“Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” The twenty-sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” by Stevie B. This would be the last — and, in the long run, most successful — No. 1 song of the year. On Billboard’s most recent ranking of the top…

“I’m Your Baby Tonight”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’m Your Baby Tonight” The twenty-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston. Having rocketed to the heights of stardom in the 1980s with a record-breaking — and still record-holding — seven consecutive No. 1s, Houston started the ’90s off on the right foot with “I’m…

“Love Takes Time”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Love Takes Time” The twenty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Love Takes Time” by Mariah Carey. With her second single, Mariah proved she was no One Hit Wonder, and continued to stun listeners with her supernatural vocal prowess. “Love Takes Time,” co-written by Carey as all her non-remake songs have…

“Ice Ice Baby”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Ice Ice Baby” The twenty-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. This track is considered the first hip-hop song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, an accomplishment that’s downright infuriating to those who accuse Vanilla Ice of cultural appropriation and find his talent dubious….

“Black Cat”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Black Cat” The twenty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Black Cat” by Janet Jackson. Noteworthy for being written by Jackson all by herself, “Black Cat” was the sixth single off Rhythm Nation 1814. After “Escapade,” the third single, hit No. 1 earlier in the year, Jackson narrowly missed the top…

“I Don’t Have The Heart”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Don’t Have The Heart” The twenty-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Don’t Have The Heart” by James Ingram. This was Ingram’s second U.S. chart-topper, following 1983’s “Baby Come To Me” with Patti Austin. He may best be known, however, for a song that peaked at No. 2…

“Praying For Time”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Praying For Time” The twentieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Praying For Time” by George Michael. During the 1980s, Michael was a superstar who occupied the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart eight times — two as half of Wham!, five as a solo artist, and once as a featured…

“Close To You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Close To You” The nineteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Close To You” by Maxi Priest. Sporting an accessible reggae-pop sound, Priest had a few hits in his native U.K. during the ’80s, but in the United States, his only hit prior to “Close To You” was a 1988 remake…

“(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection” The eighteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection” by Nelson, the long-haired twin sons of Ricky Nelson. “Love And Affection” was the first single off their first studio album, After The Rain, which spawned three more Top 40…

“Release Me”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Release Me” The seventeenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Release Me” by Wilson Phillips. With “Hold On” going to No. 1 and “Release Me” doing the same three months later, Wilson Phillips became the first act to have two No. 1 hits during 1990. Two others — Janet Jackson…

“Blaze Of Glory”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Blaze Of Glory” The sixteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Blaze Of Glory” by Jon Bon Jovi, his first release as a solo artist. With his band, Jon was accustomed to the No. 1 spot, having reached it four times in the ’80s. Following “Blaze,” neither Jon nor Bon Jovi…

“If Wishes Came True”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “If Wishes Came True” The fifteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “If Wishes Came True” by Sweet Sensation, a New York-based pop/freestyle girl group whose two studio albums spawned a total of nine entries onto the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart from 1986-1991. “If Wishes Came True,” the seventh,…