“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…

“Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” The one hundred fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy f/ Mase. This track was the first No. 1 hit for both rappers, who at the time of this release were relatively new artists. As a credited…

“Wannabe”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Wannabe” The one hundred fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, the best-selling female group of all time with 85 million albums sold globally to date. This track hit No. 1 in 37 countries and marked the beginning of a global Pop explosion that would create…

“Un-Break My Heart”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Un-Break My Heart” The one hundred third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton. The ballad, written by Diane Warren, was Braxton’s second and final chart-topping single, following the Double A-sided “You’re Makin’ Me High” / “Let It Flow” a few months prior.¬† “Un-Break My…

“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 came in at No. 5 for the year. Not bad, especially for an album’s third single. The Daydream album…