“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” The one hundred seventeenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith. Now better known as an actor, Smith began his career as half of the Hip-Hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in the ’80s. The pair scored…

“My Heart Will Go On”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “My Heart Will Go On” The one hundred sixteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. This single was Dion’s third of four U.S. No. 1 hits, all of which were acquired in the ’90s, and it was one of the biggest smashes…

“Nice & Slow”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Nice & Slow” The one hundred fifteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Nice & Slow” by Usher. This track was the Atlanta entertainer’s first chart-topper, appropriately ascending to the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100 in the magazine’s Valentine’s Day issue. Usher had gained minor attention earlier in the…

“Together Again”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Together Again” The one hundred fourteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Together Again” by Janet Jackson. This track was the singer’s sixth and final No. 1 hit of the ’90s, following “Escapade” and “Black Cat” in 1990, “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” in 1991, and “That’s The Way…

“Truly Madly Deeply”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Truly Madly Deeply” The one hundred thirteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden, the only Australian act to have a U.S. No. 1 hit in the ’90s. The duo first garnered attention in America with their debut release, “I Want You,” which peaked at…

“4 Seasons Of Loneliness”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” The one hundred eleventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men. This track would turn out to be the quartet’s fifth and final trip to No. 1, ending a very impressive chart run over a five-year period during which…

“Honey”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Honey” The one hundred tenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Honey” by Mariah Carey. This track was the first single off Carey’s fifth non-holiday studio album, Butterfly, which is still often cited by critics as the apex of her recording career. The CD saw Carey take what still stands…

“Mo Money Mo Problems”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Mo Money Mo Problems” The one hundred ninth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Puff Daddy and Mase (and Kelly Price, un-credited). The track was the second release off The Notorious B.I.G.’s album Life After Death, and with its ascension to…

“I’ll Be Missing You”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ll Be Missing You” The one hundred eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans f/ 112. This single, a tribute to slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G., debuted at No. 1, becoming the first Hip-Hop song to do so, and was…

“MMMBop”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “MMMBop” The one hundred seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “MMMBop” by Hanson, three long-haired brothers whose ages were 16, 14 and 11 when this single, their debut, hit the top of the charts in 27 countries. Hanson is commonly mis-characterized as a One Hit Wonder, but they followed…

“Hypnotize”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Hypnotize” The one hundred sixth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G., featuring un-credited vocals in the chorus by Pamela Long, one of the three members of R&B trio Total. “Hypnotize” was The Notorious B.I.G.’s first of two No. 1 singles, but prior to its release…