1994 in Music: The Wrap-Up

Nineteen ninety-four was a curious year for No. 1 songs because of the polar dichotomy between what was popular on the radio and what was popular in people’s CD players. The No. 1 songs were generally quite soft, performed by artists such as Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, All-4-One, Lisa Loeb, Ace of Base, Bryan Adams, Rod…

Movie Review: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The 90s was an interesting decade both fascinated and fearful of rapidly advancing technological change. It was the perfect setting to bring back the Terminator franchise, which metaphorically addressed the rise of the machines in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). T2 was the highest grossing film of the year and up to that date, the…

“Here Comes The Hotstepper”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Here Comes The Hotstepper” The eighty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze. Here on “Was It Dope?” we’re reliably and predictably quick to defend those who are falsely accused of being a One Hit Wonder. But in this case, Kamoze fits the bill,…

“On Bended Knee”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “On Bended Knee” The eighty-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men. With this track’s ascent to No. 1, Boyz II Men replaced itself at the apex, a feat that hadn’t happened since The Beatles were the first to do so in 1964. It has…

“I’ll Make Love To You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ll Make Love To You” The eighty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men. This was the group’s second chart-topper, following “End Of The Road” the year before. Both songs were superlatively successful and almost laughably similar, down to being in the same time…