Do one-hit wonders hate being one-hit wonders? Imagine clawing your way up through the music industry, playing bars for years before finally topping the charts with your most pop-friendly hook, and then that’s it. It's over. The public likes your one song, and then tire of you. Does it sting? Probably not for these artists, because they wound up richer than than their more famous peers.

How did they do it? By giving up on being famous and finding out what they were really good at: getting filthy stinking rich.

1. Thomas Dolby, “She Blinded Me With Science.”