“Vision Of Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Vision Of Love” The fourteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Vision Of Love” by Mariah Carey. Be warned, readers: You’re going to be seeing a whole lot of Mariah Carey on ’90s No. 1s Revisited because she sent 14 singles to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during this…

“She Ain’t Worth It”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “She Ain’t Worth it” The thirteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “She Ain’t Worth It” by Glenn Medeiros f/ Bobby Brown. This was the Hawaii native’s only No. 1 song. Prior to “She Ain’t Worth It,” Medeiros loitered in various parts of the Hot 100 chart with a series of…

“Step By Step”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Step By Step” The twelfth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Step By Step” by New Kids on the Block. NKOTB, as they were later known, was arguably the first modern-era “boy band,” meaning a vocal group consisting of five young men, all Caucasian or Caucasian-approved, shamelessly over-merchandised, with a short…

“It Must Have Been Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “It Must Have Been Love” The eleventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “It Must Have Been Love” by Swedish duo Roxette. At the time of this song’s release, Roxette was in the middle of a three-year hot streak in the U.S. The singles they released from 1988-1991 peaked at Nos. 1, 1,…

“Hold On”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Hold On” The tenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips. This song is not to be confused with “Hold On” by En Vogue, another amazing mid-tempo debut single released in 1990 by a group of female harmonizers from California. (As an aside: En Vogue, a critically important…

“Vogue”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Vogue” The ninth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Vogue” by Madonna. By the time this song was released, the Material Girl had long-cemented her status as the world’s most popular, controversial and captivating female entertainer, an achievement that transcends any chart trivia. But, for trivia enthusiasts: Prior to “Vogue,”…

“Nothing Compares 2 U”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Nothing Compares 2 U” The eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor. A worldwide smash that reached the top of the charts in more than a dozen countries, this Prince-penned ballad catapulted the Irish chanteuse into the stratosphere of fame. Her mainstream radio success was short-lived,…

“I’ll Be Your Everything”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ll Be Your Everything” The seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ll Be Your Everything” by Tommy Page. A teenager when this single reached the top of the chart, Page co-wrote the song with friends and New Kids on the Block members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood. It was Page’s only No….

“Love Will Lead You Back”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Love Will Lead You Back” The sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Love Will Lead You Back” by Taylor Dayne. Starting in 1987, this powerhouse songstress sent her first seven singles into the Top 10, an absolutely incredible streak. All were love songs; in fact, five of these seven contained…

“Black Velvet”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Black Velvet” The fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles, a Canadian singer known as a One Hit Wonder in the United States, although she did chart with her follow-up, “Love Is,” which reached No. 36. She hasn’t appeared on the U.S. charts since, but…

“Escapade”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Escapade” The fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Escapade” by Janet Jackson, off her groundbreaking masterpiece Rhythm Nation 1814. “Escapade” was Jackson’s third career No. 1, and the third of seven Top 5 singles released off 1814, the only album in history, as of this writing, to achieve that feat. (Fun fact:…

“Opposites Attract”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Opposites Attract” The third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul featuring The Wild Pair (credited in the Grammy-winning video as MC Skat Kat). “Opposites Attract” was Abdul’s fourth and final chart-topper from her debut album, the phenomenal sleeper hit Forever Your Girl. She would go on…