“Creep”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Creep” The eighty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Creep” by TLC. This single was the trio’s first of four chart-topping hits, although by this point they were already well-known for their three Top 10 hits off their debut album Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip. “Creep” was the first single…

“I Swear”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Swear” The eightieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Swear” by All-4-One. This ballad, the second-most successful single of 1994 behind “The Sign,” was so popular that All-4-One is often miscast as a One Hit Wonder. But, in fact, the group reached No. 5 a couple months prior to “I Swear,” with a beautiful…

“All For Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “All For Love” The seventy-sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “All For Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting. This track, a global smash from the film The Three Musketeers, was the first single to climb to No. 1 in the United States in 1994, and a notable achievement…

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…

Music Video Review: “Black or White” (1991)

The year was 1991. Michael Jackson was hard at work on Dangerous, the highly-anticipated follow up album to BAD (Then, the #2 biggest selling album of all time, second only to record-shattering Thriller). At the time, Michael wielded so much power that he could literally rent out the most popular time slot on television, which…

Movie Review: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jason. Freddie Kreuger. Chucky. Movie monsters are the stuff of childhood nightmares. Some of these monsters linger long inside our memories, long after the celluloid flicker. Especially those that we might actually encounter. Enter Hannibal.   The best movie of 1991 was Jonathan Demme’s masterful frightfest, Silence of the Lambs. The film is a master…

Movie Review: Home Alone (1990)

My personal favorite film of 1990 was Home Alone. It is one of the quintessential holiday must-watch rituals, right up there with The Grinch and It’s A Wonderful Life (both featured in homage in this film) and the claymation reindeer movie that’s on TV every year. I revisited this festive classic to determine if Home Alone…