The history of music is riddled with what is known as 'One-hit wonders.' You know who they are, the people who have that one MASSIVE claim to fame song that haunts us forever but, after that they never do anything that strikes a chord again. PSY, 'Gangnam Style,' and Los Del Rio 'The Macarena,' The Divinyls, 'I Touch Myself.' What has never dawned on most of us are the One-hit wonders in other fields. They're everywhere and it's unfortunate and fascinating.
Redditor **qwerty9814 asked What are some "one-hit wonders" in other fields besides music? You'll be surprised how many "one timers" are out there. **
WHERE ARE THE TETRIS SEQUELS?!
Alexey Pajitnov who designed and programmed Tetris.
Alexander Ivanov, a painter who spent twenty years - almost his entire adult life after graduation - on 'The Appearance of Christ Before the People'.
The Heimlich Maneuver.
Dr. Heimlich tried to invent a bunch of other "maneuvers" that didn't become nearly as popular, many of which were actually incredibly dangerous. For the record, nowadays the Red Cross recommends 5 hard slaps on the back if someone is choking, and only if that doesn't work should you resort to the Heimlich.
The person that copyrighted the Happy Birthday song and was just a random person looking to get rich fast.