10 One-Hit Wonders Who Deserved A Second Hit

3. American Hi-Fi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAmINmjpQxw Remembered as the modest creators behind the ironically forgettable "Flavor of the Weak," American Hi-Fi were unfortunately lumped in with summery pop-punk bands like Yellowcard and All-American Rejects before being unceremoniously dumped off the face of the earth, at least in the eyes of the general public. What's most unfair about their (rather rude) placement into the one-hit wonder category is that the bulk of their eponymous debut didn't sound much like the bland (but pleasing) pop-punk of that lead single. In fact, it's one of the best all-around rock and roll albums to be released in 2001. Sadly, it came at a time when we needed it the most (we were in the throes of nu metal, boy bands, and butt rock) but were also most unwilling to have it. Basically, American Hi-Fi may not have been the band we deserved, but it was the one we needed at the time. Any other song from that album, in a more reasonable era, would have at least matched the popularity of "Flavor of the Weak." Frontman Stacy Jones went on to become the drummer for Miley Cyrus, though, so at least he got another small taste of fame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woi55j7mZrE
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