“Informer”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Informer” The sixty-seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Informer” by Snow, a Caucasian Canadian Hip-Hop artist influenced by Reggae, or Reggae artist influenced by Hip-Hop. This track was Snow’s debut, off his suggestively titled album 12 Inches of Snow. He is often incorrectly called a One Hit Wonder, but “Informer” was followed by the…

“A Whole New World”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “A Whole New World” The sixty-sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, from the soundtrack to the animated Disney blockbuster Aladdin. Coming off the heels of the successful “Beauty And The Beast” by Bryson and Celine Dion, which reached No. 9 in…

Prince: A Tribute to the Purple One

  “Sometimes, it snows in April…” – Prince Since news broke of Prince’s untimely passing, I have struggled to find a way to articulate what Prince and his music have meant for me personally (I can’t speak for the world, we all have our own experiences with his body of work and ultimately, legacy). Prince has…

1992 In Music: The Wrap-Up

Boy, that was First World torture. As we discussed when we began our walk-through of year’s No. 1 songs, 1992 was a wonderful year for music, but not a good year for chart-toppers. The Hot 100 was dominated by goofy nonsense (“All 4 Love,” “I’m Too Sexy,” “To Be With You,” “How Do You Talk To An Angel“), unnecessary…

“I Will Always Love You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Will Always Love You” The sixty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. This track was a remake of a Dolly Parton hit from 1974 that Parton re-released in 1982. In both those releases, it went to No. 1 on the Country…