“The Boy Is Mine”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “The Boy Is Mine” The one hundred twenty-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “The Boy Is Mine,” a Grammy-winning duet by R&B princesses Brandy and Monica that spent 13 weeks at No. 1 and turned out to be the longest-running No. 1 hit of 1998, and the No. 2…

“My All”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “My All” The one hundred twentieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “My All” by Mariah Carey. This track was the singer’s 13th No. 1 hit, tying Michael Jackson’s record, which she would soon surpass. As the new millennium was coming into view, Carey had carved her name on the…

“Too Close”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Too Close” The one hundred nineteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Too Close” by Next, an R&B trio from Minneapolis. “Too Close” was the group’s only No. 1 hit, and in the U.S. it was a big one, spending five nonconsecutive weeks at the apex of the Billboard Hot…

“All My Life”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “All My Life” The one hundred eighteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo. This track was the act’s second and final chart-topper, the other being as featured performers on 2Pac’s “How Do U Want It” in 1996. Prior to becoming a duo, K-Ci…

“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” The one hundred seventeenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith. Now better known as an actor, Smith began his career as half of the Hip-Hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in the ’80s. The pair scored…

“My Heart Will Go On”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “My Heart Will Go On” The one hundred sixteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. This single was Dion’s third of four U.S. No. 1 hits, all of which were acquired in the ’90s, and it was one of the biggest smashes…

“Nice & Slow”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Nice & Slow” The one hundred fifteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Nice & Slow” by Usher. This track was the Atlanta entertainer’s first chart-topper, appropriately ascending to the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100 in the magazine’s Valentine’s Day issue. Usher had gained minor attention earlier in the…

“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…