one #1 on the R&B charts. It also famously introduced Teddy Riley, known for his work in Blackstreet and as a prolific record producer. However, they had only one top 40 hit on the Hot 100, when "Dancin'" reached #14 in 1999. The song was the group's first single since 1992 and was intended to be a comeback for them, but its momentum was shortlived.
shortlived. To make matters worse, "Dancin'" hit years after the New Jack Swing movement died, and sounded nothing like their old songs. Guy only released one more single before calling it quits in 2000.


* '''Music/{{Guy}}''' was one of the top bands of the NewJackSwing movement, scoring a ton of top 10 hits and one #1 on the R&B charts. It also famously introduced Teddy Riley, known for his work in Blackstreet and as a prolific record producer. However, they had only one top 40 hit on the Hot 100, "Dancin'" To make matters worse, the hit was in 1999, years after the New Jack Swing movement died, and the hit sounded nothing like their old songs.

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* '''Music/{{Guy}}''' was one of the top bands of the NewJackSwing movement, scoring a ton of top 10 hits and one #1 on the R&B charts. It also famously introduced Teddy Riley, known for his work in Blackstreet and as a prolific record producer. However, they had only one top 40 hit on the Hot 100, when "Dancin'" reached #14 in 1999. The song was the group's first single since 1992 and was intended to be a comeback for them, but its momentum was shortlived.
To make matters worse, the "Dancin'" hit was in 1999, years after the New Jack Swing movement died, and the hit sounded nothing like their old songs.songs. Guy only released one more single before calling it quits in 2000.


* '''[=LeVert=]''', an R&B group fronted by brothers Gerald and Sean Levert (the sons of Eddie Levert of the O'Jays), were one of the biggest forces in R&B music throughout the late '80s and early '90s, but they only had one crossover pop hit: 1987's "Casanova", which hit #5. Gerald went on to have some minor pop hits of his own after the group split, although nothing to the extent of "Casanova", and later formed '''LSG''' with Keith Sweat and New Edition's Johnny Gill, who became a one-hit wonder as well with "My Body", not even having another hit on the R&B charts. Sean wasn't so lucky. Sadly, both Gerald and Sean died tragically young, in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

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* '''[=LeVert=]''', an R&B group fronted by brothers Gerald and Sean Levert (the sons of Eddie Levert of the O'Jays), were one of the biggest forces in R&B music throughout the late '80s and early '90s, but they only had one crossover pop hit: 1987's "Casanova", which hit #5. Gerald went on to have some minor pop hits of his own after the group split, although nothing to the extent of "Casanova", and later formed '''LSG''' with Keith Sweat and New Edition's Johnny Gill, who became a one-hit wonder as well with "My Body", not even having another hit which reached #4 on the Hot 100 in 1997. The song also reached #1 on the R&B charts.charts, but it was LSG's only Top 40 hit there, too. Sean wasn't so lucky. Sadly, both Gerald and Sean died tragically young, in 2006 and 2008 respectively.


* '''Aloe Blacc''' has several European hits under his belt, but (not counting his uncredited appearance on Avicii's "Wake Me Up!") "The Man" was his only hit in North America. That being said, "Wake Me Up!" is the one hit he's generally remembered by.

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* '''Aloe Blacc''' has several European hits under his belt, but (not counting his uncredited appearance on Avicii's "Wake Me Up!") "The Man" was his only hit in North America. That being said, "Wake Me Up!" is America, reaching #8 on the one hit he's generally remembered by.Hot 100 in 2014. It remains his only solo entry on that chart.

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