Hot 100 Highway Robbery: Airplay Only No. 1s

In our ’90s No. 1s Revisited series, we’re writing one article for each of the 141 songs that sat at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the ’90s, in order. Achieving a chart-topping hit is something many artists fantasize about and celebrate, and for good reason — it secures a special place in…

“How Do U Want It” / “California Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “How Do U Want It” / “California Love” The ninety-ninth No. 1 song of the 1990s was, well, two songs: 2Pac’s Double A -sided “How Do U Want It” f/ K-Ci & JoJo and “California Love” f/ Dr. Dre. Double A-sided singles have existed since the 1960s, but Billboard’s policy about…

“Tha Crossroads”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Tha Crossroads” The ninety-eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a quintet from Cleveland that created some of history’s most innovative Hip-Hop music. Prior to “The Crossroads,” Bone Thugs-n-Harmony had sent five songs onto the Billboard Hot 100, the most successful being “1st Of Tha…