“Lately”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Lately” The one hundred twenty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Lately” by Divine. This would be the last song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 before the magazine finally updated its long-outdated rules that prohibited radio-only songs to chart. “Lately” went to No. 1 on Nov….

“Doo Wop (That Thing)”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Doo Wop (That Thing)” The one hundred twenty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill. The track was the first release off Hill’s debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a CD that went on to sell 8.6 million units and generate five…

“One Week”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “One Week” The one hundred twenty-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies. Prior to this single’s release, the rockers had acquired legions of devotees after a string of hits in their native Canada and a steady touring schedule throughout the U.S. We classify Barenaked Ladies…

“The First Night”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “The First Night” The one hundred twenty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “The First Night” by Monica, who’d just spent the entire summer atop the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakthrough duet with Brandy, “The Boy Is Mine.” With “The First Night” climbing to the apex in the Fall,…

“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” The one hundred twenty-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith, from the commercially successful but critically panned film Armageddon, which was about Armageddon. The song, penned by quintessential soundtrack balladeer Diane Warren, was the…