“Together Again”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Together Again” The one hundred fourteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Together Again” by Janet Jackson. This track was the singer’s sixth and final No. 1 hit of the ’90s, following “Escapade” and “Black Cat” in 1990, “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” in 1991, and “That’s The Way…

“Truly Madly Deeply”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Truly Madly Deeply” The one hundred thirteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden, the only Australian act to have a U.S. No. 1 hit in the ’90s. The duo first garnered attention in America with their debut release, “I Want You,” which peaked at…

1997 in Music: The Wrap-Up

We have now reviewed each of the singles that reached No. 1 in 1997, a year that started and ended with hits by British artists Spice Girls and Elton John, was generally dominated by Puff Daddy’s production influence, was curiously peppered with a brief Hanson infestation, and remains to this day a year whose chart history…

“4 Seasons Of Loneliness”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” The one hundred eleventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men. This track would turn out to be the quartet’s fifth and final trip to No. 1, ending a very impressive chart run over a five-year period during which…

“Honey”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Honey” The one hundred tenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Honey” by Mariah Carey. This track was the first single off Carey’s fifth non-holiday studio album, Butterfly, which is still often cited by critics as the apex of her recording career. The CD saw Carey take what still stands…

“Mo Money Mo Problems”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Mo Money Mo Problems” The one hundred ninth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Puff Daddy and Mase (and Kelly Price, un-credited). The track was the second release off The Notorious B.I.G.’s album Life After Death, and with its ascension to…

“I’ll Be Missing You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ll Be Missing You” The one hundred eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans f/ 112. This single, a tribute to slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G., debuted at No. 1, becoming the first Hip-Hop song to do so, and was…

“MMMBop”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “MMMBop” The one hundred seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “MMMBop” by Hanson, three long-haired brothers whose ages were 16, 14 and 11 when this single, their debut, hit the top of the charts in 27 countries. Hanson is commonly mis-characterized as a One Hit Wonder, but they followed…

“Hypnotize”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Hypnotize” The one hundred sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G., featuring un-credited vocals in the chorus by Pamela Long, one of the three members of R&B trio Total. “Hypnotize” was The Notorious B.I.G.’s first of two No. 1 singles, but prior to its release…

“Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” The one hundred fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy f/ Mase. This track was the first No. 1 hit for both rappers, who at the time of this release were relatively new artists. As a credited…

“Wannabe”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Wannabe” The one hundred fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, the best-selling female group of all time with 85 million albums sold globally to date. This track hit No. 1 in 37 countries and marked the beginning of a global Pop explosion that would create…