ONTD Original: 2005 - A year of one hit wonders, Pt. 2

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PART ONE


Fourteen years ago, artists like Howie Day, DHT, and The Click Five were topping the charts. Many of the artists who created their major 2005 hits were never able to replicate the success. However, it's always fun to revist the past and remember what we were doing when we were listening to these songs back in the day. This list continues "part two" of our 2000's one hit wonder series. Let's take another look at the best one hit wonders of the year 2005!

ANNA NALICK - BREATHE (2 AM)

Anna Nalick's "Breathe" was first released in 2004. The song was then re-released in 2005 and peaked at no. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 4 on the Adult Contemporary in the United States, as well as no. 79 in Australia. The song found its highest national chart position in New Zealand, where it peaked at no. 37. "Breathe (2 AM)" has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

CAESARS - JERK IT OUT

Swedish rock band Caesar released "Jerk It Out" in April 2003 as the lead single from their album Love for the Streets. By 2005, the song was an international success, reaching no. 8 on the UK Single Chart and peaking at no. 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

DAMIEN MARLEY - WELCOME TO JAMROCK

Damien Marley's "Welcome To Jamrock" was released in March 2005 as the lead single from his album of the same name. The song peaked at no. 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reach no. 13 in the United Kingdom.

CRAZY FROG - AXEL F

In 2005, Crazy Frog recorded the song, releasing it as "Axel F", though it was also known as the "Crazy Frog song". The novelty song is Crazy Frog's first and most internationally successful single. After the remix was arranged, the song was later marketed as a ringtone. The song peaked at no. 1 across most major charts around the world and peaked at no. 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

THE BRAVERY - AN HONEST MISTAKE

"An Honest Mistake" was released as The Bravery's debut single and the lead single from their self-titled studio album in February 2005. The song peaked at no. 6 on the Scottish Singles Chart and no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart. It eventually peaked at no. 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

KELLY OSBOURNE - ONE WORD

Unlike the pop/punk sound Osbourne debuted with, "One Word" was a synthpop song that showed Osbourne embracing dance music. The single sounded very reminiscent of the 1980s Visage song "Fade to Grey", which caused some controversy over copyright issues. Although Osbourne had released music before this, this single was her most successful to date when it comes to charts. The song peaked at no. 9 on the UK Singles charts and reached no. 1 on 3 seperate US dance charts with a peak at no. 21 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100.

THE AFTERS - BEAUTIFUL LOVE

"Beautiful Love" is the hit single from the debut album by Christian rock band The Afters, I Wish We All Could Win. The song was later used by MTV as the theme song to its reality show 8th and Ocean which helped the song to peak at no. 55 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

D4L - LAFFY TAFFY

"Laffy Taffy" was released in 2005 by Atlanta-based hip hop group D4L and reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2006. The song's success on the charts was largely due to its enormous online sales. The song's viral dance helped it to reach its peaked. The group went on to see minimal success with their other dance-along song "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" in 2006.

TONY YAYO - SO SEDUCTIVE

"So Seductive" became Tony Yayo's most commercially successful song, peaking at no. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also remains Tony Yayo's only song to chart outside the United States, peaking in the top 30 of the Irish and United Kingdom singles charts.

SAVING JANE - GIRL NEXT DOOR

"Girl Next Door" is a single released in late 2005 by American pop rock band Saving Jane. The song peaked at no. 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached no. 21 on Billboard Pop Songs.

PART ONE LIST:
Howie Day - Collide
Brooke Valentine - Girlfight
Natalie - Goin' Crazy
Teairra Mari - Make Her Feel Good
D.H.T. - Listen To Your Heart
Trillville - Some Cut
The Click Five - Just The Girl


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