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The 90's Billboard #1s Rate: 1990-1994 - AND WE ARE DONE

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Ironheade, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Argh that was on Modern Love too!!

    Here it is:


    1 –George Michael & Elton John Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
    2 –Vanessa Williams Save The Best For Last
    3 –Shakespear's Sister Stay
    4 –Wet Wet Wet Goodnight Girl
    5 –Ten Sharp You
    6 –Crowded House Fall At Your Feet
    7 –Curtis Stigers I Wonder Why
    8 –Lisa Stansfield Time To Make You Mine
    9 –Paul Young Everytime You Go Away
    10 –Beverley Craven Promise Me
    11 –Oleta Adams Get Here
    12 –Diana Ross When You Tell Me That You Love Me
    13 –The Temptations My Girl
    14 –Robert Palmer Every Kinda People
    15 –Gloria Estefan Coming Out Of The Dark
    16 –The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
    17 –Steve Winwood Valerie

    So much schmaltz!!
  2. I never really understood these couples in the artcovers of such collections. As a kid I always wondered: "who the hell was taking this picture"?
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  3. They do look particularly awkward. She looks like she's wondering where she left her Clubcard.
  4. Ray


    I kind of want to listen to the MC Skat Kat album. I always liked his voice. Well, in this one song.
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  5. Has anyone yet mentioned that Paula 'returned the favour':

  6. Not even in airplay? Shame. I would have elevened 'you oughta know' if I had the chance.
  7. "You Learn" was a #1 hit on the Airplay charts and will be featured in the second half.
  8. Surprised that the other 4-5 singles weren't airplay No. 1s though - she was everywhere in 1996.
  9. londonrain

    londonrain Staff Member

    From the least essential album of the '90s.
    The voices behind MC Skat Kat did also give us this (which @Jeffo entered into PJOPS):
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  10. Excellent. My score average for the second half may have just dramatically increased.
  11. Thank God that's out. Also, Black Velvet should be in the Top 20 at least.
  12. Ray


    I still really like this. Not 'Opposites Attract' like, but aye... I do.

    Edit: thanks for making me happy with that link @londonrain!


    IS AMAZING AND ESSENTIAL AND NEVER WILL NOT BE. Maybe it's on the list ironically. It's gorgeous and I still play it 24 years later. (Ouch.)

    And also:

    Peter Daou was her fucking husband. Coincidence? (And Erica Jong is his aunt.) Interestingly Daou moved on to become Al Gore's advisor, and is now a political commentator. Zipless is 100% essential, although I can see how it might not appeal to straight guys, unless they don't speak enough English to understand the lyrics/poems. Dear John Coltrane, the title of which DOES end with a comma, is gorgeous and lush – sonic equivalent of a hot day in July – if not as amazing as Zipless.

    The article does redeem itself at the end with:

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    Oh, what could have been.
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  14. But wait! If not for that, then we'd never have this!!

  15. Also I wanted to see what songs would be in part 2, so I compiled a list based on Wikipedia articles.

    1995 Hot 100 #1s
    Boyz II Men - "On Bended Knee" (I assume we're leaving this out)
    TLC - "Creep"
    Madonna - "Take A Bow"
    Montell Jordan - "This Is How We Do It"
    Bryan Adams - "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?"
    TLC - "Waterfalls"
    Seal - "Kiss From A Rose"
    Michael Jackson - "You Are Not Alone"
    Coolio ft. LV - "Gangsta's Paradise"
    Mariah Carey - "Fantasy"
    Whitney Houston - "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
    Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - "One Sweet Day"

    1995 Airplay #1s
    Dionne Farris - "I Know"
    Boyz II Men - "Water Runs Dry"
    The Rembrandts - "I'll Be There For You"

    1996 Hot 100 #1s
    Celine Dion - "Because You Loved Me"
    Mariah Carey - "Always Be My Baby"
    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - "The Crossroads"
    2Pac - "How Do U Want It" / "California Love"
    Toni Braxton - "You're Making Me High" / "Let It Flow"
    Los Del Rio - "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
    Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre - "No Diggity"
    Toni Braxton - "Un-Break My Heart"

    1996 Airplay #1s
    Everything But The Girl - "Missing"
    Alanis Morissette - "You Learn"
    Donna Lewis - "I Love You Always Forever"
    Celine Dion - "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"
    No Doubt - "Don't Speak"

    1997 Hot 100 #1s

    Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
    Puff Daddy ft. Mase - "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"
    The Notorious B.I.G. - "Hypnotize"
    Hanson - "MMMBop"
    Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft. 112 - "I'll Be Missing You"
    The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Puff Daddy & Mase - "Mo Money Mo Problems"
    Mariah Carey - "Honey"
    Boyz II Men - "4 Seasons of Loneliness"
    Elton John - "Candle In The Wind 1997" / "Something About The Way You Look Tonight"

    1997 Airplay #1s

    Jewel - "You Were Meant For Me"
    Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"
    Will Smith - "Men In Black"
    Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"
    Jewel - "Foolish Games"
    Sugar Ray - "Fly"
    Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"

    1998 Hot 100 #1s

    Savage Garden - "Truly Madly Deeply"
    Janet Jackson - "Together Again"
    Usher - "Nice & Slow"
    Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"
    Will Smith - "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
    K-Ci & Jojo - "All My Life"
    Next - "Too Close"
    Mariah Carey - "My All"
    Brandy & Monica - "The Boy Is Mine"
    Aerosmith - "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
    Monica - "The First Night"
    Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"
    Lauryn Hill - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
    Divine - "Lately"
    R. Kelly & Celine Dion - "I'm Your Angel"

    1998 Airplay #1s

    Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"
    Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"
    Shawn Mullins - "Lullaby"

    1999 Hot 100 #1s

    Brandy - "Have You Ever?"
    Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
    Monica - "Angel Of Mine"
    Cher - "Believe"
    TLC - "No Scrubs"
    Ricky Martin - "Livin' La Vida Loca"
    Jennifer Lopez - "If You Had My Love"
    Destiny's Child - "Bills, Bills, Bills"
    Will Smith - "Wild Wild West"
    Christina Aguilera - "Genie in a Bottle"
    Enrique Iglesias - "Bailamos"
    TLC - "Unpretty"
    Mariah Carey ft. Jay-Z - "Heartbreaker"
    Santana ft. Rob Thomas - "Smooth"

    1999 Airplay #1s
    Goo Goo Dolls - "Slide"
    Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"
    Smash Mouth - "All Star"
    Lou Bega - "Mambo #5"
    Brian McKnight - "Back At One"
  16. Airplays are not being considered... or are they?
  17. They are. Especially considering that songs like "Don't Speak" and "Iris" spent over fifteen weeks at the top spot and were robbed of a Hot 100 placing due to rules at the time.
  18. In this rate I mean!
  19. In part 1 of the rate they were!

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  20. Oh great then.
    My Alanis and my Jewel ARE ALIVE
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