“More Than Words”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “More Than Words” The forty-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “More Than Words” by Extreme. Prior to this release, Extreme wasn’t particularly well known in the mainstream, but to the extent that they were, they were seen as a bit of a poor man’s Red Hot Chili Peppers. (See the…

“I Don’t Wanna Cry”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Don’t Wanna Cry” The fortieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Don’t Wanna Cry” by Mariah Carey. With this track reaching to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Carey went 4 for 4 with the releases from her debut album. No artist, before or after, has matched or surpassed this…

“I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” The thirty-ninth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” by Hi-Five, a Texas-based R&B group that bridged the New Edition era of the 1980s with the Boyz II Men era still to come. “I Like The Way”…

“Joyride”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Joyride” The thirty-eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Joyride” by Roxette. This was Marie and Per’s most globally expansive hit, reaching the top of the charts in 10 countries. It would be their final No. 1 in the U.S., and in all 10 of those countries except their native Sweden…

“Baby Baby”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Baby Baby” The thirty-seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Baby Baby” by Amy Grant. This track marked the Christian superstar’s full-forced detour into heathen music, although it was not her first Billboard Hot 100 appearance, it was her fifth. Her first was 1985’s “Find A Way” (peak: No. 29) followed by “Wise Up”…

“You’re In Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “You’re In Love” The thirty-sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “You’re In Love” by Wilson Phillips. This track was the fourth single released off the trio’s self-titled debut album, and their third No. 1 hit. The first two singles, “Hold On” and “Release Me,” reached the apex of the…

“I’ve Been Thinking About You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ve Been Thinking About You” The thirty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ve Been Thinking About You” by Londonbeat. This was the group’s first hit in the U.S., and their only No. 1. It was a smash all over the world, reaching No. 1 in 12 countries (although not their native…

“Coming Out Of The Dark”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Coming Out Of The Dark” The thirty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Coming Out Of The Dark” by Gloria Estefan. This was Estefan’s third and final No. 1 song, and her only chart-topper in the ’90s. She broke into mainstream fame in 1985, when she began an enviable run of iconic smash…

“One More Try”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “One More Try” The thirty-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “One More Try” by Timmy T, the stage name of Timothy Torres. This was T’s only No. 1 hit. He first appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 with “Time After Time,” the title track off his debut…

“Someday”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Someday” The thirty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Someday” by Mariah Carey. Prior to “Someday,” Carey had sent her first two releases to No. 1  — “Vision Of Love” and “Love Takes Time.” As both of those were ballads, “Someday” provided listeners with their first opportunity to witness Carey try to…

Movie Review: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jason. Freddie Kreuger. Chucky. Movie monsters are the stuff of childhood nightmares. Some of these monsters linger long inside our memories, long after the celluloid flicker. Especially those that we might actually encounter. Enter Hannibal.   The best movie of 1991 was Jonathan Demme’s masterful frightfest, Silence of the Lambs. The film is a master…

“All The Man That I Need”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “All The Man That I Need” The thirty-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “All The Man That I Need” by Whitney Houston. This gorgeous ballad was the ninth of Houston’s 11 chart-toppers, and in our opinion, her very best (and most underrated) work ever. The vocals are stunning, and…