an individual or group with only one success, such as a hit song, bestselling book, etc.
1977; from 'hit record'
Will Glee, self-made savior of the music industry and glee clubs everywhere, burn out like a one-hit wonder?
But that seems unlikely at this point, and Newt is looking more like a one-hit wonder.
Assassinations has received ample praise and proves that Adiga is no one-hit wonder.