“Emotions”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Emotions” The forty-eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Emotions” by Mariah Carey. Hot off the success of her debut album, Carey hastily produced a sophomore album, Emotions, from which the title track was the first single. With this release, Carey became the first and only act to send three tracks to…

“Good Vibrations”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Good Vibrations” The forty-seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch f/ Loleatta Holloway. This track served as the public’s introduction to Mark Wahlberg, although his elder brother Donnie was, by this point, famous for being 20% of New Kids on the Block….

“I Adore Mi Amor”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Adore Mi Amor” The forty-sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Adore Mi Amor” by Color Me Badd. This melting-pot quartet from Oklahoma debuted a few months prior to “I Adore Mi Amor” with the big hit “I Wanna Sex You Up,” a risque single from the New Jack…

“The Promise Of A New Day”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “The Promise Of A New Day” The forty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “The Promise Of A New Day” by Paula Abdul. This would be Abdul’s sixth and final chart-topping single, reaching the summit only two months after “Rush Rush” ended its five-week run on top. “Promise” saw Abdul return…

“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” The forty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams. This song was a phenomenon. Featured on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, it was the longest-running No. 1…

“Unbelievable”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Unbelievable” The forty-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Unbelievable” by EMF, a pseudo-underground British alt-dance group whose defining characteristics were unintelligible lyrics and the lead singer’s hat. “Unbelievable” was the group’s first hit and a global success, although the U.S. was the only country to send it to No. 1. It was…

“Rush Rush”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Rush Rush” The forty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul. After releasing an explosively popular debut album that had six Hot 100 hits, including four No. 1s, Abdul had some pressure on her shoulders for the follow-up. The public was therefore very startled when she chose “Rush…