‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles and The Weather Girls’ ‘It’s Raining Men’ have been voted the nation’s favourite one-hit wonders.

The two 80s classics tied for the top spot, beating Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’ and ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ by The Proclaimers.

Bruce Woolley, who co-wrote Video Killed the Radio Star with fellow music producer Trevor Horn, said:  “It was a one-hit wonder but it has had a wonderful life and I’m very proud of it. It only took a few hours to write but we worked on the recording for months and I think it’s stood the test of time.”

Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No.5’ came fifth, ahead of Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 smash ‘Nothing Compares 2U’, Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’, ‘Don’t Leave me This Way’ by Thelma Houston, ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ by Rednex and ‘Macarena’ by Los del Rio.

The Top 50 featured several well-known party tracks such as ‘Saturday Night’ by Whigfield and ‘The Ketchup Song’ by Las Ketchup.

The survey achieved international coverage landing on national UK news sites such The Sun, The Express and The Daily Star, as well as the Herald Scotland, The Edinburgh News and Germany’s Top40.nl.  The story also made the national print press with pieces in both The Sun and the Daily Star.

Top 20 one hit wonders
  1. Video killed the radio star – Buggles (1980)
  2. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls (1982)
  3. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum (1969)
  4. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (1988)
  5. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of) – Lou Bega (1999)
  6. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor (1990)
  7. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice (1990)
  8. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston (1976)
  9. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex (1995)
  10. Macarena – Los del Rio (1993)
  11. Sugar Sugar – The Archies (1969)
  12. Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men (2000)
  13. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas (1974)
  14. Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks (1973)
  15. Saturday Night – Whigfield (1995)
  16. There she goes – The La’s (2006)
  17. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
  18. Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance (1960)
  19. Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul (1972)
  20. Mickey – Toni Basil (1982)