PressPlay: R&B’s Greatest One Hit Wonders, From The Early 2000’s


“Heard It All Before” — Sunshine Anderson (2001)

Probably one of the most played songs still ’til this day, Sunshine Anderson’s “Heard It All Before” became the women’s anthem of the new millennium. Released in 2001, the single peaked at #11 on the Billboard 100. The top hit was followed up by the single “Lunch or Dinner,” but it didn’t rise up the charts like its predecessor.


“Don’t You Forget It” — Glenn Lewis (2001)

Released in 2001 as the lead single from Glenn Lewis’ debut album, “Don’t You Forget It” has been his biggest hit to date. Landing a peak position of #30 on the Billboard 100, the single is perhaps his most known and most successful.


“Any Other Night” — Sharissa (2002)

Former Motown signee Sharissa gave us a memorable debut album with No Half Steppin’ in 2002 and her single “Any Other Night” did just the same. Peaking at #23 on the Billboard R&B charts, the track — which featured a young Tank in the video —became Sharissa’s highest charting song to date.


“Addictive” — Truth Hurts feat. Rakim (2002)

Her biggest and only hit to date, “Addictive” by Truth Hurts took the music world by storm when it was released in 2002. Peaking at #9 on the Billboard 100 charts, the single stayed on charts for a total of 20 weeks. Though the song was followed-up by the R.Kelly featured “The Truth,” it did not perform well on the charts.  Truth Hurts went on to be featured on Jay Z’s “The Watcher 2” and released her sophomore album Ready Now — which peaked at #173 on the charts.


“Single For The Rest of My Life” — Isyss (2002)

Isyss may have given us just one album to hold on to during their career, but the project technically spawned two Hot 100 hits. Their lead single, “Day + Night,” featuring Jadakiss barely crept its way onto the chart landing at #98. It’s follow-up, “Single For The Rest of My Life” however, peaked at #71.


“Angel” — Amanda Perez (2003)

When Amanda Perez released her single “Angel” in 2003, it was a guaranteed hit. Peaking at #20 on the Hot 100 and #3 on Mainstream Top 40, the single became her highest charting song to date.


“Ice Cream” — JS (2003)

It’s been some time since R&B lovers have heard the name JS, but that doesn’t mean their single “Ice Cream” was forgettable. Serving as their debut single under the name, the group (also known as the Johnson Sisters) were able to have their highest charting single by themselves with this song.


“Calling All Girls” — ATL (2004)

During the early 2000s, R&B boybands were still a thing and when R. Kelly introduced ATL, everything just felt right. Though “Calling All Girls” wasn’t their only single, the song was the highest charting single from the group. Their follow-up, “Make It Up With Love,” peaked at #51 on the Billboard R&B charts — just three spots below their debut. Videos for both singles featured fellow ATLien and R&B songstress, Ciara.

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  1. Eddy 6 years ago

    Yonnie feat. Ying Yang Twins – In Da Club


  2. Maxo 3 years ago

    I would add Rell from Rocafella to this list

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