Analyzing The Music Industry’s One-Hit Wonder

Through consideration of everything from society’s obsession with novelty to the well-known curse of the second album, High Snobiety writer Aleks Eror poses an in-depth analysis of the one-hit wonder. With stunning facts, “nearly half of all musicians that created a chart hit in the half-century in between 1955 and 2005 never did so again,” and a thoughtful approach to marketing, originality and the zeitgeist, Eror explains that the one-hit wonder of the music world is very much the viral video of today—something for passing entertainment. But there’s so much more. Head over to HighSnob for the full feature.