“No Diggity”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “No Diggity” The one hundred second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “No Diggity” by Blackstreet f/ Dr. Dre. This track was Blackstreet’s only chart-topper. The group’s success was specific to the decade, as they sent 10 tracks onto the Hot 100 from 1994 to 1999, “No Diggity” being the…

“Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” The one hundred first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio. Thanks to an accompanying dance that was relatively easy for people of any age and skill level to learn, this track achieved tremendous global success as it rode…

“You’re Makin’ Me High” / “Let It Flow”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “You’re Makin’ Me High” / “Let It Flow” The one hundredth No. 1 song of the 1990s was two songs considered to be one song because of Billboard’s chart rules at the time: The Double A-sided release “You’re Makin’ Me High” / “Let It Flow” by Toni Braxton. As mentioned 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…

“Always Be My Baby”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Always Be My Baby” The ninety-seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey. This mid-tempo Pop song was Carey’s 11th of 18 No. 1 hits, and has turned out to be one of her most enduring recordings, even 20+ years later. The video for the…

“One Sweet Day”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “One Sweet Day” The ninety-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. This track is the longest-running No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 as of this writing; it enjoyed 16 weeks (112 days!) at the summit, starting…

“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” The ninety-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston, off the soundtrack to Houston’s film Waiting To Exhale. The track, written and produced by Babyface, debuted at No. 1 and spent just one week there before being knocked out by “One Sweet…

“Fantasy”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Fantasy” The ninety-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey. This upbeat single was the ninth of Carey’s 18 chart-toppers, and the lead off Carey’s fourth non-holiday studio album, Daydream. “Fantasy” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1, becoming the second single in history to do so,…

“Gangsta’s Paradise”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Gangsta’s Paradise” The ninety-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio, featuring L.V., from the soundtrack to the Michelle Pfeiffer movie Dangerous Minds. This track was Coolio’s only chart-topper, as well as L.V.’s, and was the No. 1 single of the year. After spending one week waiting on…

“You Are Not Alone”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “You Are Not Alone” The ninety-first No. 1 song of the 1990s was “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson. The ballad, written by R. Kelly, was the second of Jackson’s two No. 1 singles during the decade, following “Black Or White” four years earlier. It holds the distinction of being the…

“Kiss From A Rose”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Kiss From A Rose” The ninetieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal. This track was the British singer’s only chart-topper in the United States, spending one week atop the Billboard Hot 100 due partly to exposure in the terrible film Batman Forever. Prior to…